When did Christianity become a religion more concerned about doctrinal conformity than it is helping people know, love and follow the living God? Knowledge about God and knowing God are two different things. Wayne and Brad discuss the growing divide between academic understanding about and personal engagement with him. This is not one or the other, but how do we treasure both? Knowing what's true about God is vitally important, but if we substitute that knowledge from God as a knowable reality in the creation we will tend toward arrogance and control, rather than love and humility. They also talk about the question as to whether God needs us, and how it is that we need him. Podcast Notes: Whose Afraid of the Big, Bad Shack, by Wayne Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller? You can find our latest update on our work in Kenya here. Add your voice to our question/comment line via Skype at "TheGodJourney"