There has been a tendency in recent decades to make us into academics rather than men of God. There should not be a tension between those two things, but I suspect we have become those who spend hours and hours with books, and hardly an hour in prayer and devotion.
And so the fire goes out. Intimacy with God should serve as the foundation for every aspect of our lives, but especially it should be the foundation and mainspring of our ministry to others. So, ‘How well do pastors know God?’