Thanks to my friend Stuart for posting this earlier.
HomebrewedTheology is no fan of Mark Driscoll‘s overly-masculine, misogynistic, hyper-sexualized version of Christianity. That much should be plainly obvious. He’s been taken to task by HT and numerous other bloggers over the past couple years, yet he continues to go out of his way to offend anyone who doesn’t meet his definition of a “manly man”.
In an interview in Christian Today, he’s decided that his brand of Manianity is exactly what the UK needs.
He’s loved and loathed for his tough talk on the church in the 21st century, and this time he’s taking aim at Britain.
The Mars Hill pastor continues on a similar theme in an interview with the latest edition of Christianity Magazine in which he suggests that preachers need to become more like drill sergeants if they are to attract young men to church.
For they will not, he claims, go to church so long as there are “guys in dresses preaching to grandmas”.
“Let’s just say this: right now, name for me the one young, good Bible teacher that is known across Great Britain. You don’t have one – that’s the problem. There are a bunch of cowards who aren’t telling the truth.”
“I think the problem in the church is there has been a one-size-fits-all approach. We speak to nice, godly, growing women in the same way we talk to immature, rebellious, date-raping men.”
“Guys in dresses”? Seriously? Nothing like mixing a little homophobia with your uber-masculinity. Perhaps Western Seminary should ask for his degree back.
Stuart suggested that Driscoll should just “naff off”.
Honestly, that’s too polite a thing to say.
- T.M. Law Takes Mark Driscoll and Ed Young to the Theological Woodshed… (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Mark Driscoll admits being “chauvinistic” (gentlewisdom.org)
- Grace and Mark Driscoll Write a How-Not-To Book on Marriage (patheos.com)