Can you help us with this question?

Timmy Brister has a post here explaining a question that he asked of Mark Driscoll on the “Ask Mark Anything” website. Here is Timmy’s question:

Do you believe that the Scripture not only regulates our theology but also our methodology? In other words, do you believe in the regulative principle? If so, to what degree? If not, why not?

You can go here and vote for it. You can vote up to 10 times a day. If you will take the time to do it, I think it would be helpful to hear this question addressed by a “missional-minded” minister who appreciates “Calvinism.”

Why would I be interested in this? Well, I think some of the emphasis in the missional movement is good. I have had Steve Childers in class, and I have read some of the books. I agree in principle what what the missional movement is saying in terms of life, but I do not think it is fundamentally different in principle from the traditional Reformed/Lutheran concept of vocation with a Reformational worldview in mind. My concern is when the definition of missional is described as relevant, and that in turn is placed as a paradigm over worship that makes worship “missional.”

This is why Timmy’s question is so helpful. The “conservative” wing of the missional church needs to answer the issue of methodology and the issues related to culture and worship that often get blurred. So take some time and vote for it.