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STTA - August 17, 2014

Christianity is neither a performance based relationship, nor a shame based relationship.

Christianity as a performance/shame based relationship is a HUGE obstacle to seeing and understanding God. 468 more words

Spiritual Abuse

Hey sinner...something's wrong with you, and we can fix it!

A church is not a museum for saints–it’s a hospital for sinners. - Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)

Isn’t it funny how a single line from an advice column in the 1960’s…

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Spiritual Abuse

Jesus left the 99 sheep and pursued the one - while Mars Hill Church assures the 99 and ignores the one.

With both Mars Hill Church and Acts 29, the terms “shepherd”, “chief shepherd”, “pastor” and “elder” are spoken of with frequency. Within the strong DNA of both organizations is the prevalent expectation that the members submit to the shepherds or elders. 776 more words

Mark Driscoll, High-Profile Pastors, and Credibility

Over the past few years there have been many posts by high-profile pastors and Christian leaders about the importance of the Church in the Christian life. 458 more words

Mars Hill Pastor Who Called for Mark Driscoll's Suspension Terminated for 'Rebellion Against the Church'

By Jessica Martinez – Posted at The Christian Post:

One of the nine pastors who wrote an open letter to Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll, in which they complained about his lack of accountability, was terminated indefinitely on Wednesday from the church’s staff. 74 more words

Persecution

No, Christians. There is no 'Third Way' on Homosexuality

 

One of the very first references the Bible makes to LGBT people is a command to execute gay men.

“If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.”  (Leviticus 20:13 NAB). 1,632 more words

Driscoll Drama: To those who sold tickets

By Jesse Johnson – Posted at The Cripplegate:

It strikes me that in the chorus of calls to pray for Driscoll’s repentance, or hope for his hopeful repentance, or whatever other optimistic attitude we are supposed to have for that aforementioned repentance, there is something missing.

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Christian Ethics