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Mark Driscoll Apologizes For That Viral Men’s Conference Rebuke

Mark Driscoll Apologizes For That Viral Men’s Conference Rebuke

Mark Driscoll has apologized for how he expressed concern about an opening act performance at a men’s conference he was speaking at last weekend.

Videos went viral of Driscoll being cut off for saying a “Jezebel spirit” had kicked off the Stronger Men’s Conference in Springfield, Missouri. The conference, hosted by James River Church, invited former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Alex Magala to open the weekend with a sword-swallowing act. Driscoll was uncomfortable with the act, saying from the stage that it reminded him of a scene from a strip club. John Lindell, the lead pastor of James River Church, cut Driscoll off, explaining to the audience that Driscoll had not addressed the issue with him privately and he was “out of line” for bringing it up on stage.

In a new video that has surfaced from the conference, Driscoll appeared back on stage alongside Lindell, apologizing for the way he addressed his concerns.

“I should have…talked to you rather than just verbal processing on the stage,” Driscoll said. “And as the father and the head of the house, you could have given me a thumbs up or down. And I need to honor that as spiritual authority.”
Driscoll did not take back his critiques. Rather, he admitted he should have spoken to Lindell first, and if Lindell had asked him not to say anything, he would have abided by that decision.
Check out the Driscoll and Lindell’s full conversation here:

Editor’s note: On Wednesday night, Lindell accused Driscoll of attempting to sow division within the Lindell family, and allegedly encouraged Lindell’s son to seize control of the church. Driscoll has yet to respond to the latest update

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