The Naked Church – Chapter – The Naked Church – Chapter – 8. Simple Intimacy
Tim Stafford created a fictitious character named Joe, to describe what happens to too many people when they are invited to become christians. “he walked down front expecting a per sonal relationship with God. he left with the understanding that he must read the bible and pray every day. no one has explained very precisely the connection between the two.” Joe studies the bible and gets involved with a church, but a seething disappointment underlies his activities, “the discrepancy between what he was offered—a personal relationship with God—and what he actually experiences. Recorded with permission from Wayne Jacobsen.