Burning Down “The Shack”… Again
I will not quibble with his theological whacking of Young, as I think it’s irrelevant to the people to actually read or watch the story.
The attraction of the story isn’t theological, it’s emotional.
Why this is so hard to understand is frankly, beyond me.
I’ve known many folks who have read the book and now, watched the movie.
The message they almost universally (excuse the theological pun) come away with is about the incredible love of God, not what constitutes the orthodox understanding of the Trinity.
My question is this… why is a “heretic” seemingly more able to communicate the love of God than the orthodox church?
If it were true that we were “known for our love” would that make “The Shack” unnecessary and redundant?
Why have we seemingly not communicated the love of God as well as a book we want to burn?
I would rather answer that question and remedy the problem than endlessly criticize a work of fiction and a movie…though one is much more difficult a task than the other…