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...]

What Happened to Phoenix?

I figured this might be Rev. Driscoll's walk up music today.By the time he gets to Phoenix, it will still be sunny.  … [Read more...]

Video of Mark Driscoll’s Sermon at James River Church

You Tube account Defending the Church has the full video of the James River Church sermon today by Mark Driscoll. This version has the commentary by viewers along with the sermon. … [Read more...]

A Question for Pastor Lindell: What Isn’t True About Mark Driscoll?

In his intro (I should have video up later today), Pastor John Lindell told his congregation that much of what one reads about Mark Driscoll on the web isn't true. Dan Kellogg at Gold Creek Community Church said much the same thing.My question for these two men is: What isn't true? If you can show me anything untrue on my blog, I will correct it. Always have.By making such a general statement, these men mislead their flocks (a serious responsibility in the Bible) and cast doubt on the … [Read more...]