spiritual abuse

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill: Hindsight is 20-20

The Mars Hill conundrum continues as former pastors and elders come forward with more specific testimony about what’s wrong at the church. I’m writing today because it speaks to my previous Driscoll-themed post, which, if you recall, argued in favor of the wider church culture being allowed to call Driscoll out on worrying behavior. The problem that many well-meaning (and…

The Mark Driscoll Controversy: Why We’re Allowed To Talk About It

I don’t know about you, but I’ve followed the recent dustup at Mars Hill church in Seattle with great interest.  Quick background: Mars Hill is a mega-church with many satellite plants, headed by a pastor named Mark Driscoll. If you know anything at all about the evangelical blogosphere these days, you’ve probably heard of Driscoll’s many controversial statements and actions. I could literally spend a baker’s dozen blog posts going over Driscoll’s…