"Driscoll Energizer" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

the one reason why Mark Driscoll will just keep on going

Here it is: Because he can! Okay, you want more? 1. He sincerely believes his message. 2. There are people who want to hear it. 3. They will find each other. Sure, he was dropped from speaking at Hillsong events in Sydney and London after a huge uproar. But there are rumors…

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"Mark Driscoll: He is Risen!" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Mark Driscoll: he is risen indeed!

Mark Driscoll not only launched his new website and thereby his new ministry. He was also slated to speak at the annual Hillsong Conference. The senior pastor of Hillsong, Brian Huston, says, ”Rather than having Mark preach or teach, I am excited about interviewing Mark and his wife, Grace from…

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"The 9 Lives of Mark Driscoll" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

the nine lives of Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll is like a cat in many ways: He is fiercely independent. He doesn’t care whether you love him or not. He always lands on his feet. He can’t be controlled. He is unaffected by discipline. He keeps coming back. He has nine lives. None of these are bad…

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"Penis Home Theology" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, and women

My post on penis homes yesterday got a lot of attention. On the one hand it is fun when you’re given an easy one. On the other hand it’s very sad that people subscribe to this sexist nonsense. I thought I’d give it one more go today. I just couldn’t…

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penis home cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Mars Hill Church branches close: less homes for penis homes

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…

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Tony Jones on Mark Driscoll: What came first, the thug or the theology?

This drawing is inspired by the Ouroboros snake. What came first? The chicken or the egg? What came first? The thug or the theology? I read Tony Jones’ thoughts on Mark Driscoll. Jones has always admired Driscoll, maybe envies him a little, wants the best for him, believes he can…

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"The Internet: Good and Bad" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

the internet: taking the bad with the good

I appreciate what is happening with Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church because it is a litmus test for how the church addresses the issues of power, coercion, bullying and abuse. I watch with concern. As I posted on my Facebook page, “Mark is our brother and the church is…

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"Church Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

the rampant normalization and acceptance of spiritual abuse

(I want to make clear from the start that these poor people aren’t wearing the dunce caps by choice, but because the church is attempting to shame them.) I have many people private message me to ask why I’m so concerned about the Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church fiasco.…

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"Mars Hill Church Sinks" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

an analysis of Mark Driscoll’s update to Mars Hill Church

Mark Driscoll came back from vacation with his family, delivered his update from Pastor Mark, and will now take a six week leave while the elders of Mars Hill Church investigate the accusations against Driscoll. When I read the update, a mixture of apology, explanation, and announcements, I wondered, like I did…

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"The Gospel of Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, and the gospel of abuse

Many people are calling for forgiveness for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church so that he and the church can get back to preaching the gospel as effectively as it had and get back on the road to success, just like it was before things started unraveling. Andrew Jones of…

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