1) Remember "Palin Derangement Syndrome?" It happens with other people also.
When you are so determined to see bad in all things that even tangentially touch a person, you've got DS (Derangement Syndrome)
2) I am in NO WAY supporting or agreeing with the sins that Mark Driscoll as committed in his time at Mars Hill. I hope that he, his family, his church, and all those who have been injured by Driscoll's leadership find healing, repentance and forgiveness.
Warren Throckmorton has been making much hay over Mark Driscoll.
Some of the posts have been right on target. Others miss the mark.
Still others are full on "MDDS" (Mark Driscoll Derangement Syndrome)
When you go on the attack, aimed at John Piper, because he didn't say everything that you think he should have said in an ELEVEN MINUTE podcast, you've got MDDS
When you question the integrity of other authors, based on the fact that they use the same publicist as Driscoll, you've got MDDS.
When (this was a commenter) you suggest that Christian authors should not sell their work, but give it away as a PDF and wait for folks to "donate" what they think the work is worth---forgetting that the HOST of the blog you're commenting on is an author who (wait for it...) SELLS HIS WORK, you've got MDDS.
I've been following Throckmorton for a while, and his encouragement of the haters is disturbing and disheartening.
The information he puts out there is (perhaps) necessary, for those who have sat under Mark Driscoll, and want to keep tabs on the information in one place.
BUT...in order to keep the true haters (and MDDS) under a little more control, I'd suggest closing comments on all new posts concerning Mark Driscoll. If readership continues, Throckmorton will know that his information is still getting through to the right places.
If readership falls if commenters cannot continue ranting - that's a clue that Throckmorton's most common function has been to provide a venue for MDDS.
that should be worth thinking about.