Thursday, 9 April 2009


Compare this site with Carl Trueman's review .

Mark Driscoll is a client of Docent.

How very very strange... "Would the true Reformed evangelicals in the room please stand up..."


Neil McAllister said...

I don't see what the problem is here? Unless we are saying that the only resources that a preacher should use are the Bible and the inspiration of the Spirit and reject the use of all commentaries, studies etc. produced by other people, I don't see any problem.

Particularly when it comes to historical/cultural research there are too many preachers who make sweeping unsubstantiated claims about "In New Testament times...". To provide these people with a resource where they can have specifically what they require to know researched by academics who know how to do proper research could be valuable and stop the repetition of nonsensical statements. Google is useful but generally provides you with a flood of very amateur resources, and no preacher can be expected to have every reference book they might ever find useful in their own library.

If this was to become a substitute for personal study prayer and waiting on God then it would be a real problem, otherwise I would be pleased to know that the people teaching me had used all the resources available to them.

Sheena Strain said...

I'd be interested to see what exactly you would get for your money....I dunno, it still seems like they are doing the preacher's job for him, even if they are not writing the sermon.