Here is what I’ve learned about God so far in The Knowledge of The Holy: God is cool. I’m not alone. Many I know are sick of the cheesy church culture trying too hard to make God cool. He already is. He’s big and mysterious and transcendent. But he’s intimate and knowable and close. He’s all of this at the same time. Not in flux, but steady. He is unlike anything or anyone I know. The church has ran from this mysterious almost mystical view of God that Tozer shows us so well. Why? Why do we try and make God cool by preaching a series using TV show titles? I mean if I see another preaching series called “Deal or No Deal” or “American Idols” I think I’ll cry. I love creativity in communication, but do people really think that’s clever? We live in a culture where people are hungering for a real countercultural God. I think that’s why a ton of folks I talk to these days want to discuss Eastern philosophies. They don’t try to be like Walmart or Starbucks. God and our understanding of God is deep and hard at times. I love it! Let’s teach it and wrestle with it, and even better, let’s try and live it. Let’s learn of Him, let’s relate to Him, and even better, live with Him. Sally Morgenthaler ask a great question: “Can the church escape the happy song silk plant ghetto and minister to a cheese intolerant, spiritually self sufficient culture?” Tozer’s answer in chapter 3 is–not only can it, but we’re the only one’s who can. I love what a fella named Mark Driscoll has said: “I hope for an uprising of cool Calvinists who can preach the Bible, teach the truth, fight the heretics, plant churches, evangelize the lost, comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable, and compel men to be manly.” Me too.