How Would a Biblical Counselor Handle This Case?

On Monday, I wrote about the conflict between adherents of biblical counseling and Christian psychology. Biblical counseling denies the role of psychology in counseling while Christian psychology (as proposed by former Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Eric Johnson) uses the research and insights of psychologists to enhance counseling. In the recent post, I mentioned a document … Continue reading “How Would a Biblical Counselor Handle This Case?”

A Note about Critical Race Theory and Roots

A brief note about criticism of Critical Race Theory in Christian academia. Critics of CRT invoke the historical connection of CRT theorists to the Frankfurt School with the primary mischief being the connection to Karl Marx. Tracing ideas back to Marx is like an intellectual scavenger hunt. The more connections you find, the better you … Continue reading “A Note about Critical Race Theory and Roots”

More Apparent Plagiarism in Christian Books

Even though publishers infrequently acknowledge plagiarism in their books, some readers want to know which authors borrow from others and which authors do their own work. Hence, I continue to bring plagiarism news to light. This is an easy post for me to write because I am citing other people. Notice how easy that is. … Continue reading “More Apparent Plagiarism in Christian Books”

Why Sutton Turner Left Mars Hill Church

Today, in a blog post, Sutton Turner explains why he left Mars Hill Church. If I understand this story correctly some of the people who are still involved in legacy churches were involved in this matter. Furthermore, my sources tell me that at least one of those involved in this matter opposed the 21 pastors … Continue reading “Why Sutton Turner Left Mars Hill Church”

Eastside Church (Was Mars Hill Bellevue) Chooses New Staff; Is Soma Still Involved?

This came out earlier today. Sounds like business as usual with no mention of Soma or Jeff Vanderstelt. Some Good News Heading Into 2015 Pastor Jason Skelton Eastside Family, As we soon close out 2014 and head into the New Year as a new church, we wanted you to be aware of some good news … Continue reading “Eastside Church (Was Mars Hill Bellevue) Chooses New Staff; Is Soma Still Involved?”

Nine Mars Hill Church Elders Took a Bold Stand and Now Eight Are Gone

Add four more to the growing fraternity of ex-pastors after yesterday’s layoffs at Mars Hill Church. According to reliable sources, Drew Hensley (University District), Ryan Welsh (Pastor of Theology and Leadership), Ryan Kearns (Director of Community Groups), and Cliff Ellis (Director of Biblical Living/Redemption Groups) were all let go yesterday. Three of these pastors were … Continue reading “Nine Mars Hill Church Elders Took a Bold Stand and Now Eight Are Gone”

Compare Paul Tripp's Explanation For His Resignation With The One Offered By Mars Hill Church's BOAA

I first reported Paul Tripp’s resignation from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability on July 30. Then, after much speculation, on August 1, the church’s weekly news email reported reasons for Tripp’s resignation: Dr. Paul Tripp joined our Board of Advisors and Accountability in November 2013 and has been an immense help to … Continue reading “Compare Paul Tripp's Explanation For His Resignation With The One Offered By Mars Hill Church's BOAA”

James MacDonald Resigns from Mars Hill Board; Update on Paul Tripp's Resignation

As has been widely discussed on social media, Mars Hill Church announced in the weekly email to their congregation that James MacDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Fellowship, resigned from the Board of Advisors and Accountability. The BOAA is Mars Hill Church’s governing board and is made of the executive elders (Mark Driscoll, Sutton Turner, Dave … Continue reading “James MacDonald Resigns from Mars Hill Board; Update on Paul Tripp's Resignation”

Pastor Mike Wilkerson Leaves Mars Hill Church

Until this past weekend, Mike Wilkerson was the Biblical Living Pastor (Pastoral Care) at Mars Hill. Widely respected, Wilkerson helped develop the Redemption group concept (website for Redemption Group Network) which is the Mars Hill effort to provide lay counseling. Here is the announcement: From Pastor Scott Harris: Mars Hill Family, One of our long time … Continue reading “Pastor Mike Wilkerson Leaves Mars Hill Church”