Seattle’s Music Scene and the Ghosts of Mars Hill Church

Today, Kathleen Tarrant in the Stranger brings us a beautifully written tour of the Seattle Indie music during and post the Mars Hill Church years. She makes the case that the early Mars Hill era had an influence on Seattle rock which endures today. Some of that persistence isn't necessarily to be celebrated as many Christian artists were disillusioned by Mars Hill. For those, who want to understand the bigger themes of the Mars Hill story, I highly recommend this article.A couple of short … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Downtown Now Known as “The Mark”


You can't make this stuff up.Note the banner on the old Mars Hill Downtown Seattle location of Mark Driscoll's old church. It is now known as "The Mark."   You can read about the project at Quick, someone check to see if "" is registered.Here is what it looked like back in the day.  Joel Connolly described the final service of Mars Hill Downtown in the old Methodist church. The … [Read more...]

Calling Former Members of Mars Hill Church to Tell Your Stories

Ben Vandemeer has launched an effort to start a healing conversation about Mars Hill Church. With the able support of former MHC leaders Jeff Bettger and Bryan Zug, the effort is titled Mars Hill: Your Story: Are we ready to talk about our time at Mars Hill Church?It's been almost a year already. The headlines have passed. The body of the church, thousands of us, have moved forward... how are you doing?There's a tension around the topic, often an unspoken understanding from those who … [Read more...]

Sign Up Now for It’s All About Jesus! Daily Devotionals with Mark Driscoll


If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then what does a little daily Driscoll keep away?You can find out by signing up for the catchy sounding "It's all about Jesus! Daily Devotionals with Mark Driscoll." MD Ministries proclaims:The plan at present is to launch Daily Devotionals very soon. Thank you to everyone who sent in some good ideas for what to name this. It is something that I hope to continue doing for a long time and here is the plan: It’s All About Jesus! Daily D … [Read more...]

One Year Ago Yesterday: Mars Hill Church Announced Mark Driscoll’s Resignation

It was a headline very few people thought they would ever see.Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill ChurchI am a day late for the exact anniversary of the church announcement, the date on that headline is October 15, 2014. Driscoll submitted his resignation letter the day before.Resignation wasn't plan A according to Driscoll. He was supposed to enter a plan of restoration being crafted by his elders. He later told Brian Houston that God warned him about a trap and then told the … [Read more...]

New Website is “One-Stop Resource” on Mars Hill Church RICO Lawsuit, Global Fund and Result Source bills itself as a "one-stop resource" for information relating to the planned RICO lawsuit involving Mars Hill Church leaders.While fund raising is slow going, this site brings together various issues which should help anyone trying to understand why the potential plaintiffs want to bring suit. In addition to the value the site has to those interested in the lawsuit, it summarizes two of the larger controversies (Global Fund and Result Source).Although these issues … [Read more...]

John Piper on Mark Driscoll and Satan’s Win in Seattle

Back in April, John Piper appeared on the podcast of Westside Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. His interviewer was Westside's lead pastor Norm Funk. Yesterday, Piper's Desiring God ministry posted the section of the podcast where Piper answered a question about Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. Watch:Piper says everybody makes mistakes, and admits Mars Hill's demise was a defeat for the gospel, Driscoll, reformed theology, evangelicalism and complementarianism and a win for … [Read more...]

About That Resurgence Auction Mark Driscoll Won

Earlier this week, Mark Driscoll sent an email to a mailing list that he won at a Mars Hill Church auction. He said it this way:The Mars Hill Church board also very recently approved the sale of the assets of The Resurgence ministries through an independent auction conducted by a law firm. Having now gained first access to these resources, it will be some time before we catalogue and decide what will happen with the content. However, if you are newly receiving this email it is likely b … [Read more...]