(2-25-2015 Further update here:
I am no longer a Pirate Christian supporter. Too much hypocrisy, too many double standards, too many false accusations.)
This Was No Boating Accident!
If you haven't ever listened to another podcast, you really should listen to this one. In it Chris explains how the Christian Media Industry works. It is really, seriously, no different than the secular media. I've taken to calling it the Evangelical Christian Mafia because that is pretty much how they all behave. So Chris Rosebrough analyzes the Mefferd apology in this episode. He concludes that it "was no boating accident. This was a shark attack." Follow the money... for the love of it is the root of all sorts of evil.
He makes some excellent observations. I would say he's probably spot-on.
Also analyzes the Glenn Beck interview of Mark Driscoll from yesterday. Mark Driscoll seemed very uncomfortable, like a deer in the headlights, meek and innocent. Very unlike him. Perhaps he's just getting to be a better con artist. It was totally surreal to watch Driscoll, in a response to Glenn Beck, lamenting the lack of courage in evangelicalism, when he himself and his buddies are the ones responsible for intimidating and silencing a lot of them. But see, Driscoll wants us to only correct those pagans outside the church. (Never mind those pesky verses from 1 Corinthians 5!)
And actually, he didn't even do THAT (correcting those outside the church) in front of the Mormon Glenn Beck who made it sound like we are all Christians. As Chris noted in his analysis, he just let it slide...while not being afraid to contradict Beck regarding Gandhi. I dunno, maybe he's been drinking too much theraflu.
We can't correct the big guys in evangelicalism. They are untouchable. If you do you will feel the wrath of the machine. And so, no one wants to suffer a loss of income, market share, or ridicule, or getting flamed on a blog for rebuking false teachers.
But you know, I'm sure our brothers suffering in Iran and China will understand. Mark Driscoll is actually a coward, because he fears and serves the Evangelical Mafia Dons who subsidize his empire, more than he fears God and cares for those who actually have tried to love him with tough love.