God considers Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill church

I remember reading Bono saying Bob Dylan's and Van Morrison's style of Christianity was "Old Testament".This is how I think of Mark Driscoll's style of Christianity... lots of wrath, punishment, and exclusivity.In fact, THE LASTING SUPPER has some survivors of Mars Hill and this kind of Old Testament style Christianity. They're awesome!SHOP … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll and a Christmas Virgin

Spoiler alert: this is a parody. No, he didn't really say this. But it's funny, no?Actually, one of the members of our online community, Julie-Anne Morris posted this in our secret Facebook group: "Dear Mark Driscoll: You teach that women are weaker than men, more easily tempted and deceived, and in need of men to lead them spiritually. According to the traditional Christmas story, in order to have a human baby born without indwelling sin God had to bypass the male but not the female. Can … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll, John MacArthur and John Piper Meet God

Whenever a theologian or preacher says, "You're going to be surprised when you get to Heaven", I often wonder if they think that about themselves.This cartoon isn't about whether there is a God or not, or whether or not this God is male or female, or whether or not there is a heaven. It is about whether or not the prominent preachers and theologians of our day consider the possibility that they might be wrong or only partially right and that there's still a lot to learn.Barth believed … [Read more...]

Why Mark Driscoll Could Never Be One of the Wise Men

I can't make this stuff up.Mark Driscoll has said, "I cannot worship a guy I can beat up." Recently he asks in a post, Is God a Pacifist?, and the answer is, well, in a nutshell, no! Jesus is not a pansy or a pacifist. So don't mess with him. Merritt's post Mark Driscoll's Pansy Post Outrages Christian Pacifists is a good survey of the bloody battlefield.I guess I have to go back and read the gospels again. I got it all wrong.Hey! All my art is 40% through the weekend! Just use the … [Read more...]

silence as key to Pastor Dad Mark Driscoll’s ministry

Any regime will work if the silence of the masses is kept. Those in authority rule. Those ruled submit silently. If only people would be quiet, you could do anything to them. Silence keeps the machine running smoothly.This is the strategy of Mark Driscoll's ministry at Mars Hill Church. It is doubly effective because the bible is used to reinforce it.I am grateful that Driscoll is so clear on his intentions. And generous! He preached an 81 minute sermon on fatherhood and turned it into a … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Apology

Recently Mark Driscoll said, "I know who made the environment and he's coming back and going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV." He apparently received so much backlash from it that he decided to issue an apology. But it's not an apology. It's an explanation.Here's a short lesson in apologies.A good apology is when:1. you apologize for something you said or did 2. you take responsibility for your words or actions 3. you promise to changeA bad apology is when:1. … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll and dripping faucet wives

Most days I sit before a white sheet of paper with my pens waiting for a cartoon to emerge from wherever they emerge from.But sometimes you're given something that just can't be ignored. Like yesterday when I read what Mark Driscoll said about some wives being drippy faucets used for water torture: "And some women – you're a nag. You're disrespectful. You're quarrelsome. Being married to you is like a life sentence, and the guy's just scratching on his wall every day, 'One more day. Just o … [Read more...]

a deconstruction of Mark Driscoll’s tweet about Obama

For those of you who don't know, Mark Driscoll is pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, who has become quite a controversial figure in today's church and Christianity, as well as curiously popular. … [Read more...]