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...]

Paul Tripp’s Resignation from the Board of Mars Hill Church Calls Into Question ECFA Standards on Governance

In March 2014, Mars Hill Church's Board of Advisors and Accountability issued a statement regarding the church and Mark Driscoll. One area covered was church governance changes made in 2007.  Here is that statement:CHANGES TO GOVERNANCE For many years Mars Hill Church was led by a board of Elders, most of whom were in a vocational relationship with the church and thus not able to provide optimal objectivity. To eliminate conflicts of interest and set the church’s future on the best possible … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Scratched from the Act Like Men Conference

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Not sure why but Mark Driscoll is no longer on the schedule for the Act Like Men conferences, slated for November 14-15 of this year and May 15-15 of 2015.Here is what the conference page looked like before today: The October 2014 and February 2015 dates have also been scratched. … [Read more...]

Compare Paul Tripp’s Explanation For His Resignation With The One Offered By Mars Hill Church’s BOAA

I first reported Paul Tripp's resignation from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability on July 30.Then, after much speculation, on August 1, the church's weekly news email reported reasons for Tripp's resignation: Dr. Paul Tripp joined our Board of Advisors and Accountability in November 2013 and has been an immense help to our leaders over the past year. Dr. Tripp has extensive experience in discipleship and Biblical counseling. Earlier this month, we made the decision … [Read more...]

Paul Tripp Says He Resigned from the Board of Advisors and Accountability Because the Model Doesn’t Work

Former Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability member Paul Tripp broke his silence on his website by saying the following:It's because of this love that I accepted the position on Mars Hill Church's BoAA. But it became clear to me that a distant, external accountability board can never work well because it isn't a firsthand witness to the ongoing life and ministry of the church. Such a board at best can provide financial accountability, but it will find it very difficult to … [Read more...]

Former Staffer Says That Mars Hill Church’s Global Fund Was Restricted

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A week ago, I posted an anonymous statement from a former staff member in the central office at Mars Hill Church. Today, I can offer you another statement from the same staffer. I received this quote from Rachel Macor, a former staffer in Mars Hill finance department.  Here is her quote.I believe that Mars Hill leadership knew from the start that donations to the Global Fund were restricted and could not be used for unrestricted purposes. In fact, there was a separate account for Global in th … [Read more...]

Yet Another Citation Error in Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage

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Pubishers have three options when plagiarism and/or errors are discovered. Such problems can be ignored, corrected or in extreme cases the book can be pulled from publication. In the case of David Barton's book The Jefferson Lies, there were so many errors that correction was not a viable option so the book was pulled by publisher Thomas Nelson. In the case of Mark Driscoll's Real Marriage, Thomas Nelson elected to correct the errors. I found several such errors in Real Marriage, most of which T … [Read more...]

Local Seattle TV Coverage of Acts 29 Network’s Decision to Remove Mars Hill Church

First up, KOMO-TVKING-TV: … [Read more...]


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