Mark Driscoll, John Piper, and Twitter

Yesterday was Inauguration Day here in the United States. While the Christian community has been up in arms about this year’s festivities since Louie-Gate, many celebrated the Inaugural by watching the telecast or going about their usual daily ritual. Others, including two well known pastors, took to twitter and shared their thoughts on the day:


In this afternoon’s edition of Ministry Briefing Todd and I discuss these statements, and whether they are beneficial, hurtful, or neither. We’d love to hear your thoughts as well, click the link below to check out the discussion and share your thoughts:



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I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.

  • http://dustn.tv/ Dustin W. Stout

    Did you hear Shaun King’s response?

    • http://www.churchthought.com Matt Steen

      I just saw that… utterly disgraceful.

      The lack of civil discourse in this world, both in the church and outside of it, are incredibly troubling to me. The fact that Driscoll makes comments about a man’s spiritual life without a significant relational connection is dangerous. I fear that people blindly taking up the defense of those who are spoken against is just as dangerous. Unless we are able to once again disagree civilly, we are in for a world of hurt.

      • http://dustn.tv/ Dustin W. Stout

        Agreed. But I don’t think Driscoll was wrong in what he said. In fact, I’m pretty confident if you asked the President publicly if he believed everything in the Bible, he would say “no”. And if the answer to that question is “no” then it is safe enough to say that he probably doesn’t know who God really is.

        Accurate or not though– it could have been more tactful.