Top Ten Posts in 2015

The ten top posts during 2015 are as follows with the most popular first:1. Open Letter to Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris from a Former Member of Mars Hill Church - This was posted on November 2, 2014 but remained popular throughout 2015. Driscoll recently joined Jimmy Evans as a director to form The Trinity Church in Phoenix.2. Former Chief Financial Officer at Turning Point Claims David Jeremiah Used Questionable Methods to Secure a Spot on Best Seller Lists - This story about … [Read more...]

Brian Houston Publishes Interview with Mark and Grace Driscoll

Apparently, the interview was placed on Houston's website on July 28.Ps @BrianCHouston talks with @PastorMark & Grace Driscoll. http://t.co/ZflYbv9JYD #LetsTalkLeadership pic.twitter.com/7DCr1940N6— Hillsong Church (@hillsong) July 28, 2015It has been posted at Vimeo (see the end of the post)This is old news to those who followed the story when the video was shown at the Sydney conference. I have good audio for the interview, but the video has more people paying … [Read more...]

Hillsong Protest Planned Over Mark Driscoll’s Conference Interview

Even the last protest was small, it garnered wide coverage in Australia. Given the fact that most Australian reporters seemed to think Brian Houston had agreed not to feature Mark Driscoll during the recent conference in Sydney, the media may turn out for this event in a similar manner.  Here is the event description: Please bring protest signs. We will be protesting peacefully! Under enormous pressure from pro women groups and others, Hillsong senior pastor Brian Houston was very deceptive a … [Read more...]

Hillsong Church Campaigners Feel Betrayed by Brian Houston’s Interview with Mark & Grace Driscoll; London Protest Planned

Earlier this month, Brian Houston, pastor of Hillsong Church, appeared to respond to the protests and petitions about Mark Driscoll's appearance at the church's 2015 conferences.  He issued a statement which sounded like Driscoll would not have a presence at the Hillsong conference, underway now in Sydney Australia. Houston said (full statement here):After personal interaction with Mark Driscoll today, we have agreed that he will no longer be coming to Australia or the UK to attend Hillsong C … [Read more...]

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Interviewed Mark and Grace Driscoll After All (VIDEO) (AUDIO)

Update: Campaigners against Driscoll's appearance have expressed betrayal via statements about the interview.Just a little while ago, Brian Houston showed a taped interview of Mark and Grace Driscoll at the conference in Australia. I have some video below. The source of the video stalled out near the end, so this is not the complete interview.Despite the fact that Houston told the world Driscoll would not attend the conference, he brought him to the conference via video anyway. At that … [Read more...]

Hillsong Cancels Mark Driscoll’s Appearance at June Conference – Full Statement and Analysis

According the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Houston announced that Mark Driscoll would no longer attend the Sydney conference later this month.Brian Houston's statement in full: Statement from Pastor Brian Houston, Hillsong Church June 2015After personal interaction with Mark Driscoll today, we have agreed that he will no longer be coming to Australia or the UK to attend Hillsong Conference. It is my hope that Mark and I will be able to speak in person in the coming weeks to discuss … [Read more...]

Australian News Report: Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston to Review Decision to Host Mark Driscoll

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Houston told an Australian television station that he would review the decision to host Mark Driscoll later this month at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney. It is Sunday morning in Sydney and Houston said he would talk to Driscoll later on Sunday to determine the next move.From the Sunrise television show:"We didn't know. We invited him before this major controversy started." - Hillsong pastor Brian Houston on inviting Mark … [Read more...]

Hillsong’s Brian Houston On His Desire to Interview Mark Driscoll: Did He Really Say Those Things?

Not sure how long the statement has been there (update: apparently it was posted today) but it is dated June, 2015 and is revealing. Hillsong's pastor Brian Houston reveals he doesn't know Mark Driscoll very well but wants to ask him some questions in this high profile interview. Building on his earlier statement made to this blog, Houston said today: Personal statement from Pastor Brian Houston - Re: Mark Driscoll June 2015Let me be clear about one thing. Mark Driscoll and I stand poles … [Read more...]