Toxic masculinity and abusive church leadership tend to go hand-in-hand. And the recent reports about the abuses of Mark Driscoll at Trinity Church in Scottsdale Arizona illustrate that to painful effect.
In this episode, we discuss the details of Driscoll’s abuses and discuss how they reveal a toxic need for control and submission that too often exists in evangelical circles.
We also take a look at toxic leaders in the bible, including King Saul and King David. We explore the insecurities that led to Saul’s paranoia, and the way David’s abuses of power led to instability in the kingdom later in his life.
Here are the sources we cite in this episode regarding the recent events at Mark Driscoll’s church:
- The Roys Report: Mark Driscoll Accused of Cult-Like Actions; 24/7 Surveillance, Mandated Loyalty
- Dear Pastor Mark (Open letter written by Chad Freese)