I’ve posted on Mark Driscoll multiple times so this post is needed and appropriate. Tim Challies has posted Driscoll’s response to a private conversation between John Piper and CJ Mahaney. Driscoll receives a lot of criticism in the world of bloggers, so it is appropriate to balance that criticism with commendation when it becomes apparent that he is actively dealing with his short-comings and areas of his life where he needs greater sanctification.  

Last Sunday, at Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll preached a sermon on the Regulative Principle. For a few minutes, just at the end of the sermon, he discussed some “behind-the-scenes” time he has spent with both C.J. Mahaney and John Piper. In this brief audio excerpt, posted below, he explains to his congregation some of the ways he has failed to serve them and how he hopes to grow in and by God’s grace. This is in light of some private brotherly correction and feedback he received from John Piper and C.J. Mahaney at the recent Resurgence conference.

When I hear things like this, I am filled with gratitude for this incredible, unique body called the church. I love to see Christians serving, challenging, exhorting and blessing other Christians in this way. I thank God for Piper and Mahaney and their ministry to Mark Driscoll and, through him, to the church at large.

Listen to the audio at Challies site. You will be encouraged regardless of what Driscoll camp you are in.