Ex-Mars Hill Group Plans Demonstration at the Church on August 3

Calling it a "We Are Not Anonymous Protest," a group of ex-Mars Hill members plans to assemble outside of Mars Hill Church next Sunday. Created by Rob Smith, the event is intended to respond to Mark Driscoll's claim that many ex-Mars Hill members have been complaining anonymously. Recently, a Facebook group dedicated to countering Driscoll's claim has grown to over 400 members.The group has launched a crowdfunding page at GoFundMe.com with the following description: This campaign is to be a … [Read more...]

One Day, Two Views of Mars Hill Church

Yesterday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and World Magazine posted articles about Mars Hill Church. To me, the articles do not seem to be about the same church.The Seattle PI piece addressed the newest development among former Mars Hill Church members and leaders: the Facebook group which alerts the public that many ex-Mars Hill members are not and have not been anonymous in their complaints about the church. Mark Driscoll claimed in a speech to the church just over a week ago that leaders … [Read more...]

New Group to Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church: We Are Not Anonymous

In his video address to Mars Hill Church, lead pastor Mark Driscoll to the congregation that the leaders of Mars Hill were having some difficulty knowing how to response to the latest crisis because many of those raising concerns about the church were doing so anonymously.  Driscoll said: As well, one of the things that has been… complex is the fact that a lot of the people that we are dealing with in this season remain anonymous. And so we don’t know how to reconcile, or how to work things out … [Read more...]

Letter From Mars Hill Church to Those Who Donated to Mars Hill Global

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A Mars Hill Global donor forwarded this letter to me. In the wake of ongoing questions about how funds donated to Mars Hill Global since 2012 were spent, the church leaders issued this letter to 6,000 donors.This is slightly a reworded statement from the Mars Hill Global FAQ page on the Mars Hill website. In fact, the Global Fund was a giving option until at least May of this year. As I demonstrated by means of videos that Mars Hill wants to hide, the leaders of Mars Hill did not simply … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Again Issues Copyright Takedown Notice on Mars Hill Global Video

Earlier today, Justin Dean, acting on behalf of Mars Hill Church, requested that You Tube remove video clips of Mark Driscoll and Sutton Turner talking about Mars Hill Global. In the video clips, which were made available to illustrate my commentary on the subject, both Driscoll and Turner clearly identify Mars Hill Global as a ministry of Mars Hill Church for the purpose of supporting international missions.'I have contested the notice and will await You Tube's decision, which could take up … [Read more...]

In Deleted Videos, Mars Hill Leaders Talk About Mars Hill Global

Update: Earlier today, Justin Dean, acting on behalf Mars Hill Church filed a copyright claim against the video below. Just now, I contested the claim. The counter-notification process takes 10 days.....................On July 15, I reported that Mars Hill Church removed three videos about Mars Hill Global from their You Tube account. Generally, those videos presented Mars Hill Global as the international mission arm of Mars Hill Church.  At that time, I wrote: From my point of view, … [Read more...]

A Former Member Speaks Out: Mars Hill Church Knows My Name

In the video Mark Driscoll released on Friday afternoon, he said that the task of Mars Hill leaders was complicated by the fact that so many people with complaints about the church were anonymous. Here are his exact words: As well one of the things that has been complex is the fact that a lot of the people that we are dealing with in this season remain anonymous. And so we don't know how to reconcile or how to work things out with people because we're not entirely sure who they are. And so that … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Addresses Mars Hill Church About “One Of The Deepest Learning Seasons” Of His Life

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Update: The entire video is now available on the Mars Hill website.Saying he wanted to give the church an update on “one of the deepest learning seasons” of his life, Mark Driscoll delivered a 30 minute video message via the Mars Hill weekly update yesterday.  Without giving many details about “the season,” Driscoll hinted at several issues but ignored others.Driscoll began by discussing the beginning of his Christian life and the beginning of Mars Hill Church. Consistent with the dominan … [Read more...]


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