Parsing The Driscoll Resignation
First, I don’t buy the spin.
There is no repentance or brokenness in the resignation letter, rather it is a platform for him to clearly state that he was not biblically disqualified according to his board.
This accomplishes two things.
Sources say that he receives a years salary in a settlement if he were to leave without cause.
It also sets up any future endeavors he may wish to pursue.
Furthermore, I don’t believe that he just woke up this morning and decided it was in everyones best interests if he were to leave.
Everything I know about situations like this points to a fear of further disclosures.
There was much more to this decision and we may or may not find out what it was that pushed him over the top.
In any event, I expect him back, back quickly, and many of us are looking at Orange County, CA…that “mission field” that everyone wants a piece of.
This resignation may be a harbinger of things to come…of a change in the landscape of American evangelicalism.
Driscoll’s resignation was a long time coming…I wrote my first articles about his ways in 2007 when social media as we know it was a toddler.
Social media and negative press wasn’t and isn’t enough to make these sort of regime changes.
Social media is dependent on sources and sources have to come from the inside.
What tipped this battle was that insiders came forth, by name, and affirmed what the social media were saying.
That, along with the mountain of evidence and the pile of bodies that resurrected behind the bus were too much for the PR experts to overcome.
To simplify my thesis, it’s now been proven that the masses can topple a tyrant if enough of them stand together and the cause is righteous.
That…is the big takeaway from today.
Trust me when I say that some tyrants understand that now…