Profane Preachers Contribute to Killing the Conscience

Marsha West
News With Views

Pastor Mark Driscoll, founder of Mars Hill Church, Seattle Washington is highly regarded in evangelical circles. Pastor Driscoll sometimes uses profanity from the pulpit and has become known for his crude stand-up comic style preaching. The self-described theological conservative and cultural liberal has been accused of trading reverence for relevance. His congregants, most of whom are young people, take delight in hearing sermons laced with crudity. Not surprisingly, early on in his ministry one of his friends referred to him as ‘the cussing pastor.’ Today he’s criticized for more than cussing; he has been accused of making ‘disgusting comments’ of ‘dirty talk’ and turning Bible verses into punch lines for crude jokes.

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