Mark Driscoll Wants You to Tune In This Sunday

Mark Driscoll's last two appearances in church were stealth sermons. At Thrive, he spoke in a main session but wasn't on the program. Gold Creek Community Church leaders would not disclose Driscoll's identity as guest speaker in advance. However, he appears to want an audience tomorrow. From Driscoll's website:Pastor Mark Live-Streaming from James River Church This Sunday, June 7th 2015, Pastor Mark will be preaching live at James River Church near Springfield, MO. He will be preaching the 9 … [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...]

Top Ten Rejected Titles for Mark Driscoll’s Sunday Sermon at James River Church

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Intell is getting out of Ozark, MO. In the Show Me State, Mark Driscoll is going to show up at James River Church with news of some kind on this Sunday, June 7. My sources are at work again and have learned the top ten rejected sermon titles for this weekend's appearance. Without fanfare, here there are:10. A Nobody Wanting to Tell Anybody About Everybody I Need to Forgive9. How to Fund Your Church Plant Through Global Missions8. William Wallace Was Right7 I Know Who … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll to Speak at James River Assembly of God in Ozark, MO Next Sunday

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Just confirmed it with the church; Mark Driscoll is set to speak at James River Church (Assembly of God) in Ozark, MO this coming Sunday, June 7. His topic was not disclosed.  The church is pastored by John and Debbie Lindell.You can read more about James River in this description by Ed Stetzer. Their Wednesday night service offers opportunities to get baptized in the Spirit.There are some additional wrinkles to this event which I am working to confirm. In particular, one report is that … [Read more...]

Protest of Mark Driscoll Planned at Hillsong Church in Sydney on May 31

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A group called "People Against Fundamentalism" plans to protest Brian Houston's decision to bring Mark Driscoll to the Sydney Hillsong Conference this summer.According to the group's website, the protest will take place on May 31 at the Sydney church's Waterloo campus.Protests may also occur in London where Driscoll is slated to speak in July. A petition asking Hillsong to remove Driscoll as a speaker has garnered nearly 1,000 signature on Change.org. Pastor Houston issued a statement … [Read more...]

Sutton Turner: Leaving a Big Church is Selfish

Just when I thought we were getting somewhere...Today, Sutton Turner posted an apologetic of sorts* (pdf of the post) for separation of pastors from pews in big churches. Turner seems convinced that the corporate world is a good analogy for a church leadership.This quote seems to capture the mood: When an organization grows and people lose access to the senior leader, many will take the selfish route and leave. They look back on the smaller, familial organization as the golden days, … [Read more...]

Grading Pastor Dan Kellogg’s Mark Driscoll Homework

In a blog post yesterday, Gold Creek Community Church pastor Dan Kellogg said he did his homework before asking Mark Driscoll to speak at his church on Sunday. According to that blog entry, Kellogg said he spoke with Driscoll's "accountability board."  The unnamed member or members of that board said: “There is nothing Mark has done that disqualifies him from ministry”.  That was enough for Kellogg, but was it enough homework? Kellogg reminds me of the student who attacks a complex subject by … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Demonstration Taking Place at Gold Creek Community Church

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UPDATE: Gold Creek put the sermon up on their website.Mark Driscoll is speaking at Gold Creek Community Church (the live feed freezes often but you can catch some of it here) while a demonstration is taking place outside.He is speaking about Hebrews 11.Outside former Mars Hill members are giving out a flyer about their actions (click the link to read it).Incredibly, Dan Kellogg, the pastor at Gold Creek said Driscoll had been treated unfairly by his staff and that most what was … [Read more...]


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