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...]

Hillsong Cancels Mark Driscoll’s Appearance at June Conference – Full Statement and Analysis

According the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Houston announced that Mark Driscoll would no longer attend the Sydney conference later this month.Brian Houston's statement in full: Statement from Pastor Brian Houston, Hillsong Church June 2015After personal interaction with Mark Driscoll today, we have agreed that he will no longer be coming to Australia or the UK to attend Hillsong Conference. It is my hope that Mark and I will be able to speak in person in the coming weeks to discuss … [Read more...]

Australian News Report: Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston to Review Decision to Host Mark Driscoll

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Brian Houston told an Australian television station that he would review the decision to host Mark Driscoll later this month at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney. It is Sunday morning in Sydney and Houston said he would talk to Driscoll later on Sunday to determine the next move.From the Sunrise television show:"We didn't know. We invited him before this major controversy started." - Hillsong pastor Brian Houston on inviting Mark … [Read more...]

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...]