#069 – The Shack (Chp. 7 – God on the Dock) – Pt 5 [Podcast]

Mack’s introduction to the three holy beings continues and he is delighted to watch the relationship among them. Each one seems to have a particular message and so their conversations with each other take on a different tone.

God on the Dock

God on the Dock

As they begin to share what they have to teach him Mack is overjoyed at the holy relationship between them and that they are more than willing to share that with him.

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#068 – The Shack (Chp. 6 – A Piece of Pi) – Pt 4 [Podcast]

Meeting the three beings in the shack evokes a number of emotions in Mack. First is relief that the note was not sent by the murderer so he will not need his gun. Next is wonder at the strange creatures who are obviously holy; in fact, Mack is quickly convinced that he is in the presence of God, Jesus, and an Asian female who is possibly the Holy Spirit.

Piece of Pi

Piece of Pi

Even as he realizes who it is he is addressing, Mack is still angry that God did not take care of Missy and is surprised at the response he receives to his bitter question, “If you couldn’t take care of Missy, how can I trust you to take care of me?” With deep compassion, they each share his tears and soon they are all contributing to a personal lesson in theology – from the beginnings of creation through the sacrifice of Jesus for the sins of the world.

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#067 – The Shack (Pt 3: Chps. 1-5) [Podcast]

We pick up our study of the Shack this week.  In previous weeks, we discussed our purpose in studying the book, as well as how the story is a metaphor for what happened in the author’s life.

Shack Study

Shack Study

This week, we discuss the backdrop of the story … the introduction of Mack, as well as how Missy went missing.  The questions that build in Mack are discussed.

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