The Shack: a theologically twisted view of the Trinity

shackI’ve honestly been meaning to write this blog forever now. I went through this book a couple of months ago, and wrote down several notes on it, so it has remained very fresh. The reason I read the book is because it has taken both the country and the Christians by storm! I’ve had fellow youth pastors rave about the book, teenagers ask about it, and church members inquire concerning it as well. Previously, all I had done was listen to other pastors comment on it. Pastor Mark Driscoll (youtube search line: mark driscoll on the shack) did an amazing seven minute blurb on the book. I’m sure I’ll sound a little like him in this article. But I decided to go through it myself. In fact, if you’re wondering my thoughts on whether or not you should read it…I would say definitely don’t. The book is so clever and well written, I’m not sure if I even picked out all of the heresy because of how engaging it is. But what heresy I did pick out, it was gross enough to give me a life long mission to steer everyone away from the book. Here are my thoughts:

First of all, the main comment I hear about The Shack is, “I understand the Trinity so much better now.” To that my answer is always, “No, you understand William P. Young’s view of the Trinity better now.” The biblical theology of this book is…atrocious, horrendous, and downright freaks me out if people are falling for it and don’t know any better. Here are some examples… Continue reading