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Marian the Librarian

It's like Whack-A-Mole! Mark Driscoll is back!

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Marian the Librarian

Per the Seattle P-I, Mark Driscoll is starting a new church, this time in Phoenix AZ.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2015/12/14/mark-driscoll-rising-from-the-ashes-in-phoenix-ex-megachurch-pastor-starts-new-church/

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The new entity will be a “Bible-based Christian church” with Driscoll and two other directors, each giving the address of Mark Driscoll Ministries in Phoenix. Driscoll and his family moved to the “Valley of the Sun” last summer.

You can't keep a good little Calvinist down...watch out, Phoenix.

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Gimme a Free RV

(Just use your imagination to picture me doing a huge eye roll and sigh.)

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jerkit

Not surprised to hear this. He's been putting out new content via podcasts for months now.

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hoipolloi

Among the many unfortunate things about Driscoll's re-emergence is the fact that it's highly likely his new "church" will NOT be drawing customers members from PP or vice versa. 

Poor Arizona, you'd think they'd have reached the asshole saturation point by now.

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blessalessi

I always wonder what sort of colleagues and congregation these mega-mouths will attract the second time around.

I can't vaguely imagine the attraction.  In particular, why would any woman knowingly join the Church of Confirmed Misogyny?

It's beyond all belief.

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Waffle Time
Hane

I actually became sick to my stomach when I read this.

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sawasdee

How do these guys manage to convince people to overlook questionable, immoral, and in some instances downright illegal behaviour and support their new ministry? Do people park their brains at the door of the church? It seems to be a peculiarly American phenomenon - or maybe it just isn't reported elsewhere.

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countressrascal

We don't need any more wackadoddles fundie preachers in AZ-go some place else our quote is full. 

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Catey
2 hours ago, sawasdee said:

Do people park their brains at the door of the church? It seems to be a peculiarly American phenomenon

No, Canada has their own brainless masses as well, they just are a tad more polite.

Well at least while you are still in the room.

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biblelandjunkie

thank the mega god he did  not come to Oklahoma.  Oklahoma has had her share of mega evangelists.  We had Oral Roberts and now he is dead, Richard & Lindsay Roberts and now they were fired from ORU but still are on TV daily, Carlton Pearson lost his mega thousand member Tulsa church but still has a hundred member church back in Tulsa recently, Billy Joe Daugherty is dead but his wife Sharon Daugherty is at the helm of their mega church and Rhema mega Church/School is still in Broken Arrow.  Tulsa is cursed with mega churches and their followers.  

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sawasdee

No Christian TV in Thailand - Praise the Lord!

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MamaJunebug
5 hours ago, sawasdee said:

How do these guys manage to convince people to overlook questionable, immoral, and in some instances downright illegal behaviour and support their new ministry? Do people park their brains at the door of the church? It seems to be a peculiarly American phenomenon - or maybe it just isn't reported elsewhere.

Naah, certainly not just here. You get people desperate enough for a "leader," and things happen everywhere. I might mention Germany in the 1930s, Russia in the 1910s, Argentina in ... the Peron era (sorry, I started drinking wine about 10 minutes ago. The details are NOT in the vin!)....

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BullyJBG

Interesting phenomena; as this is straight out of the Old Testament where the people begged for a king and then "he did evil in the eyes of the Lord"........starting a new cycle of evil until the next one, like Joash and Josiah, decided to break it.

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Columbia
10 hours ago, CTRLZero said:

(Love the title of this thread.)  He's listed as a speaker at an upcoming "The Most Excellent Way to Lead" conference.  Appalling.

https://perrynoble.com/leadership-conference


"The Most Excellent Way," per 1 Corinthians 13, is love, which we are told is patient, kind, not arrogant or rude, and does not rejoice at evil. Mark Driscoll is not a person I would go to to learn about the most excellent way.

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Howl

Perhaps Mark is a man changed and transformed by his faith into a true servant leader and will talk about the mistakes he's ......wait WAIT WHAT AM I THINKING?  

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clueliss

The man is a tool.  Not DPIAT level but he's headed in that direction.  And to think I used to listen to him.  

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Walking Cat Bed

Oh, good, Wack-A-Driscoll. Where'd I put my mallet?

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CTRLZero
11 hours ago, clueliss said:

The man is a tool.  Not DPIAT level but he's headed in that direction.  And to think I used to listen to him.  

There is a discussion over on The Wartburg Watch about this guy, and one of the commenters refers to his "potty-mouth ministry."  So, I have taken to calling him Mark "Potty-Mouth" Driscoll.  I have acquaintances who attended his [former] church in Seattle.  Last time I looked on their family blog, they had deleted all reference to Mars Hill *poof*!

Definitely a person to keep an eye on, especially if he is evolving towards toolishness.

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ALM7
On 12/15/2015 at 0:55 PM, sawasdee said:

How do these guys manage to convince people to overlook questionable, immoral, and in some instances downright illegal behaviour and support their new ministry? Do people park their brains at the door of the church? It seems to be a peculiarly American phenomenon - or maybe it just isn't reported elsewhere.

Yup, we own it, we pretty much cornered the market on crazy. We would be happy to send a few your way! :kitty-wink:

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DomWackTroll

God, I just want to shake Grace. Mark has really aged. 

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hoipolloi

Looks like the new church is a family enterprise comprised of the Driscolls and fugitive leg-humpers from Mars Hill.

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Cicero

It's pretty interesting to see the complete change in the people who are supporting Mark. No one Reformed (that I spotted) Young and Restless or otherwise. Seems like he's going more of a charismatic/WoF direction. 

It's doubtful Driscoll really believes in any form of theology other than what enables him and gives him power at the moment.

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clueliss

Nothing says pious and upstanding pastoral family like the wife wearing a bit of bling in the introduction video.  

Local Ministry - from folks transplanted from elsewhere.  nifty.

The Driscoll girls dresses seem to be screaming 'we're not fundie.'  

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