The religion news of the day was of Mark Driscoll taking a leave of absence as pastor of Seattle's Mars Hill megachurch amidst charges of abusive behavior. Driscoll's trademark was a rough, macho style that went along with an old-school Reformed theology that was heavy on male-headship.
Driscoll straddled a number of 21st-century trends. Earlier in the century, his informal, culture-engaging preaching was seen as more a part of the emergent milieu, but his conservative theology set him apart from the post-modern "generous orthodoxy" of many emergents. The Reformed side of his theology had him in loose orbit of the Gospel Coalition universe, but his brusk and often profane persona seemed to be in contrast to more gentlemanly folks like John Piper and Tim Keller.
Folks on the Christian left like Johnathan Merrit here are having to fight to keep from rejoicing, for they didn't like either his style or his theology. His theology had its issues, as his macho style expressed itself in strident complementarianism and also seemed to run counter to the gentleness and self-control that Paul called the Galatians to.
Macho was Driscoll's motif, but macho often mutates into a drill-sergeant management style that is ill-suited to running a large church. Macho can also mutate into hyper-competitiveness, which might explain the gaming of the best-seller list by buying big blocks of his books in order to give it a boost.
Driscoll has found a niche in Seattle and elsewhere, and isn't beyond redemption as a pastor. Being the head of an independent church, he was not in good position to be corrected for bad behavior and a decade's worth of overbearing leadership has come back to bite him; when I was discussing Keller and Piper at breakfast, I noted that they were both part of long-standing denominations (PCA and Converge Baptist respectively), giving them better oversight than looser proto-denominations like Acts29.
If he comes off of his hiatus more gentle and self-controlled and finds that Jesus is the Good Shepard as well as the always-gets-His-man Mountie of Reformed thought, he might come back a better man and a better pastor and less a Central Casting caricature of Macho Pastor.