Midweek Message, March 8, 2017


The Shack and The Trinity

I read the book “The Shack” when it came out in 2007. It was a powerful book which I recommended to many people. It is now in movie form at the theater. I saw it on Saturday and was impressed with how well they captured the essence of the book. It is a difficult, challenging and emotionally charged story. I told people when I gave them the book to hang in there during the first 40 pages and it would be redeeming after that. In the theater on Saturday I laughed and I cried…a lot!

The part I was most intrigued by in the book and movie was how they portrayed the concept of the Holy Trinity. It is certainly not what most people have in mind! Yet, I found it refreshing and thoughtful, even if not traditional.

I like what Catherine LaCugna says about the Trinity: “The doctrine of the Trinity reminds us that in God there is neither hierarchy nor inequality, neither division nor competition, but only unity in love amid diversity.”

I think the writer of THE SHACK would agree.


·        Midweek Lenten worship at 6:30pm on Wednesdays

·        Parsonage Open House, March 18, 2:00-4:30pm., 1310 White Heron Ln.

·        Monster Piano concert, March 26 at 3pm