GUEST: Tim Challies, writer, challies.com
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4
The Shack by author Paul Young has sold over 20 million copies since its release in 2007. Now, two weeks after The Shack movie debuted on March 3, 2017, it has already grossed over $35 million dollars.
Well-known professing Christians such as Roma Downey, producer of The Bible mini-series and Son of God movie, said she “loved it.” Chip Gaines of the popular reality show, Fixer Upper, said the film “was conceived for such a time of this … and I think you might just leave changed.” To which wife Joanna responded, “Amen.”
Many who have read the book or seen the movie say they “see God in a fresh way.” Others say The Shack blasphemously portrays the Trinity and is full of false doctrine. Still others don’t seem to care, noting that they watched the movie because it’s “a great conversation starter with unbelievers.”
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, noted writer and book reviewer Tim Challies will join us to discuss The Shack, and more tellingly, the author Paul Young’s latest book Lies We Believe About God, which lays out his theological viewpoints.
Columns by Tim Challies:
Why I Won’t Be Seeing (or Reviewing) The Shack Movie
What Does The Shack Really Teach? “Lies We Believe About God” Tells Us
Why Papa Of The Shack Is Not Aslan of Narnia