How Are Mark Driscoll and Donald Trump Alike?

Anyone who has ever taken or given a Wechsler Intelligence Scale will recognize my title as having the form of the Similarities portion of the test. Those taking the test are given two different terms or things and asked how they are alike. Since the exact questions are a carefully guarded professional secret, if I tell you more, I will have to see about broadening the laws on torture or something.Writing in the New York Times op-ed section yesterday, Christianity Today's managing editor … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Responds Briefly to RICO Lawsuit; He’s Talking to God but Apparently Not to His Former Members

Mark Driscoll has found his voice to respond briefly to Religion News Service about the RICO lawsuit. “Unfortunately, false and malicious allegations continue to be made against me,” Driscoll said in an email to RNS Thursday (March 3). “I’m certain that the most recent examples are without any merit.”“I remain focused and devoted to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, loving others, and praying for my enemies,” Driscoll said. I may never understand why this energy hasn't been spent on rea … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Looking for a Meeting Place for The Trinity Church

Ho-hum.In a email sent to supporters today, Driscoll details what he is looking for in a meeting place:  Howdy everyone,I want to thank all of you who have been praying for and connecting with Mark Driscoll Ministries. I’m on the road teaching this week, but I look forward to returning home to catch some sun and spring training baseball games with my family.We are in the first steps of planting The Trinity Church in the greater Phoenix area. As we continue to make plans, m … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Books in a Mars Hill Ballard Graveyard

Mars Hill Ballard Campus was put on the market in October 2014 and then sold in early 2015 for $9-million. When the building changed hands to Quest Church in Seattle, the contents were abandoned by Mars Hill's leadership. One casualty was Mark Driscoll's book A Call to  Resurgence, left behind in bulk during the Mars Hill rapture.That is a lot of money in books. It is surprising that Mars Hill's leadership did not either donate or sell these books. Most likely, they were purchased or … [Read more...]

Phoenix Public Radio Features Mark Driscoll and RICO Lawsuit

KJZZ, Phoenix public radio, today released a feature on Mark Driscoll and the RICO lawsuit. In a move which isn't likely to sit well with Phoenix media, Driscoll again declined to speak to the Phoenix press.The audio and article are somewhat different so check out both. You can hear the audio by going to the article. From Jacob McAuliffe's report: The Trinity Church is in its early stages of development. All it has is a website, some online supporters and a video message from founder Mark … [Read more...]

RICO Lawsuit Filed Against Former Leaders of Mars Hill Church; ECFA Named As Co-Conspirator

The long anticipated suit from a group of former members against former leaders of Mars Hill Church was filed today in the U.S District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Attorney Brian Fahling filed suit on behalf of plaintiffs Brian and Connie Jacobsen and Ryan and Arica Kildea.The plaintiffs accuse defendants Mark Driscoll and Sutton Turner of engaging in a continuing pattern of racketeering activity by soliciting, through the internet and the mail, contributions … [Read more...]

The Behind the Scenes Mars Hill Global Maneuvers

Over a year after the last service was held at Mars Hill Church, there are still stories to be told.Recently, I acquired two memos which provide details about Mars Hill Global, a mysterious aspect of the demise of Mars Hill Church. From 2012 until mid-2014, Mars Hill Church marketed Mars Hill Global as a fund to help support church planters in India and Ethiopia. However, at least some insiders at Mars Hill knew that the donations given through the Global Fund were spent primarily on church … [Read more...]

New Petition Calls for an Investigation of Mars Hill Church by Washington’s Attorney General

Earlier tonight, Stephanie Drury posted a petition calling for the Washington state Attorney General to launch an investigation into the finances and closing of Mars Hill Church.Drury's petition begins: Following a string of revelations about the personal and financial conduct of its leadership, Mars Hill Church has never fully addressed how millions in donated funds were spent since it ceased operations in January 2015. The petition ends: Because protecting the public from … [Read more...]


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