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Jessica Johnson: Biblical Porn

Affect, Labor, and Pastor Mark Driscoll's Evangelical Empire

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Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Wed May 23, 2018, 7 pm

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The saga of Mars Hill Church and its founder/pastor/charlatan Mark Driscoll—who carved a deep rift in Seattle by infecting an essentially secular social culture with a hypermasculine strain of evangelical nonsense, as well as colonizing and poisoning the city’s music scene, before resigning in disgrace amid accusations of bullying, racketeering, and worse—is treated to a thoughtful, scholarly dissection in this essential book by UW lecturer Jessica Johnson. It’s almost impossible to discuss Driscoll’s ignominious legacy without letting one’s language be infected by ideological zeal (guilty). That’s why Johnson’s ethnographic approach—which focuses on the shrewd process by which Mars Hill recruited, flattered, and manipulated its herd, with special attention paid to issues of class, race, gender, and socialization—is so effective. And if this inquiry strikes you as de trop, consider that Driscoll and his Arizona ministry, the Trinity Church, are still going strong.

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