In Mark Driscoll’s update to his Mars Hill Church some weeks ago, he apologized for some things he’d said and some attitudes. You can read my post about it HERE.
It recently surfaced that in 2001, under the name of William Wallace II, he essentially called women “penis homes”. You can read a good analysis of it HERE.
Mars Hill Church is planning to close 15 branches as a result of the controversy surrounding Driscoll.
My concern is that it is one thing to apologize for, say, calling women “penis homes”. But what about the sexism from which that spoke? Too many people are saying that Driscoll has apologized and so we should forgive and restore him. But more people are saying that it is not just the words that are disconcerting, but the attitude behind them. Is this repairable?