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...]

John Ortberg on a Pastor’s Abrupt Resignation

Who could he be referring to? When did arrogance cease to be immoral? … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Resignation: What is the Real Story?

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On Wednesday, Mars Hill Church let the world know that Mark Driscoll submitted a letter of resignation the day before. According to Driscoll, he stepped down because he was being divisive. Specifically, he said:Other issues, such as aspects of my personality and leadership style, have proven to be divisive within the Mars Hill context, and I do not want to be the source of anything that might detract from our church’s mission to lead people to a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Ch … [Read more...]


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