Book Reviews, Marriage and Family, Reading

Concluding Thoughts on REAL MARRIAGE

I have been remiss in my task of reviewing Mark and Grace Driscoll's book Real Marriage. I apologize for not getting the sections of the review out, but I have had a lot going on lately. Last night, I finished up reading the book and I think I am missing something. Everyone was talking about… Continue reading Concluding Thoughts on REAL MARRIAGE

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Church, Ecclesiology (Church), Theology

The Church Celebrity

I have previously blogged on the danger of celebrity and the pitfalls that pastors and church leaders may fall into when the Christian media machine gets a hold of you. Lately (I think spurred on by Mark Driscoll's most recent book and his rockstar persona), there have been a lot of posts about Christian celebrity.… Continue reading The Church Celebrity

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family

Real Marriage: Part 3 – Men and Marriage

You know, for a book on "biblical marriage" there isn't a lot of Biblical exegesis in here. The Driscolls do eventually get to the Scriptures when talking about marriage as a covenant instead of as a contract, and I thought that section of this chapter was decent. Only three chapters in and it is fairly… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 3 – Men and Marriage

Church, General, Theology

Bloggers and Church Authority

Out of Ur posted an interesting discussion from the Elephant Room that touched on non-pastor bloggers and authority in the church. In the panel discussing the topic are a couple of my favorite pastors: Matt Chandler and Perry Noble. I have respect for their ministries primarily because they have respect for God's word. Also present… Continue reading Bloggers and Church Authority

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family

Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 2 – Friends with Benefits

I am on to chapter 2 of Mark Driscoll's Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together. Sorry it took me so long to get the second chapter out, but I have had a few other things going on that have kept me busy. This second chapter develops the idea of marriage beginning… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 2 – Friends with Benefits

Book Reviews, Marriage and Family, Reading

Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse

Mark Driscoll can be an arrogant chauvinist. He has admitted that freely, so I don't think I am revealing anything he has not addressed himself. When I finally went ahead and downloaded the controversial book Real Marriage, which he wrote with his wife Grace, it was not with the best of intentions. In fact, it… Continue reading Real Marriage: Part 1, Chapter 1 – New Marriage, Same Spouse

Church, Media, Movies and TV, Personal, Prayers, Reading

The Danger of Christian Celebrity

One of the most important reads of my ministry life was Confessions of a Reformissional Rev by Mark Driscoll. In a time when I really needed a good old fashion kick in the can, this book was just that. Of course, when Driscoll wrote the book in 2006, Mars Hill Church was a very different… Continue reading The Danger of Christian Celebrity