Headline a Year Ago: Paul Tripp Has Resigned from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability

A year ago today, I reported that Paul Tripp resigned from the Mars Hill Board of Advisors and Accountability.I was told the news by Steve Sarkisian, Vice President of Paul Tripp Ministries. Statements followed from Tripp and the Mars Hill BoAA.That resignation raised many questions which persist. Tripp answered some of them in an interview with Mars Hill Church elders where he explained his resignation.  Jointly with Religion News Service, I published the results of that interview on … [Read more...]

Brian Houston Publishes Interview with Mark and Grace Driscoll

Apparently, the interview was placed on Houston's website on July 28.Ps @BrianCHouston talks with @PastorMark & Grace Driscoll. http://t.co/ZflYbv9JYD #LetsTalkLeadership pic.twitter.com/7DCr1940N6— Hillsong Church (@hillsong) July 28, 2015It has been posted at Vimeo (see the end of the post)This is old news to those who followed the story when the video was shown at the Sydney conference. I have good audio for the interview, but the video has more people paying … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Confirms Move to Phoenix

In an email to supporters earlier today: The Resurgence and our Move to PhoenixThe Mars Hill Church board also very recently approved the sale of the assets of The Resurgence ministries through an independent auction conducted by a law firm. Having now gained first access to these resources, it will be some time before we catalogue and decide what will happen with the content.However, if you are newly receiving this email it is likely because you were part of The Resurgence mailing … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Protested at Hillsong Conference

Not many showed up but a few passed out flyers and tried to make an issue of Mark Driscoll at the Hillsong London conference earlier today. Some pics from organizer Natalie Collins are available via this tweet:@wthrockmorton hiya, here's some images from tonight's protest... pic.twitter.com/KYhWX52asF— God loves women ن (@God_loves_women) July 22, 2015You can also take in the twitter feed here. … [Read more...]

What’s Next for Mark Driscoll?

The first thing will be another video appearance.This week Brian Houston plans to show his interview with Mark Driscoll to the audience at Hillsong's London conference. Protesters will be there as well.The transcript of the interview to be shown at the London conference is posted at the ChurchwatchCentral blog.Driscoll's next moves are unknown to him according to this interview with Houston. However, the Driscolls did enjoy a farewell party about 10 days ago in Seattle. Where … [Read more...]

Hillsong Protest Planned Over Mark Driscoll’s Conference Interview

Even the last protest was small, it garnered wide coverage in Australia. Given the fact that most Australian reporters seemed to think Brian Houston had agreed not to feature Mark Driscoll during the recent conference in Sydney, the media may turn out for this event in a similar manner.  Here is the event description: Please bring protest signs. We will be protesting peacefully! Under enormous pressure from pro women groups and others, Hillsong senior pastor Brian Houston was very deceptive a … [Read more...]

Will the Former Executive Elders of Mars Hill Church Face a RICO Lawsuit?

If Bob Sluys has his way, the necessary funds will be raised and a group of plaintiffs will bring the RICO lawsuit. For  more on the suit's logic see this prior post (here also). Sluys created a video outlining the reasons he believes make the suit necessary. Watch:About half of what is needed has been raised.The church is apparently still disposing of assets without a public accounting of the Global Fund and where the disposed assets have gone.The plaintiffs offered (and p … [Read more...]

Something I Don’t Understand About Mark Driscoll’s Resignation

In his interview with Brian Houston, Mark Driscoll said he had decided to go along with the restoration plan that the Mars Hill elders wanted to implement. He told Houston that he had given the go ahead for the plan which would have him returning to the pulpit on January 4, 2015.  However, then on the Monday night after he said he would follow the elders' plan, God told him and his wife that they were released from ministry. Then he resigned.First of all, no one at the time said anything … [Read more...]


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