Mark Driscoll Is Starting A New Church in Arizona

Well, it's official: Mark and Grace Driscoll have announced that they are planting a church in Phoenix, Arizona. The Trinity Church, named after Grace Driscoll’s home church, shares a similar board of advisers to Mars Hill Church—the church in Seattle that Driscoll pastored for the better part of two decades before resigning amid several controversies—even though the words "mars hill" seem to be banned from all communication about this new church. The four pastors who are providing "wise council" include Larry Osbourne, Randal Taylor, Jimmy Evans and Robert Morris. So far, the church is made up of a small team and a P.O. Box, but they are hoping to have services and other ministry opportunities up and running later this year.

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Jordan Robert Magill

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Jordan Robert Magill commented…

I simply wish that Mr. Driscoll's repentance for past actions would extend to his not feeling the need to be in spiritual authority over anyone for a long time. Bullies ought not have this kind of power. I wish him peace and an ever-growing experience of God, but am not excited about the idea of him resuming this role so quickly after abusing power (and people) last time around.

Ben Suggs

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Ben Suggs commented…

The author's contempt practically oozes out of this article...

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Stephen Drake

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Stephen Drake commented…

About time! I'm glad he's back, and now probably wiser for it. May God bless him!!

Renee Mcmullen

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Renee Mcmullen commented…

Fantastic! What good is body of of Christ that preaches grace and forgiveness but has none for its own...

Living Liminal

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Living Liminal replied to Renee Mcmullen's comment

Grace and forgiveness cannot be isolated from repentance and reconciliation...

Jordan Robert Magill

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Jordan Robert Magill commented…

I simply wish that Mr. Driscoll's repentance for past actions would extend to his not feeling the need to be in spiritual authority over anyone for a long time. Bullies ought not have this kind of power. I wish him peace and an ever-growing experience of God, but am not excited about the idea of him resuming this role so quickly after abusing power (and people) last time around.

Travis

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Travis commented…

I've never seen someone so adeptly play the victim while sidestepping responsibility for their own actions. It's pretty disturbing to watch.

Dominic Jackson

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Dominic Jackson commented…

him and Rob Bell should start a church together................

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