Saturday, July 31, 2021
A Crawford Gribben-inspired proposal, seeing the history of Mars Hill Church as a variation on American Redoubt minus theonomy; on Mark Driscoll being at WSU during the initial rise of Doug Wilson's Moscow cultural project
Thursday, July 29, 2021
supplemental reading for those who heard Episode 5 of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, a survey of materials formerly and currently available from Driscoll germane to the topic of what married women were told (or expected) to do
I have been thinking about episode 5 from The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. It was pretty well-done but I confess to ambivalence. I am glad that the Scotland sermon was quoted so extensively, although the audio sounded a little sped-up to make sure there was room for the whole clip in the podcast. Nevertheless, I agree with exactly how much of the excerpt they quoted. Longtime readers will not be surprised I think so because I transcribed the entire anecdote myself here at Wenatchee The Hatchet.
I have, it turns out, written considerably more on these topics as a single guy than I would have guessed I would have but sex, sexuality, gender, and gender roles were so inextricably part of Mark Driscoll’s shtick it is impossible to not run into them.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Episode 5 of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill - What We Do To Women has dropped. Julia Duin asks why CT has taken up this project and some observations on how Mark Driscoll's ideas of chivalrous defense of the honor and purity of his wife were linked to boasting of threatening strangers with assault and blocking people from contacting her
Monday, July 26, 2021
Christianity Today reports 39 (41 as of 7-28) former Mars Hill pastors state Mark Driscoll unfit for ministry, and within minutes Driscoll tweets a link to a story about how this one total stranger pastor podcast fan of his had a vision and that confirmed that moving to Arizona was the will of God
Their statement also includes a never-before-released document from October 2014 that details how the church investigation, conducted by members of the elder board at the direction of Mars Hill’s board of overseers, found Driscoll to be quick-tempered, arrogant, and domineering.