Victoria Osteen: Don’t do stuff for God (Bill Cosby weighs in)

This is all over social media but in case you haven't seen it, watch:All of a sudden I just feel like singing:   … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church updates members on Paul Tripp and new additions to Board of Advisors and Accountability

Mars Hill Church posted an update on replacements for the BOAA. As I reported earlier, Matt Rogers is joining the board. In addition Jon Phelps will join the board. I will have more to say about the addition of Mr. Phelps later. In addition, the church was provided the Mars Hill take on Paul Tripps comments.Update on Paul Tripp & The BOAA As we have shared before, Paul Tripp recently resigned his membership from our Board of Advisors and Accountability. To the best of our knowledge at … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Leaders Respond to the Concerns and Critical Information Letter

Earlier this afternoon, current lead pastors and the newly formed Board of Elders (more about that later) sent a response to the congregation. The subject was the document released yesterday titled "Concerns and Critical Information for the Elders of Mars Hill Church" and signed by nine current Mars Hill elders. From Mars Hill Church: Dear Mars Hill,Yesterday, a private document and conversation between all the elders of Mars Hill Church was leaked to the media. Because we, your 16 lead p … [Read more...]

Petition Calls On Mars Hill Church Leaders to Follow the Call of Nine Current Elders (UPDATED)

At, former Mars Hill Church member Dave Lester has posted a petition calling on the remaining current elders to heed the advice contained in the letter posted yesterday written by nine of their peers.When a person signs the petition, an email is delivered to a subset of the current elders which reads:To: Michael van Skaik, Chairman - Mars Hill Church Board Thomas Hurst, Pastor - Mars Hill Church Ed Choi, Pastor - Mars Hill Church Donovan Mediina, Pastor - Mars Hill … [Read more...]

Seattle News Coverage of Mars Hill/Mark Driscoll Saga

After the release of the letter from nine current Mars Hill Church pastors, local Seattle news gave an account of the letter related fallout. One of the pastors, Mark Dunford, an unpaid elder, was relieved of his duties and then reported by the networks there. Below are the video accounts:This is an amazing segment. The reporter located Driscoll's "million dollar home" (it really did cost over a million dollars) and used the intercom to attempt to speak to Driscoll. Driscoll (it … [Read more...]

Current Mars Hill Pastors Express Concerns About Issues Covered By ECFA Guidelines

In the letter released today by nine current Mars Hill pastors (actually one former pastor, and 8 current; one was let go today - more on that later today), the pastors referenced concerns about the handling of the Mars Hill Global Fund, among several other issues of transparency. ...there is no dearth of examples in the last two years of very questionable transparency and truth-telling, including the Mars Hill Global Fund, Result-Source, Strange Fire, ghost-writing/plagiarism, explanations for … [Read more...]

Nine Current Mars Hill Church Elders Take a Bold Stand

In an August 22 letter to the Full Council of Elders at Mars Hill Church (click link for entire letter), nine current elders called on the church to change the governance and for Mark Driscoll to submit to a restoration plan. They also raised significant questions regarding the veracity of information which has come from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability.They prefaced their concerns with a confession of deep concern for the church: Concerns and Critical Information … [Read more...]

Is Matt Rogers the Newest Member of the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability?


I have this information from a three credible sources but I am having a hard time believing it.Sources inside Mars Hill Church tell me that it was announced in a meeting of Bellevue community group leaders that Bellevue volunteer elder Matt Rogers has been appointed to the Board of Advisors and Accountability.If Rogers was added as an "independent member" then his name will be added to Michael Van Skaik and Larry Osborne as men who will examine the charges against Mark Driscoll. If … [Read more...]