Pray for John Piper as He Finishes His Justification Book

There is nothing more important to our faith than justification. Piper via Driscoll is asking for prayer as he finishes his work next week, which will critically examine N. T. Wright's perspective on justification. We need this book, so get praying! I will let Driscoll tell the story. (The rest of his post about the Gospel Coalition is interesting, too.)The day was very encouraging, and ended with Dr. John Piper graciously allowing me to hang out in his room for a bit with Justin Taylor and … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Banned Church Planting Video

Mark Driscoll is at the centre of controversy once more. This time it is about a video he shot for a conference that was aimed at stirring men to fight for the church. The video was publicly criticised from the stage of the conference by Bill Hybels. The video was then not given out as planned to the conference delegates. I am impressed with his restraint in his blog post on the subject.I am praying for Mark right now as I write this because I'm sure this was the last thing he was expecting … [Read more...]

The Atonement – Does the Cross of Jesus Matter?

Yesterday I began a series inspired by Article 6 of the Together for the Gospel Statement. The atonement is not a new subject for my blog.This series is based on teaching I first gave at Jubilee Church. If you want a sneak preview of what is coming you can download the audio (you may need to right click and save to your PC) or listen online here: What better time to begin to get into the heart of this series than on Good Friday? This weekend is rightly the most important in the Christian … [Read more...]

A Prayer for an Exhausted Mark Driscoll

Over the weekend Mark Driscoll has posted about feeling exhausted and struggling with poor sleep. He is typically honest and open. More honest and open than many religious Christians would like him to be. I am a little concerned with my psychiatric hat on that such symptoms, if ignored, could be the prelude to something more serious. It maddens me that some bloggers have taken this openness as an opportunity to hit him whilst he is down. Don't they realize how much the church needs men like … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wendy Alsup – A Deacon at the Church Mark Driscoll Leads – Conclusion

UPDATE In January 2008, the following post was identified as the 23rd all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 24th most widely read post was my interview with Rob Rufus—you can access either the audio version or the written transcript.It was very interesting to get the inside story on what it's like to be a female deacon working at Mark Driscoll's church—Mars Hill in Seattle, Washington.***************It is a pleasure to welcome to my blog today, Wendy Alsup, who is a member of … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wendy Alsup – A Deacon at the Church Mark Driscoll Leads, Part 3

It is a pleasure to welcome to my blog today, Wendy Alsup, who is a member of Mars Hill Church Seattle—led by Mark Driscoll. Wendy is a mother of two, and Deacon in charge of Women's Theology and Training. There has been a lot of controversy about Mark Driscoll in the blogosphere, so I thought it would be great to get an insider's look at what it is like to be a member of the church he leads. For more information, see Mark Driscoll’s blog or the new look Mars Hill Church website – their video sec … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wendy Alsup – A Deacon at the Church Mark Driscoll Leads, Part 2

It is a pleasure to welcome to my blog today, Wendy Alsup, who is a member of Mars Hill Church Seattle—led by Mark Driscoll. Wendy is a mother of two, and Deacon in charge of Women's Theology and Training. There has been a lot of controversy about Mark Driscoll in the blogosphere, so I thought it would be great to get an insider's look at what it is like to be a member of the church he leads. For more information, see Mark Driscoll’s blog or the new look Mars Hill Church website – their video sec … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wendy Alsup – A Deacon at the Church Mark Driscoll Leads

It is a pleasure to welcome to my blog today, Wendy Alsup, who is a member of Mars Hill Church Seattle—led by Mark Driscoll. Wendy is a mother of two, and Deacon in charge of Women's Theology and Training. There has been a lot of controversy about Mark Driscoll in the blogosphere, so I thought it would be great to get an insider's look at what it is like to be a member of the church he leads. For more information, see Mark Driscoll’s blog or the new look Mars Hill Church website – their video sec … [Read more...]

Please Pray For Mark Driscoll

Count It All Joy says Mark Driscoll, after a period of some weeks, which has left it difficult for him to sleep at times. This all goes to show the dangers of blogging where every single word can be poured over endlessly and misinterpreted. I have been watching him for some while (see, for example, my interview with Mark Driscoll). I hope Mark realises that there are many of us out here who are behind him 100 per cent in what he is trying to accomplish for God. It cannot be easy for him - it … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Responds with Amazing Grace to his Critics

Mark Driscol has been criticised once again. This time he has responded with grace that I believe can only come from God. His post is entitledThank You, Critics: "Lastly, I want to thank my critics, especially the most vocal. They have helped me to understand that more than just pastors are following what I am saying. Subsequently, they are helping me to learn how to more clearly articulate what I am trying to communicate. In that way, they have been of great assistance to me as I seek to … [Read more...]


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