Apprising Ministries has been discussing what appears to be a new emerging ecumenical magisterium growing up around the Elephant Room of co-hosts James MacDonald and Mark Driscoll.

Yesterday Driscoll tweeted:


Today in Building Bad Bridges: Chuck Smith, Mark Driscoll, Greg Laurie over at  Sergio Martinez & Michael-Anthony Rene Chavez offer that, “It is a sad day to have to report and show this to everyone.”

They continue:

we do not know what was talked about during their breakfast together.  All we know is that there was a meeting between these three. Please take note that it was Greg Laurie that helped make this happen.

Why is this of any importance you may ask? Because you can also credit Greg Laurie for the Rick Warren invite a few years back to his Harvest crusade.We share these concerns about Greg Laurie:

  • Concerns about Harvest America 2012 in light of “The Resurgence”:
  • An in-depth look at our concerns about the speakers at “The Resurgence (includes audio qoutes etc):
  • Greg has been contacted and chooses not to withdraw his endorsement from a book that encourages necromancy:

Mark Driscoll and Greg Laurie need no introduction as we have covered them before on this blog (see above).  Greg Laurie is obviously a well known figure in Calvary Chapels and more and more he is becoming well known among other denominations as a “great evangelist”. (source)

Having watched Chuck Smith’s Calvary Chapel quite closely these past few years, I would agree with Martinez and Chavez that:

Unfortunately Chuck Smith is no longer running things as they once were as he ages. We do not discredit the aspects of Chuck’s ministry that have been fruitful but at the same time he has concerned many with various things presented on “Pastor’s Perspective” as well as some of these continual ties with guys like Driscoll that are being encouraged by guys like Brian Broderson, Greg Laurie and Bob Coy to name a few. (source)

In closing this, for now, Chavez and Martinez also reference a:

Vimeo video of this years recent Senior Pastor’s Conference 2012 discussion panel:  At 24:26 “new Calvinism” is brought up which leads right into Mark Driscoll. The thing is Greg claims that most criticism is not based on fact and that people should talk to him about concerns.

Not only myself but a few others have tried and he has refused to listen and in some cases ignored people to their face when approached in a loving manner. Our concern is about the facts. Chuck is also sitting in the front of this event as allthree men openly endorse Mark Driscoll. (source)

Apprising Ministries now brings you an exclusive video clip of the section in question featuring Broderson, Laurie and Coy re. their views about the oxymoronic New Calvinism and Mark Driscoll:

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HT: Herescope

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