Mark Driscoll Isn’t the Problem
The headline reads “Mark Driscoll Accused of Cult Like Actions”.…as if this were news of some kind.
It’s really not.
I started writing about Driscoll and his abusive ways in 2007 and countless others from Stephanie Drury to David Bonner to Warren Throckmorton have documented the howling rodents escapades since then.
Major mainstream press organizations documented the fall of Driscoll’s Mars Hill churches and all the reasons they fell.
Driscoll being Driscoll is not news.
The story that needs to be investigated is about why anyone would attend a church he heads and why anyone would think him qualified to do so.
It seems to me that anyone who decides to attend a documented abusers church should expect to be abused.
What none of us in the “expose the bad pastor” business want to grapple with is that abusive and corrupt pastors are not the problem.
The problem is the people in the pews that support them in face of evidence of abuse and corruption.
They are the ones who are really to blame, especially once the evidence is glaring and has been spread far and wide.
They are the ones that keep the money flowing and the abusive in power.
They are the ones who further abuse their own brethren by siding with the corrupt.
Until they decide to find real churches and support true shepherds, all these stories are is click bait…however well intentioned.
Driscoll will survive this mess, because the “faithful” will make it so.
American evangelicalism is in love with success and authority…a vile substitute for the suffering Servant of the Scriptures.
Victims are just collateral damage in their quest to identify with this anti-Christ ideal.
There’s no fixing this until so many leave that the remnant are left to victimize each other.
We’ll keep writing anyway…you can’t say you weren’t warned…