The church elders crafted a "restoration" plan to help Driscoll and save the church.
Instead, Driscoll declined the restoration plan and resigned.
a neutered and limp-wristed popular Sky Fairy." Instead, he has molded a doctrine based on manliness, sexual purity, and submission to authority: wives to husbands, husbands to pastors, and everyone to God.Lance, a soft-spoken ex-military guy whose real name is not Lance, started attending Mars Hill Church in early 2008, became a full member before the year was out, and by October of 2010 was deeply and happily immersed in the life of the church.It was, he says, "like a second family." Around that time, Lance says he "did something I shouldn't have done." (I told Lance I wouldn't divulge his "sins," but they were amorous indiscretions that anyone who isn't a fundamentalist Christian, Jew, or Muslim would find extremely minor.) Lance said he "felt like a hypocrite," so he voluntarily confessed and submitted to six months of counseling and spiritual probation.Every single day I thank God for this privilege and responsibility.At the same time, the reality is that we live in a fallen world, and no matter how good of a job that I do as a loving, protective father, my daughters will still experience some of level hurt in this life.