This is one of Mark Driscoll’s earlier quotes. To give you a proper context – what follows is not the only way he views Jesus, but providing a contrast with the theological left wing of the emerging church movement (Emergent Village).
There is a strong drift toward the hard theological left. Some emergent types want to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with a lot of product in His hair, who drank decaf and made pithy Zen statements about life while shopping for the perfect pair of shoes. In Revelation, Jesus is a prize fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone BLEED. That is a guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up. I fear some are becoming more cultural than Christian, and without a big Jesus who has authority and hates sin as revealed in the Bible, we will have less and less Christians and more and more confused, spiritually self-righteous blogger critics of Christianity.
What do you think? Accurate? Fightin’ words? Spot on? Is he drinking kool aid?
HT: Steve Laughlin