Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What Do You Think?

I recently came across this article in the New York Times, "Who Would Jesus Smack Down." It is about Mark Driscoll and Calvinism. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear your thoughts.


  1. I thought is was an interesting article written by someone who obviously has some church experience and at the same time has a little bit of a chip on their shoulder.

    I personally love Mark Driscoll and agree with his preaching nearly across the board so a NYTimes profile is only going to help people see a christianity that isn't self-righteous, superficial, liberal, or fundamentalistic.

    What do you think?

  2. Shoot. I never check to see who is signed in. That was me, Jake, not Anya.

  3. Jake...I do that with facebook sometimes.

    Regarding the article, I believe it is One, a misrepresentation of Driscoll, and Two, a misrepresentation of Calvinism. I, myself, am not a Calvinist, yet I am not a full Armenian either. I am somewhere in the middle. This is another blog subject all by itself.

    But, to answer you, I feel that the article was a sorry attempt by the NYT to tarnish Driscoll by lumping him in with the hyper-Calvinist theologians and with mislead male-chauvinist theologians. The author has clearly has a poor grasp of what evangelicalism is or what it looks like to be a true-Christ-like-one.

    I also recognize that much more can be said about these things...I am only commenting on the article itself. I too, like you, agree most of the time with Driscoll. With that said, I may also cringe at some of the things said by him (theologically/practically).

    Thank you Jake... anyone else?