Various things come into vogue at particular times in evangelical circles. I’m wondering if repentance has recently come into vogue, perhaps, more specifically, repentance by leaders. Read more
Posts tagged ‘Mark Driscoll’
New Calvinism is a phenomenon in American Christianity. Now its proponents want to take it offshore, claiming inroads in the UK, Australia and South Africa. Can it become a truly international movement, a movement that is cross-cultural and culture-portable? Read more
The Resurgence posted an article today called ‘Loving the Pastor’s Wife’. I’ve written before about recognising the importance of ‘wives’ in a ministry venture and have always made an effort to love and support the wives of the male leaders in my church. Driscoll’s comments here are culturally American and somewhat overblown but I appreciate the sentiment. Read more
The Ridley students’ association organises occasional debates for the college community, and on 27 May 2010, we asked, Will the real Mars Hill please stand up?
Many Australian Christians are interested in what American churches are doing. Mark Driscoll leads Mars Hill Church (Seattle) and Rob Bell leads Mars Hill Bible Church (Grand Rapids). Both churches are named after Paul’s visit to Mars Hill in Acts 17, a pioneering moment in mission and cultural engagement. Yet the two churches, not to mention their pastors, have quite different approaches. Which one might best represent “the Mars Hill moment?”
The debate’s aim was to open up issues for the Ridley community rather than passing judgement on which church is more successful or theologically robust.
Dave Hughes’s slides comparing the two churches are here.
Read the write-up at the Ridley site here.