Friday, February 29, 2008

Defense of Mark Driscoll

It seems as though the attack dogs have been let loose. It's amazing to me how ravenous some people can be. I am not going to enter into the conversation about what goes on behind closed doors with Mark Driscoll. However, neither should the people who commented on my post yesterday. I will say the following things about Mark.
1. He delivers the Gospel straight and true when he speaks... he does not mince words, nor does he water it down depending on the audience.
2. He has been a bold church planter. His Acts 29 network is one of the best things happening on the American church scene today. Many many many excellent churches have come to exist do to his faithful work through the creation of Acts 29
3. He is definitely a rough fellow. However, if anyone has read any of his books they will know that he is the first to admit this. He says that he sucks at counseling. At least he admits this while tons of pastors who suck at counseling continue on, pride fully in tact.
4. No one knows what truly goes on behind closed doors... EXCEPT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ACTUALLY THERE
5. I took some time (more than i should have) to read these accusations that are coming from disgruntled people in Seattle. There seems to be nothing there but hurt feelings over an issue that was an elder decision.
6. Rule no.1 of becoming famous... someone will always be after you to bring you down
7. Rule no.1 of being a pastor... people, sadly supposed Christians are some of the most vile forked tongue people on earth. Who seem to have more time for gossip and hatred than Christ and their mission to make fully obedient disciples.

I do not know Mark personally. However, I am quite an avid follower of his and I had a few professors that do know him well. None of this really adds up against him. I hope this does not harm his wonderful ministry of the Gospel to a city that desperately needs Christ.


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