The Shack Chat.

So, a few of us have decided to get together and discuss a book called “The Shack” by William Young.  It is a novel, but full of alot of theology.  The bit I know of Jeromy , Jonathan, and Raquel, I know this should be some really interesting dialogue! Feel free to join in our discussions – even if you have not read the book, the content is worth chatting about.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ryan (Barnes and Nobel, Fort Gratiot, MI)
    Nov 12, 2007 @ 17:05:14

    Hey, how are you doing?

    I hope all is going well for you over there in Sarnia.

    I have a question that you may be able to answer … What do you know about Sam Roberts?

    Ryan

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  2. Ryan (Barnes and Nobel, Fort Gratiot, MI)
    Nov 12, 2007 @ 17:07:29

    please email me in response. Thanks.

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  3. Ryan (Barnes and Nobel, Fort Gratiot, MI)
    Nov 13, 2007 @ 22:12:37

    Hey. Thank you for responding so quickly 🙂

    The reason I ask about this guy is because I have a friend who currently just proclaimed him to be a wonderful musician. Which I know is totally not true, since from all of the research I have done (today) he appears to have bad fruit. I was just trying to get insight on my friend by looking at the music he has chose to raise up. That way I might understand his mindset better, but really … if the young man is not willing to simply state the mindset he has and only wants to attend our group to “change our perspective” then he is not coming with a heart open to the truth of Christ.

    I will not say I am an expert, however. This is the first time I’ve ever dealt with such a situation … thankfully I have many others beside me–Praying for God to give me wisdom as well as for the young man’s delivery from the evil one.

    On another note, I just wanted to let you know that the Rob Bell thing is going very well. I had a nice conversation with a lady from my church that stands confidently in the opinion that he is not a part of the emergent church. She feels this way personally and has further confidence knowing that our pastors feel the same way. Recently, I also found out that a married couple from our young adult group (who moved to Grand Rapids) is currently attending the church at which Rob Bell contributes pastorally (what role he plays at Mars Hill I don’t know for sure). Knowing Grant, the husband of the couple, I am sure he’s examined the church closely to insure he is not attending a church which operates emergently*.

    I hope to hear from you soon and I pray that the Lord Bless You and give you His peace.

    In Jesus Christ,
    Ryan Ranocchini

    (I tried to email this to you, but I’m am not sure it worked)

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  4. Verity
    Nov 13, 2007 @ 22:43:48

    my gmail was broken today, and I could not respond! will reply more tomorrow Ryan…

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  5. Elizabeth
    Jan 08, 2008 @ 01:26:18

    Hi, I don’t know you, but I wanted to write in case you ever read this again. It sounds like you were relieved to find out Rob Bell was NOT a part of the emergent church. I’m assuming, then, that you know something about emergent and that it isn’t good and that it’s important to watch out for false doctrine. So i wanted to let you know then, that Rob bell is VERY MUCH a part of that movement and Mars Hill is DEFINITELY emergent. Please check out the following websites/articles. The first has articles that are extremely well written, almost hard to understand but really great. http://www.apprising.org/
    http://www.watchman.org/
    hope that helps…

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  6. Nicole
    Jan 08, 2008 @ 09:21:30

    Thanks for the links Elizabeth!

    Reply

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