For Those Interested in Mars Hill Church History, Wenatchee the Hatchet Has Organized Some Links. A Former Elder’s Wife Speaks Out

For Mars Hill history buffs, Wenatchee the Hatchet has done a service for you. Go check out his post with links tagged and organized topically.Also, wife of a former elder Jen Smidt has spoken out about her experiences at Mars Hill. According to Jen, she once said something Sutton Turner didn't like and the next day Turner rebuked her husband for it.WtH has a lengthy account and analysis which I won't try to compete with.It occurred to me recently that a final accounting of Mars Hill … [Read more...]

Note to Mark Driscoll: Racism Doesn’t Evolve from Evolution

See updates at the end...Although he doesn't believe in Malthusian eugenics now, Mark Driscoll told his The Trinity Church audience on Sunday that he once did. Watch:Transcript: Some would say, Pastor Mark, I disagree with you. Let me speak to you very personally. You're wrong. You're wrong. Now I know you're not supposed to say it like that, but if you don't say it like that, people are confused, so let me make it clear.I started in a home, my parents were um, Irish Catholic, … [Read more...]

Big Influential Names Gather in Alabama @LeadNet #400Gathering

In other news...Mark Driscoll is speaking at what Ed Stetzer calls "a private meeting of the most influential churches in the country." He tweeted that the meeting is in an undisclosed location but I found it pretty easily (Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL).  The blurb for the next gathering at Saddleback in January, 2017 says: The theme is Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights in the New Season, and the event will serve as a forum for leading church Senior and Executive Pastors t … [Read more...]

Things I Learned Today: The Mark Driscoll, Tullian Tchividjian, and Dustin Boles Edition

One, Tullian Tchividjian got remarried sometime over the weekend of 8/26. He has been in Texas and is working on a book.Two, Mark Driscoll is going to speak this month at a Phoenix meeting of the Christian Legal Society. I wonder if the subject of RICO will come up?Three, Dustin Boles is no longer at Acts 29 church Mosaic Church in MS (staff in March, staff now). He is working for something called Alvix Laboratories as of late August.Evangelicals have a put a lot of trust in those gu … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Contradicts His Wise Counselor and Governing Board Member Robert Morris Regarding Tithing

Is there trouble in paradise?Watch (and read about) Mark Driscoll talk about tithing and first fruits.As of now, Robert Morris provides wise counsel and is on the governing board of Driscoll's The Trinity Church. Morris believes not tithing to the church is like stealing from God and will lead to the non-tither being cursed. He considers his Blessed Life teaching on tithing to be critical to the Christian life.Driscoll says on this video is that there is no particular percentage … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll: Worship God with Your Wallet to Put Content on My Website

Yesterday, Mark Driscoll continued his Jonah sermon series at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale AZ. The series is interesting and has provides some additional tidbits of information for those interested in the implosion of Mars Hill Church. I will get to that in future posts. For now, I want to point out a new innovation for The Trinity Church, or at least it seems different than how Mars Hill did it.Yesterday, Driscoll exhorted his new flock to "worship God with our wallet, we'll give unto … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Launches The Trinity Church (VIDEO)

Our roving reporter Deana Holmes tells me that 162 cars were in the parking lot for today's launch of The Trinity Church in Scottsdale AZ (170 for the second service). Security was on hand along with a television crew from Seattle's King 5 (Scroll to the bottom for the video segment).  Apparently, they still remember the former Mars Hill Church pastor.The worship team was provided courtesy of Amarillo, TX church Trinity Fellowship. Kind of a theme.Driscoll was pastor of Mars Hill Church … [Read more...]

Getting Pumped for the Launch of The Trinity Church!

Hey all you guys and gals in the greater Phoenix area, get ready for the big launch of The Trinity Church.The backstory on Phoenix is that Mars Hill Church had a church location there before Mars Hill closed down. When the church was viable, Driscoll complained to his inner circle that he disliked the drab Seattle climate and wanted to be in the sunshine. The church even rented a house for Driscoll to use as a get away in Southern California which he was still pastor at Mars Hill. … [Read more...]