Sunday, May 03, 2015

Throckmorton: audio of Driscoll speech at 2015 Thrive Leadership conference

Wenatchee The Hatchet already spent some of this weekend listening to robots giving flowery speeches about the state of the human condition ... . 

Even a surprisingly short 34 minutes (for Driscoll that's anywhere between half to a third the usual running time range) can wait. 

Still, "recently went public"?  2012 was recent?  No, actually, the conflict was made public back in 2007 when The Stranger first reported on it, so if Driscoll's attempted to describe a conflict that happened 8 years ago as having gone public ...

The "pile of dead bodies behind the Mars Hill bus" speech was given in 2007 and the chuckle in Driscoll's voice at the time did not suggest he even considered there to be a conflict at that point. 

Maybe we'll get to the audio later.


NickW said...

Great to hear him getting back into speaking and teaching and eventually ministry. He sounds broken and ready to move forward. Looking forward to seeing how God uses him from here forward.

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

... there is a lot of material in the Thrive speech that's rehashed from "The Hardest Part of Ministry" and the Gateway conference statement. If he was sharing the material with an audience not already familiar with his way of handling narrative they won't know how much he's recycled.

If we go back and listen to the Fighting for the Faith "there's a pile of dead bodies behind the Mars Hill bus" statement Driscoll made after he had Petry and Meyer fired in 2007 it didn't seem like Driscoll thought there was any more to it. For Driscoll to only make reference NOW to the 2007 situation as having "recently" been made public he's bungling even that. Joyful Exiles has been up since 2012.

If Driscoll's no longer a pastor but still at conferences he's telegraphing which of the two things he values more, being a pastor or being a celebrity.