Memo: Mars Hill Church Staff Worried That Real Marriage Campaign Would Benefit Mark Driscoll More Than Church


According to the charges filed by the 21 former Mars Hill Church elders, Mark Driscoll told current elders in May 2014 that he was unaware of the details of the ResultSource agreement which artificially landed his book Real Marriage on the New York Times bestseller list. The former elders alleged: May 2014—Mark told elders that he was not aware of the ResultSource agreement but had chosen to admit knowledge of it for the sake of the team in his letter to the church, and that others had made the … [Read more...]

A 2008 Caution About Mark Driscoll From Australia


Martin S.* is a Presbyterian pastor from Australia who attended a training put on by Acts 29 and Mark Driscoll in 2006. In response he wrote an article with a polite but clear warning about Driscoll to his fellow Presbyterian pastors. Given some of the charges, and discussion about eldership at Mars Hill, I thought this would be an revealing item to review. The article became a letter to the editor of the Australian Presbyterian magazine (Sept. 2008). Start reading at Uncultured … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Women’s Ministry Leader Discusses Her Time at the Church

Becky Garrison has a solid interview of Wendy Alsup posted at Faithstreet.Alsup discusses Mars Hill as a cult of personality and provides insight into the 2007-2008 period when she decided to leave.Go check out the entire interview.  … [Read more...]

Citing Church Finances and Personal Attacks, Sutton Turner Resigns Position at Mars Hill Church (UPDATED)

Recently, Sutton Turner deleted the Mars Hill Church information from his Twitter profile as well as most of his past tweets. His Linked In profile went private.An announcement may be coming yet today. Reportedly, an announcement has been made internally. Reports are that Turner will no longer be an executive elder or staff.If the reports are accurate, it will be interesting to learn if the severance situation is like the other pastors.In 2012, Turner offered a blunt assessment of … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Pastor Asks and Answers: Should I Continue to Tithe?

Right now, I suspect the remaining Mars Hill Church pastors are living in tension. One tension is how to ask people to give money when there are obvious problems and lack of transparency. I wouldn't want to be in that position. One such pastor is Brian Stoddard, a non-staff pastor at Mars Hill Sammamish. I have obtained a message he posted September 16th on Mars Hill's social media website, The City where Stoddard asks and answers the question: Should I Continue to Tithe? From Pastor Brian … [Read more...]

Megachurch Methods: Mark Driscoll’s Content Management System


Subtitle: Pastor Mark is a Spurgeon for our time.Most people realize by now that Mark Driscoll and perhaps most megachurch pastors use research help in order to write their books, blogs and columns. Even though the celebrity pastor's name is on the label, several other writers have been involved in the finished product. When Driscoll issued a statement about plagiarism in his study guide on I & II Peter, he faulted his "content development process." To many, the statement, which included … [Read more...]

Ken Ham’s Organization Denies Facts About Conference Sponsors


Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis is misinforming questioners about Michael Peroutka who is sponsoring of next month's creationism speech at a church in Severn, MD. According to AiG representative Troy Lacey, Michael Peroutka never was a part of the League of the South. Acting on a tip from a reader who first wrote AiG earlier in the day, I wrote the organization and asked: I understand that Ken Ham is speaking at an event in Severn, MD sponsored by Michael Peroutka. Mr. Peroutka is a member and … [Read more...]

Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Comin’

No one brought the funk like Sam & Dave. This one is my favorite by them.  … [Read more...]