Goddess Worship and The Shack
I’ve read The Shack. I liked it. I heard a little about the controversial nature of the book before I read it, but avoided reading others opinions until after I finished the book so as not to color my reading. Now that I’ve read the book, I’ve also read some reviews and commentary as well as viewed a clip from a sermon by a local pastor of a large church in my area. I was surprised when I heard this pastor use terminology like “goddess worship” in relation to the book. I wondered whether he read the book. I’m sure he must have before making such a bold declaration. Personally, I’m not into goddess worship. But I am concerned with worshiping an exclusively male God. In my view, God is neither male nor female, yet both male and female.
We have neglected the femine aspects of the God of the Bible for far too long and I found The Shack a refreshing read as the author challenges our preconcieved notions of God. But to call what the author has done in The Shack “goddess worship”! Well, that’s going a bit too far for me. I wonder, how do we hold a view of God that includes the feminine without being accused of goddess worhsip?
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