Wow- the Author of The Shack tells Driscoll to “Man up!”

Mark Driscoll's YouTube video of the message in which he took The Shack to task was 1. highly watched 2. slightly overblown  There are some things to be careful of in the Shack, no doubt (my review is here), but my guess is Mark's apoplexy was probably based more on an intern-produced bullet-point summary than Read more about Wow- the Author of The Shack tells Driscoll to “Man up!”[…]

The Shack- reviewed. At length.

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So yes, I’ve finally read The Shack. Forgive me if for many of you the book is old news. I’m one of those guys who tends to shy away from “phenomenon” books- I think we’re all a little burned out on the Left Behinds and Purpose Driven Lifes… In addition, I knew that at the heart of the book is a tragedy that befalls a young girl, and truth is, I have a hard time handling anything like that since I became the dad of a little girl.¬†

But when Oregon Public Broadcasting called me last week and wanted to know if I’d be on their Friday show with Shack author William “Paul” Young to talk the “Religion to Relationship” transition and about the Shack specifically, I figured I better read the book.

And after reading it, I can honestly say “I’m surprised.” By a number of things…

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Driscoll Reaches New Spiritual Level, Kicks His Own Ass

Oh my… From the Wittenburg Door Driscoll Reaches New Spiritual Level, Kicks His Own Ass07/01/2008 By Jesse Benjamin Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, took a dramatic stand against girly men at a Pastor‚Äôs Conference in Houston last week. The conference, called ‚Äúre:tool and re:load,‚Äù previously billed as ‚Äújesus 2.0,‚Äù featured speakers Read more about Driscoll Reaches New Spiritual Level, Kicks His Own Ass[…]

Just when I think I’m out… they pull me back in

I won’t comment much on the recent dust-up over Driscoll’s video at the 2007 National New Churches Convention. I will say this, though. I realize that for Mars Hill Church in Seattle, women in elder/pastoral ministry  (or more precisely, not being in elder/pastoral ministry) is in the "closed hand" of issues/doctrines not up for questioning Read more about Just when I think I’m out… they pull me back in[…]