Saturday, October 11, 2014

was it 44 years ago today ... ?

that Mark Driscoll was born.  Correct?

44's not necessarily a milestone in itself but since 2013 things have gotten challenging for Team Driscoll.  Not just the plagiarism and Result Source scandals.  There's the detail that many Driscoll critics won't know or care about, Grace's father Gib Martin passed in 2013.

Wenatchee offered condolences to the Driscoll and Martin families.  While Wenatchee The Hatchet may have gotten some kind of reputation as a critic of Mark Driscoll this is hardly to say there's no room for the niceties of civil participation in the public sphere.  For instance, there was this piece in April where Wenatchee made a point of correcting popular misrepresentations and misunderstandings about Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church.  If the mainstream and indie press were better about being accurate this blog would be much less about the history of Mars Hill and more about things people don't want to read about. 

Well, happy birthday, Mark.  It's been up and down a lot but surely we can agree it has never been dull.