This is the ‘Most Helpful Customer Review’ for Pastor Mark Driscoll’s New Book

Stephanie Drury‘s scathing review of Pastor Mark Driscoll‘s new book Who Do You Think You Are? is the best smackdown I’ve read since Pete Wells went after Guy Fieri‘s restaurant:

the writings of Mark Driscoll delight me in the way Tommy Wiseau’s movie “The Room” delights me, which is the same way GWB’s “Fool me once, shame on you” quote delights me, which is the same way the Miss Teen America contestant talking about maps and “the Iraq” delights me

One frustrating thing about these kinds of nominally Christian publications is that the regurgitation of Things To Do cancels out so much possibility, makes the unspeakably complex so simplistic, and speaks with authority on subjects no one can have mastery of. The beautiful Story isn’t handled with due reverence or curiosity, but with a posture of mastery and absolutism…

Read the whole thing. It makes you want to buy Driscoll’s book just so you can find other passages in it to rip apart.

Incidentally, Drury is the blogger behind the excellent Stuff Christian Culture Likes.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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