PHOENIX, AZ—In a surprise revelation, pastor Mark Driscoll claimed Tuesday at his new Patheos blog space that he is in fact the author of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament.
The once-disgraced, now-returned pastor pointed out many similarities between the masterful epistle and the prose in his book Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together as evidence for his authorship of the Scriptures.
“Look, I’m a New York Times bestselling author, so I’m not sure what’s so hard to believe about all this,” Driscoll said in response to skepticism surrounding his claim. “My ghostwr—I mean, I wrote this book all by myself and it landed me on the NYT list fair and square.”
“I’m not asking for royalties or anything; I just want to be recognized,” he added.
According to the Phoenix-area pastor, he penned the book during his short hiatus from ministry after the implosion of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, stating that penning the majestic text helped him to get through the difficult period in his life before suddenly returning to ministry in another city.
At publishing time, Driscoll had further claimed authorship of the Song of Solomon.