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 presents God the Father as an African American woman named ‘Papa’ and the Holy Spirit as an Asian-looking woman named ‘Sarayu’.
  • The misconceptions about God The Shack tries to address.
  • Why God is all about relationship rather than religion.

The full transcript of this conversation is available in Open House Volume 2.


Q: What misconceptions have you held in the past about God? How do you feel about the religion-verses-relationship idea?

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