Mars Hill Church: Some Unfinished Business for the Board of Advisors and Accountability

I think the Mars Hill Church's elders and the Board of Advisors and Accountability have forgotten something.In August, nine elders wrote their peers and said, among other things: At the retreat this week, Pastor Dave [Bruskas] spoke about our church’s credibility problem. Brothers, this credibility problem is directly linked to the fact that we have not loved the light.This is not the fault of one person, or even a just a small group of people. We all share in responsibility for this in one … [Read more...]

Barton and Barna: If We Don’t Do Something We Didn’t Do Before, We’re Doomed

And so it begins. The hype for George Barna and David Barton's new book, U-Turn will be familiar to anyone who is aware of the Christian nationalist pitch. Charisma "News" has the story, which is really an ad for the book: The United States became a unique, prosperous and admired nation because of its faith in God and the willingness of the people to abide by God's standards and principles. Over time, however, the urge to glorify oneself rather than God has seriously eroded the strength and … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll: No, I Want That Other Wise Counsel

Last night Mark Driscoll was invited on stage at the Gateway Conference hosted by Robert Morris. He said several things which were amazing but there was one thing which seemed to put Mars Hill Church a great distance in the rear view mirror. At 2:59 into the clip, Driscoll said: ...for me I’m in a season of just uh healin’ up, praying. Uh, asking the Lord Jesus through wise counsel to show me any blindspots where I can grow. Just over a week ago, his elders offered him some wise counsel. The wi … [Read more...]

Megachurch Methods: Preaching for Profit

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Many people have commented on the memo from Sutton Turner recommending a $650k salary for Mark Driscoll in 2013. However, beyond the extravagance of the salary, something else caught my eye:In this memo, Sutton Turner pulled back the curtain to a megachurch universe few of us will ever know. In doing so, he disclosed something of the ministry practices of Board Members of the Association of Related Churches. Apparently being a lead pastor at a megachurch is a platform for celebrity … [Read more...]

Driscoll’s Recommended 2013 Raise

Wenatchee the Hatchet has obtained a memo apparently from Sutton Turner which recommended Mark Driscoll get a raise to $650k.Have a surplus, spend it on the pastor. … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Rocks the Gateway Conference

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Didn't take long.At his Gateway Conference, Robert Morris invited Driscoll on stage for a brief talk. Video below. Since someone's already been crucified for him, let's restore him with a spirit of gentleness @PsRobertMorris introing Mark Driscoll #GC14— CharlesCampbell (@charl3scampbell) October 21, 2014 Click here to read the transcript of the Morris and Driscoll.Supply caption here.Don't know what to think about Driscoll's stories. If true, I hope the ro … [Read more...]

Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young – Carry On

Seemed appropriate.  The harmonies on this track take me somewhere else while I sit still and know."Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on.""To sing the blues you've got to live the dues and carry on.""Love is coming. Love is coming to us all."More than we know.   … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Board of Elders: Mark Driscoll Resigned Instead of Entering a Restoration Plan

This morning in all Mars Hill Church locations, a statement from the Board of Elders was read to the congregation by the lead pastors. The BoE was given the task to investigate the charges against Mark Driscoll which were lodged by 21 former elders and a group of private witnesses. The BoE's report was referenced by the BoAA in their statement accepting Mark Driscoll's resignation. Driscoll submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and the BoAA issued a statement on Oct. 15. It … [Read more...]


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