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 think it unnecessary or unkind.
On the contrary, like Chris, I often find what Mark says as very helpful and insightful, and I tell people that as I discuss him.
However, I also find that what good Mark has to say is often discredited by the crass, silly, or vulgar medium.
It appears that Mark’s “open hand” is harmfully distracting from what is in his “closed hand.”
Update: Bob Bixby joins the party. He makes some very interesting points about how Driscoll’s sermon at the Gospel Coalition (to be fair, not typical for Driscoll) sounds a whole lot like some fundamentalist preaching.
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.