Somebody tell Driscoll there’s already a church for Reformed hipsters in Phoenix. Or don’t. He might run it over with his new bus.
Mark Driscoll is planting a church in Phoenix, according to Joel Connelly. Connelly writes at seattlepi.com…
Former Mars Hill Church senior pastor Mark Driscoll has filed incorporation papers in Phoenix for a new entity called The Trinity Church in Arizona, 14 months after he resigned his Seattle pulpit and just under a year after Mars Hill ceased to exist.
Pulpit & Pen reported the scuttlebutt several months ago that Driscoll was planning on planting in Phoenix when he relocated there in July, and it turns out those reports were accurate. At the time, Driscoll said “there are no concrete plans” for local ministry in Phoenix. Yeaaaaah. Right.
Since his ouster from Mars Hill shortly before its implosion and death (although Driscoll says God audibly told him to leave), Driscoll has been speaking at almost exclusively hyper-charismatic and word-of-faith institutions. We reported on Driscoll speaking soon at Furtick’s leadership conference with Perry Noble (source link), his appearance with Hillsong’s Brian Houston in which he apologized for ever criticizing Joel Osteen (source link), his appearance at a Missouri Assembly of God megachurch (source link), his appearance with prosperity teacher Robert Morris (source link) and more. Pulpit & Pen predicted that Driscoll would be going more charismatic and less Reformed (source link) because, as most people know, the charismatic movement is to spiritual ne’er-do-wells what Harlan County is to Boyd Crowder (yes, I just made a pop-culture reference).
The Phoenix metropolitan area is now home to James White, Steven Anderson and Mark Driscoll (one of those is not like the others). So that’s quite a selection. If they all ever walk into the same bar in Phoenix, well…there’s got to be a punch line there somewhere.
[Contributed by JD Hall]
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