A Prediction: Somebody in Seattle Will Say Something Before Sunday

I don't often do this but I am going to predict that someone at Mars Hill Church will issue an apology or some kind of statement before the scheduled Mars Hill Church protest on Sunday. I know I could be wrong but I have seen a pattern where the church puts out statements on Friday. In some circles, this is seen as a way to have the last word on a story or to avoid excessive coverage since Friday is often a time of low media interest.Several matters have garnered national media attention … [Read more...]

Former Colleague Provides Evidence Mark Driscoll Plagiarized Material in Two Books

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In 2004, Zondervan published The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out by Mark Driscoll. In 2006, they published Driscoll's Confessions of a Reformission Rev: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church. In these books, among other things, Driscoll addressed the relationships between the Gospel, the church, and culture. In The Radical Reformission, he borrowed a graphic from a book edited by George Hunsberger which indicates a reciprocal relationship between the three … [Read more...]

Steve Deace on the Mark Driscoll Controversies: Ingroup Bias Illustrated

Steve Deace is a right wing, religiously conservative radio show host in Iowa. He appears to have a sizable tea party following and weekly gives League of the South member and Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka a platform on his broadcast. Yesterday on his Facebook page, he discussed recent controversies surrounding Mark Driscoll, but ranted more about Rachel Held Evans (calling her "Rob Bell in drag") and me than he did about Driscoll. He seems upset that Evans and I have … [Read more...]

Seattle TV News (KOMO, KIRO) Covers Mars Hill Controversy and Demonstration

The upcoming demonstration outside of Mars Hill Church this Sunday made the lead story on KOMO News last night. Watch:KIRO News also has a report: Click here for all Mars Hill Church posts. … [Read more...]

Paul Tripp Has Resigned from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability

Paul Tripp has resigned from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability.Tripp, one of the newest board members and popular conference speaker, was unavailable this morning, but in response to my question about Tripp's membership on the Mars Hill Church BOAA, Steve Sarkisian, Vice President of Paul Tripp Ministries, told me, "Paul resigned from the board."No reason was given for the departure.Paul Tripp was appointed to the Board in November, 2013.I will add more … [Read more...]

Innovate4Jesus Scrubs Bio of Mars Hill Spokesman Without Explanation

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On Monday, I pointed out that Mars Hill Spokesman Justin Dean claimed a role in helping Mark Driscoll's book Real Marriage get to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.  Dean's bio on a website called Innovate4Jesus touted the accomplishment even though it is now known that the book was guaranteed an appearance on the NYT list due to the work of consulting firm Result Source. Result Source used subterfuge to purchase books in order to lift Real Marriage to the top spot on the list. Earlier to … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll in 2000: “We Live in a Completely Pussified Nation”

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I have been writing about Mars Hill Church since late November 2013. In the process, I have met many people who once attended Mars and some who still do (over 100 I think). In these conversations, especially with ex-members who were around from the early days, similar stories come up. One familiar story I have not written about is Mark Driscoll's proclamation that we "live in a completely pussified nation." Apparently this material was deleted from the Mars Hill website and is not now available … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Spokesman Touts Result Source Aided Real Marriage NYT Bestseller Campaign as Accomplishment

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In his bio at a website called "Innovate4Jesus," Mars Hill Church Spokesman Justin Dean touts his experience helping to get Mark Driscoll's book Real Marriage to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List:On the Innovate4Jesus website, "#1 New York Time Bestseller" links to the January 22, 2012 NYT list for "Hard Cover Advice" books on which the Driscolls' book Real Marriage placed at #1 for one week. See below for the text copied as it is now on the I4J website.ABOUT JUSTIN DEAN With … [Read more...]


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