Your Opinion Requested on Francis Chan
In my immediately-previous post, I responded to only the second resource which I have heard from Francis Chan. So far, I am completely hooked! I love his honesty, and I love especially the way that he allows his emotionsnot to rule him (as Rob Bell does) but to guide his intellect. Although I love Mark Driscoll, his resources are perhaps too cerebral: Chan seems to be a good correction to that. Also, I love his humility and vulnerability before the Scriptures. I am not sure I would have valued or comprehended this a few months ago – but this is the direction God is leading me now, and I very much long for more teaching in this direction.
I wonder: what are other people saying about Francis Chan? Before getting into Mark Driscoll, I asked for some feedback, and (quite predictably, as I see now!) got some angry responses (see here). Although I was taken aback and distrustful of this feedback (knowing the sorts of people it came from), I see now that it is at least part of the picture about Driscoll, and it was worth my time to ask the question.
And so I ask it now on behalf of Francis Chan. Are you a fan? Have you listened to his stuff? How much? What is your impression of him? Why? Where does he come from? What is his background? What are his strengths? Are there weaknesses to his teaching? If you had five minutes with him, what would you ask him? What do you think people will write on his tombstone?
Please share! I have heard a lot about him, and want to get into him, but am first just very curious about what people would have to say about Francis Chan!