By Jim Mar 14 2015 Mark DriscollMars HillThe “celebrity pastor” phenomenon is rooted in American culture ... “Americans have a long tradition of looking to a magnetic person in the pulpit to show them the way forward.” 1757 reads There is 1 Comment It strikes me that if Bert Perry - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:05am It strikes me that if Driscoll actually talked about getting "hate mail" from Rick Warren, maybe that was a "tell" that he had some big issues. As a rule, the warnings many (myself included) issue from time to time are not hate mail. They are sincerely held beliefs that there is something a bit wrong with one's ministry. Assuming that it's hate mail is a flaw in the person's theology. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.