Feminine Metaphors, The Bible, God, and The Shack

This post attempts to dismiss the angst many have over so-called ‘feminine’ theology. Much of the angst comes from those who are simply afraid that God might not fit into their pre-conceived ideas. Of special concern is the angst many have over The Shack’s presentation of God as a fat, African-American woman. (I suspect much of it comes, too, because people haven’t actually read The Shack.)

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Professor Stackhouse’s Fourth Post on The Shack

Friends, I have linked, in another post, to three previous essays by John Stackhouse concerning the book The Shack. He has posted his fourth essay and I am happy to provide a link back. In this essay Some Celebrations  Stackhouse writes of the aspects of the novel that were especially helpful and well done. He… Continue reading Professor Stackhouse’s Fourth Post on The Shack

More on The Shack by William P Young

Friends, Just a quick post tonight before I retire for the day. Here are a few more links on blog posts concerning The Shack. John Stackhouse has posted some essays about the book. His first deals with the ‘defense of ideological fiction’. In the second essay he begins to tackle the ‘theological issues‘ in the… Continue reading More on The Shack by William P Young

Learning to Live by Grace *Updated*

Friends, Here are some thoughts on grace. I just cannot believe, at times, how abundant God’s grace is. Strangely enough, I think it is the church many times that is most afraid of this grace. My prayer is that the church will learn grace not only saves but that it empowers us to live freely. Too… Continue reading Learning to Live by Grace *Updated*