Amarillo Paper Reports on Mark Driscoll’s New Church

With Jimmy Evans as the hook, the Amarillo Globe-News today published a story about Mark Driscoll's new church.Evans is a pastor at The Trinity Fellowship in the Amarillo area.Along with Perry Noble and Robert Morris, we can add Jimmy Evans to the list of pastors who have taken a one-sided view of the situation in Seattle. Where is the effort to reach out to the former members and elders of Mars Hill?One can read the report of elder charges here. This matter was never resolved. A … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Elder Tells Perry Noble, “You Are in the Dark” about Mark Driscoll

On Tuesday (one day after I posted the news that Mark Driscoll had publicly announced formation of The Trinity Church in Phoenix), Perry Noble, pastor of NewSpring Church, spoke about Mark Driscoll's return to ministry. (I am embedding it because the Facebook feature isn't working currently. The link to watch it on Noble's page is here)On Noble's Facebook page, former Mars Hill Church elder Dave Kraft left the following message: Perry, I appreciate your heart in all of this, but do … [Read more...]

CBS News 5 Phoenix Reports on Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Past

In hindsight, I wonder if the wise counselors are rethinking the decision to omit Mars Hill Church from The Trinity Church website. Thus far, some version of that fact has formed a hook for the Phoenix media to report about the formation of Mark Driscoll's new church. Watch (text is here):CBS 5 - KPHOThe absence of Mars Hill from the bios and new church website only invites more investigation on the part of the media. The failure to tie up loose ends in Seattle may continue to haunt the … [Read more...]

John Fea on Ted Cruz’s Dominionism

Several authors have tried to tease out the differences between the evangelicals supporting Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Jon Ward did a nice job on this topic for Yahoo News, noting that Ted Cruz followers enthusiastically consider America a Christian nation while Rubio's followers are not as convinced.Now, Messiah College chair of History John Fea has written a piece identifying Ted Cruz as a seven mountains dominionist. I think the evidence is there and because of that I believe … [Read more...]

Ben Carson Accepts Ted Cruz’s Apology for Spreading Rumors but Calls on Cruz to End Dirty Tricks

Earlier today I wrote about accusations from Ben Carson that Ted Cruz's national co-chair Steve King misled caucus goers about the status of Ben Carson's campaign. King tweeted prior to the start of the caucus that Carson appeared to be dropping out. In fact, Carson did not drop out and believes that the message from King and others in the Cruz camp compromised his Iowa results.Today, Cruz issued an apology but did not mention any consequences to staffers who misled voters. I have seen … [Read more...]

Phoenix and Seattle News Media Cover Mark Driscoll’s New Venture

The absence of Mars Hill Church from the bios and announcement of Mark Driscoll and his associates made an impression on those covering the news of Mark Driscoll's planned launch of The Trinity Church.Yesterday, I posted Driscoll's announcement of the formation of a church in Phoenix. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Seattle Times followed with stories.This evening, Phoenix television station ABC15 posted this report from Nick VinZant (transcript on the ABC15 website). … [Read more...]

Cruz and Rubio Campaigns Accused of Telling Iowa Voters Before the Caucus that Ben Carson Dropped Out (UPDATED)

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UPDATE 2/3/16: The source of the story that Marco Rubio's campaign told caucus goers that Ben Carson dropped out of the caucus now says his tweet was a mistake and based on other tweets he saw the night of the caucus. See information at the end of this post. .............................This morning Ben Carson is calling on Ted Cruz to fire any staffers who told Iowa voters that Carson dropped out of the campaign.Carson announced Monday that he was going to Florida after the caucuses … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Announces Launch of The Trinity Church (UPDATED)

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In an email to supporters and a You Tube video, Mark and Grace Driscoll have announced the formation of The Trinity Church. I reported late last year that Driscoll had formed the legal corporation along with Jimmy Evans and Randall Taylor.  At the time, I asked rhetorically if the launch would be in January. I was close.Watch:The website is TheTrinityChurch.com. The church is named after Grace Driscoll's home church in the Seattle area. So far, the church is a P.O. Box (see some pics … [Read more...]


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