A Tyndale House Divided

This morning, David Sessions, editor at Daily Beast, placed this note at the top of my article there. Editor's Note: After this story was published, Tyndale House issued a statement contradicting what they had previously told The Daily Beast. The publisher affirmed their relationship with Mark Driscoll and said they plan to reprint his book, A Call to Resurgence, as sales demand. For further updates on the story,click here. On July 1, Tyndale House leaders issued a statement contradicting what … [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...]

Tyndale Gives Inaccurate Information, Blames Messenger


UPDATE: The Christian Post has updated their article on Tyndale's statement regarding Resurgence by adding my statement and Todd Starowitz's email to me. Editor's Note: Wednesday, July 2, 2014Warren Throckmorton, author of the cited Daily Beast article concerning Mark Driscoll's business relationship with Tyndale House Publishers, provided the following statement via email to The Christian Post:"My reporting regarding Tyndale House and Resurgence Publishing was based on information … [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...]

No Date Scheduled for Publication of Mark Driscoll’s Book “The Problem with Christianity”, Is Resurgence On Hold?

UPDATE (6/18): Today, in response to an email inquiry, Todd Starowitz, senior public relations manager for Tyndale House, told meAt this time we do not have a pub date for The Problem with Christianity.I also asked if any other books were slated to be published by the Resurgence imprint. I already knew Elyse Fitzpatrick's book was scheduled for this Fall and Starowitz confirmed that her book was coming out in September. However, he also said:To my knowledge we do not have any … [Read more...]

Anti-Plagiarism Campaigner Says Mark Driscoll Did Not Adequately Cite The Work Of Peter Jones

Yesterday, I highlighted the work of the American Copy Editors Society against plagiarism. I learned about their work from Neil Holdway, treasurer of ACES and editor of Chicago area paper Daily Herald (incidentally, where Janet Mefferd once worked. Holdway was her boss there). I asked Holdway about the Mark Driscoll controversy and specifically about the initial allegations of his old colleague regarding Mark Driscoll’s use of Peter Jones’ work. In his response, Holdway took issue with the res … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll and Tyndale House Release Statement of Apology to Christian Post

Read the article here.Driscoll told CP: "Mistakes were made that I am grieved by and apologize for," stated the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church pastor. "As a Bible teacher, I know that Jesus loves us and uses everything for good. I know he cares very much that we do things in a way that reflects his glory. As a result, I have been praying that he would help me learn through all of this to become more like him and more effective for him." Tyndale House then released a defense of Driscoll … [Read more...]

Who’s Talking About The Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy?

Three days ago, Relevant Magazine published a brief article with the headline: Basically, Nobody's Talking About the Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Accusations.What a difference a couple of days make. Now, lots of people are talking about the controversy swirling around Pastor Driscoll.Religion News Service, World Magazine, Christianity Today, Christian Post, Crosswalk, Right Wing Watch, Orlando Sentinel, Opposing Views, First Things, Examiner, Bartholomew's Notes on Religion, Religion Di … [Read more...]