Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Opus 2017-186: Book Review: The Shack, part 2 of 3

The Shack also offers some interesting insights into the trinity.  The continual loving relationship between the three persons is almost a theme.  The oneness is repeatedly stated and yet the persons are distinct.

The book also seems to understand the uniqueness of Jesus.  It is pointed out that He was the creator and is totally involved in maintaining the universe.  At the same time it emphasizes His humanity.
“Although by nature he is fully God, Jesus is fully human and lives as such.” p. 99
The centrality of Jesus is well presented through the book. 
“Like I said, everything is about him.  Creation and history are all about Jesus.  He is the very center of our purpose and in him we are now fully human, so our purpose and your destiny are forever linked.  You might say that we have put all our eggs in the one human basket.  There is no plan B.” p. 192
One of the areas that sects and cults get off base is in the divinity and humanity of Christ.  This book is good on that issue.

Young, William P.  The Shack.  Los Angeles:  Windblown Media, 2007.

To be continued...

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