News: Ex Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll Reemerges As Conference Speaker

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Old dog performing the same old tricks. After all the allegations of abusive behaviors and other things no pastor should engage in and the dissolution of the mega church brand founded and run by him Mark Driscoll finds another way to spread his message. He's now popping up at different religious conferences as a speaker. This summer he's even on tap to speak at the Hillsong Conference. More from Seattle PI. … [Read more...]

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“Real Marriage” Review: 207-222, ‘Reverse-Engineering Your Life and Marriage’

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Well, folks, we finally did it. We managed to make it all the way through to the very bitter end of Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage. Usually I’m excited about wrapping up one of these review series, but all I can manage to feel about finishing this one is … relief. I’m not entirely sure why reading Real Marriage was so much more draining than Fascinating Womanhood or Captivating, but it has been. … [Read more...]

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“Real Marriage” review: 139-155 “The Porn Path”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Ok, so the last time I talked about porn, a lot of people seemed to think that I don’t have any problems with porn, or that I think that porn is always ok and having negative thoughts/feelings about porn makes you a prude or something. So let me clarify something up front: I have a problem with a lot of porn, but I do my best to limit my discussions about porn to arguments that are reliable in the sense that I have more than anecdotal evidence to back me up. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Women Only Want to Control Men?

"Mad Men" Peggy Olson and the two guys she 'controls' in an 'un-Biblical' way - Stan Rizzo and Michael Ginsburg.

by Wendy Alsup at Visionary Womanhood and  Practical Theology for Women - The Voice of the HelperWendy is talking about the failures of theology of Mark Driscoll's church Mars Hill Church. Armchair quarterbacking after the fact. Charming. … [Read more...]

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“Real Marriage” Review: 123 – 138, “Disgrace and Grace”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [content note: sexual violence and victim blaming] This chapter was a … struggle. I’ve known it was coming for a while, but I wasn’t certain how bad it would be. It deeply concerns me because if this is how Mark and Grace Driscoll and the pastoral staff of Mars Hill has been counseling sexual abuse survivors I’m horrified, and I’m grieving for all the men and women who have been harmed by their teachings. … [Read more...]

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News: Mars Hill Churches Splitting From Mars Hill Organization

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The Great Pumpkin came early today. Mark Driscoll's church head organization, Mars Hill Church Organization, one of the largest Evangelical churches in the country, is shutting their doors as of January 1, 2015. All the Mars Hill churches will be spun off into their own independent churches not under any other oversight.What's up with that? Dave Bruskas of Mars Hill leadership is saying this is for the good of those local individual churches in his letter to the members posted on the Mars Hill Church websiteVery curious considering the last time we saw a major ministry and popular pastor completely abandon ship like this was Doug Phillips and Vision Forum just before the woman he is … [Read more...]

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Mark Driscoll’s Resignation Letter

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons You might have heard the news that broke just a little while ago– Mark Driscoll has officially resigned from being a pastor and elder of Mars Hill. This is exceedingly good news, and while I was not exactly joyful to hear it, I am hopeful that those who have been abused by Mark and the Mars Hill leadership can gain some hope and comfort from this. Mark Driscoll wasn’t the only problem at Mars Hill– no one becomes a spiritual abuser of thousands all by themselves– but he was the most visible example of misogynistic, abusive Christianity and I’m glad he’s gone. … [Read more...]

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Not Another Driscoll Post

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal Thousands of words have been thrown around the Internet in recent months about Mark Driscoll and the bodies under his bus. And so many of those words have resonated with me because they sound so much like the things I experienced. Which started me thinking…With all the differences between that situation and mine, why did it sound so much the same?This post is part of my answer: … [Read more...]

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Mark and Grace Driscoll’s “Real Marriage” Review Series

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by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons A little while ago, I put together a list of the most popular Christian marriage advice books. I made this list based on a variety of factors; I looked at a bunch of “best of” lists and found the ones that showed up on more than one, or had the most reviews– and the most positive reviews– on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook . . . I also tried to limit the list to books that were extremely popular and well-known, that appeared frequently in church curriculum or pre-marital counseling materials. After I had the list, I put up a poll on the next book I should review as part of an extended review series. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Your Husband is God?

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by Mark Driscoll pastor of Mars Hill Church from the blog Wenatchee The Hatchet's screen caps from the Way Back Machine. Warning the discussion is mostly sexual and could be nauseating or triggering!"Why would you distinguish between God and your husband?"QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders or their followers/enforcers and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully. Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Insi … [Read more...]

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