Albert Mohler is as usual thoughtful and largely correct.
There is one thing he mentions from “The Shack” with which I might actually agree, however. As a Pentecostal, I do regard that the incarnate Jesus was dependent on God (specifically the Holy Spirit) for spiritual enablement (charismata) to flow through him — and in such case demonstrated, as he did by being baptized in water and fulfilling his religious obligations, “to fulfill all righteousness,” how regenerated humans are supposed to live in this world.
Of course, that idea was anathema to many of the Church Fathers, and continues to be so to many dogmatists today. (Many think that Jesus actually ran the universe even while incarnate on Earth — an exaggeration of the Logos Christology.) But then, so is/was speaking in tongues, and the Fathers were often quite wrong-headed about many other things.
Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s The Shack has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self