I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mark Driscoll

I've heard people refer to Mark Driscoll as the "cussing preacher." I've read his blog occasionally but I don't know a lot about him or his theology. I do know he's a Calvinist and in error when it comes to the New Testament terms of pardon. I listened to one of his sermons today. It was on 1 Timothy 2:11-15. I thought it should be interesting and it was. He was more solid than I anticipated but he's still a little too much to the left for me. The stunning part was when he described the liberal/egalitarian postion. He said something like they think this passage says "I want women to teach and have authority over men." (congregation laughs). Then he says something like I'd like to hear how they handle those passages in the Old Testament that say people aren't allowed to have sex with animals! Woe! I wish I could get away with that. It was great and actually made the point very well. For the record: I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 1 Timothy 2:12 (ESV)


Soren said...

I've been listening to Driscoll lately. Recently I heard a lecture (over 2 hours!) about preaching & teaching. I appreciated his emphasis on the authority of the Word, and that doctrine matters, and how people DO want to hear truth, etc.

Jim said...

Driscoll fearlessly tells it like it is. If only he'd give up his love affair with hardcore reformed theology! I do appreciate the guy though. Twenty years ago Roger Chambers warned about the "sissification" of the church." What would he say today?

David H. Willis said...

Amen! Thanks for stopping in. Could it be time for a blog?

May I suggest: "Tune Up" or "Name That Tune" or my favorite: "I Tune"