What to Make of The Shack

The internet is full of comments on the new movie, “The Shack.” This is the film adaptation of the popular novel by the same title from 2007. I’d like to add a couple of comments, then some links to some helpful information about the Christian’s thoughts toward this book and film. 

First of all, I think it is a very bad idea to portray deity the way The Shack does (and for that matter, “Oh God!” “Bruce Almighty,” etc.). The Triune God of Scripture has revealed Himself in the manner we are to understand Him. Scripture is not an accident, nor cavalier in this, but very precise. The words of Scripture are clear and placed as they are for a good reason. read more

Luke the Historian

“Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy; he is possessed of the true historic sense; he fixes his mind on the idea and plan that rules in the evolution of history; and proportions the scale of his treatment to the importance of each incident. He seizes the important and critical events and shows their true nature at greater length, while he touches lightly or omits entirely much that was valueless for his purpose. In short, this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians.” read more