Tag Archives: Mark Driscoll

Controversial Mega-Minister Faces Mega-Mutiny

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Calvinist super-star Mark Driscoll is the iconic figure at the heart of a church empire that spans five states and fifteen locations. Co-founder of the Mars Hill franchise, Driscoll boasts a flock of 14,000 members plus hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Questionable Naturopathy Was a Natural Fit for Mars Hill Mega-Church

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Until his license was suspended, naturopath John Catanzaro was a role model at Mars Hill Church in Ballard, Washington—a respected contributor to the church’s Resurgence blog, where he urged readers to “know Jesus Christ as a personal Savior, Guide and … Continue reading

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Sad about Haiti? Give to Our MegaChurch!

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Last week I wrote an article about solar powered Bibles that are being sent to Haiti as aid.  As a former Evangelical, I was trying to explain the psychology that turns a tragedy into a marketing opportunity for religions that … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Bibles for Haiti: Why Some Christians Feel Compelled to Exploit Disaster

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While Doctors without Borders was struggling to get anesthetics for amputations into Haiti, an Albuquerque group queued up aid of their own sort: 600 solar powered talking Bibles. Eve now, food, water, and medicine are having trouble reaching Haitians because … Continue reading

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Sex Sells – Even in Church

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This weekend’s NYT Magazine featured a piece by Molly Worthen about Seattle megachurch Mars Hill: “Who Would Jesus Smack Down?”.  The article, like the church itself, leads with titillation.  And as in the church itself, the titillation is an opener … Continue reading

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Mars Hill: Light and Darkness

The ten year anniversary of Ballard megachurch, Mars Hill, was honored this fall with a piece in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about its growing regional influence.  The article set off an on-line flurry, with defenders pointing out the transformed lives of some church … Continue reading

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