The Atlantic on the Art of Whistle-blowing

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Writing on a topic of interest to my readers these days, Kate Kenny says whistle-blowing depends more on public interest than the importance of the content.From my experience over the years, I lean toward agreement.Over and above Seattle and other Mars Hill cities, many people are obviously interested in what happens with the church and Mark Driscoll. The interest has been strong and consistent. However, when I posted evidence that David Jeremiah and Les and Leslie Parrott used the same … [Read more...]

Advice From a Texas Monk: Abundance Without Attachment

Worth reading from the New York Times: Abundance Without Attachment The formula for a good life, he explained, is simple: abundance without attachment. Simple but often hard.The 5 star monk had known plenty before poverty. Does this make it easier to leave it all behind and become a monk?  … [Read more...]

Another Organization Winding Down at the End of 2014: Invisible Children

Read this.And this.Watch this live. … [Read more...]

Dave Bruskas on Mark Driscoll’s Resignation: “I Don’t Think That Was The Most Redemptive Outcome”

On December 3, 2014, Dave Bruskas engaged in a Q & A period conducted by the elders with some members of the Mars Hill Albuquerque congregation (soon to be known as North Church) attending. The questions were pre-selected by the elders with the congregation not allowed to ask questions at the meeting. Bruskas is about to return to Albuquerque as preaching pastor of the church which he once pastored before it became part of Mars Hill. In the meeting, Bruskas addressed  his views about his … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Bellevue’s New Preaching Pastor Jeff Vanderstelt on Why People Are Disillusioned with Church

Note: This video was published in September 2013. I am not saying he is talking about Mars Hill Church. He is talking about church in general. I think the present situation will give Soma and Rev. Vanderstelt an opportunity to apply this teaching which came long before now. Vanderstelt, who was named yesterday as pastor of Mars Hill Bellevue (soon to be Bellevue Church), has some good things to say about why people are turned off from church. I think he missed other reasons equally as … [Read more...]

Jeff Vanderstelt Selected as Lead Teaching Pastor at (Mars Hill) Bellevue Church

This was announced earlier today via The City: From Pastor Jason Skelton: On behalf of the elders of Soma Tacoma and Bellevue Church, it is our privilege to share with you today the news that Jeff Vanderstelt has been selected as the Lead Teaching Pastor of Bellevue Church in Bellevue, WA. Over the last six weeks, the elders of Bellevue Church and Soma Tacoma have been praying together to seek the Lord and know His will in this important decision. It has been our desire to create as many … [Read more...]

Macrohart – O Holy Night

  Sounds of the season from the now on hold band Macrohart. I like this verson of O Holy Night.  Click the play button to listen on Soundcloud: … [Read more...]

Eastside Church (Was Mars Hill Bellevue) Chooses New Staff; Is Soma Still Involved?

This came out earlier today.Sounds like business as usual with no mention of Soma or Jeff Vanderstelt. Some Good News Heading Into 2015 Pastor Jason Skelton Eastside Family,As we soon close out 2014 and head into the New Year as a new church, we wanted you to be aware of some good news for 2015.Staff SelectionWe have been prayerfully considering a number of hires for the new church staff. By God’s grace and your generosity, we are able to support a great team to serve and e … [Read more...]


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