Research for Mark Driscoll’s Delayed Book — The Problem with Christianity — Available to the Masses

This is an interesting development.The research which formed the foundation for Mark Driscoll's now postponed book, The Problem with Christianity has now been made available for free download on the Mars Hill Church website.The way the description of the research report closes makes me wonder if Driscoll is going to release his book: Our hope is this valuable research can be helpful for you as you prepare content such as sermons, books, or blog posts. When he took his six week "focus … [Read more...]

Daily Beast: Evangelicals Scam the NYT Bestseller List

This morning, the Daily Beast published my article summarizing recent material I have obtained.There is still more to develop on this story. For instance, it appears that the web of relationships involving Sealy Yates, Kevin Small, David Jeremiah and the Parrotts is longstanding. I hope to develop that part of the story more this coming week. As I pointed out in the post earlier this afternoon, Driscoll was a late comer to the party and an outsider to the club. Small is on the board of the … [Read more...]

Hey Christian Author: What Would a Bestseller Do For Your Brand?


Les and Leslie Parrott are evangelical Seattle-based authors who specialize in marriage and relationship issues. They have written numerous books, some of which have made it to the New York Times Bestseller List. At least one of those books played a short, peripheral role in the drama that has been Mark Driscoll over the last couple of years. Let me explain.The Parrotts, like David Jeremiah (who I wrote about yesterday), have worked with Kevin Small, the CEO of ResultSource, in their … [Read more...]

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...]