Top Ten Posts of 2014

It should be no surprise that all of the top ten posts relate to Mars Hill Church in some way. Here they are:Acts 29 Network Removes Co-founder Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church From Membership (UPDATED) Twenty-One Former Mars Hill Church Pastors Bring Formal Charges Against Mark Driscoll Mars Hill Church Board of Elders: Mark Driscoll Resigned Instead of Entering a Restoration Plan The Storm at Mars Hill Church: Mark Driscoll Explains It All Mars Hill Church Board Reacts to Being … [Read more...]

The Final Sunday at Mars Hill Church: Rick Warren, Broken Trees and Unfinished Business (Video) (Audio)

Not long ago, Rick Warren finished preaching the last sermon to the remaining locations of Mars Hill Church. I may have more about the sermon later, but for now I want to pick out one phrase: Even in God's garden of grace, broken trees bear fruit. According to someone who heard the message, Warren said this while showing a picture of a fallen tree with eight new trees growing out it.For many, Mars Hill Church was not a broken tree. They made their nest in that tree and are mourning today … [Read more...] is a Copy of


UPDATE: is down, and has been unavailable since the evening of 12/27, just a few hours after this post went live. There is an interesting message for visitors:At least he is sorry about something.............................. (Original post starts here)So says Justin Dean, recently departed spokesman for Mars Hill Church.*There is a reason why looks like Driscoll's new site is a copy of the church website. In addition to the … [Read more...]

Letter: The Legal Case Against Mars Hill Church

Letter to Mars Hill Fahling 12 24 14

I have obtained a letter from attorney Brian Fahling to Karen Cobb, attorney for Mars Hill Church. Fahling represents several plaintiffs who allege various offenses, some of which are public claims covered by federal racketeering statutes. The letter, dated December 24, specifies the legal case against Mars Hill. The plaintiffs would like to mediate but Mars Hill Church leaders (not sure who all that includes right now) have not agreed, according to the letter.For this post, I am simply … [Read more...]

Have $100,000? You Could Own

It is for sale. Asking price $100k.The following is from an email sent to prospective buyers from a law firm in Texas.You are being contacted because it is my understanding you have inquired about purchasing select assets related to the website and domain name.  We appreciate your expression of interest and are reaching out to interested parties and soliciting offers for this website content, technology, accounts, etc.The asking price is $100,000 and the Resurgence co … [Read more...]

Rick Warren to Preach Final Sermon at Mars Hill Church

Knock me over with a feather. This Sunday, December 28th, will be our final Sunday as Mars Hill Church. We hope you will join us as each of our churches will be holding worship services.As we reflect on over eighteen years of ministry, and ultimately close the doors on Mars Hill Church, we are thankful that many of our churches will continue as new independent, autonomous churches. While Mars Hill Church will cease to exist, God's work through his people will continue.Our dear friend … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Launches New Official Website

Looking just like the Mars Hill Church website, Mark Driscoll has launched in Texas, the bio begins: Pastor Mark Driscoll is a Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor. In 2010, Preaching magazine named him one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years. He’s grateful to be a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody.Pastor Mark is the author of many books, has written for CNN, Fox News, and T … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Executive Elder Dave Bruskas on the Future of Mars Hill Albuquerque, Bible Teaching and Communication

This is the next several minutes of Dave Bruskas' talk to the members' meeting at Mars Hill Albuquerque (soon to be North Church). In this clip, Bruskas reminisces about opening the church building as a Mars Hill replant, and then describes his hope for the church going forward.In doing so, he makes some hard-to-miss references to problems at Mars Hill. First he says one sermon per week and a discussion of that sermon (I assume he meant in community groups) isn't enough. I always thought … [Read more...]