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Mark Driscoll

How (Not) to Speak of Mark Driscoll

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Perhaps now more than ever, as much has been disclosed about the internal goings-on at Mars Hill, leading to this obviously difficult "season" for everyone involved, we are at an impasse in how we ought to speak about all of this.

Is Sermon Plagiarism On The Rise?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Thou shalt not steal another pastor’s sermon? Recent cases of high-profile pastors who have been accused of lifting others’ material are ...

Pastor Mark Driscoll Quits Social Media Following Controversy

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has written a letter to his congregation to explain recent controversies, including the marketing campai...

The Injustice of Silence: Why Our Culture Pulled Mark Driscoll Over For a Broken Headlight

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

I believe in Pastor Mark's God. And I wish only well-being for him and his. But despite the potential problems with saying it aloud, I have to tell you, I am one moderate evangelical who is growing increasingly tired of the silence.

Does Mark Driscoll Plagiarize? Why I Sort of Don't Care

Christopher Cocca | Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

I don't know enough about what happened to even begin to guess what Driscoll did or didn't do or mean to do. If you don't already know it, there are bigger problems with Driscoll.

Mark Driscoll on Glenn Beck

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

While the content is fairly predictable, a couple things stand out that scream "new religious right."

Mark Driscoll's Plagiarism Witch Hunt

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Stealing intellectual property is no small transgression, but neither is aggressively attempting to humiliate another person in the public eye in a desperate attempt to grab ratings to be the first to break a juicy new story. Mark Driscoll deserves better.

Humanity's Paradoxical Story

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

Women and men are made good by a wise and infinite community that John and Paul call Love and then, tragically, by sin and submission to dark powers, we are found lost, drifting from our Maker, hopeless and dying, yet never ceasing to bear God's image.

Mark Driscoll's Right-Wing Resurgence

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

For a while I've been suggesting that what's usually called the neo-reformed or neo-calvinist movement is producing a new religious right in America. That is, a Christian movement framed primarily according to conservative political stances.

Four Reasons Why Jesus Would Not Call Mark Driscoll After a First Date

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

Jesus would send out an emergency text to his homegirls to come rescue him. He'd stall in the meantime: "Mark, I'm really flattered that you've devoted your entire ministry to me. That means a lot. Tell me more about what attracted you to Christianity." Mark would lean over and whisper two words in Jesus' ear: "Real. Men."

Treasuring the Non-Famous in an Era of Infamous Fame

Charles Redfern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Driscoll and MacArthur become magnets for holier-than-thou snarkiness, especially when they launch disruptive publicity ploys. The anti-Driscollites mutate into mirror images of their nemesis, raising their blog hits, but accomplishing little else.

I'm Probably Right About the New Religious Right

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

The catalyzing force behind what appears to be the rise of a new religious right from among the neo-reformed ranks is, of course, marriage equality legislation.

Superman vs Jesus

Mark Sandlin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

Now, I love Superman but I will not be preaching about how Superman is like Jesus. There won't even be a children's sermon. Why? Violence. That's why.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Presidents and prime ministers and governors can ignore the potential devastation of climate change because some in the Christian church have forgotten their heritage and role.

Does God Love The World?

Russ Pierson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Russ Pierson

Young, hip pastor, Mark Driscoll was speaking at a major evangelical conference recently when he said, "I know who made the environment. He's coming back and he's going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV." His words suggest a throwaway theology that sees the created world as disposable.

My Wife Is Not A Rotisserie Chicken Or Leaky Faucet

Morgan Guyton | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Complementarian megachurch pastors are like pitchers who only throw 40-mile-an-hour change-ups. It feels cheap and dirty to swing at their pitches, but I'm genuinely bothered by what I've been hearing lately from that strange foreign land where Christians believe that wives are supposed to submit to their husbands.

Evanglical Leader Tells Wives To Submit; Claims Nagging Like Torture

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.25.2013 | Religion

An outspoken evangelical leader preached a potentially controversial sermon this weekend, saying "nagging wives" are like water torture. Mark Drisc...

Jimmy Carter vs. The Southern Baptist Convention: A Sea Change?

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The first step toward seeing the objectification, other-ization and suppression of women is recognizing the problem still exists. With persistence and some time, this tide which has begun to turn will be irreversibly altered for the better.

Love Is Not God, but Thankfully, Neither Is Mark Driscoll

Kevin Miller | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Kevin Miller

God is love, but love is not God. Oft-vilified Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle has been riding this pony for a while now.

The Inevitability Of Death

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

As much as the constant of death remains the same, how we think about it, how talk about it and what we do after it continues to change.

Mark Driscoll, Barack Obama And The Jealous Disciples

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Christian faith has never had much to do with following the opinions of the popular crowd, and a best selling book has never granted the author the power to discern the legitimacy of another's faith.

Driscoll, Piper, Calvin And God's Gift Of ... Racism?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sorry, free will, but you're out. In order for God to be properly sovereign (all powerful), humanity cannot have so much control over their own destiny.

What Does Jesus Think About Homosexuality?

Derek Flood | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

If we really do love Jesus, then we need to love like he did, so much so that it seems "scandalous" in the eyes the religious folks of our day, just like it did in his day.

Is God Angry At You? A Good Friday Reflection

David Lose | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This argument assumes God can't transcend our own moral limitations. Just because we may cry for justice and vengeance when we are wronged doesn't mean God will.

Evangelical 2.0: The Deception of Driscoll's Acts 29 Network

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

But of course, underneath the veneer of something new lies the same old evangelical doctrine. And this is what bothers me more than my personal objections to most evangelicals' theology.