New York Times Article on Mars Hill Church / Mark Driscoll

January 13, 2009

Hats off to Molly Worthen for writing an amazingly even-handed article about Mars Hill Church and the various themes and memes that run through it.   The article “Who Would Jesus Smack Down?” appeared in The New York Times “Magazine” section on Sunday, January 12, 2009.  MH/Driscoll admirers will consider the article very complimentary.  Detractors will find the article to give clear voice to the aspects that grieve them most.

One quote in particular broke PH’s heart:   “At one suburban campus that I visited, a huge yellow cross dominated center stage — until the projection screen unfurled and Driscoll’s face blocked the cross from view.”

Driscoll’s face blocked the cross from view.  In a nutshell: the very reason so many faithful, active, and involved members have departed the hip halls of MHC.

Click HERE to read the full article in the NYT.

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Pastor Mark Driscoll, we love you, and want God’s very best for you.

January 22, 2008

Pastor Mark Driscoll, we love you. So many of us have found salvation in the church that God founded in large part through your efforts. Despite the very neglected “ground war” at Mars Hill Church, many of us have deepened our relationship with Jesus.

Please, please consider prayerfully consider your behaviors and actions even as we are.

Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6