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2014 in Review: An Unsettling Year, with Religion in a Starring Role
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

For most of recorded history, Isis was an Egyptian goddess, a benevolent type who cared for widows and orphans, cured the sick and even brought the dead back to life. This year, the world met the other ISIS. ...

Mark Driscoll Shares His Experiences After Resignation
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

The controversial founder of Mars Hill Church who stepped down last week offered a brief address at the Gateway Conference on Oct. 20. Initially, he and conference organizers agreed that he would not give a fo ...

Weekly Wrap 10.17.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 10/17/2014 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

1. Race and America’s Gun Culture "Whites walking down Main Street with an AK-47 are defenders of American values; a black man doing the same thing is Public Enemy No. 1." ...

Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill Church
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Mark Driscoll, the larger-than-life megachurch pastor who had been accused of plagiarism, bullying and an unhealthy ego, resigned from his Seattle church Oct. 15, according to a document obtained by Religion N ...

Pastors’ Letter on Mark Driscoll: Step Down From All Aspects of Ministry and Leadership
Originally Posted: 08/28/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

A letter from nine Mars Hill Church pastors to their fellow elders offers the most trenchant criticism yet of controversial megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll, who recently stepped down for at least six weeks ami ...

Mark Driscoll to Step Down While Mars Hill Reviews Charges
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

Controversial Seattle megachurch founder Mark Driscoll will step down for at least six weeks while church leaders review formal charges lodged by a group of pastors that he abused his power. ...

Mark Driscoll's Books Pulled from the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay Stores
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s second largest Christian book retailer has pulled megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s books from its website and 186 stores. The nation’s second largest Christian book ...

God Isn't Punishing Mark Driscoll
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

This week has been a rough one for Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. This week has been a rough one for Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. F ...

Acts29 to Mark Driscoll: 'Please Step Down from Ministry'
Originally Posted: 08/08/2014 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

Controversial Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll has been removed from membership in Acts29, an international church planting network that Driscoll helped found. The notice to Driscoll and his church comes in the ...

Why I Accept Mark Driscoll's Apology ... And You Should Too
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Well, we’ve just concluded another week in American evangelicalism. Which is to say, we’ve witnessed another Mark Driscoll blunder. Well, we’ve just concluded another week in Amer ...

The Tribes of Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, John Piper ... and Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Pride, greed, hatred, bitterness, fear, and ignorance often cause Christians to promote distrust instead of unity — but what if Christians were more patient, graceful, and forgiving of each other? ...

Pastor Mark Driscoll Apologizes for Missteps, Quits Social Media
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has written a letter to his congregation to explain recent controversies, including the marketing campaign intended to place the book, Real Marriage, on The New York Tim ...

Strange Fire: John MacArthur, Mark Driscoll, the Holy Spirit, and the Satan
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

This scandal, like most scandals, was overblown. Driscoll says that MacArthur and his people were “gracious that they let me on campus at all.” What was Driscoll doing “on campus?” ...

Mark Driscoll: Gas-Guzzlers a Mark of Masculinity
Originally Posted: 05/09/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

"I know who made the environment. He's coming back and he's going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV." And after presenting his driving credentials, Rev. Driscoll reportedly added:&q ...

Jimmy Carter vs. the SBC/Driscoll/Victoria’s Secret: A Sea Change?
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

It’s easy, in the daily course of events, to forget how pervasive such judgments against the equality of women really are, especially as we have examples of powerful women in political office and business. But ...

SNL’s 'DJesus Uncrossed,' Mark Driscoll, and the American Worship of Satan
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

To the accusation that a nonviolent Jesus is a projection of my own wussy imagination: That is false and, in fact, the reverse is true – a violent Jesus is a god made in our own image. ...

I Hate Loving Mark Driscoll
Originally Posted: 01/25/2013 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

It’s not my job to discern the nature of Mark Driscoll’s character, though I do feel compelled to name destructive, mean-spirited behavior when I see it. But to attack him personally is to, as Paul decries, be ...

Calvin and God’s Gift of … Racism?
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

Calvinism ... seems to be more of a “Daddy loves me best” argument than any legitimate basis for a religious movement. I’ve had a number of interesting discussions with various pe ...

New “Hellbound?” Movie Explores, Challenges Christian Doctrine of Hell
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 7:09am | Type: Blog

The movie breaks off from the oft-quoted pro-hell camp and considers the social and historical backdrop for hell, as well as extensive screen time for the doubters and skeptics about the reality of such a plac ...

In Defense of the Om
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

In yoga, you gain a whole new appreciation for the body God gave you — the body you spend so much of your life scrutinizing, trying to cover up, or downright hating. I grew up th ...

Hellbound? New Film Explores Ideas, Doctrine of Hell
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 6:17pm | Type: Blog

If you believe that all non-Christians are going to hell, then that means that not only would Hitler be there, but so would most of his victims.How could it be just for someone to go from the fires of Auschwit ...

'Angry Queers' taking on Driscoll, Mars Hill the Wrong Way
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

I get the anger. I feel that anger when I read things that pastors like Mark Driscoll say about the LGBT community. It’s wrong and it should be confronted publicly. But please, for the love of God and one anot ...

‘Angry Queers’ Damage Mark Driscoll’s Church in Portland
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

A satellite church affiliated with controversial Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll was vandalized early Tuesday (April 24) and a group calling itself the “Angry Queers” has reportedly taken responsibility. ...

What is Church 2.0?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

Here is a condensed version of a workshop I offer on the concept of “Church 2.0.” I talk in it about the popularity of things like the “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus” video and Mark Driscoll’s Acts 29 Net ...

Why Mark Driscoll Needs an Elephant
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

I would submit that we need to introduce the Christian equivalent of some bull elephants into Driscoll’s village where he is on a rampage. So there’s this fundamentalist, ultra- ...

He Said, She Said: Driscoll's "Real Marriage" is Really Not
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 4:41am | Type: Blog

Real Marriage is a poorly written, poorly researched book by a well-meaning pastor who I believe is struggling with his own sexuality and sense of self-worth. Editor's ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Wild Turkey Chases ABC News Producer. 'Nuff said. Occupy Writers Wild Turkey Chases ABC News Producer. 'Nuff said. Occupy Writers See an exha ...

Friday Links Round Up: Swampy Monster. Jane Austen. John Mayer.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: Our prayers extend to the people of Norway. Lord, have mercy. http://creativecommons ...

Patriarchy in the Church and its Effects
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>In this month's issue of Sojourners, Anne Eggebroten's article <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1007&amp;article=the-persistence-o ...

Cosmic Child Abuse?: Mark Driscoll, N.T. Wright and Atonement that does Jesus Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

British Evangelist Steve Chalke upset a lot of evangelicals of a reformed bent with two little paragraphs in (his book that has so much worth reading in it beyond what has got all the attention) <a ...

South Park, Eco-Prophets, and Whale Wars
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<em>South Park</em> famously set up how the <a href="http://www.seashepherd.org/">Sea Shepherd Conservation Society</a> is "branded" as a group of "hardcore-any ...