August 29, 2008
Oklahoma Baptist University students began fall classes Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Campus Minister Dale Griffin began the first campus chapel service by introducing students to the chapel theme for the year, "The Knowledge of the Holy" based on the book by A.W. Tozer.
OBU students attend services on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. Chapel provides a central gathering place where the OBU family worships and glorifies God while building community, informing and educating.
Griffin noted that although the book is only 120 pages long, a person could spend a lifetime pondering the questions it poses. He pointed out some common misconceptions people have about God, and talked about how the book seeks to answer some vital questions Christians have such as: "What is the nature of God?" and "How can we recapture a real sense of God's majesty and truly live in the Spirit?"
"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us," Griffin said.
The book discusses 18 different attributes of God, including: self-existence, self-sufficiency, love, holiness and sovereignty. A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a popular evangelical author and Christian mystic. The author of 30 books, he has been called one of the most influential American evangelists of the 20th century.