I blogged in defense of Mark Driscoll some time ago.
It seems, so far, that my defense was ill-informed.
Church money was used to inflate sales of the book.
Innocent and well-meaning elders were ‘marked’, ‘ostracised’ and ‘harassed’ for standing up for what was right.
There is forgiveness, of course, and restoration, but the mills of God have ground exceedingly fine. As to why I would reference a previous blog, in case someone finds it and experiences a certain chagrin, I’d like to ensure that the record was set straight.
For the record, if Driscoll starts preaching again, I plan on being an avid follower of his sermons. He speaks well, and I enjoy listening to him.
Wheter I would want to give him the position of my pastor-teacher is the subject of another day. He was not my pastor-teacher before, so the point is moot.
But if someone who considered him their pastor teacher would ask me, I would encourage them to give Driscoll the fullest possible opportunity to regain ground. A Driscoll who is keen on fulfilling his calling and has learnt his lessons would be a good Driscoll indeed.
It must be said: there is not a whisper of complaint against him as the head of his household. As a father and husband he has acquitted himself beyong reproach. My congratulations to him, his home and all who live there.
God has spoken. Whatever was hidden has been revealed. Let’s get on with serving Jesus.
One day, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that it is Jesus Christ who is God Lord.