I was recently interviewed talking about The Shack (book and film) as well as the idea of Christian art. The article appears in the May/June edition of Faith Today (Canada’s answer to Christianity Today) and I’ve included it below: For the latest magazine in which this article is featured click here.
Two days ago I came across this article at CBN: “Art Designer of ‘The Shack’ Book Cover Says He Regrets His Involvement.” In a Facebook post of three weeks ago, Dave Aldrich states that he lacked discernment when he agreed to illustrate the book cover for The Shack a decade ago. He now recognizes that the theology […]
A decade after the book was published, the long-awaited Hollywood adaptation of The Shack has been released in theaters. So should you see it? Hey, you’ll need to make up your own mind. Don’t expect me to tell you how to spend your movie dollars. All I want to do here is give you the best […]
Some of my long time readers will know that my most successful book (by a country mile) was a companion to the phenomenally popular 2007 novel The Shack. William Paul Young’s novel told the unlikely story about a grieving father spending a weekend with the Trinity at the cabin where his beloved daughter was murdered. The […]
This article was originally published at The Christian Post in January 2010. Film critic Roger Ebert clearly did not like the film adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. While I haven’t read the book or seen the movie, I certainly found Ebert’s review revealing. Ebert is one of the most interesting film critics to […]
* This is a repost of an article which appeared on The Christian Post in September, 2009. Much of the controversy that has been stirred up by William Paul Young’s bestselling novel The Shack relates to the depiction of God the Father as an African American woman and the Spirit as an Asian woman. With […]
Back in April of 2009 I offered a response to Pastor Mark Driscoll’s 8 minute response to William Paul Young’s bestselling novel The Shack which has sold over ten million copies. Driscoll’s screed, which was posted on Youtube and viewed hundreds of thousands of times, accused The Shack of four major heresies including modalism and goddess worship. I rebut both of those […]