Former Mars Hill Elder Tells Perry Noble, “You Are in the Dark” about Mark Driscoll

On Tuesday (one day after I posted the news that Mark Driscoll had publicly announced formation of The Trinity Church in Phoenix), Perry Noble, pastor of NewSpring Church, spoke about Mark Driscoll's return to ministry. (I am embedding it because the Facebook feature isn't working currently. The link to watch it on Noble's page is here)On Noble's Facebook page, former Mars Hill Church elder Dave Kraft left the following message: Perry, I appreciate your heart in all of this, but do … [Read more...]

CBS News 5 Phoenix Reports on Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Past

In hindsight, I wonder if the wise counselors are rethinking the decision to omit Mars Hill Church from The Trinity Church website. Thus far, some version of that fact has formed a hook for the Phoenix media to report about the formation of Mark Driscoll's new church. Watch (text is here):CBS 5 - KPHOThe absence of Mars Hill from the bios and new church website only invites more investigation on the part of the media. The failure to tie up loose ends in Seattle may continue to haunt the … [Read more...]

Phoenix and Seattle News Media Cover Mark Driscoll’s New Venture

The absence of Mars Hill Church from the bios and announcement of Mark Driscoll and his associates made an impression on those covering the news of Mark Driscoll's planned launch of The Trinity Church.Yesterday, I posted Driscoll's announcement of the formation of a church in Phoenix. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Seattle Times followed with stories.This evening, Phoenix television station ABC15 posted this report from Nick VinZant (transcript on the ABC15 website). … [Read more...]

Becky Garrison: Mark Driscoll’s New Church in a P.O. Box

Recently, writer Becky Garrison spent some time in Phoenix, AZ and looked for Mark Driscoll's new project, The Trinity Church. In this report, Garrison summarizes Driscoll's recent moves complete with photos of his church in a P.O. box.Mark Driscoll's Ministry Resurfaces in Phoenix By Becky Garrison After Mark Driscoll resigned as founder and leader of the multi-campus Seattle based Mars Hill Church, he registered the name Learning for Living before relocating the Driscoll family to … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church’s Demise Referred to as “Some Internal Things” in Mark Driscoll’s Intro at Zion 2016

Earlier tonight (1/5/16), Mark Driscoll spoke at the Zion 2016 conference at Jimmy Evans Trinity Fellowship Church.  He was introduced by Jimmy Witcher, a pastor at the church who is slated to become Senior Pastor at Evans' Church, possibly tomorrow night at the conference.In any case, those who have followed Driscoll's career will be impressed with Witcher's ability to spin the past 14 months in this intro.Transcript: Jimmy Witcher, Trinity Fellowship - January 5, 2016 - Zion 2016 C … [Read more...]

Thomas Nelson Contract: Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage Advance Was $400,000

Wenatchee the Hatchet has a copy of the 2011 agreement between Mark and Grace Driscoll's LLC (On Mission, LLC) and Thomas Nelson to publish Real Marriage. Dusting off my Mars Hill sources, I conclude it is legit. In it, we learn:-The Driscolls received an advance of $400,000.-The book had a working title of "A New Marriage with the Same Spouse."-The contract calls for the Driscolls to pay for corrections. I wonder if they did since corrections due to citation errors had to be … [Read more...]

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 TheMarkSeattle.com. Quick, someone check to see if "TheMarkPhoenix.com" 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...]


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