Sources: Mark Driscoll Considering a Return to Ministry

According to reliable sources within Gateway Church and Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll is exploring a return to ministry in either Texas or California. I have been hearing this since Driscoll appeared on stage during the Gateway pastor's conference in October, but only recently have sources within both Gateway and Mars Hill confirmed it.According to sources who want to remain unnamed due to fears of retaliation, Driscoll has been offered assistance from Robert Morris to help set up a church … [Read more...]

Richard Cohen, Founder of International Healing Foundation, to Conduct Meeting for Unification Church

Richard Cohen, founding guru of the International Healing Foundation, just can't quit the Unification Church.Despite saying a bunch of times that he left the church, he and his staff just keep showing up on their agenda. Now he is doing one of his healing ex-gay workshops for Unificationists with Phillip Schanker, one of the chief Unificationists in the U.S., as host. Although not sponsored by the Family Federation, the workshop is hosted by Schanker and is being marketed to disciples of the … [Read more...]

Ugandan Parliament Drafts New Anti-Gay Bill

After the five year ordeal that was the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, a Ugandan court struck down the measure leaving proponents of the bill plotting their next move. That next move is here. BuzzFeed's Lester Feder (who has stepped up to report frequently on Ugandan events) provides us with a look at the new Prohibition of the Promotion of Unnatural Sexual Practices Bill of 2014. We are going to need a shorter handle for that bill; I think I'll call it AHB 2.o.I disagree with … [Read more...]

New York Times on Christian News, World, and This Blog

Mark Oppenheimer in the New York Times writes about World Magazine's news reporting on Mark Driscoll. I appreciate Oppenheimer's mention of this blog as well. Of course, there are other outlets which provided coverage of the Mars Hill story (e.g., Wenatchee the Hatchet, Religion News Service, CT, CP, etc.). With some help, I am working on a timeline which should bring together the events and important stories of the past year.The article was online last night and is in today's print … [Read more...]

Unanswered Questions at Mars Hill Church

Barring intervention, we now know that the trajectory of Mars Hill Church is toward dissolution.However, several questions from members and former members persist without answers. Even in the increased communication from Dave Bruskas and lead pastors, some business is unfinished. I will list them here and hope the church will eventually address them.Global FundHow much was collected into the Global Fund from 2012 to 2014 and how much did Mars Hill Church leaders spend on Ethiopian … [Read more...]

Old Mars Hill Church v. Almost Gone Mars Hill Church

Ok, Alex Murashko, this is better.The Christian Post finds the other Mars Hill universe. … [Read more...]

Should Washington’s Attorney General Hold Up the Dissolution of Mars Hill Church?

I must admit I am unclear about the legal issues here. However, for discussion's sake, I thought I would make readers aware of this complaint letter lodged with the Washington Attorney General's office. The Honorable Bob Ferguson Attorney General of The State of Washington 1125 Washington Street SE PO Box 40100 Olympia, WA 98504-0100Re: Requesting The Attorney General Obtain Injunction Regarding Mars Hill Global Fund Dissolution5th November, 2014Dear Mr. Attorney General,I … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Sammamish In Merger Talks With Bellevue Church

Mars Hill Sammamish meets in a building that must be sold to satisfy debt and thus has no place to meet as of December 31. Currently, despite resistance from some involved, leaders at Sammamish are in talks with Bellevue Church to merge. Today, lead pastor Alex Ghioni posted this on The City: From Pastor Alex Ghioni: Last week the news was released that Mars Hill Church will be dissolving as an organization by December 31, 2014. Each of the Mars Hill local churches will have the opportunity to … [Read more...]


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