Sunday, January 25, 2009

NYT story on Mark Driscoll

Two weeks ago, the New York Times Magazine ran a substantial piece on Mark Driscoll, a very controversial evangelical pastor in Seattle. Some of the discussion about Driscoll revolves around his Calvinist theology, other about his somewhat traditional views about gender roles. Most notably, however, is his personal style. He presents himself full of machismo and disavows the feminine style that marks much of what the church does. From the article:

'Driscoll disdains the prohibitions of traditional evangelical Christianity. Taboos on alcohol, smoking, swearing and violent movies have done much to shape American Protestant culture — a culture that he has called the domain of “chicks and some chickified dudes with limp wrists.” '

One of my very first posts on this blog regarded Driscoll, and I don't think that I have much to add, but it's interesting to see him get all this attention.

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