Sunday, April 05, 2009

Demolishing The Shack

Today I changed my opinion concerning The Shack, by Paul Young. If you have not read it yet, do not bother. I cannot recommend it, after being pointed to excellent resources which discuss this book. I just read the 39-page book review found at www.theshackreview.com on the right-hand side under the title, "Back of The Shack." Though not of the Sovereign Grace persuasion, the reviewer does an excellent job of demolishing (bulldozing?) The Shack (there is a shorter review available, but I have not read it). Also recommended is the website alwaysreformingtoscripture.blogspot.com. I am troubled at The Shack, and that is putting it mildly.

*EDIT* The name of the author on the book jacket is William P. Young.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Modern Church Membership

Biblical Church Membership
A Look at the Modern Practice of Church Membership
www.batteredsheep.com/biblical_church_membership.html

I only just now skimmed this, so I have not taken the time to carefully read this. My initial first impressions are that this falls in line with my current ecclesiogical thinking. Modern church ecclesiology is too much like the "Borg Collective" for my tastes, and I think if you read this article you will see why.