Mark Driscoll and Church Discipline: Is it Biblical or Abusive?

Tonight Pastor Michael Newnham and I discuss the current controversy surrounding Pastor Mark Driscoll in regards to the church discipline practices his church employs.

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Mathew Paul Turners blog and his reporting of the events we discussed tonight can be found at the links below;

http://matthewpaulturner.net/jesus-needs-new-pr/mark-driscolls-church-discipline-contract-looking-for-true-repentance-at-mars-hill-church-sign-on-the-dotted-line/

 

http://matthewpaulturner.net/jesus-needs-new-pr/mark-driscolls-gospel-shame-the-truth-about-discipline-excommunication-and-cult-like-control-at-mars-hill/

Mailbag 1

Pastor Michael Newnham and I answer your questions on this weeks podcast…..

1). We address the reaction to Pastor Chuck Smith’s announcement that he has lung cancer.

2). What is a Pastor?

3). What is repentance?

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Expositors Hour #3: What is Forgiveness?

Sam Frost and I continue our examination of the Epistle to the Ephesians and we will examine Ephesians 1:7-8.

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Why Marcus Lamb’s Adultery Shouldn’t Be News

Apparently Marcus Lamb has publicly confessed to committing adultery. According to him this happened years ago. According to Lamb he confessed this sin to his wife and she has forgiven him. According to Lamb the only reason he made this public was because someone was trying to blackmail him for millions of dollars.

The reason this shouldn’t be news? Continue reading

Would You Hire Ted Haggard to Pastor Your Church?

Over the last three years Ted Haggard has been portrayed as a “loser”, a “sociopath”, and a host of other labels given by Christians who believe Haggard should burn in hell for his moral failure. Recently Haggard has given some very candid interviews recently and I’d like to look at one interview in particular……(source) Continue reading

The ODM World’s Silence Speaks Volumes….at least to me

Last night I was thinking about the events of the past few weeks and one of the questions that have been asked the most is;

Where are the ODM’s and why aren’t they publicly condemning the aberrant behavior of one of their own?

I find myself asking the same question. Continue reading