John Piper on Mark Driscoll and Satan’s Win in Seattle

Back in April, John Piper appeared on the podcast of Westside Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. His interviewer was Westside's lead pastor Norm Funk. Yesterday, Piper's Desiring God ministry posted the section of the podcast where Piper answered a question about Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. Watch:Piper says everybody makes mistakes, and admits Mars Hill's demise was a defeat for the gospel, Driscoll, reformed theology, evangelicalism and complementarianism and a win for … [Read more...]

About That Resurgence Auction Mark Driscoll Won

Earlier this week, Mark Driscoll sent an email to a mailing list that he won at a Mars Hill Church auction. He said it this way:The Mars Hill Church board also very recently approved the sale of the assets of The Resurgence ministries through an independent auction conducted by a law firm. Having now gained first access to these resources, it will be some time before we catalogue and decide what will happen with the content. However, if you are newly receiving this email it is likely b … [Read more...]

Headline a Year Ago: Paul Tripp Has Resigned from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability

A year ago today, I reported that Paul Tripp resigned from the Mars Hill Board of Advisors and Accountability.I was told the news by Steve Sarkisian, Vice President of Paul Tripp Ministries. Statements followed from Tripp and the Mars Hill BoAA.That resignation raised many questions which persist. Tripp answered some of them in an interview with Mars Hill Church elders where he explained his resignation.  Jointly with Religion News Service, I published the results of that interview on … [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...]

Mark Driscoll Confirms Move to Phoenix

In an email to supporters earlier today: The Resurgence and our Move to PhoenixThe Mars Hill Church board also very recently approved the sale of the assets of The Resurgence ministries through an independent auction conducted by a law firm. Having now gained first access to these resources, it will be some time before we catalogue and decide what will happen with the content.However, if you are newly receiving this email it is likely because you were part of The Resurgence mailing … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Protested at Hillsong Conference

Not many showed up but a few passed out flyers and tried to make an issue of Mark Driscoll at the Hillsong London conference earlier today. Some pics from organizer Natalie Collins are available via this tweet:@wthrockmorton hiya, here's some images from tonight's protest... pic.twitter.com/KYhWX52asF— God loves women ن (@God_loves_women) July 22, 2015You can also take in the twitter feed here. … [Read more...]

What’s Next for Mark Driscoll?

The first thing will be another video appearance.This week Brian Houston plans to show his interview with Mark Driscoll to the audience at Hillsong's London conference. Protesters will be there as well.The transcript of the interview to be shown at the London conference is posted at the ChurchwatchCentral blog.Driscoll's next moves are unknown to him according to this interview with Houston. However, the Driscolls did enjoy a farewell party about 10 days ago in Seattle. Where … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Posts Updated Speaking Schedule

After being the subject of multiple protests and an almost canceled Hillsong conference, Mark Driscoll is back in the saddle.  He has some gigs lined up which are posted on his website.Looks like September will be a busy month (AK, AZ, TX). The Alaska church is an Assemblies of God church. Trinity Church in Lubbock, TX started out as an AG church. The coaching conference is put on by Men Coaching Men Discipleship Ministry.Looks like Phoenix might not have worked out, or at least isn't h … [Read more...]


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