I realize that sounds made up, but the words are from Chuck himself via Chuck Currie: I’m Not Mark Driscoll..
Twice in recent months people looking for Driscoll’s Portland church have attended Sunnyside Church by mistake. One woman demanded a rebuttal to the sermon. Another man walked out yelling obscenities.
So I’m not in favor of the obscenities, though I can see how a true believer would be aghast at hearing a phony like Chuck “preach.” And a rebuttal is exactly what is needed when Chuck preaches about Darwin, MLK, or who knows what else instead of Jesus (though maybe that is a good thing!). He likes to remind people that we have as much to learn from other religions as they do from us — as if they have things to teach us about Jesus that aren’t in the Bible.
Now I’m not a big fan of Driscoll, but for reasons completely different from Chuck’s. The things Chuck doesn’t like are Driscoll’s good points, such as saying:
Praying for our president, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to a God he likely does not know.
Driscoll was dead on. Remember, even Jeremiah Wright noted how church wasn’t the Obama’s “thing.” I have yet to hear Obama say one accurate thing about the Bible. He mocks God on a regular basis with his pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage views.
It is hard to imagine a minister being so hateful. Driscoll doesn’t even represent most conservative evangelical Christian thinkers. Back in 2010, I joined Christian leaders in releasing a letter . . .
Yeah, Chuck signs onto a lot of letters. The one he referenced was a who’s who of false teachers — Jim Wallis, T.D. Jakes, himself, etc.
Driscoll’s church, with his failings and all, preaches verse by verse through the Bible and treats it as what it is: The word of God. And his churches grow in wildly liberal areas like Chuck’s. Oddly, Chuck’s world-mirroring churches shrink even though he’s a liberal pastor in a liberal city in a liberal denomination. Must be the ejector seats.