Religion Saves (And 9 Other Misconceptions)

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That’s what Mark Driscoll and the crew at Mars Hill are calling the new sermon series.

These are the responses to the top ten questions from the ‘Ask Anything’ survey (I asked these two questions), where everybody in the world had three months to ask and vote on questions that they would like Driscoll to preach on.

Part one is provocatively titled “Is Birth Control a Sin?” (audio here) (video here)

This is an exciting question for me, because Steph and I have spent a lot of time talking through this.

I’m about to give it a listen!

Mike Huckabee is not as weak as you think he is

How many times have you heard someone on TV or the radio or a blog make this argument:

Mike Huckabee is only popular among evangelical christians, and he might win the primary in states that have a lot of evangelicals, but he’ll never get elected.” ?

Justin Taylor points at this article, in which Michael Medved makes a really important argument:

Those who insist, over and over again, that the Iowa Caucuses reflected “Christian identity politics” or a “tidal wave of Evangelical support” are basing their analysis on feelings, not facts; on vapors, not voters. It’s dishonest to say that a guy who just won a crushing state-wide victory, without even winning the majority of his own religious group, displayed a one dimension appeal to Christian zealots only.

This endlessly repeated story line is not only tired, it’s a lie. (emphasis mine)

Your thoughts?

I think I have a new hero

Ok, not really.

‘Hero’ is a powerful word to me. But man, Mark Driscoll is seriously on track…

Check this out: