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...]

Prior to Official Launch, Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Is on the Hook for $2.5 Million in Building Debt

Apparently Mark Driscoll's The Trinity Church will pay nearly $2.5 million for the Glass and Garden Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Although appraised at about ten times that amount, the church is making payments to the church on two loans.Read the Deed of Trust.All of the details are not here, but it looks like the church may not have put much up front but instead has promised to pay the full amount over time to the owner. If the church defaults, the Glass and Garden Church take over. … [Read more...]

Pastors School Is Coming to The Trinity Church in November

Want to know what to do this winter? Head to Scottsdale, AZ and go to Pastors School with Mark Driscoll, Jimmy Evans, Robert Morris, Brady Boyd and Jimmy WitcherPastors School with Jimmy Evans, Robert Morris & friends is coming to The Trinity Church Scottsdale in Nov— Pastor Mark Driscoll (@PastorMark) July 10, 2016Watch:You too can build a healthy church in just three days. … [Read more...]