Weekend Roundup – News & Views – 3/4/17

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“The Shack” opened in theaters nationwide yesterday. The film is based upon the 2007, 20-million (yes, 20-million!) bestseller by William P. Young. There are several heresies propagated in the book and movie including Universalism but (c)hristians mentored by TBN and seeker churches probably won’t find anything objectionable. Those who voice concerns will be dismissed as rigid doctrinalists.

…well, maybe with the exception of Charles Stanley?

I honestly don’t know what’s less spiritually damaging, parading through the Sambadrome of Rio during Carnival or attending a service at the mayor’s prosperity gospel Universal Church of the Kingdom of God?

Mickey D’s will be selling a lot of Filet-O-Fish to Catholics on Fridays the next seven weeks although surveys show 40% of Catholics totally ignore their church’s compulsary ban on meat on lenten Fridays.

When exactly does the Vatican plan on finally confronting this cesspool of their own making head on?

Sometimes we evangelicals get so immersed in our bubble-boy Christian microcosms we forget the vast majority of people who live in our neighborhood are unsaved.

Since first posting on the infamous St. Patty’s Day corned beef dispensation (see here), I’ve seen several other dioceses hop on the if-you-can’t beat-’em-join-’em bandwagon.

The “Amoris Laetitia” controversy is currently causing great consternation within the Catholic church, especially among traditionalists, but things will cool off over time and priests will be giving communion to remarrieds as a matter of routine, as many already do.

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19 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup – News & Views – 3/4/17

    1. Thanks, Hope! I understand not everyone shares my particular enthusiasms but I think it’s good to keep an eye on the Vatican and evangelical ecumenism.

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  1. Tom, thanks for posting that like to the book review by CARM. I’ve only heard about the book, not read it, though a good friend of mine is reading it. I’ve only ever seen the author’s testimony on YouTube (not anything as far as an interview about the book). This really does raise the question, “Should we really support a book/film that is 90% true but 10% error?” It makes me wonder what damage that 10% error can do. Anyway, thanks for sharing the link. Still deciding whether or not to go see it. (We have only one theater here and that’s what’s playing now.)

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    1. Thanks, John. Yup, I agree every individual must reach their own conclusions on this book and movie. Some Christians solid in the faith might say no big deal, that it’s just a novel/movie, but evangelicalism as a whole seems to be moving farther and farther from Biblical orthodoxy.

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