I have a lot of respect for Tim Challies. Without a doubt, his post is the best thing I have read on the events that have transpired recently within the young, restless, and Reformed crowd (i.e., Driscoll, Acts 29, etc.). I commend the post to all the young guns in ministry out there. Challies writes:
When the Bible lays out qualifications to ministry, it is character that rules every time. The Bible says little about skill and less still about results. It heralds character. And from the early days, Mark Driscoll showed outstanding natural abilities which led to amazing results. He knew and proclaimed sound theology. But he also showed an absence of so many of the marks of godly character. A hundred testimonies from a hundred hurt friends and former church members shows that what we saw from the outside was only a dim reflection of what was happening on the inside. The signposts were there, but we ignored them.