Mark Driscoll Will Be Answering Questions On Twitter This Morning (UPDATED)

Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll will doing a Q&A live on Twitter today morning, from 9:15a-9:45a (PST). Have a question for him? Tweet to @PastorMark and use the hashtag #AskPM. (Need ideas? You can find a few here.)

Remember, don’t be rude. We’re better than that. But tough questions are perfectly acceptable.

UPDATE: As expected, Driscoll mostly ignored questions from his critics. But Paul Constant at The Stranger put together a compilation of tweets highlighting a few of the interactions as well as a Slog reader’s tally of Driscoll’s answers by gender and topic:

Other highlights:

Here’s a tiny sample of the avalanche of tweets from Megan Seling of The Stranger. Find more here or on her twitter feed.

You can find the full re-cap according to Mars Hill here and a few choice tweets below:


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  • LesterBallard

    Is “why are you such a fucking asshole” rude?

  • velveteenRabbit

    huh, i didn’t know he was a “thing!” my uber-religious homeschool neighbors go there.

  • Taz

    That’s “Mr. Fucking Asshole” – it only takes a moment to be polite.

  • invivoMark

    At least it’s honest.

    Which is better than we can expect from that asshole.

  • SeekerLancer

    Driscoll is one off the most infamous loudmouth, egomaniacal, misogynist preachers on the net.

  • Matt Eggler

    Mark Driscoll on Twitter, how appropriate; I can’t think of a bigger twit.

  • guest

    oh this is going to be fun

  • velveteenRabbit

    bizarre…. the neighbor lady is always posting crap about going to her women’s studies groups at Mars HIll… lol… maybe it’s studying how to be a good and submissive wife. Her husband is very controlling… they were at our house for dinner once and I watched her take a bun for her burger, get it all ready then with one look from him she put it aside and just ate the meat. She’s not fat, either.

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  • Leiningen’s Ants

    Just a casual pro-tip; never invite crazy into your abode. Since it’s too late for that, burn dynamite the bridge.

    They might not be a threat, yet, but that’s a big Yet and a big But.

  • Feminerd

    Disagree. Entirely. Be friends with the wife. Give her a safe place to go if she ever needs an out, and a glimpse at a non-crazy, hopefully healthy egalitarian relationship so she knows that ‘controlling’ isn’t the way it has to be.

  • Gus

    So apparently he’s answering by dm or something since no answers show up in his feed? Guess that’s a good way to avoid getting caught saying something stupid in public. I did find a great collection of questions here (she did not endeavor in any way to not be rude):

  • chicago dyke, TOWAN

    that’s a really generous sentiment, and a great thing to read here; it affirms my understanding of atheists as compassionate people.

    but the truth is you have to help yourself in order to help anyone else. some people bring High Drama when you invite them into your lives, drama you can’t afford or that costs you a great deal. it’s someone else’s marriage, hence, not my business.

    i’m all for offering our homes as safe spaces to neighbors, but understand what that can sometimes mean. i’ve had angry spouses and lovers on my doorstep before, that can get ugly.

  • Feminerd

    It can. It’s something you have to do knowing that it can get ugly, that it might not work, that it might invite Drama into your life. It’s not something everyone can or wants to do, and that’s perfectly fine.

    But one should consider the possibility of being a safe haven, I think, even if ultimately one decides one can’t do it. Having the number of a shelter or domestic violence hotline on hand in case the wife asks for help might work too, for easier ways to help.

  • chicago dyke, TOWAN

    i live in TX now, so i take this question very seriously, as a neighbor. i like my neighbors here. they are generous, kind people. they are also heavily armed. as are my coworkers, or people i might meet in a bar. they have open carry culture down here. there are plenty of crazy, religious conservative haters here, too.

    if my female neighbor came to me today and said, “i want to leave my husband. i’m a lesbian and i have to come out of the closet and live my own, real life now. can you help?” that would be a high risk activity for me. i’d probably do it, but yeah. i’d call in pro help.

  • Feminerd

    Hey, me too! Though I don’t think my neighbors are very heavily armed- I live in Texas suburbia.

  • islandbrewer

    For those times Mark Driscoll couldn’t answer questions, Stephanie Drury took up the slack. See if you can tell the difference!

  • Robster

    A twit tweets…