Since my post on a revolution? has become a bit long to scroll through but the discussion is getting better and better I thought I would start a new one based on where it left off.
The Hebraic understanding of knowledge does not allow us to separate knowing from doing. It was not a part of their world view, nor should it be from ours. To know is to do. Knowledge is intimacy in the way Adam knew Eve. The prophet Jeremiah gives props to King Josiah by saying that, "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the LORD (22:16). Knowledge is action. Jesus builds on this by saying, that the truth will set you free by doing what he says, not be getting the right information (John 8:31-32). And how about the knowledge of Father, Son and Spirit of one another as perichorisis, an intimate, dance and even interpenetration.
I heard a story once from my friend Steve Garber who wrote a book called the Fabric of Faithfulness. He came one evening to find the trash in his kitchen overflowing. He called for his son and said, "you are supposed to empty the trash." He son responded, "I know." Steve then retorted, "you do not know because if you knew you would have emptied the trash." For those who have ears let them hear!
How ought a Hebraic understanding inform and shape the church?