Spoonman – Soundgarden

One of the best rock songs ever to my ears.Speak the rhythm on your ownSpeak the rhythm all alone, Spoonman … [Read more...]

James MacDonald Regrets Wrongful Discipline of Harvest Bible Chapel Elders

Perhaps James MacDonald can do more good for Mars Hill Church off the Board of Advisors and Accountability than he did for the church while on it.This is an extraordinary account of repentance and apparently reconciliation at Harvest Bible Chapel reported in Christianity Today late yesterday. CT's article begins:On Sunday, prominent pastor James MacDonald told his 13,000-member Harvest Bible Chapel congregation that he and his elder board were wrong for how they publicly disciplined … [Read more...]

Gofundme Account Set Up for Former Mars Hill Church Pastors Ryan Kearns and Ryan Welsh

A GoFundMe account has been set up for former Mars Hill Church pastors, Ryan Kearns and Ryan Welsh.  They were laid off in the recent round of layoffs at Mars Hill and they both signed the infamous letter directing Mark Driscoll to step down and enter an elder directed restoration plan. According to the GoFundMe page: Pastor Ryan Kearns and Pastor Ryan Welsh were both laid off from Mars Hill Church on Monday, September 8th and only given one month's severance. Both men were amongst the nine … [Read more...]

Capital Gazette (MD) Columnist: Michael Peroutka is Not a Republican

Mike Collins, columnist for the Capital Gazette, has a helpful summary of Michael Peroutka's statements which build to the conclusion that Peroutka can be called many things, but Republican is not one of them. Peroutka is running for a seat on Anne Arundel County Council, founded the theocratic Institute on the Constitution and is a member of the Southern secession group League of the South.In an odd twist, I suppose you could call him a RINO.Collins exhorts his fellow Republicans to … [Read more...]

Has Mark Driscoll’s Verdict Already Been Decided?

A key to broad acceptance of whatever decision is made regarding charges against Mark Driscoll by the Mars Hill Board of Advisors and Accountability is the perception that the BOAA is objective. In light of remarks by BOAA chair Matt Rogers and reported in the Seattle Times yesterday, some former Mars Hill leaders are questioning the BOAA's objectivity. Rogers told the Seattle Times:“The hard part is that some of what’s out there is true, and he’s owned it and apologized for it and is trying … [Read more...]

James Taylor – You Can Close Your Eyes

And now a pause that refreshes...Zenful and silky smooth, this is a great performance of a great song. … [Read more...]

Article on the Mars Hill Implosion at Daily Beast

This morning the Daily Beast published my article summarizing the melt down at Mars Hill.While much will be familiar to regular readers of the blog, there is some new material via quotes from three former attenders/members. … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Member Speaks Out About Lost Trust

Michael Redfield is a current Mars Hill Church member. He recently posted a couple of lengthy comments on my blog which include his assessment of Mars Hill's leaders, and their response to the recent crisis.  They seem to express what many former and current members are saying to me. Redfield told me that he also posted these comments to the church feedback website.His first comment about 6 days ago regarding the "Financial Challenges" page on the church website: Below is my just posted m … [Read more...]


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