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Friday, April 10, 2009

Mark Driscoll and the New Fascism

I listened to the first five minutes of the sermon Marriage and Men starting with the opening prayer and Mark Driscoll wasn't even half finished with the prayer before I was already thinking of Mussolini. I did a google on Mark Driscoll and fascism found out that I am not alone. What really blows my mind is the friends of mine who were on the extream left of the evnagelical movment about forty years ago are now falling down and worshiping Mark Driscoll. Reminds me of Rinocerous by Ionesco.

I have been keeping an ear tuned to Mark Driscoll since he first went on the radio in Seattle in the early '90s. I now see something like a neo-pagan fertility cult packaged in an authoritarian rhetoric which would make Joseph Goebbels sit up and listen. This fellow Mark Driscoll isn't just a pastor at Mars Church in Seattle, he is the leader of an international movement. Driscoll isn't "nibbling at the edges of stale ideas" he has consumed and digested the rotten beast tusk and all.


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Anonymous Kyle said...

Studying Mussolini this semester, he began to remind me of Driscoll (or the other way around, I suppose). I googled to see if someone else had thought so. Sad to see that four and a half years later I am making the same search.

3:58 PM  
Blogger C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

Hi Kyle,

I have lost interest in all things Driscoll. Mega Church pastors come and go. My old friends have left Driscoll's flock. The young people who talk to me don't think much of him. He isn't news anymore.

8:52 AM  

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