So, Mark D's name has been in the news again, and again, and again. Now he has finally resigned, and it's in the news as much or more than ever before. Make no mistake, I do not wish to defend anything he has done, nor comment on his resignation. Actually, I don't really know much about anything having to do with him. However, after watching this video, I would like to hear a defense for the behavior of those attacking his family (that's a rhetorical question - I can't think of a Christian defense for such a thing).
I will say this, I can relate to his situation only insofar as the pain I felt for my family when I was let go as a pastor. Say what you want about me - and, yes, it hurts too - but when my family is mistreated... well, that's not easy to take. To be perfectly honest, that's really the only thing that still gets me riled up.
Anyway, back to this video, I don't know who the guy is that asks Mark up to the stage - and I've never heard of this conference - but I think it's worthwhile to listen to. I like how he said, "Since someone's already been crucified for him, let's restore him with a spirit of gentleness." Hard to argue with that. I know I greatly appreciate those of you who have been there to help me find healing and journey towards restoration. Give the video a watch...