Just a quick heads-up that, regardless of my feelings on Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church has a really awesome podcast of worship music. Click here to get it on iTunes, make sure to check out in particular In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross by Rocket Minor,Tomorrow by Ashbourne, How Great Thou Art by Sackcloth & Ashes, You Have Opened My Mouth and Praise to the Lord by Ghost Ship, Nothing but the Blood and As Long as I Live by E-Pop, Man of Sorrows by Ex-Nihilo and Advent Song by Northern Conspiracy.

I don’t totally hate Mark Driscoll…

…although I do fairly often want to smack my head against a brick wall when listening to him. But, in the interests of not being totally uncharitable, here’s one of the occasions on which I think he gets it pretty much spot on.

“Mark Driscoll Kicks His Own Ass”

This article nearly made me pee my pants in the library earlier. Here’s one of my favourite bits –  it’s almost hard to tell it’s satire:

“This is what being a pastor is about, guys. If you can’t handle it, go back to teaching yoga or playing My Little Pony with the other girls.”

The rest of the session followed the same general tone, with Driscoll ridiculing insulated coffee cups, haiku and dental floss as feminine while extolling athletic cups, tobacco spit and broken load-bearing bones as being “essential for a pastor.”

The scary part? They made up (I think) the spoof blog-name “jesuswasaman.blogspot.com”, and I typed it into the address bar for laffs – turns out it automatically relocates to Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church website! WTF?!

Postscript: Here are some excellent critiques..