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What Happens When A Megachurch Loses Its Megastar Pastor

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Can a megachurch survive the departure of its megastar pastor? For Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, it’s an open question. Mars Hill announ...

Seattle-Based Megachurch Network Dissolves

AP | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion

SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after lead Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership, the Seattle megachurch he fo...

3 Important Lessons From the Mark Driscoll Affair

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

The board of a church or synagogue does not belong to its pastor or rabbi. It belongs to its members. It belongs to the community. Ultimately, it belongs to God.

Mark Driscoll's Children Caught In The Crossfire

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Mark Driscoll is back. Sort of. Days after stepping down as head of Seattle’s Mars Hill megachurch, Driscoll spoke briefly Monday (Oct. 20)...

Mark Driscoll Resigns

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Mark Driscoll, the larger-than-life megachurch pastor who has been accused of plagiarism, bullying and an unhealthy ego that alienated his most ...

Mars Hill Church Begins Church Closures

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion

Mars Hill Church announced on Sunday the closure of three of its church locations due to financial strain, with a possible fourth on the horizon. D...

Pastors Blast Mark Driscoll In 4,000-Word Letter

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A letter from nine Mars Hill Church pastors to their fellow elders offers the most trenchant criticism yet of controversial megachurch pastor Ma...

Mark Driscoll Slapped With Abusive Conduct Charges By 21 Former Pastors

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Twenty-one former Mars Hill Church pastors have filed charges against Seattle megachurch founder Mark Driscoll, saying that he has engaged in a ...

Why Did Mars Hill Church Raise $3M And Then Quietly Cancel Their Jesus Festival?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

Mars Hill Church, based in Seattle, Washington, has been under intense scrutiny for the past few months, following the eruption of a variety of scanda...

More Bad News For Megapastor Mark Driscoll

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion

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

The Acts 29 Church Network Removes Their Founder Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.11.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

This is the biggest official consequence to come to Mark Driscoll for his years of ministry abuse.

God Isn't Punishing Mark Driscoll

Christian Piatt | Posted 10.11.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I'm also saddened when I see anyone -- especially someone who calls themselves a Christian -- rejoicing in his humiliation or suffering. Yes, we can find hope and encouragement in Driscoll being held accountable, but to revel in his public shaming is not Christ-like.

Protestors Demand Megapastor's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

In an interesting departure from the norm, parishioners of Pastor Mark Driscoll's Mars Hill megachurch gathered outside its doors in Bellevue, Washing...

Are Star Pastors And Celebrity Preachers Going Out Of Style?

USA Today | Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) It’s not easy being a celebrity pastor these days with that pesky Internet around. Consider the struggles of Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Chu...

How (Not) to Speak of Mark Driscoll

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Perhaps now more than ever, as much has been disclosed about the internal goings-on at Mars Hill, leading to this obviously difficult "season" for everyone involved, we are at an impasse in how we ought to speak about all of this.

Megachurch's Move To A Gay Neighborhood Raises Questions

Posted 01.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Megachurch Mars Hill has made a new home in downtown Seattle, just southwest of the Emerald City's beloved gay neighborhood, Capitol Hill. But the...

Church Discipline: How Much Is Too Much?

Slate Magazine | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion

Until last fall, a 25-year-old Seattle man named Andrew was happily committed to Mars Hill Church, one of America’s fastest-growing megachurches wit...

Mars Hill Church: Instead Of Harassing Worshippers, Try Civility

Harris Zafar | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

If all of us protested each theological disagreement we have, there would be hundreds of protests every day. This is not the way to handle disagreements, as it will lead to chaos and societal disturbance.

Rob Bell, Megachurch Pastor, Seeks Life Beyond The Pulpit

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) For pastors with ambitions to reach huge audiences, there's often no better platform than the ...

The Heretical Rob Bell And Why Love Wins

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

They called him a Universalist. A wolf in sheep's clothing. A false prophet. A radical. Dangerous. And more than a few have labeled Bell a heretic. But that's the good news.