Giving Thanks for Mark Driscoll (and Congregational Polity)

Some of you have been following the events related to Mark Driscoll’s publishing plan. It’s been a winding affair, but long story short, according to Warren Cole Smith of World Mars Hill Church essentially bought a best-seller spot for a recent Driscoll book. It was found out, controversy ensued (on the blogosphere, of all places), and [Read More...]

The Woman Who Aborted Two Babies–and Found God’s Grace

Mars Hill Church just published a moving testimony by a Seattle woman named Holly Webster. Holly shares in her essay how she had two abortions early in life and felt continual shame for her sin. What was it that loosed her, as she remembers it? It was confession of sin. Holly explains her gospel epiphany: [Read More...]

A Debate with Rachel Held Evans on Gender Roles

I recently debated the hotly contested theology of gender roles with Rachel Held Evans, a talented writer and speaker.  The forum for the debate is the UK radio show Unbelievable, which has hosted some memorable discussions in the past: Mark Driscoll on British Christianity and Rob Bell on Love Wins, to name two.  Adrian Warnock also joined [Read More...]

An Essay on the Awesomeness of Men

Denny Burk has just announced the release of the latest Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood.  Here are the contents and Burk’s introduction to the journal: The Spring 2012 issue of The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is now online, and you can download the entire issue from the CBMW website. This issue includes articles from Russell Moore, John Piper, [Read More...]

Al Mohler and Patrick Schreiner on Seminary: Why Not Get All You Can?

I’ve enjoyed a recent round of posts on seminary from SBTS MDiv graduate Patrick Schreiner.  Patrick is a sharp thinker and writer.  I would encourage you to read his short, punchy posts on the seminary experience and how to do it well. From his insightful blog, Ad Fontes: “The windup of my 10 pieces of [Read More...]

The Link 10.17.09: John Wooden, I Am Second, and eastmountainsouth

1. John Wooden is still dropping quotables.  How many of us will be doing that at age 99? (Image: LakersTopBuzz) 2. Came across this evangelistic website somewhere, and found it interesting: I Am Second.  Check it out.  Here’s the blog.  And here’s a story about it.  A creative way to witness, seems like. 3. The Kevin [Read More...]

Wise Words from Mark Driscoll on “Loads” and “Burdens”

I found this somewhere on the web and thought it was well worth pondering together (does anyone forget where they found content? ).  In the quotations below, pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church (Seattle, Washington) defines what he sees as the difference between a “load” and a “burden” that we carry in our personal [Read More...]

The Link 9.25.09: Glenn Beck, The Way We Die, and Driscoll’s Free Stuff

This is an eclectic day.  As usual.  For the report on Ravi Zacharias, see number 7. 1. Time Magazine recently ran a piece on conservative commentator Glenn Beck.  Interesting read. 2. A piece to read from the NYT on the debate over health-care, end-of-life issues, and “death panels.” There’s a bunch to sort out here, [Read More...]

Exceptional Pastoral Ministry Internships: CHBC, TBI, NECEP, and More

This is a post that needs writing.  So here we go: a primer on the best pastoral ministry internships that I am aware of.  Please note that I don’t know every detail of these programs; I may get something wrong.  Check the websites below for definitive information (and see a great resource by 9Marks on how [Read More...]

The Link 7.24.09: Mark Driscoll’s Book, Tim Tebow’s Faith, and Martha’s Vineyard

1. Have you seen the new Sports Illustrated profile of University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow?  If not, here it is.  This guy seems to be the real deal.  An outspoken Christian who loves preaching the gospel.  Encouraging. 2. That street vendor selling hot dogs?  According to the NYT, he’s on Twitter.  3. For those of [Read More...]


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