8.18.2011

Mark Driscoll, Cessationism, and Shenanigans

Some of you privy to the blogging realm of Christendom may be wondering: What in the world is going on with Mark Driscoll these days? What is cessationism? Who are these people freaking out? What's the deal? I've compiled a chronological host of links related to the shenanigans taking place. I hope they are informative. Please comment with more links if you have them.

7/25 - The Resurgence posts a talk by Driscoll given at a Resurgence conference recently. He details four movements within global Christianity now: Reformed theology, complementarian relationships, Spirit-filled lives, and missional churches.

8/2 - Frank Turk responds in an open letter to some comments Driscoll made in the aforementioned talk.

8/2 - A transcript of a portion of Driscoll's talk is provided.

8/7 - Clint Archer writes a fiery response to Driscoll at The Cripplegate.

8/11 - Nathan Busenitz elaborates on what cessationism is not at The Cripplegate.

8/15 - Phil Johnson writes about "Pornographic Divination" at Pyromaniacs.

8/17 - Doug Wilson chimes in.

8/18 - Phil Johnson and Dan Phillips respond to Doug.

8/18 - Doug Wilson chimes back.

8/18 - Possibly related: A second message by Driscoll on the original topic.



4 comments:

  1. Scripture, some specifics mentioned in comments in various places are Sos and Ezekiel, is the norm normata, not man.

    I see comments such as if MD does or says X, then why does Spurgeon get a pass. Or id Ezekiel says Y, then why is MD saying porn.

    Fact is, MD, like everyone since he isn't special, God is not a respecter of persons, is measured by scripture, not scripture by men.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow. I've been trying to read this over the past few days, and it still hurts my head. I have a hard time agreeing with the idea of cessationism, but I also happen to think that Driscoll could have found a better way to share what he did (if it was even needed to share the specifics in the first place). Food for thought. Thanks for sharing Trevor!

    ReplyDelete
  3. mwhenry - I don't really understand your point.

    gwenjo - You're welcome. I think this is a important issue to think through, but certainly not an ultimate issue. May we all be edified.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for the links and organization -- I'd missed this whole affair until your post. *I would say that it appears MD (and even DW) are overstating or mischaracterizing the cessationist position. (the "what is is not" post was very helpful. **Of course I happen to be preparing to preach on this area (spiritual gifts) on next sunday!
    pdb

    ReplyDelete