Dangerous Theology: Exercising Discernment Regarding The Shack

February 21, 2017

In this episode, we discuss how we can exercise Biblical discernment regarding The Shack movie. But first, we chat about some recent news items, including the passing of Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”, the face of the Roe v. Wade case) who became a pro-life activist and believer in the Lord.

Back in 2007, The Shack, a best-selling book by William P. Young, became one of the most controversial books among Christians this decade. Many readers felt it was life-changing (in a good way), while evangelical leaders overwhelmingly encouraged caution and discernment in reading the book. The un-biblical view of the Trinity, along with other concerning theological implications that direct readers away from the word of God, are dangerous!

This month, The Shack is being released as a movie. We discuss Tim Challies’ recent article outlining his view that the movie violates the second commandment. We also talk about exercising Biblical discernment in watching movies like The Shack. As Christians, we must be equipped with scripture in order to converse with our friends, applying the wisdom and discernment of the Bible to our arguments.

While there are concerns about The Shack, we talk about how the story speaks to people that are hurting, assuring them of the love of God. We can use this opportunity to speak to and encourage our friends, from a Biblical perspective, about the love of God and the healing that comes only through Jesus Christ.


Exercising Discernment Regarding The Shack Movie | Episode 24 | CongreGate Podcast

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Links and Recommendations:

5 Things You Didn’t Know about “Jane Roe” – The Gospel Coalition

From Pro-choice Symbol to Pro-life Activist: Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ of Roe v. Wade, dies at 69 – Albert Mohler | The Briefing 02-2-17

Tim Challies on The Shack

Why I Won’t Be Seeing (or Reviewing) The Shack Movie – Tim Challies

The Shack: The Missing Art of Evangelical Discernment – Albert Mohler

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