Things I Think
1. If Mark Driscoll were the CEO of a large corporation, the shareholders would be demanding his resignation this morning. Fortunately for him, he is the CEO of a large church and his “shareholders” won’t even demand that he repent, let alone resign. That is why Mark Driscoll will survive this career crisis even though he shouldn’t.
2. While Driscoll will almost surely keep his throne it will be at the cost of the faith and confidence of those who dared speak the truth about him. They will be burned twice…once by a rogue pastor and then again and continually by his flock of idolators. We are not offended by naked emperors.
3. Somehow I doubt the health benefits of changing the countries sleeping patterns twice a year…
4. There should be no such thing as “collateral damage” in the kingdom of God.
5. I’m teaching through the book of Mark on Sundays and there are demonic encounters on every page. What makes us think that such conflicts ended with the closing of the canon? The enemies biggest victory has been to convince us that he doesn’t exist…
6. Nothing will highlight the division in the church today as well as the diverse reactions to the ministry and death of Steve Hill. To some, a hero, to others, a heretic.
7. God bless Janet Mefford, whose courage is vindicated daily now while the toadies of the “Christian press” serve their masters.
8. Evidently, God doesn’t honor celebrity pastor non disclosure agreements…
9. It’s very difficult to have a discussion about gender roles and gender issues in the church when you are accused of “gender bias” and “homophobia” simply for believing the historic position of the church. We need to have these discussions, but we have to drop the labels and recriminations if we choose to be heard.
10. We had a wonderful, soul renewing time in our church yesterday. If you did too, tell us about it.