Friday, April 17, 2009

Mark Driscoll stuff (mainly on men and lust)

"My desire as a Christian pastor is to see churches raised up as communities of grace ruled by Jesus and led by his gloriously masculine men who work their jobs, eat their meat, drink their beer, romance their wives, study their Bible, and raise their kids in glory and joy (Jer. 29:4–7;Eccl. 9:7–10)"
-Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle

He wrote a little booklet that a friend of mine had posted on his blog with a hearty recommendation. I just now skimmed through it and believe that it is worth passing on. The booklet is grounded in a biblical understanding of man as the glory of God and as such having a glorious calling to lead, fight, and serve. Remaining enslaved to various forms of sexual lust as a Christian man is simply not an option. There is too much that He has given us to enjoy richly, too much work that He has called us to that desperately needs to be done, and too serious of consequences to play around with sin (of any kind).

I've been reading a lot of Driscoll's stuff lately; it seems that the Lord has really laid a lot upon his heart lately because he has come out with several books that are solidly theological and intensely pastoral. I'm reading through his Vintage Jesus right now and just finished recently Death by Love; he has another one out titled Vintage Church that promises to be a good read as well. If you haven't heard of him, check him out: Mars Hill.

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