I’ve been swamped this week with life happening all around me. And right now that’s feeling like a good thing. But it is keeping my posts from happening. I’ll be even busier next week but I’ll get back to regular posting the following week.
In the meantime, here’s something to chew on. Prof. John Stackhouse has posted on his blog an excellent analysis of some teaching by Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill Church. Mark was in a video I posted a while ago featuring Francis Chan. The article by Stackhouse takes Driscoll to task and his article is an excellent lesson on how NOT to read the Bible.
“Alas, Brother Mark responds to these valid concerns too often with bad preaching of a bad message. Recently he managed to demonstrate both problems in all of six minutes. This video clip shows Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll answering a question about the legitimacy of stay-at-home husbands (HT: J. Barrett Lee). In these six minutes, a number of theological problems, in fact, emerge.”
Here’s the video:
Try identifying the problems with Driscoll’s method of interpretation and teaching before clicking over to read Stackhouse’s full article. Then click back and tell me what you think.
(Note: This isn’t about being down on Mark Driscoll. Stackhouse is very complimentary of what Driscoll has done for the Kingdom of God and I personally think Driscoll deserves the compliment. This IS an important teach on how NOT to read the Bible though!)