The Shack

This morning I read this tweet from @ecucru

“@pastormark on Why the book ‘The Shack’ is heretical and dangerous:”

Having heard William Paul Young at Catalyst 08 discuss the controversies surrounding his book – I wanted to watch and see what Driscoll had to say.

Driscoll makes a hard argument that the Shack is about the trinity. However, never reading the book I do not know. If my memory serves me correct – I believe William Paul Young disagreed and pointed out what the book was really about.

Overall – I do know that the book is FICTION and I think we need to have that lens on when evaluating it.

So – What are your thoughts on the book? Do you agree with Driscoll? Were you there for the William Paul Young interview at Catalyst 2008? What IS the Shack really about?

Comment away…

A brief thought from Catalyst 09…

This was my third year going to Catalyst. It is amazing when I look back over the past three years…

My first year at Catalyst is almost a blur. I was just beginning to understand the gospel. Everything was just sensory overload. I had just been going to Discovery for about 3 months, and next thing I knew I was in a van with an old guy (Claude), a hairy singing pastor (Jason), and a worship leader who had to pee a lot (Davey).

I had touched the creative church world a little bit in the years past, but my recent connection to the gospel had started to put a new lens on “the church.”

I do remember hearing Andy Stanley for the first time. I only knew him as the co-author to “Can We Do That?” with Ed Young Jr. I also had no clue who Steve Fee or Kristian Stanfill were. I also had no clue that people read books on leadership either. In my church background Pastors weren’t leaders. They were puppets that were being manipulated by business meetings and deacon boards.

Over the past three years – I have fallen more in love with Christ and my passion for his bride has grown. I praise God for what he has done in my life within these past few years. He can truly change a person’s heart and turn a life around.

Praise God for the Catalyst Group. Even through the Christian Capitalism there is an amazing heart behind everything. Heres to another 10 years.


If you were at Catalyst… you heard it during some of the breaks! It was a top album on iTunes… Who else could it be!

David Crowder Band has done it again!

Remedy – Their new CD. It is a short one (about 45 mins of music) but it is full quality. DCB has never had “filler tracks” on their CDs. This one is no exception. Every second is INTENSE.

Track 6 (Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing) is one of my favorites – I generally don’t like hymns redone into new songs. However, David and the band makes it work – and makes it work well!

I posted a few weeks ago about DCB’s “Rain Down” – Revolution Church had done it a few weeks ago. So I broke out the archive DCB, and remembered how awesome the song was. When I heard track 7 on remedy, I couldn’t believe my ears! It is an awesome remix of Rain Down. Very similar to “Come and Listen” on “A collision”

If you haven’t bought it yet – DO IT! If you order the CD of off you might get a guitar pic and stickers… freebies are always awesome!

Just ask Jason! He won a sweet new Ipod Nano at Catalyst! It’s a product*red video playing lean mean machine!

Sunday Night Live!

I don’t think I have ever had a busier October. It is so busy I can only list a few points!

– I just got back from Catalyst with the Discovery Church team. IT WAS AWESOME!

– I got back just in time on Saturday to get to the ECU vs UCF game! It was the best college football game I have ever attended!

– I still haven’t totally regained my voice yet!

– Busy week ahead to catch up from taking a few day off for Catalyst.

– Discovery this morning was GREAT! Alot of new faces in the crowd.

– A ton of ECU students today. Too bad next week is fall break and few of them will be back.

– Next week Discovery is LEAVING THE BUILDING. No we’re not canceling church! We are just taking Church out into the Community!

– Several first time guest told me they were excited about serving next week!

– Busy day ahead! I need to be more like Perry, and become a morning person. I don’t think it’s going to happen!