I've always liked Mark Driscoll, but I have been put off by his manner on a number of occasions. This is a refreshing look at a young pastor who is striving for godliness. Mark Driscoll is a teachable man, which is more than I can say for a lot of younger Christians, myself included (and yes, I realize there are plenty of unteachable older Christians).
This event improved my opinion Driscoll, but more importantly it encouraged me about ministry in general. I make it no secret that my future career is up in the air. Will I be a professor? Author? Pastor? All of the above? None of the above? I am uncertain. What I am certain of, however, is that in the past 'pastor' was lowest on the list. I guess it's because my default understanding of ministry is more administrative; getting programs and volunteers in place and other such things. Since I am B-A-D at administration, I'm not interested in making it my life's work. The 'Driscoll-Mahaney-Piper' affair has made me remember what ministry is about: being faithful to Christ. THAT, my friends, is worth doing. Thanks to Driscoll et al I can approach the ministry I'm doing now with renewed strength and love, for Christ and the people I serve.
Maybe being a pastor ain't such a bad idea after all . . .