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But, as Lighthouse Trails has pointed out, the real problem with tonight’s event may well have to do with New Ager Roma Downey. Most will remember Downey as being connected to the docudrama for The History Channel, The Bible. Most may not be aware that Roma (along with husband, Mark Burnett) are heavily involved in New Age mysticism, in spite of calling themselves Christians. They seem to equate to people like Eckhardt Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Tony Robbins, and too many others to name here. Downey has endorsed books that fall squarely into the New Age category. Her theology is suspect only because of the company she keeps and her willingness to endorse books/authors who are not within Christian circles, but who are involved in mystical ones.
The problem with The Shack – from a theological perspective – is manifold. I have a Bachelor in Bible, a Masters in Biblical Studies, and a Doctorate in Theology. While I certainly do not know everything about the Bible (and don’t claim to), I do understand more than basic doctrine and theology. I have studied Greek and am currently taking more Hebrew. The theological ideology of The Shack is one that is filled to the brim with theological problems, if we are basing that work on the Bible. This is the case, loosely speaking.