Paul Tripp’s Resignation from the Board of Mars Hill Church Calls Into Question ECFA Standards on Governance

In March 2014, Mars Hill Church's Board of Advisors and Accountability issued a statement regarding the church and Mark Driscoll. One area covered was church governance changes made in 2007.  Here is that statement:CHANGES TO GOVERNANCE For many years Mars Hill Church was led by a board of Elders, most of whom were in a vocational relationship with the church and thus not able to provide optimal objectivity. To eliminate conflicts of interest and set the church’s future on the best possible … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Scratched from the Act Like Men Conference

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Not sure why but Mark Driscoll is no longer on the schedule for the Act Like Men conferences, slated for November 14-15 of this year and May 15-15 of 2015.Here is what the conference page looked like before today: The October 2014 and February 2015 dates have also been scratched. … [Read more...]

Compare Paul Tripp’s Explanation For His Resignation With The One Offered By Mars Hill Church’s BOAA

I first reported Paul Tripp's resignation from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability on July 30.Then, after much speculation, on August 1, the church's weekly news email reported reasons for Tripp's resignation: Dr. Paul Tripp joined our Board of Advisors and Accountability in November 2013 and has been an immense help to our leaders over the past year. Dr. Tripp has extensive experience in discipleship and Biblical counseling. Earlier this month, we made the decision … [Read more...]

Yet Another Citation Error in Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage

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Pubishers have three options when plagiarism and/or errors are discovered. Such problems can be ignored, corrected or in extreme cases the book can be pulled from publication. In the case of David Barton's book The Jefferson Lies, there were so many errors that correction was not a viable option so the book was pulled by publisher Thomas Nelson. In the case of Mark Driscoll's Real Marriage, Thomas Nelson elected to correct the errors. I found several such errors in Real Marriage, most of which T … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Books No Longer Offered By Lifeway Christian Stores

The day after Acts 29 Network dropped Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from membership, I have learned that Lifeway Christian Stores are not selling Mark Driscoll's books while Driscoll's ministry is assessed. Acting on a tip, I contacted Lifeway media relations manager Marty King, who released this statement to me: Lifeway Stores and Lifeway.com are not selling Mark Driscoll's books while we assess the developments regarding his ministry.  I also called two local Lifeway bookstores and was t … [Read more...]

Ex-Members Group Delays New Charges Against Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Executive Elders

In a press release, ex-Mars Hill deacon Rob Smith said a group of 75 ex-members and leaders at Mars Hill today were prepared to ask the Mars Hill Church elders to consider new charges against the executive elders of Mars Hill Church. However, in light of the action by the Acts 29 Network to remove Driscoll and the church as members, the group has decided to wait. Charges Against Mark Driscoll and Church Executives Delayed After Ouster from Acts 29August 8, 2014Seattle, WA – In the light … [Read more...]

Acts 29 Network Removes Co-founder Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church From Membership (UPDATED)

In a stunning move, the Acts 29 Network leadership has removed network co-founder and Mars Hill Church lead pastor Mark Driscoll from the organization's membership. I obtained a letter from several Acts 29 pastors which was sent to Driscoll and Mars Hill Church removing Driscoll and the church as members of the network, as well as calling on Driscoll to step down due to a pattern of complaints from Acts 29 pastors. Mark Driscoll was instrumental in founding the Acts 29 Network and has been … [Read more...]

Acts 29 Pioneer Ron Wheeler Sends Open Letter to Mark Driscoll, Asks Him to Resign

Ron Wheeler planted the first Acts 29 church in Mt. Vernon, WA. Wheeler was a regular companion of Mark Driscoll in the early days of Mars Hill Church.  Now, Ron Wheeler has posted an open letter to Driscoll which documents his perspective on the early days of Mars Hill Church, Acts 29 Network and culminates with a plea that Driscoll resign as pastor of Mars Hill Church.Wheeler begins: Dear Mark Driscoll:You were once one of my closest friends.You were once my trusted mentor and … [Read more...]


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