Great article in the New York Times on Mark Driscoll. I’ve only gotten to read part of it, but I may add some comments after I get to read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt that I love:
“What bothers Driscoll—and the growing number of evangelical pastors who agree with him—is not the trope of Jesus-as-lover. After all, St. Paul tells us that the Church is the bride of Christ. What really grates is the portrayal of Jesus as a wimp, or worse. Paintings depict a gentle man embracing children and cuddling lambs. Hymns celebrate his patience and tenderness. The mainstream church, Driscoll has written, has transformed Jesus into “a Richard Simmons, hippie, queer Christ,” a “neutered and limp-wristed popular Sky Fairy of pop culture that . . . would never talk about sin or send anyone to hell.”’
1) The article is a little negative in it’s portrayal of both Driscoll and Calvinism, but it still does shed insight.
2) I guess you have to register an account with the NYT to read the article now (but it is free).
3) BUT…You don’t have to register to post on this blog anymore, so I wish some of my faithful readers would post a comment or two. I don’t even care if the comment is negative (as long as it’s not mean).