Sunday, November 2, 2014

When Mars Hill Was Leveled

Sitting on my bookshelf is an autographed copy of Mark Driscoll's book (written with his wife Grace), Real Marriage. I won it a couple of years ago for tweeting the best caption to a photo posted to Driscoll's Twitter feed. (Don't ask me what the picture or my caption were; I don't remember.)

Real Marriage is the book that came under fire after it was revealed that Mars Hill Church paid a firm to get the title on The New York Times' bestseller list. And that scandal came shortly after it was discovered that Driscoll had plagiarized portions of A Call to Resurgence. There were also lots of Mars Hill staff complaints about Driscoll's behavior, and someone uncovered years' old filthy and profane chatroom comments made under Driscoll's handle, "William Wallace II."