Contents Acknowledgments 7 Prelude 9 0. Ten Curious Questions 13 1. Jesus, Our Offering Was $137 and I Want to Use It to Buy Bullets 37 0 -- 45 People 2. Jesus, If Anyone Else Calls My House, I May Be Seeing You Real Soon 57 45 -- 75 People 3. Jesus, Satan Showed Up and I Can't Find My Cup 73 75 -- 150 People 4. Jesus, Could You Please Rapture the Charismaniac Lady Who Brings Her Tambourine to Church? 91 150 -- 350 People 5. Jesus, Why Am I Getting Fatter and Meaner? 115 350 -- 1,000 People 6. Jesus, Today We Voted to Take a Jackhammer to Your Big Church 139 1,000 -- 4,000 People 7. Jesus, We're Loading Our Squirt Guns to Charge Hell Again 163 4,000 -- 10,000 People Appendix 1 -- The Junk Drawer: Answers to Common Questions 188 Appendix 2 -- Distinctives of Larger Churches 195 Notes 198
Mark Driscoll is one of the 50 most influential pastors in America, and the founder of Mars Hill Church in Seattle (www.marshillchurch.org), the Paradox Theater, and the Acts 29 Network which has planted scores of churches. Mark is the author of The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out. He speaks extensively around the country, has lectured at a number of seminaries, and has had wide media exposure ranging from NPR's All Things Considered to the 700 Club, and from Leadership journal to Mother Jones magazine. He's a staff religion writer for the Seattle Times. Along with his wife and children, Mark lives in Seattle.