by David Hayward · September 5, 2014
This drawing is inspired by the Ouroboros snake.
What came first? The chicken or the egg?
What came first? The thug or the theology?
I read Tony Jones’ thoughts on Mark Driscoll. Jones has always admired Driscoll, maybe envies him a little, wants the best for him, believes he can be redeemed, and suggests that things can be restored.
What I found most interesting though is that Jones believes the problem with Driscoll is theological.
- He titles his post is “Thoughts about Mark Driscoll”
- He talks about the “heady” days of publishing and speaking.
- He dismisses his disturbing personality traits by his use of the word “sure”.
- He says it isn’t a moral issue (evil) but that he is passionate.
- He says more than once that Driscoll is “extremely smart” or “brilliant”.
- He suggests that he will “see” (as in “think”?) his way out of this.
- He writes that Driscoll has just embraced a toxic version of theology.
- He hopes that Driscoll will turn away from this toxic theology.
- He concludes therefore that Driscoll is not the problem, but his theology.