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...]

Will the Former Executive Elders of Mars Hill Church Face a RICO Lawsuit?

If Bob Sluys has his way, the necessary funds will be raised and a group of plaintiffs will bring the RICO lawsuit. For  more on the suit's logic see this prior post (here also). Sluys created a video outlining the reasons he believes make the suit necessary. Watch:About half of what is needed has been raised.The church is apparently still disposing of assets without a public accounting of the Global Fund and where the disposed assets have gone.The plaintiffs offered (and p … [Read more...]

Something I Don’t Understand About Mark Driscoll’s Resignation

In his interview with Brian Houston, Mark Driscoll said he had decided to go along with the restoration plan that the Mars Hill elders wanted to implement. He told Houston that he had given the go ahead for the plan which would have him returning to the pulpit on January 4, 2015.  However, then on the Monday night after he said he would follow the elders' plan, God told him and his wife that they were released from ministry. Then he resigned.First of all, no one at the time said anything … [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...]

The Village Church Apologized and Karen Hinkley Accepted and Forgave

So says Wartburg Watch.You'll remember this story once you start reading. You can get a summary in this prior post. Matt Chandler publicly called for people who had been hurt by TVC's ideas about church discipline or in other ways to come to the leaders to reconcile.Current statements from TVC and Karen Hinkley are at WW. Karen Hinkley says it is over for her.TVC also referred Jordan Root to a specialist. As noted in a prior post, I endorse that move.Now see Mars Hill executive … [Read more...]

Part Two of Sutton Turner’s Thoughts on Forgiveness

Today, former Mars Hill Church executive pastor Sutton Turner extends his Mars Hill reflections in part two of his series on repentance and forgiveness.I appreciate Turner's efforts here. These are not brief posts, but rather indicate that he has thought about these matters. He seems to want to make amends in a public sense with his detractors, not by criticizing them but by acknowledging his mistakes. For instance, he tweeted:I used justification of my actions & lack of time not … [Read more...]

Sutton Turner Confesses Some Mars Hill Sins

One of the last three executive elders to serve at Mars Hill Church, Sutton Turner has taken a different route in his public reflection about his experience at Mars Hill than the soft-spoken Dave Bruskas and the main event Mark Driscoll. Bruskas spoke to his Albuquerque church in a closed meeting (here, here, and here) and to my knowledge has not blogged or addressed the media since he left Mars Hill. Driscoll on the other hand has remained aloof from social media, isn't doing interviews but has … [Read more...]


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