I was talking to one of my favourite people on the phone today (hi Rachel). She confessed that she doesn't love Mark Driscoll but does benefit from his teaching. I know what she means. Mark seems to have an opinion on everything and sometimes says things that get him in trouble. Rachel said that he seems to be a bit of a 'man's man'. He is probably too much of an alpha male for my liking. Although, unlike Rachel, I do love him. I think there is something very appealing about him. He certainly is a very gifted teacher.
I have been working very hard over the last few days and have not had the energy to do much reading. However, I have learned that their are lots of good video resources on the web (do we still talk about video?). Anyway, I found the following explanation of being filled with the Spirit very helpful.
In one of his books Driscoll explains how he prepares to preach. He spends as much time as possible researching the subject or passage. Then he preaches from what he has learned, without notes (as far as I remember). Of course the problem with not having notes is that you end up repeating yourself. I feel he is not as concise as he could be in this clip. Nevertheless it is very good!