It’s no secret that I’ve never been a fan of Mark Driscoll. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not saddened to watch the fallout for him and the Church when the recent backlash against him surges to new levels. He just announced he’s now stepping down for a break while his church investigates the charges against him.
If you read the article found in the link above you see an interesting summary of Driscoll’s career. One quote in particular caught my eye.
“My sense is that many of the celebrity religious leaders are well aware of and intentionally attempt to guard themselves against sexual and financial temptations. But they forget that pride comes before a fall.” Scott Thumma, Hartford Seminary sociologist
How tragic that we could intentionally guard ourselves in dangerous areas only to be blinded by pride. I’m haunted by that conclusion. I pray that Mark’s story and Scott Thumma’s conclusion would provide us a reminder to recognize the role that Christ alone plays in our life.