According to the ever manly Mark Driscoll I and my fellow British preachers are a bunch of cowards who need to man up.
You might forgive me for feeling a little offended at this point but I don't. That may well be because I am a coward and I would rather not cause a fuss. Or it may be due to the fact that Mark really doesn't know what the heaven he is talking about.
I was tempted to think that he was accusing us of cowardice because we are afraid to stand for the gospel, or that we were silent on such issues as human rights or social justice; but no!
We are lily-livered, no good, sons of Brits, because HE hasn't heard of us.
'Name one' he says in his call to find brave British preachers. Well I could name thousands and I don't know all of them.
Mark has offered a defence on his website that seems set to placate his many fans here in the UK and suggests that it was all the interviewers fault because he is a liberal; and probably a Brit, and by implication a coward.
In his web statement, however, Pastor Mark reveals something that may well be at the heart of both his recent statement and his style of speaking.
He tells us that he and, his wife Grace, are both graduates in the ultra modern subject of communications. He confesses that when it comes to the way the media works he knows his stuff.
Could it be that sales of his recently launched book will be helped by some free twitter publicity if he makes a few controversial statements.
You gotta admire his bravery.