My post excoriating Mark Driscoll’s idolatrous concept of Jesus has skyrocketted to my most-viewed post ever written in a mere two weeks. It has also garnered some responses around the blogosphere, some of which I may respond to at some point. However, what I find intriguing is how, in two weeks a post on Mark Driscoll’s lunacy could become the most popular post on my blog. What is it that makes nutty figures like him major topics for discussion? I suppose people intent on polarizing things will always bring discussion out of the woodwork, but I find that unfortunate. As long as the most interesting theological discussions are ones that are radically polarized, I fear we won’t have that many good discussions. They may be fun (and important), of course, but ultimately I doubt they are the conversations that really, really matter.
However, in light of all the discussion that was had over that post, and the amount of stuff by Driscoll that I’ve read in light of that discussion, I am more convinced than ever that the Jesus he preaches and the ministry he oversees is a blight on the gospel which is tragically leading people into lives of bondage and death rather than the liberation of the gospel. In light of this, stay tuned for more posts about his books which I’m painfully continuing to digest so as to speak more clearly to the issues that are raised by his sub-Christian theology and ministry.