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Mark Driscoll’s Demand for Loyalty Divides Daughter-in-Law’s Family

In 2007, when Jolie Monea first considered attending Mars Hill Church—Mark Driscoll’s former church in Seattle—her friends “heavily warned” against it. They said Driscoll was “misogynistic” and his sermons would be triggering. But Monea recalls thinking, “We have five kids. They have five kids—how...

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What would Jesus say about the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill?

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill is a podcast produced by Christianity Today that relives the car crash of Seattle/Albuquerque’s Mars Hill Church. If you are a new believer, or if you have successfully blocked out the early 2000’s from your evangelical hippocampus, here is your refresher: In the...

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And Then There Were 41: Two Additional Mars Hill Elders Sign the Statement Calling on Mark Driscoll to Resign from The Trinity Church

And Then There Were 41: Two Additional Mars Hill Elders Sign the Statement Calling on Mark Driscoll to Resign from The Trinity Church

On Monday, Christianity Today posted a statement from 39 former Mars Hill Church elders who served from 2011 to 2014 which called for Mark Driscoll to step down...

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CT’s “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill:” An Inquiry

Although it’s not popular in my circles to say it, I have somewhat mixed feelings about Christianity Today’s (CT) newest podcast, hosted by Mike Cosper, “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” Let me start with all of the things I love about it. First, the craftsmanship that has gone into this podcast...

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Covering Mark Driscoll and life after Mars Hill: Why isn't this a mainstream news story?

It’s been nearly seven years since Mars Hill Church, the fabulously successful multi-campus evangelical flock in Seattle, imploded when its pastor, Mark Driscoll, resigned. The church’s nearly 13,000-person Sunday attendance totals quickly dissolved, its headquarters and branch campuses were closed...

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Former Mars Hill Elders Plead For Driscoll To Resign Over Continuing Abuse Of The Sheep

Kate Shellnut posted a story yesterday at Christianity Today revealing that 39 elders from the former Mars Hill church, from which Mark Driscoll was removed because he abused the staff and members, have published a letter calling for him to resign from his current church/enterprise,...

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Former Mars Hill Elders: Mark Driscoll Is Still ‘Unrepentant,’ Unfit to Pastor

Nearly 40 elders who served with Mark Driscoll during the final years of Mars Hill Church are publicly calling for him to step down from his current pastoral position and seek reconciliation with those he has hurt.“We are troubled that he continues to be unrepentant despite the fact that these sins...

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Inside the Former Mars Hill Church Elders Call for Mark Driscoll to Resign from The Trinity Church

In a stunning statement posted this morning at Christianity Today, 39 former Mars Hill Church elders call on Mars Hill co-founder and current The Trinity Church pastor Mark Driscoll to resign from his current post. Their message is simple: Driscoll was disqualified from pastoring at his former...

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Former Mars Hill Elders Plead For Mark Driscoll to Resign Immediately

Mars Hill Church’s former elders have released a statement to Christianity Today pleading with their former lead pastor, Mark Driscoll, to resign from The Trinity Church in Arizona, which Driscoll planted in 2016. Driscoll previously co-founded Mars Hill Church in 1996 and pastored it in Seattle...

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In-Laws of Mark Driscoll’s Children & Key Pastor: ‘Cultic’ Church Is Dividing Families

Todd and Janna Davis used to be close with their daughter and son-in-law, Lanna and Brandon Andersen, and the family’s four children.

But that was before Brandon Andersen became Mark Driscoll’s right-hand man and campus pastor at Driscoll’s new church in Scottsdale, Arizona—The Trinity Church...

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Julie Roys Interviews Insiders Mark Driscoll’s Current Congregation

And the hits just keep coming. Not only is Christianity Today producing a podcast series doing a post-mortem of Mars Hill Church but investigative reporter Julie Roys, who has been reporting on YRR figures such as James MacDonald and Mark Driscoll for several years, has released a two-part series...

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Lessons from The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

I don’t know about you, but the only thing I’ve been hooked on more than episodes of Loki is Christianity Today’s podcast on The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, written and produced by Michael Cosper.

For those who don’t know, the podcast is about the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Mark Driscoll...