Mark Driscoll from SEBTS' perspective

In light of the most unfortunate article that was offered by Baptist Press yesterday concerning Mark Driscoll, an article which (in my mind) was unfortunate in its content and uncharitable in its tone, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has offered a response which I would commend to you. If you are interested in Driscoll, SEBTS or the surrounding controversy, the article can be found by clicking here.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

7 thoughts on “Mark Driscoll from SEBTS' perspective

  1. Wow, bravo to SEBTS for putting out a firm statement like that.

    IMO, the BP piece shows the true mindset of many life long Christians. Most have no idea about contextualizing and primarily view successful missionary work as showing the “Jesus Video” to naked natives in the Third World.

  2. I have been trying to “figure out” what to think about Mark Driscoll. I didn’t find the BP article particularly harsh, assuming what it reported was true. I think that I Timothy 3:2 that states a pastor should be “self-controlled, sensible, respectable” and 3:7 that says “he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s trap” indicate that Mark Driscoll in light of the things he is known for should consider stepping away from the pastorate.

  3. Dennis-

    That is essentially the point. Essentially all of the article is either unfair in its representation or is speaking of something which Driscoll was formerly known for and has since repented of. As a guy who listened and/or watched a ridiculous amount of Driscoll messages I can assure you that the article is not a fair nor accurate representation.

  4. Kudos to SEBTS, the school has really come into its own under Dr. Akins’ care.

    I make it a point to listen to Driscoll’s sermons weekly, and have benefited greatly from MH’s conferences posted online. While he sometimes words things differently than I might, I have a hard time accusing him of “vulgarity.”

    If anyone would like a fine sample of what his teaching is like, I would suggest that they look on SEBTS multimedia page for this conference.


  5. Micah,

    If language means anything and unless I’m living in some parallel universe, your characterization of the BP article is incorrect. Whatever you may think of Slice of Laodicea, what she posted was correct, he did link to the site mentioned in the BP article and it was still linked as of several days ago.

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