Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Here's Mark Driscoll on ABCNews.

Among many things, "The secret of the Bible is Jesus!" and "If you are not a Christian, you do not have eternal life." I love that stuff.

Driscoll is saying a lot of things the Church needs to hear. In the video I heard a critic say, "He's pornifying the Church ..." I have some internet friends sharing that opinion. Frankly I'm not sure. I think he could exercise more discretion and I can think of better things for a large gathering of believers to discuss rather than anal sex. But I'm not offended. I don't find him to be evil because of that. And I don't see that as destructive to the Church. He is taking a stand that others should emulate and he is creating an environment where people feel open to discuss what was artificially taboo.

Separately there is some noise about him being a "new Calvinist" and that this is a bad thing. I don't know what a new Calvinist is. I don't know if it's a bad thing. And I don't know if he is one of them.

What I do know is that He boldly proclaimed the name of Jesus alone as Lord and Savior. To that I say God bless him.

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