The most anticipated podcast since William Lane Craig vs. The Chair
Had a listen last night and I hope I was open minded, because I have enjoyed Mark’s sermons and I love Justin’s show. It was nice to be exposed to a realer side of Justin when the tables turned because obviously on his show he shows complete impartiality.
Justin asked if he could talk about more than just the book, which Mark said he was happy with, so he can’t really then complain that parts of his ministry were discussed. Justin told Grace to be free to chip in at any time, she only responded once at Justin’s invitation. Mark has said he found Justin to be disrespectful towards Grace, but I actually feel it was Mark who was disrespectful towards her. My husband and I in no way have a marriage we could write a guidance book about, but if we had written a book together and were being asked about it, I would expect him to invite me into the conversation or mention my input and lead me into talking about it. Having said that I would feel I could have a say if it needed it without invitation! So I concluded from that, Grace is either uber shy, or uber submissive suffering from ‘I will not speak until spoken to’ little woman syndrome.
Marks problem with men and make no mistake he thinks this is ALL men, not some who suffer from this, every single man is inherently lazy, sex-crazed, un-committed etc. and that is why only a macho Pastor like him can get through to them, they simply will not engage in a church that isn’t led by an action man. He then contradicts himself though by saying that the men in Seattle are Arty types, business men, upper city men etc. So I was unsure why he was concerned with the possible congregations outside his own church, because obviously under his guidance there are no knuckle draggers in his church.
Considering the interview primarily was for an article on the book, I do think Justin didn’t give as much time to that as he could’ve, but he was almost led away from the subject of marriage by Marks attack on men, which obviously is going to lead on to further questioning.
I also think Justin could’ve been a bit more positive with his answers to Mark at the end, I know it must’ve been pretty intimidating suddenly having the shoe put on the other foot, but I assume he knows what he believes and he did come across a bit uncomfortably in his answers.
So, will I read the book? No, for me personally I think it would do more harm than good, but if anyone else wants to, go for it!
Will I listen to Pastor Mark’s sermons again? Yes, I can’t ignore the fact I have probably been blessed by them more than I have been outraged.
Will I listen to Justin’s unbelievable radio show anymore? No………….Joking I am, I love that show!!!!!