Mark Driscoll Addresses Mars Hill Church About “One Of The Deepest Learning Seasons” Of His Life

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Update: The entire video is now available on the Mars Hill website.Saying he wanted to give the church an update on “one of the deepest learning seasons” of his life, Mark Driscoll delivered a 30 minute video message via the Mars Hill weekly update yesterday.  Without giving many details about “the season,” Driscoll hinted at several issues but ignored others.Driscoll began by discussing the beginning of his Christian life and the beginning of Mars Hill Church. Consistent with the dominan … [Read more...]

Crosscut on Mars Hill Church’s Recent Problems

Reporter Stacie Solie has a dark view of Mars Hill Church's recent problems in today's online edition of Crosscut, a Seattle area news and information website.The first paragraph provides a taste: There are emerging stories of sensational kangaroo courts and "sex demon" trials, like something out of the Salem witch hunts of the 1600s. Even more devastating to individual members are the ways in which they are shamed, taught to blame themselves and each other when they see problems, and to … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Scrubs Three Mars Hill Global Videos


UPDATE: Mars Hill claimed a copyright violation against the videos embedded below which resulted in them being removed from YouTube.I'm not sure what to make of it but Mars Hill Church has made three videos private which were once featured on their Mars Hill Global You Tube channel. Two of them feature Pastor Mark Driscoll (in mid-2012) and in the other one, Pastor Sutton Turner (Jan. 2013) asks Mars Hill members for money to support Ethiopian church planting efforts (for a short time, you … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Says A Little More But Not Enough About the Global Fund Changes

In this week's email newsletter to members (dated 7/11/14), Mars Hill Church leaders mentioned the petition asking for financial accountability regarding the former Mars Hill Global Fund. Mars Hill has now admitted that money given to the Global Fund actually went in the church's General Fund and mostly was spent on expanding Mars Hill video sites. Despite the fact that Mars Hill leaders admit there was a separate fund, they are requiring donors to contact the church and specifically … [Read more...]

What is the Best Season for The Problem with Christianity?

About Mark Driscoll's The Problem with Christianity, Tyndale House said Tuesday: Finally, while we did delay the publication date of Mark’s latest book, The Problem with Christianity, as we look for the best season in which to publish it, we have not altered our full intention to release it as a Tyndale title. This is a groundbreaking book that we believe will be greatly beneficial to the Church. According to a March 2013 internal Mars Hill Church document provided to me, The Problem with C … [Read more...]

Mike Anderson, Former Associate of Mark Driscoll, Apologizes for “Wrong We Did” at Mars Hill

If you are interested in a perspective on the inner workings of Mars Hill Church, you need to read this blog post by former Mars Hill Director of the Resurgence, Mike Anderson.Titled "Hello, My Name is Mike and I'm a Recovering True Believer," Anderson discusses his roles at Mars Hill and his regrets about them.Speaking about his platform to speak out about Driscoll and Mars Hill, Anderson wrote: I spent so much time with him because I was the guy who organized conferences, planned and … [Read more...]

Facing Financial Pressures, Mars Hill Steps Up Solicitations, Lays Off Staff

In the face of financial concerns, Seattle mega church Mars Hill Church has laid off staff and stepped up efforts to collect donations as the end of the fiscal year passed yesterday. According to ex-staff and sources inside Mars Hill church, on June 20, nine staff were let go amid concern about a sudden "budget crunch" from the church’s executive elders.Mars Hill wrote about the action yesterday in their weekly communication to members: Last week we had to make the very tough decision to t … [Read more...]

My Article At The Daily Beast: Is there a future or a funeral at Mark Driscoll’s Resurgence imprint? UPDATE: Apparently there is a future…

UPDATE: Before you read anything in this post, please go read this post for an update on Tyndale's defense of Mark Driscoll and the Resurgence imprint..............................As I report at the Daily Beast this morning, Mark Driscoll's book The Problem with Christianity no longer has a page dedicated to it at Tyndale House. Furthermore, the publisher has no plans to reprint A Call to Resurgence after less than a year in circulation.Tyndale declined to say why any of these steps … [Read more...]