Tag Archives: Driscoll

MacArthur v. Driscoll: It’s Encouraging to Young Christians Like Me

MacArthur v. Driscoll: It’s Encouraging to Young Christians Like Me

Lane Chaplin counters Barnabas Piper’s post, “MacArthur v. Driscoll: It’s discouraging to young Christians like me.” Chaplin lists several reasons he’s encouraged by what happened with the Strange Fire Conference: It shows that popularity doesn’t matter to everyone. I’m reminded that, no matter how bleak it may look at a time, the truth eventually wins… Continue Reading

Driscoll clash at MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

Driscoll clash at MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

This shows how controversial and important issues about the Holy Spirit’s work are. As reported earlier, Mark Driscoll (a continuationist) decided to crash John Macarthur’s Strange Fire conference to pass out his new book defending continuationism. Subsequently, Driscoll tweeted that his books were confiscated by church security. However, others who witnessed the event reported the… Continue Reading

Elephant Room 2, Biblicism, and the Importance of Tradition

Elephant Room 2, Biblicism, and the Importance of Tradition

If you aren’t at least somewhat familiar with the recent controversy over T. D. Jakes, James MacDonald, Mark Driscoll, and the Elephant Room, you’ve probably been hibernating in a cave somewhere. Others have given helpful responses from various perspectives including ecclesiastical separation, unity, ministry associations, the African American angle, and one from Carson and Keller… Continue Reading

A Brief History of the Missional Church Movement

A Brief History of the Missional Church Movement

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Missional Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

In order to understand the driving impulses behind the North American evangelical missional church movement and its impact on worship, I will begin with a brief survey of the history of ideas embedded in missional. Contemporary missional thinking began within the larger ecumenical missions debates in the early twentieth century. Critics of standard missionary methods… Continue Reading

A Well-Known Calvinist Repudiates the Charismaticism and Worldly Worship of "New Calvinism."

A Well-Known Calvinist Repudiates the Charismaticism and Worldly Worship of "New Calvinism."

“The new Calvinists constantly extol the Puritans, but they do not want to worship or live as they did. One of the vaunted new conferences is called Resolved, after Jonathan Edwards’ famous youthful Resolutions (seventy searching undertakings). But the culture of this conference would unquestionably have met with the outright condemnation of that great theologian.”… Continue Reading

More on Driscoll

More on Driscoll

Chris Anderson weighs in on what is a very well-crafted critique of Mark Driscoll, and Dave Doran adds a few more observations. His observation about Driscoll being a Calvinistic Finney is spot on. I had the same thought as I posted this a month ago. Some may wonder why we are attacking Driscoll. They may… Continue Reading

"Since there is not one explicit mention of a reproductive body part or sexual act in Song of Solomon, no credible commentator on the Song would ever make such a claim about that book."

"Since there is not one explicit mention of a reproductive body part or sexual act in Song of Solomon, no credible commentator on the Song would ever make such a claim about that book."

MacArthur’s final installment on Driscoll and the Song of Solomon. Particularly interesting closing: Yes, I did inform John Piper and C. J. Mahaney of my concerns about this material several weeks ago. I itemized all of these issues in much more thorough detail than I have written about them here, and I expressly told them… Continue Reading

"To interpret beautiful poetry by translating it into scurrilous soft-porn is to corrupt the most fundamental intent of the text."

"To interpret beautiful poetry by translating it into scurrilous soft-porn is to corrupt the most fundamental intent of the text."

MacArthur’s third installment on the Song of Solomon. When a speaker deliberately arouses lusts that cannot possibly be righteously fulfilled in unmarried college students, or when his personal illustrations fail to guard the privacy and honor of his own wife, that is far worse than merely inappropriate. When done repeatedly and with the demeanor of… Continue Reading

"It's frankly hard to think of a more appalling misuse of Scripture than turning the Song of Solomon into soft porn."

"It's frankly hard to think of a more appalling misuse of Scripture than turning the Song of Solomon into soft porn."

Part 2 of John MacArthur’s treatment of The Song of Solomon against Driscoll’s typical eisegesis. Song of Solomon is incredibly beautiful precisely because it is so carefully veiled. It is a perfect description of the wonderful, tender, intimate discovery that God designed to take place between a young man and his bride in a place… Continue Reading

It's all about . . . Numbers

It's all about . . . Numbers

Latest Tweet from Mars Hill: Easter at Mars Hill: 10,500 attended, offerings good and over 325 baptisms. First time ever over 10K. Great day. Now, Mars Hill Church is starting Mars Hill Global, an effort to see Mars Hill Church grow into a worldwide movement encompassing no less than 100 campuses and 50.000 people living… Continue Reading

Christ's Death is Not A Horror Movie

Creepy music. Bloody hands. A gruesome hanging. Bloody spurting from a wound. Heavy breathing. A trailer for Friday the 13th? No. The promo video for Mars Hill Church’s Good Friday Service(s). Watch the video with care. It’s pretty creepy. Certainly the death of our Lord was a gruesome occasion. Certainly our consideration of that day… Continue Reading

Contextualizing the Gospel – Full Series

Contextualizing the Gospel – Full Series

This series is available in booklet format. Audio versions: Biblical Contextualization The First Principles of the Gospel Responsibility and Sovereignty in Evangelism The Power of the Gospel Introduction Audio Version There is a popular thought today in evangelicalism that says that if we as Christians are going to reach unbelievers around us, we need to… Continue Reading

Contextualizing the Gospel, Part 1 – Introduction

Contextualizing the Gospel, Part 1 – Introduction

There is a popular thought today in evangelicalism that says that if we as Christians are going to reach unbelievers around us, we need to be more tuned into contemporary culture. If we want people to accept our gospel message, they say, then we need to present the gospel by packaging it in the language… Continue Reading