Despite what some believe, there is no longer any person or persons with central authority over the movement.
There is no one person that all the affiliates would follow and the “Leadership Council” is as fractured as the movement as a whole.
Thus, there is no monolithic “Calvary Chapel”, no one leader who speaks for anyone but themselves, and no one leader who can be held accountable for anything other than what happens in their particular church.
There will be no policy changes, no doctrinal changes, no changes at all that require movement wide submission to a central authority.
They are (finally) completely independent of each other.
The only “penalty” the CCA can give is removal from the “church finder” database.
The only recourse in situations where there is spiritual abuse or corruption is to leave the fellowship or in cases grievous enough to merit it, hope that a blogger will take up the case to inform the public and shame the perpetrator.
That requires a lot of facts, proper documentation, and puts the blogger at risk.
There should be a better way…but the bloggers did a pretty good job with Mark Driscoll…
In other news…K.P. Yohannon was caught in another lie.
Tullian speaks again…
Until we hear from his wife and kids, I’m not real interested in what he has to say…