Book Review – Sweetheart by Mark Driscoll

Very unusually today, I interrupt my working day to bring you some perfect lunch time reading I found on my break which is very apt and timely.  The following review of a forthcoming Mark Driscoll book entitled Sweetheart was posted today at Word and Spirit. The following extract makes very interesting reading: In this book, Driscoll explores what it means to be a "real man", lamenting the fact that too many Christian guys have got completely the wrong idea about how they should behave. He … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW- Mark Driscoll on the resurrection

Driscoll has recently released another book co-written with Gary Breshears, Doctrine. In this video interview filmed yesterday we speak about one chapter of that book, "Resurrection: God Saves." You can read this chapter for free online. Driscoll has previously endorsed my own book and I have interviewed him in person and over email.  There is a second part of this interview that I will share after Easter.Mark Driscoll and Adrian Warnock talk about the resurrection from Adrian Warnock on … [Read more...]

Preaching and teaching tips for an Easter sermon

Other useful Easter resources:Did Jesus rise from the dead? I believe in Jesus: a sermon on the Trinity and the Resurrection A Good Friday Sermon A sermon on Jesus' Resurrection and its implications for us (Romans 4:25)Mark Driscoll shares the following 6 Preaching & Teaching Tips for Easter | TheResurgence. He urges Christians to bring their friends to church this weekend.  In the full article he makes a point which should be obvious: this Sunday you MUST speak about the r … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll on Raised With Christ

“Jesus is alive! And, as my friend Adrian Warnock will help you learn, this fact changes everything for everyone.”—Mark DriscollFounding Pastor, Mars Hill ChurchPresident, The Resurgence President, The Acts 29 Church Planting NetworkFor more information about my book see the new website for Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes EverythingMark Driscoll should need no introduction to most readers of my blog. His vigorous, passionate preaching gift is helping to put strength into the glo … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll in the Washington Post

In an article entitled No 'Best Case' Way to Present God, but Many False Ways, Mark Driscoll has made his debut in the Post: "Christianity is not first and foremost about a sacred place to pilgrimage to, a philosophical system to ponder, a moral code to live, a religious tradition to honor, or an impersonal god to experience. Rather, Christianity is about a person who claimed to be the only God and said he would prove his unprecedented claim by living without sin, dying for sinners, and … [Read more...]

It’s All About Jesus

To our delight at Jubilee a few years ago a few different people who were visiting commented about our church, that it seemed to them to be "all about Jesus" rather than some other things church could be about. There is a song we have sung many times over the years that expresses the same idea "It's All About You, Jesus". So, when the leadership team couldn't seem to find a fancy "mission statement" for the church, it was decided we would simply use the phrase "It's all about Jesus" wherever … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Meets CCK Brighton

Pastor Jamie Munson is the elder who runs Mars Hill Church where Mark Driscoll is the preaching elder. He filmed Joel Virgo, lead elder of CCK Brighton and others from that church greeting Mars Hill on his recent visit to Brighton. HT: Mars Hill BlogBrighton CCK from Mars Hill Church on Vimeo.A message to Mars Hill Church from Pastor Joel Virgo and other folks at Church of Christ the King in Brighton, England. … [Read more...]

Wendy Virgo on Conferences and Influentual Women

Wendy Virgo from Adrian Warnock on Vimeo.Wendy is married to Terry Virgo, the leader of Newfrontiers. We spoke about what it's like traveling with Terry to hear him speaking about grace many times, about conferences, her impression of New Word Alive, about the Brighton Newfrontiers Conference, about Mark Driscoll and Wayne Grudem, and about her new book, "Influential Women." I wrote a summary of the interview for the on site paper which Terry has posted on his blog. … [Read more...]

FREE The Gospel Coalition Network from The City NOW OPEN

I can exclusively announce that the all-new and FREE Gospel Coalition Network website opened just a few minutes ago. The kind people running it have offered blog readers like you the chance to be first in line to join.If you already know what this is all about, then feel free to just follow one of the links below depending on which continent you're on, since this genuinely is a global offer. Don't worry, you will have access to the whole community no matter where you live. Then, do feel free to … [Read more...]

Video Interview With Tim Smith Mars Hill Church Seattle's Worship Pastor

In his recent flying visit to the UK I was able to grab worship pastor Tim Smith for an interview. Tim has been with Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill for something like 10 years and is an integral part of the operations there, responsible for co-ordinating worship bands for their 20 services.We spoke about his impressions of Newfrontiers, and the similarities and differences with Acts 29 and Mars Hill. He suggested that perhaps they had something to learn from our pneumatology, whilst perhaps we had … [Read more...]


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