“Something About An Integer and A Guy Named Driscoll”
Episode 11 of The Gospel Friends
What’s On Tap?
The Cold Open
“What were you guys thinking?!?”
The Main Event
Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll’s Removal from the Acts 29 Network
Post on Acts29Network.org:
August 8, 2014
A Message from the Board of Acts 29 concerning Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church
It is with deep sorrow that the Acts 29 Network announces its decision to remove Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from membership in the network. Mark and the Elders of Mars Hill have been informed of the decision, along with the reasons for removal. It is our conviction that the nature of the accusations against Mark, most of which have been confirmed by him, make it untenable and unhelpful to keep Mark and Mars Hill in our network. In taking this action, our prayer is that it will encourage the leadership of Mars Hill to respond in a distinctive and godly manner so that the name of Christ will not continue to be dishonored.
The Board of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network
Driscoll Apology: http://marshill.com/2014/07/21/the-weekly-7-21-14
Jonathan Merrit on Accepting Driscoll’s apology: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/commentary-why-i-accept-mark-driscolls-apology–and-you-should-too/2014/08/06/1cfe2962-1da6-11e4-9b6c-12e30cbe86a3_story.html
Driscoll at Strange Fire (Controversy): http://www.christianpost.com/buzzvine/mark-driscoll-crashes-john-macarthurs-strange-fire-conference-photos-106976/
Driscoll and the ‘Mars Hill Bus’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfTmgPhmlto
Dan Richardson: I owe so much of my early growth to their ministry so this is certainly painful to read. I pray that there be true repentance practiced and that Christ might be glorified through it. We should take no pleasure in what is going on at MH. These are real people, with real hurts caused by real sin.
Coming Soon: Discussion on Abuse in the Church
The Out of Place Undercard
Game: This or That, Chase
On Deck for Next Week: Warning Signs of a Cult
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