Spirituality and the demands of Christian discipleship: a conversation

Joan Cawood has a lively faith. Her evangelical Protestant church taught her to love God and to live Christ Jesus' teaching. But in the two or three years just after college, although she was living a Christian life as best she could, she found herself in the midst of a deep spiritual struggle.

She wanted to trust God wholly and serve Him, but at times there seemed to be "a bridge missing"—a gap between what she knew of God and what she experienced of Him. At one point, although she was hard at work on her career, the yearning to be closer to God became so persistent that she decided to leave her job and look for work that would give her more time to pray and to study her Bible. In this interview she talks about the questions that troubled her and the experiences that brought her to her answer.

Something is happening; something is at stake
September 2, 1985

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