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...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Driscoll Knows How to Make His Point, Huh?

There is a strong drift toward the hard theological left. Some emergent types [want] to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with a lot of product in His hair, who drank decaf and made pithy Zen statements about life while shopping for the perfect pair of shoes. In Revelation, Jesus is a prize fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is a guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up. I fear some are
becoming more cultural than Christian, and without a big Jesus who has authority and hates sin as revealed in the Bible, we will have less and less Christians,
and more and more confused, spiritually self-righteous blogger critics of Christianity.
—Mark Driscoll (from Relevant Magazine)


Anonymous said...

So... what do you think about Driscoll?

William Mckinley Dyer said...

Thats what im talking about...im tired of the Church conforming to the culture. Man i read nothing but theological bologna in the Christian Standard and it makes me wanna puke. I wish people would realize the REAL JESUS, like the one who cleansed the Temple, the one who has testicular fortitude. Thats right i said it

Anonymous said...

Testicular fortitude... nice. I would have just said that Jesus had balls (is that allowed on this blog?).

David H. Willis said...

I definitely like Driscoll's refreshing bluntness. He's also pretty solid in surprisng ways = elder led, weekly communion, male leadership, etc. He's pushing the envelope - no doubt, but he knows his audience well. I wish he'd lose the Calvinism, but that's highly unlikeiy.