Current Mars Hill Pastor Says Investigation Findings Showed Mark Driscoll Not Qualified as Elder


In an ongoing conversation on a previous post, current Mars Hill pastor Steve Tompkins, indicated that based on the Board of Elders' investigation, Mark Driscoll is not currently qualified for the office of elder. Speaking to former elder Zack Hubert, Tompkins commented on the findings of the Board of Elders report of their investigation into formal charges by 21 former elders and other private witnesses.To my knowledge, Tompkins is the first current elder who has … [Read more...]

More Specifics About Changes at Mars Hill Church: Localized Governance, Financial Clarity, Culture Change

Lone executive elder Dave Bruskas gets more specific about changes in the works at Mars Hill Church in this message on The City (and the website): The full statement is here: From Pastor David Bruskas: Mars Hill,While most of the recent attention surrounding our church has been focused on accusations against Pastor Mark, I along with your Lead Pastors, are painfully aware that we have an unhealthy culture in our church, and many of us have contributed. We love you very … [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...]

Will Mars Hill Church Heed Sutton Turner’s Advice?


Yesterday, I posted a must read 2012 memo from Sutton Turner to his fellow executive elders. The memo described a serious financial crisis at the time with tentacles that have grown into a worse situation today. In the document, Turner provided suggestions, some of which he set in motion at the time. Note:In the second item above, Turner said he would revised the budget of each church for the rest of the fiscal year. He said, "This will cut back their staff spending and staff payroll." … [Read more...]

Acts 29 Fallout: Information About the Mars Hill Church Partnership with Corban University and Western Seminary

Free lance writer Becky Garrison has been asking Mars Hill Church's partners in education if there is any fallout relating Acts 29 Network's removal of Mark Driscoll and the church from the organization's membership. Western Seminary and Corban University are slated to offer classes at the church's new Northrup Way location in Bellevue.Western Seminary Garrison emailed Derek Hiebert, the Seattle Teaching Site Director for Western Seminary inquiring about the status of their relationship … [Read more...]

Michael Peroutka: To Determine Whether or Not a Law is Valid, One Must Consult the Bible

Michael Peroutla wants the Bible to be the law of the United States. It is the Christian reconstructionists dream. Here he presents in a nutshell (see what I did there) the crux of his argument that the law of the land must square with the Bible or else it can be ignored.Post by Institute on the Constitution.Before we can say whether a law is now or not we have to consult God's Word? That's precisely what I'm saying. That's exactly what I'm saying. That's exactly what our founders … [Read more...]

Where in Hudsonville MI is This American Club?

On Wednesday, I reported that the Institute on the Constitution has expanded their American Clubs into Michigan. Specifically, I posted a link to some pictures and a video of high school students IOTC said made up an American Club in Hudsonville, MI. Appropriately, Peroutka titled this picture "high school student indoctrination."Here are some other pictures of the club.Peroutka says these meetings took place at a high school in Hudsonville, MI. As far as I can determine, there are … [Read more...]

Spokesperson: Thomas Nelson Working With Driscolls to Address Real Marriage Citation Issues

I asked Harper Collins Christian Publishing Director of Corporate Communications,¬†Casey Francis Harrell for comment regarding when the print edition of Real Marriage would reflect the changes now seen online. In response, Ms. Harrell said in an email: We are aware of the issues that have been raised about Mark and Grace Driscoll's REAL MARRIAGE, and we are working with the authors to address them as efficiently and effectively as possible in all formats. Thomas Nelson has addressed two of the … [Read more...]