Mark Driscoll on Mars Hill Global: The Global Mission Effort of Jesus Christ

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Recently a couple of commenters have questioned whether or not communications from Mars Hill Church left the impression that Mars Hill Global was the international missions ministry arm of Mars Hill Church.  The following video was made by Mark Driscoll to describe the changing brand of Mars Hill Global. Sutton Turner hoped to appeal to both Mars Hill members and people outside the church by recasting Mars Hill Global as the way the church participated in the world wide mission. Rather than … [Read more...]

Leadership Journal Seeks Lessons on the Demise of the Church from Former Pastors and Advisor

Subtitle: Gerry Breshears finally speaksBen Tertin at the Leadership Journal has a long article out today online which hopes to examine some "painful lessons" from the demise of Mars Hill Church. One aspect of the article which makes it necessary reading for Mars Hill watchers is the on the record statements from former pastors Bill Clem and Tim Gaydos. Both former pastors had much to say about the corporatization of church under Mark Driscoll, Sutton Turner, and Dave Bruskas.I recommend … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Posts 2014 Annual Report; No Resolution of Global Fund

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Maintaining certain fictions until the end, Mars Hill leaders posted the 2014 annual report today.The section on Mars Hill Global and Mars Hill Go reflects what happened to Mars Hill Global after I reported on the tactics to promote missions but use Global Fund money to fund U.S. expansion.Between 2012 and May 2014, the Global Family was called the "Mars Hill Extended Family" and Mars Hill Go was marketed as the Mars Hill Global and the Global Fund.The annual report maintains an … [Read more...]

Former Executive Elders of Mars Hill Church May Face RICO Lawsuit

According to former Mars Hill deacon Rob Smith and Seattle attorney Brian Fahling, a lawsuit is being prepared with Mark Driscoll, Sutton Turner, David Bruskas, and Jamie Munson named as defendants. The suit may not be filed until later this week or early next week. Those bringing the suit have alerted Mars Hill Church leaders and hope to engage in talks which could serve to prevent the suit from going forward.A civil RICO claim (see link for statutory basis of a Racketeer Influenced and … [Read more...]

Research for Mark Driscoll’s Delayed Book — The Problem with Christianity — Available to the Masses

This is an interesting development.The research which formed the foundation for Mark Driscoll's now postponed book, The Problem with Christianity has now been made available for free download on the Mars Hill Church website.The way the description of the research report closes makes me wonder if Driscoll is going to release his book: Our hope is this valuable research can be helpful for you as you prepare content such as sermons, books, or blog posts. When he took his six week "focus … [Read more...]

One Year Ago Today Janet Mefferd Interviewed Mark Driscoll

In conversations about Mars Hill Church, many people peg the beginning of the Year of Mars Hill's Discontent as being Janet Mefferd's radio interview with Mark Driscoll. In that interview, Mefferd accused Driscoll of plagiarism and he accused her of having "sort of a grumpy day."In hindsight, perhaps one could view the Strange Fire conference deception as the beginning of the end and indeed Mefferd began her interview by asking Driscoll about the conference. In fact, he never really answered … [Read more...]

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...]


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