08 May 2013

Acting Like Men with James MacDonald and Mark Driscoll

James MacDonald has a new conference planned for the Fall of 2013:

The website for this conference does not yet offer any specific details regarding the schedule of the multi-city event, but we are hopeful that the following two breakout sessions will be offered:

  • "How to Build Your Own Catapult" with James MacDonald:

  • "Bus Driving 101" with Mark Driscoll:

It is too bad that T.D. Jakes couldn't join the speaker lineup and share his financial expertise. Perhaps next year.

Further Reading


  1. Do they mean:
    1) act like men (of the world?)
    2) act like (godly) men?
    The fact is that MacDonald and Driscoll both act like men. Men of the world. They've already taken Paul's exhortation to a new low. Based upon their speech, their lifestyles and their focus, I am afraid the conference will focus on the first. Sadly.

    1. I would like to ask you what data, what information your basing your view of James MacDonald and Mr. Driscoll on?
      People who speak badly, unfairly of others should really clear the bad things in their life, before condemning others.
      We aren't suppose to be judging others here on earth, that is for Jesus to do thanks God Bless All

    2. You might want to actually read your Bible. Study "judgement" because you clearly have no clue what you're talking about. How are we to watch out for false teachers without using judgement? How can their be any church discipline without using judgement? He said "based upon their speech, their lifestyles and their focus' which is easily found online. Compare it with Scripture and you will see they both are men of the world.

  2. It will be interesting to see which, if any, of these men will MAN-UP, repent of the wickedness they have perpetrated on the people of God and resign from their self-appointed positions as "pastor".

  3. Quote from the Act Like Men Conference website:

    “Men who are loud and ruthless about their own sin, but patient and full of grace in leading others. Men who long to follow God without limits and meet the needs of those around them without hesitation.”

    Seriously????!!!!!! This is laughable and preposterous twisting of the very things James MacDonald and Mark Driscoll have been credibly criticized for, as proven in the video clips that Erin posted, and the information available on The Elephant’s Debt website, and other places.

    The promo should be altered to read:

    “Men who are loud and ruthless in leading others, but patient and full of grace toward their own sin. Men who long to follow power without limits and squelch the needs of those around them without hesitation.”

    At THAT kind of conference they would certainly be expert teachers. Carol

  4. I agree fully with Carol above,,,, These men are experts at everything opposite of what they hope they are never seen as. Emperors with no clothes, self-made mullahs and narcissistic bullies with just enough Christianese and charisma to seduce and keep a large enough lemming gathering to facilitate monetizing and building their evil empires.

  5. With break-out sessions to include JM: "Where to Find More Cannon Fodder," "Tension is a GOOD Thing/It Gives Your Catapult SPRING," "Spiritual Uses of Leverage." MD's break-outs will include, "Pastoral Privilege IS Your License to Drive," "Inevitable Bumps in the Road/What to Do with Disgruntled Members," and "I Never Drive Faster than I Can See Cuz I Gots VISION!" Don't miss this great opportunity! Register Early to guarantee lunch with the speakers; the menu will feature cold shoulder, hot tongue and bitter tea.

  6. Real men do not whine while manipulating with dirty play of a "race card"... Not even in casinos you visit all over the place. Grow up Mr.MacDonald and in doing so give an example to your meathead buddy.

    ~ Despeville

  7. I recommend that Driscoll's and MacDonald's fleeced-flocks listen to John MacArthur's "How to Recognize a Real Church" series (Sunday PM sermon), and drive their own "bus" or "catapult" themselves away from their churches ASAP.


  8. I have my concerns with every one of these men, with the exception on Matt Chandler and Eric Mason. Although, I am aware of Chandler's and Mason's connection to Driscoll (Acts 29), there isn't much for me to go by to call them less than sound biblical teachers. If anyone could kindly refer me to articles of them being anything other than sound biblical teachers, I'd appreciate it.

  9. I do wish Matt Chandler would distance himself from such false teachers.

    2 John 1:10-11 "If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds."

  10. sounds like some men are being covetous --- james is a decent dude and good teacher -- carry on...

  11. I think that the problem that you guyd are clearly having is understanding that James and Mark call out the little boys in a Mans body to become Men. Most worldly people will have a big problem because something in one of the sermons said had struck a serious nerve that demands change. Nobody wants to be told that they are wrong, sinning and need to change. Its not easy to take this in. Most people who feel this will respond just as you have.

  12. James is not speaking of catapulting someone out because they screwed up, hes saying that if you have brought the issue up and let that man know that he is sinning or causing others to sin and he continues to sin and cause others to sin and refuses to change then he must go. I agree 100%. This type of man is not only contageous but can prove fatal in the body of a church. Hes not wrong. The truth hurts to those who choose the worldly route.

  13. I dont get why you are complaining. Mark Driscoll is clearly saying that if there are people in the way of your churches mission they need to be replaced. Sounds acceptable in any aspect to me.

  14. Bill Fischer,

    Is this what it means to act like men? 'Acting Like Men? Mark Driscoll Crashes Strange Fire, James MacDonald Watches

    These are not mature, godly men, and they have no business teaching others the biblical definition of manhood.


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