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Rumor has it that Mark Driscoll will be right back in ministry soon, this time in California or, if that doesn't work out, Texas. I'm not surprised. Actually, I wonder if he ever really left ministry. It wasn't long after his resignation that he was right back on stage with a mic to glean sympathy from his listeners. I've worked for charismatic Christian leaders before, all of whom were without any accountability whatsoever. Any so-called "accountability" they claimed they had was their friends, employees or groupies who functioned as yes-men. They could basically do what they wanted. I've suffered and watched others suffer at their hands. If things went too wrong they could quickly recover, even if it meant moving plus gathering and hiring new people. It's just a blip on their screen that they interpret as a test from God or a trial of Satan or both. The thing is, it's a mutual agreement between these leaders and their followers. I know because I have been a follower. I got sucked into their orbits, and willingly. I know what I'm talking about, not just from the observation of others, but mostly from the observation of my own unhealthy attraction to charismatic leadership.