Are Mars Hill Church’s Kids Ashamed of the Parent Church?

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Last week, I noticed something about the independent churches "birthed" by Mars Hill Church (see directory). Most don't mention their parent church on their website.To me this seems odd since the Mars Hill Church website says this:If I had given birth to 11 kids, and they didn't talk about me, I might be a little hurt.I did a Google search of the new church websites and found that only Mars Hill Albuquerque (now North Church), described the link to the Mars Hill legacy. One … [Read more...]

Despite Warning Signs, Tyndale House Published a Pocket Edition of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven in 2014

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Despite being aware that Alex Malarkey called the book about him deceptive and that his mother believed the book to be filled with inaccuracies, Tyndale House published a pocket paperback edition of the book  in March 2014. The publication date is over two years after they became aware that Alex posted his comments about the deceptive nature of the book on a Facebook fan page for the book.In an April 20, 2012 email I have just obtained, Tyndale House publisher Jan Harris Long told Kevin and … [Read more...]

David Barton Plagiarizes Eric Metaxas’ WSJ Article on a Fine-Tuned Universe

Without any mention of Eric Metaxas or the Wall Street Journal, David Barton, on his Wallbuilders program today, described the exact illustrations and arguments used by Metaxas in his WSJ article "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God." Barton referred to Carl Sagan's two criteria for planets capable of sustaining life and then he said scientists have discovered that 200 perfect conditions must be met for a planet to have life. Barton refers to the Friday segment as "good news Friday." In … [Read more...]

More Reasons Tyndale House Should Have Investigated Obvious Problems with The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven

(See update at the end of the post)If you are reading this, there is pretty good chance you know that Tyndale House decided to stop printing The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven. The boy, Alex Malarkey, suffered a horrific car accident when he was six years old but has recently retracted his story about going to and coming back from heaven. The fallout has been an intense media storm.A good overview of the controversy was published yesterday by the UK Guardian. That paper has some of the c … [Read more...]

Tyndale House Talks to the Guardian (UK) About The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven; Emails Indicate Tyndale House Knew Details About Exploitation

I will have some observations and other questions about this article in the UK Guardian today about The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven.As I read this and examine the research I have, it seems to me that Tyndale House still hasn't confronted the seriousness of this situation. Their credibility was seriously compromised by their dealings with Mark Driscoll over plagiarism. This situation should prompt some serious public disclosures and changes.UPDATE: I have obtained a series of emails … [Read more...]

Southern Baptists Say Enough to Perry Noble and NewSpring Church

I don't know the issues but I post this because it will probably be of interest to readers who follow megachurch news.Baptists' Message to NewSpring: You're not one of usNoble has admitted to using Resultsource (at least he admitted it) but he did not take profits from the book (different than Mars Hill and according to former Turning Point CFO George C. Hale, David Jeremiah).Perhaps a NewSpringInsida will show up to enlighten us. Or maybe a NewSpring mattc will provide the church … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll in 2012: Lots Going On With Mars Hill Global

Once upon a time, Mars Hill Church leaders hosted by invitation only "vision breakfasts" for large donors. A former member taped one of the presentation made by Mark Driscoll about the various ministries of the church. This source sent a clip of Driscoll just as he began talking about Mars Hill Global. On May 10, 2012, Driscoll told the crowd: We're seeing a lot going on with Mars Hill Global. Lots of money coming in so we can translate the sermons into Spanish. We've gotten the Doctrine book … [Read more...]

Why Did David Jeremiah’s Turning Point Give Up Membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability?

When I first heard former Turning Point CFO George Hale’s account of David Jeremiah’s methods of gaining spots on best-seller lists, I checked the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability membership directory to see if David Jeremiah's ministry, Turning Point, was a member organization. It is not.I checked because, in 2014, ECFA president Dan Busby took a public stance against the best-seller list manipulation scheme paid for by Mars Hill Church. At the time, he first told Ruth Gra … [Read more...]


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