Friday, July 07, 2006

Christianity Today Interviews Mark Driscoll

Among several interesting comments here, the most enlightening is Driscoll's explanation for why megachurches don't appeal to me:
The major blind spot of megachurches is that they tend to be very effeminate with aesthetics, music, and preaching perfectly tailored for moms. Manly men are repelled by this, and many of the men who find it appealing are the types to sing prom songs to Jesus and learn about their feelings while sitting in a seafoam green chair drinking herbal tea—the spiritual equivalent of Richard Simmons. A friend of mine calls them "evangellyfish" with no spiritual vertebrae.

3 comments:

Billy Bob said...

maybe, but if your read further, driscol describes his manly vision of jesus: "an ultimate fighter with a tattoo down his leg."

i'm pretty sure driscol does not mean to merely use ultimate as an adjective of fighter. he is talking about the mixed martial arts tournaments like the ultimate fighting championship.

so driscol wants a church that celebrates violence? a bit different than psalm 11:5.

Wendy said...

Are you really that oblivious to the point Driscoll's making? If by "celebrating violence" you mean that he wants a church that teaches Christ as much as conquering King as suffering Servant, then yes. But I think it's a disservice to the cause of Christ to rename His justice as violence.

Jonathan Moorhead said...

I like the way one author put it (paraphrase): I don't like megachurches because I don't feel like I have the spiritual gift of being a parking lot attendant.