Religion and Politics

No, you shouldn’t have to accept @PastorMark’s apology

Jonathan Merritt writes, When Christians have grown so bitter toward someone that we can’t even accept their apologies, something has gone seriously wrong. If Driscoll had ignored these comments, his critics would have excoriated him for his silence. But when he says he is sorry, they criticize him still. We must refuse to create lose-lose situations for each other where one is damned if they apologize and damned if they don’t. When Merritt is writing the stuff I like, he is dead on… but when he is clearly in the wrong, I’m going to disagree with him. In all seriousness, I admire Jonathan’s take and believe


Leave Mars Hill alone (Driscoll is fair game though)

This will probably be the last time you see me being complimentary or defensive about Mars Hill Church, but it’s happening. I’m using this picture because I couldn’t think of a better title for this post, and also because this is the kind of man that sends Mark Driscoll into testosterone-induced rage-strokes. It’s been a busy month for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Churches, and bloggers spent countless hours deconstructing Driscoll’s new book “Real Marriage” and the deliciously self-destructive interview with Justin Brierly of UK’s Premiere Radio. And just this week this blog post from Matthew Turner detailing the


“No one can come to the Father but by me” – Mark Driscoll, 3:16

The hubris of Driscoll knows no bounds… the man is hardly a pastor, but more like a dictator. Further, the amount of attention paid to sex in his church is telling, but I wouldn’t want to tell you too much. You’ll see it soon enough, I suspect. Anyway, Matthew Paul Turner, shares two posts about Andrew, a young man who attended Mars Hill Church, moving from an active member to one who was excommunicated. That’s right…. Driscoll has established himself as a fundamentalist version of the pope (although, I suspect that the Holy See has more love and compassion

Religion and Politics

I’m going to copyright Jesus

I mean, if Mark Driscoll of the Seattle Mars Hill Church can copyright Mars Hill and then ask other churches to take the name off, I’m going to get a jump on the name of Jesus Christ. The third Mars Hill I know seems caught in the middle. It is pastored in Sacramento, California by a friend of mine, Scott Hagan. Scott planted another church years ago in the Sacramento area, then moved to pastor a mega-church in Michigan and is now back leading at Mars Hill in Sactown. I have Pastor Scott’s permission to share what I am going to write

Society and Religion

Dr. Robert R. Cargill, ’nuff said @pastormark #manlymen

Yesterday, led by Rachel Held Evans, Twitter, Facebook, and the Blogosphere erupted over the continued statements by Mark Driscoll. manI realize that y of my readers may like him, but while his doctrine may be what we enjoy, his statements on various things (and Rachel has a list) should not be tolerated. But, you’ve read all of our reactions. Now, read this: a study in masculinity: comparing michael irvin and mark driscoll « XKV8R: The Official Blog of Dr. Robert R. Cargill.

Society and Religion

Confession: @PastorMark, I collected beanie babies.

I also cry when my friends die like Jesus did, and at the movie Beaches which if Christ would see it, I’m pretty sure His eyes would well up too. I mean, He weeped over Jerusalem as a mother. I don’t push around my wife, but try to treat her as an equal and honor her as my wife, not as property or some second class vessel. I don’t ridicule gay and lesbians, well, maybe Robert, but it’s not really ridicule so much as my campaign to straighten him out. Yes, when I was younger, next to my toy

Debate/Discussion / Society and Religion

Does Satan Exist – The Nightline Debate]

Philosopher Deepak Chopra and Bishop Carlton Pearson faces-off against Pastor Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill Church and Annie Lobert, founder of the Christian ministry “Hookers for Jesus” about the existence of the Devil. I was impressed with Mark Driscoll’s presentation on this program. I do not agree with everything that he said, but his stance is at least rooted in the bible. I can understand why Carlton Pearson is on this program, but why is Deepak? Does he really have much of a say in whether or not Satan exists? He doesn’t believe in God, and chides those