Todd Friel of Way of the Master surprised just about everyone and endorsed Mark Driscoll.
Now if God is truly speaking to these “discerners”, why they can’t be consistent in their pronouncements for or against someone? Just to update everyone’s score card:
Steve Camp – thinks Driscoll’s apostate
Ken Silva – thinks Driscoll’s apostate
Ingrid – thinks Driscoll’s apostate
Mike Corely – did something ODMs don’t typically do and visited Mark Driscoll. He no longer thinks Driscoll’s apostate
Todd Friel/WOTM – now endorses Driscoll
To speak in modernist terms, either Driscoll’s apostate or he isn’t. There is no grey area. How are we to tell which ODM truly has the gift of discernment?
Since the ODMs pride themselves on certainty, I’m certainly getting confused by their mixed messages.
*On a side note, Driscoll preached a sermon on Creation this past Sunday. He argues that the Bible is not a comprehensive scientific textbook and instead tells the who and what was involved with Creation. He personally believes in “historic creationism”, however, leaves room for other believers to hold other views (even allowing for theistic evolution). The only view he argues against is Atheistic Evolution.