“… towards the end of Driscoll’s talk, he publicly repented of setting the wrong tone for the network. He said that he had allowed arrogance to seep into the culture of the network from the beginning and that, not only had he come to recognize this but repent of it. I can’t tell you how important this was for me to hear. For all my excitement, this has been one of my hesitations with the network. Yes, I understand that church planters need a certain forward-ness, even brashness if you want to call it that, but an entrepreneurial spirit is not necessarily the same thing as arrogance. Leadership does not equal pride. Some of the greatest leaders in the Bible have also been the most humble. Jesus Himself modeled humility rather than anything that could be perceived as arrogance.”
I have had the exact same thoughts about Acts 29 as Brent, and this point made by Driscoll is incredibly encouraging. It says a lot about Driscoll himself and the A29 movement as a whole.