Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mark Driscoll Thanks His Critics

"What I did not mean to communicate was anything regarding the Haggards, particularly Mrs. Haggard. She is not to blame for the sin of her husband.

...

Lastly, I want to thank my critics, especially the most vocal. They have helped me to understand that more than just pastors are following what I am saying. Subsequently, they are helping me to learn how to more clearly articulate what I am trying to communicate. In that way, they have been of great assistance to me as I seek to pastor most effectively for Jesus. I have waited some time to post this clarification because in times past I have gotten angry and responded with a tone that was defensive, prideful, and not helpful. I am learning that critics in some ways are also friends because there is often some truth in what they are pointing out. Subsequently, God is using my critics to teach me and is asking me to be willing to listen."

Mark Driscoll thanks his critics
for their response to this post.

Thanks, Mark.

1 comment:

kairos said...

Thanks for pointing me to this, Stephen. I don't think Mark Driscoll responded to what the issue was, though I appreciate his posture of gratitude for those responding to him.

My take is here, if you or anyone is interested.

Peace to you, and thanks for your blog. I get a lot out of reading it regularly.