A really interesting piece over at the Christian Post taken from a recent interview with Mark Driscoll by the Gospel Coalition.
Turns out that Mark Driscoll thinks that there are probably worse things in the world than Joel Osteen.
In fact, he kind of chides others in his reformed camp, who he says, treat “Pastor Joel like a pinata”.
According to Driscoll:
“I am aware of the theological differences that exist between our tribe and Pastor Joel…I also know my Reformed brothers like to treat Pastor Joel like a pinata, but there are worse things than being happy and encouraging at a time when the most common prescription medications are antidepressants.”
And Driscoll’s advice to his ‘tribe’:
“A few guys in our tribe could learn to talk about something other than painful, arduous suffering once and a while — if nothing else than for the sake of variety…Our identity is not in our joy, and our identity is not in our suffering. Our identity is in Christ, whether we have joy or are suffering.”
For Osteen’s part, he got a good zinger in on Mark Driscoll back in 2011. When asked if it bothered him that Al Mohler and Mark Driscoll were some of his greatest critics, Osteen responded “I don’t know who those people are.”
One point Osteen.
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