A few years ago the Ashland County Ministerial Association brought Kevin Malarkey, the author of The Boy Who Went to Heaven, to town as a main speaker at its National Day of Prayer prayer breakfast.
I was not on the ministerial at the time and was grieved when I heard their plans. The decision demonstrated an obvious lack of theological understanding of how God chooses to reveal himself and the nature of death.
This past week news broke that the book was a hoax and a good deal of scandal surrounds it.
What good theology knew then has now become even more apparent.
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