The Naked Church – Chapter – 7. When Did It Get So Complicated?
Even as i sit at my desk writing this chapter, a ravenous monster lurks not more than 12 feet behind me. he is big— ten feet across and eight feet high. his name is library. in small doses he can be very helpful, but when he lines up all his resources against me, he can be quite formidable even though he can’t move an inch. he has eight shelves full of books of every size and description. most i’ve read, some i’ve skimmed, and some are there because i still hope to read them. but each one calls to me with its own agenda. Here are five books with detailed blueprints for deepening my spiritual life. i have nearly two dozen books on the definitive church structure, none of which agree with the others except on one point—my church is doing it wrong! Recorded with permission from Wayne Jacobsen.