the NYT profiles Mars Hill [asked & answered]

Picture 2.pngfrom a long feature in tomorrow’s New York Times Magazine full of winners like: “Even the skeptical viewer must admit that whatever Driscoll’s opinion of certain recreational activities, he has the coolest style and foulest mouth of any preacher you’ve ever seen.” [#]

4 Comments so far

  1. Dylan (dylan) on January 10th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

    I was actually about to post this too, for this killer final passage:

    "At one suburban campus that I visited, a huge yellow cross dominated center stage — until the projection screen unfurled and Driscoll’s face blocked the cross from view. Driscoll’s New Calvinism underscores a curious fact: the doctrine of total human depravity has always had a funny way of emboldening, rather than humbling, its adherents."

    That sums up the reason why the local Christian community is just waiting waiting for the fall.

  2. Ryan (ryanhealy) on January 10th, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    One of my neighbors with whom I mutually "share" an open wifi connection has his/her iTunes folder shared, as well. Along with Balkan Beat Box, MGMT, Sigur Ros, etc etc there is a large selection of Driscoll’s sermons. Out of morbid curiosity, I tried listening to a sermon once and got about 90 seconds in before turning it off. Much of his appeal seems to be the manner in which he delivers his sermons — not necessarily the substance therein. Agreed w/ Dylan, that isn’t sustainable.

  3. josh on January 10th, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    pretty much every sentence in that story was more quoteworthy than the next. it’s really astounding.

  4. chau on January 10th, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

    seattle would do well to completely ignore this ass hat. he’s spent most of his life trying to create a god who is as insecure as he is.

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