So the new black in the world of Christian masculinity is UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship. For those who are unfamiliar, it’s two men in a cage, beating each other up while other men watch either in person or on television. Christian men are no exception to the craze, starting […]
Part 1, part 2, part 3 Marriage is a microcosm of human society. A key aspect of this micro level is headship in marriage.
Two of the most controversial and prominent figures in evangelical Christianity are Rob Bell (of NOOMA fame) and Mark Driscoll. Both emphasise the importance of engaging with culture, ‘building bridges’ with unbelievers – both have called their churches ‘Mars Hill’ after Paul’s encounter in Acts 17. Yet they have very […]
I sometimes get the feeling that Christians aren’t much closer to the meaning of gender than anyone else. On the one hand, there’s mainstream Australian Christianity, which often acts as if gender doesn’t really exist, or doesn’t say anything much about it, and so disempowers anyone with a gender. It […]
Thoughts on Vintage Church, part 2
Driscoll’s preaching is now available in a CD set http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/4924 Have you ever felt a faint twinge of frustration at the state of the Western church? I doubt it — I suspect your frustration goes deep. I suspect that, somewhere, at some point, you’ve been disturbed, disgusted and appalled by […]
Mark Driscoll, the gospel-contextualising Neo-Calvinist poster boy, has come under some heavy fire at times for alleged inappropriate language — even calls for resignation.