Open House Volume 2

Open House Volume 2 (eBook)

The popular paperback is now available in ePub format for your iPad, iPhone, Mobile device or other e-reader! More…

Why This Christian Radio Show Talks to Atheists

Why would a ‘Christian’ radio program invite an atheist on to talk? Or hear the experiences of someone who visits a psychic? Or talk to someone involved in the adult entertainment industry? In this interview with Greg Newman for the broadcast industry publication Jocks Journal, I explain some of the thinking behind the Open House radio show. More…

Open House Volume 2 Free Chapter: Nancy Heche

Imagine you’re a mother of five with twenty-five years of marriage under your belt when your husband is diagnosed with AIDS – the shocking result of his homosexual secret. In this free chapter from Open House Volume 2, Nancy Heche (mother of actress Anne Heche) shares her journey from betrayal to forgiveness. More…

The Shack Interview

William ‘Paul’ Young’s book The Shack has been a publishing phenomenon. Originally written for his kids, the book went viral and has since sold millions. Its tale of Mack losing his daughter Missy and meeting God to discover an answer to suffering has been hailed by many as life-changing. The book has also caused much debate. I spoke to Paul about the personal story behind The Shack on Open House in 2008 and put the criticisms to him. It was a fascinating discussion. More…

William Young’s Troubled Past: The Story Behind ‘The Shack’

In part 2 of my extended interview with The Shack author William ‘Paul’ Young, Paul shares the personal story behind the book, including some details not published elsewhere: his childhood abuse, his later addictions, his drive to please people and God to find affection, and the event on January 4 1994 that turned his life upside down. More…

The God of ‘The Shack’: William Young Responds

In part 3 of my interview with The Shack author William P Young, Paul and I discuss the need to go back to the place of our pain and grief to find God, why Paul portrayed God as ‘Papa’, Jesus and ‘Sarayu’, the misconceptions about God The Shack tries to address, and why God is all about relationship rather than religion.
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Is ‘The Shack’ Heresy? William Young Responds to His Critics

In part 4 and 5 of my extended interview with William P Young, author of the phenomenally popular book The Shack, Paul and I explore some of the criticisms that have been levelled at his book. In this segment you’ll hear Paul respond to some of the criticism, in particular whether his portrayal of God is demeaning. More…

God, Hell and ‘The Shack’

In this final segment of my interview with William P Young about his top-selling book The Shack, Paul and I hash out things like why The Shack character Mack doesn’t seem too phased in God’s presence, whether God will punish us for our sins, how much of God we can know through the Old Testament and through Jesus, and the nature of hell. More…