Daily Beast: Evangelicals Scam the NYT Bestseller List

This morning, the Daily Beast published my article summarizing recent material I have obtained.There is still more to develop on this story. For instance, it appears that the web of relationships involving Sealy Yates, Kevin Small, David Jeremiah and the Parrotts is longstanding. I hope to develop that part of the story more this coming week. As I pointed out in the post earlier this afternoon, Driscoll was a late comer to the party and an outsider to the club. Small is on the board of the … [Read more...]

Why Did ResultSource Need David Jeremiah’s Ministry to Help Get Mark Driscoll on the New York Times Best Seller List?

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In June 2011, Kevin Small wrote to then Mars Hill Church executive elder Jamie Munson to provide details about how ResultSource could get Mark Driscoll on the New York Times best-seller list. He gave him the details of what later was reduced to writing in the contract signed by Sutton Turner on behalf of Mars Hill Church. However, there was a detail or two not included in the contract which brings another evangelical figure -- David Jeremiah -- into the spotlight. Small told … [Read more...]

Source: Mars Hill Bellevue Negotiating to Hire Preaching Pastor

A current Mars Hill pastor informed me that Bellevue Church (Mars Hill Bellevue) has been in intense negotiations with an individual to become preaching pastor of the church. These talks were taking place yesterday. Initially, the elders there (led by Matt Rogers) offered the job to current executive elder Dave Bruskas. Bruskas may do some preaching at Bellevue in the next few weeks, but his future is in Albuquerque where he has taken the same position at his old church.While it may be a … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Ballard Moves Toward Independence Amid Unanswered Questions

Last night, a trusted source attended an organizational meeting at Mars Hill Ballard. Several changes were announced with information provided about the move toward becoming an independent church. According to the source: Scott Harris is stepping down as lead pastor. It was announced that he plans to find employment and stay on at the church as a lay elder. The preaching pastor will be Matthias Haeusel. Adam Christiansen (paid) and Kirby Langley (lay) will remain as elders. Cam Huxford will … [Read more...]

John Piper on Lessons Learned from the Mark Driscoll Controversy; ECFA, Are You Listening?

In an audio presentation out today, John Piper doesn't regret partnering with Mark Driscoll but does see some of the problems identified by Mars Hill's elders. In this audio, Piper briefly admits that he could have done more to help. He also says that perhaps pulling Driscoll's book from sale, as Lifeway has done, is a defensible temporary response to the controversy. I can't get the embed code to work so click the link for the audio)Most of the audio is about lessons learned. Piper … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Still Featured at Hillsong in 2015

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Despite the unfinished business at Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll is still a featured speaker at Hillsong's Sydney Australia conference next year.A flyer given out in church last Sunday tells the tale. The brochure claims the conference will champion "the cause of local churches everywhere." Everywhere except Seattle...  … [Read more...]

Robert Morris at Gateway Church: I Know How to Build a Healthy Church

Since Robert Morris snubbed his nose at the elders of Mars Hill Church, I have been curious about the third largest church in the nation. As noted earlier today, sources within Gateway and Mars Hill have indicated that Driscoll may be on the way back. If he does make a come back, Driscoll might credit Morris. Morris told his pastors' conference that he has been advising Driscoll and he has an obvious track record. In fact, Morris boasted about this ability last night to his church. … [Read more...]

Sources: Mark Driscoll Considering a Return to Ministry

According to reliable sources within Gateway Church and Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll is exploring a return to ministry in either Texas or California. I have been hearing this since Driscoll appeared on stage during the Gateway pastor's conference in October, but only recently have sources within both Gateway and Mars Hill confirmed it.According to sources who want to remain unnamed due to fears of retaliation, Driscoll has been offered assistance from Robert Morris to help set up a church … [Read more...]


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