Today's interview is with Drew Dyck, managing editor of Leadership Journal. We talked about his latest book, Yawning at Tigers: You Can't Tame God, So Stop Trying, which released this week. Yawning at Tigers explores our attempts to domesticate God and direct people away from "safe" Christianity and into a deeper understanding of God's holiness and majesty.
1) A.W. Tozer famously wrote, "Whatever it is that we think about God is the most important thing about us." So what is it about our modern conception of God that you feel is lacking?
We lack an awareness and appreciation of God's holiness. We don't seem to have that sense of the terrible glory of God described in Isaiah 6, what Rudolph Otto called the "Mysterium Tremendum."
I remember being in a church service where the pastor invited congregants to call out God's attributes. He asked us to finish this sentence: "Lord, you are . . ." The responses came in rapid ...1