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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Some amusing quotes

I just finished Mark Driscoll's book Confessions of a Reformission Rev. Aside from his Campus Crusade for Christ bashing and a few minor things I loved the book. The Bible of Church planting it is not yet it provided tons of challenges and also the encouragment that God will do huge things when we take big risks for him. The guy is stinking funny too. Here are some noteable sentences and chunks. These are not intended to represent the book.

- So the Brethren folks and their handbells and their doily left our church.

- ... Paul said that a pastor must fight like a soldier, train like an athlete, and work hard like a farmer... he had in mind the manliest of men leading the church (2 Tim. 2:1-7). Sadly, the weakest men are often drawn to ministry simply because it is an indoor job that does not require heavy lifting.

- Unfortunately, our little church met at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday nights in a hot church without air-conditioning, and the attendance started thining to the degree that it looked like some of us had missed the rapture.

- Scrambling for ideas, I agreed to cancel a Sunday church service to let some of our long-haired public-radio types take us outside to do a large joint art project they had proposed ... I feared ending up with a church of chickified arty dudes drinking herbal tea and standing around talking about their feelings, as illustrated by their finger painting. To this day, I twitch like a Vietnam vet just thinking about the mural.

Mark on 'solid long-winded, old-school Bible preaching' after receiving complaints about his 'preaching monologues': My people need to hear from God's word and not from each other in collective ignorance like some dumb chat room.


Blogger Lydia said...

haha i love this line:

- For some insane reason, I chose Ecclesiastes and absolutely butchered the book because learning to preach biblical theology with Ecclesiastes is harder than medical students learning surgery by operating on themselves.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Loco said...

i think i lyk mark driscoll...

10:06 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

you'd like him loco.

7:18 AM  

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