08/25/2014 at 9:02 am #71863
Did anyone else see this Friday? …looks like it’s now moving into a national story it would seem.09/07/2014 at 6:05 pm #72615
They are now consolidating churches. Presumably, since Ballard is home base, it will be the last to go.09/07/2014 at 9:12 pm #72616
GAM – is Ballard home base as in Driscoll (still) lives in Ballard? I thought when they moved the headquarters to Bellevue that he went too.09/07/2014 at 9:28 pm #72617
I could easily be wrong. I hadn’t realized the headquarters had moved. Perhaps ours is now only the first location, and no longer the headquarters.
Just let me know when we can make it a hardware store again.09/07/2014 at 11:51 pm #72620
They are taking over Skarbo’s and will have an ongoing “Going Out of Business Sale”09/08/2014 at 8:09 am #72624
Besides their church at the old Ernst location, Mars Hill has offices in an old warehouse a couple of blocks north on 14th. That may be their headquarters.09/08/2014 at 3:23 pm #72663
What a wonderful human being Mark is;)
Yes, really. Men’s penises are on loan from God, and women were created to be “homes” for men’s penises. So much for any claims of men and women being “equal before God.” No, men were created by God and loaned penises. Women were then created by God to be penis homes.09/08/2014 at 3:39 pm #72665
BH – just saw that myself, there are no words to describe my disbelief at those ignorant comments as espoused by Driscoll
on a day when Ray Rice got canned by the NFL after the video of him attacking his then-fiancee, now wife, surfaced publicly one can only hope Mars Hill will move just as quickly to distance themselves from their pastor who clearly hasn’t figured out yet that women are people too.09/09/2014 at 8:18 am #72677
Yikes. “But, though you may believe your hand is shaped like a home, it is not.” For real?09/11/2014 at 4:25 pm #72856
Suddenly this thread reminds me of this song09/13/2014 at 7:40 pm #72963
He’s like a teenager that never grew up. No, actually most teenagers are respectful.
And he makes the Seattle Times again. I think they need to throw him under the bus and move on. He’s like toxic, radioactive waste that’s never going away.
For years the edgy, blue-jeaned, hipster preacher used charisma and combativeness to barrel through turmoil, once bragging that he’d mow down all who questioned his vision: “There is a pile of dead bodies behind the Mars Hill bus, and by God’s grace, it’ll be a mountain by the time we’re done,” he once said in a meeting. “You either get on the bus or you get run over by the bus.”
But recent formal complaints from 21 former pastors include anecdotes from the past two years.
They charged that Driscoll referred to himself as “The Brand” and said Mars Hill would always be about “me in the pulpit holding the Bible.” They said he threatened to shred a former pastor’s new church “brick by brick,” and they said he lied about how much he’d known about the book-sales-contract fiasco.09/14/2014 at 10:51 am #72966
The Mars Hill caliphate is crumbling. Maybe Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment will take over the building?09/14/2014 at 3:24 pm #72972
Yeah, good ole Ramtha10/15/2014 at 12:35 pm #74313
I think we all knew this was coming but still WOW!!10/15/2014 at 12:48 pm #74314
It might be good for MH in that they can use him as the punching bag for everything wrong with the church. Probably won’t have much effect on the anti-woman nature of the teachings though.10/15/2014 at 2:36 pm #7431610/15/2014 at 2:37 pm #7431710/15/2014 at 5:10 pm #74320
I wonder if all the hipster sheep will be holding a candlelight vigil at Tin Hat tonight;)10/15/2014 at 9:31 pm #74322
I was just wondering if the MH building will become another Ballard brewpub!10/16/2014 at 12:11 am #74327
The building makes a fine hardware store. Perhaps Stoneway Hardware can be persuaded to move a couple blocks south?
And isn’t it about the right size for a bowling alley?
Yup.10/16/2014 at 12:50 pm #74338
A huge yoga studio would bring some nice karma back to that neighborhood.10/16/2014 at 2:01 pm #74356
So…. he can claim that his penis really is a gift from god to women? Just wow.10/16/2014 at 3:45 pm #74413
I hear there’s about 40,000 sf available right now.
What will happen to the My Ballard forum? The various MH threads account for a large portion of the activity.10/20/2014 at 11:23 am #74445
First he takes a leave of absence, then he resigns, attempts to flee to Brazil, next come indictments of fraud and embezzlement, a trial, sentenced to 10-20 in Walla Walla, then he joins the aryan nations gang in prison.10/20/2014 at 8:02 pm #74498
Shelley – the plan is to sell the property and have Mars Hill lease it back. I can’t imagine any potential buyer wanting to enter into a lease back arrangement with them. Their current finances/diminishing congregation doesn’t speak to their being able to make the lease payments. It was just a year or so ago that they were trying to buy the piece of land over in Bellvue and offering to pay $250,000 over what anyone else offered. It appears they were operating off of hubris for quiet awhile.
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