Friday, September 22, 2006

"evangelicals trapped in very liberal denominations"

In this video clip Mark Driscoll expresses his sympathy toward "evangelicals who are trapped in very liberal denominations." He seems to have a firm grasp on the plight of Bible-believing local churches who disagree strongly with the theological/policitcal denominational stances decided by a small number strongly biased bureacratic representatives.


Louie said...

I am one whose is getting a little tired. Tired of the snide remarks. We open our doors to any and give the Gospel along with some bread. Although we may not bash people over the head and make them feel guilt ridden to come to Christ.

Holy Pirate said...

I think he was pretty much spot-on.

The UMC's top-down system is not built to function in a instant-information, informal network, post-Constantinian, post-denominational environment.

Jason Woolever said...

I think I agree with Pirate on this. I didn't find Driscoll's remarks as snide, but thoughtful. The more I hear from him, the more I think he actually does understand mainliners more than I initially gave him credit for.

JD said...

Now that I see where he is coming from, a clarification of the original comment posted by you, I can see that he has a similar outlook as I do on church unity...about it being for Christ.

I found it interesting that he did not speak about the Catholic Church, but then again, they are the only denomination that I know of that has a set of doctrines, and no matter what is going on in the world, they try to stay true to Christ's message.


Jason Woolever said...

i have found the clarification helpful too.