Doing Math With Mark Driscoll

I saw this on Facebook this morning. Read it slowly. After reading through the 122 comments, it's clear that most people did not read the whole statement and just wanted to attack the messenger. In this case, forget the messenger and focus on the message.

This statement isn't so much about our obedience to God, but about our motivation. We still obey, we still submit, we still honor, but when we do it to "get something from God" it's a form of religion. When we know the love of God, it motivates us to obey. That's the gospel. That's Christianity.

I got this backwards for many years and worse than that taught my kids some crappy math along the way. We never measured up (much like Dolores Umbridge) and entered a vicious cycle of trying harder to achieve. 

Don't believe me? Do you think your acceptance is about obedience to God? Do you really believe He will love you more if you obey Him better? Let me encourage you to stop trying so hard to be a better behavior and become a better believer.

Quetly making noise,


Andy Fletcher

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the podcast.