Jordon On Marky D.

kinnon —  July 4, 2008 — 4 Comments

OK. So I’m not feeling well. And my thoughts garbled are. But I read can still.

And Jordon Cooper has posted a link to Relevant Mag’s 7 Big Questions – which feature responses from Frederica Matthews-Green, Erwin McManus, Rob Bell and the always entertaining Sam Kinison Mark Driscoll.

Here’s a Marky D. quote:

There is a strong drift toward the hard theological left. Some emergent types [want] to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with a lot of product in His hair, who drank decaf and made pithy Zen statements about life while shopping for the perfect pair of shoes. In Revelation, Jesus is a pride fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is a guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up.

Jordon responds,

I generally don’t care that much about what Mark says but after reading his comments, it almost sounds like he has William Shatner disease, that is he is becoming a parody of himself.

The always astute Coop pretty much sums it up. “William Shatner disease!” Beam Mark up, Scotty.

(BTW. Jordon is back blogging up a storm, now that the new baby is home.)



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

4 responses to Jordon On Marky D.

  1. Re Jordon’s comment that Mark is becoming a parody of himself, have you seen the Wittenburg Door parody? Eerily close…

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  2. Tom,
    I did see it. What was funny was the response of many folk who didn’t think it was a parody. Marky D. has gotten to a place where parody and reality are one.

    Now, I write this believing that Mark is a gifted guy who really needs to be mentored by the likes of Tim Keller. And someone needs to put 1 Cor 13 and the Epistle of James back into Mark’s Bible(s).

    My prayer for Mark is that he becomes all that God wants him to be – and that his polemicist rhetoric turns into loving discourse. He’s a bright guy who I believe passionately loves Jesus. It will be good when he passionately loves all of God’s people, too.

  3. Bill, great response, graciously put. I completely agree. I could check to make sure those pages are in my Bible, too.


  4. And mine, Tom, and mine…


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