It’s disturbing to me how Mark is just a normal guy, but because he’s a preacher and therefore defies expectations of what a preacher should look like or sound like, he gets accused of TRYING to be cool (see recent video). The reporter shouldn’t have assumed that Mark is trying to be cool just because he’s expected to dress or preach according to a stereotype that he doesn’t fit. It always irks me when people read too much into the way a person dresses, as if they have some agenda to look cool just because they’re expected to dress more traditionally. We live in the 21st century, and the clothes Mark wears are as normal or more normal than suites and ties for people 50 and under. It’s just normal, but preachers aren’t expected to be normal, but to fit a stereotype.
The media needs a taste of Mark Driscoll. He should be representing Christianity on CNN along with Al Mohler. Now that he’s getting a little press, hopefully they will call him up the next time they are looking for a token evangelical to weigh in a conservative voice on culturally taboo issues.