The Atlantic on Driscoll: Who’s Promoting Who?

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Pastor Mark Driscoll preaches at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. (AP)

The Atlantic:

Mars Hill Church spent $210,000 getting its pastor’s book to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Where is the line between a pastor promoting his own career and promoting the ministry of his church?

Fair question.

I usually avoid the comment section in these types of articles. However, commenter Wendy Alsup (a former member of Mars Hill Church) astutely notes,

This statement in the article is incorrect. “… emphasizing that all profits from Driscoll’s book sales have always gone to the church.” The BOAA statement said only that profits of books sold AT MARS HILL CHURCH go back to the church. Mark received royalties for books sold outside of the church.

I’m not following this story’s every nuance, but I’d call that a serious omission.

Read the article here.

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