Saturday, October 19, 2013

Driscoll At Strange Fire Conference: the bully takes a swing

As Erin Benzinger reported about the publicity stunt by Piper's friend and disciple, Mark Driscoll:

The Strange Fire conference has caused no small stir among charismatics. Leaders of the movement like Michael Brown have been outspoken about their disapproval of the event in the weeks leading up to it. But so-called 'Reformed Charismatics' have been more silent, yet it is this group that largely should be listening to the truth taught at this conference. They have been silent, that is, until now.

On his way to James MacDonald's "Act Like Men" conference, Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, decided to make a side stop at the Strange Fire Conference. He was not registered for the event, but felt the need to stop and hand out free copies of his own book, A Call to Resurgence.

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His stunt by the way, had little affect at the conference. I was there. It only had traction online. 

Of course the ever mature bully tweeted his false version of the episode, being corrected by two men who were witnesses to the stunt.

Driscoll, who is a Charismatic Calvinist and has shared publicly his pornographic "vision" about a woman in his congregation and then disciplined based on that vision, was too restless nor "open minded", much less man enough and mature enough, teachable enough, to actually sit down and listen to the conference speakers like MacArthur, Lawson, or Peters.

He could have actually learned something.

Then again that assumes he wants to learn, is teachable, humble, and loves the truth.

Act like a real man that fears God.

Which he doesn't.

No, he wanted to come on to the "enemy" territory, a sort of in-your-face/I-dare-you stunt...and make some entertainment points online while he was at it.

How's that mentoring going Piper? 

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