Thursday, January 24, 2013

A year ago today Andrew Lamb's disciplinary case within Mars Hill became news

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My friend Andrew Lamb asked me to share this email and he said I could identify him:
"Would you mind sharing these today? Today is the one year anniversary of
Matthew Paul Turner's publishing the blogs, so I figured I'd celebrate by repos...ting them.
I just wanted to remind y'all of this:
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2012/02/mars_hill_pastor_mark_driscoll_faces_backlash_over_church_discipline_case_.html
and this: http://joyfulexiles.com/
and this: http://marshillrefuge.blogspot.com/

Today marks the one year anniversary of my story being published and going viral, and the floodgates opening for similar stories of spiritual abuse to be shared. Here's hoping it leads to healing and hope and the destruction of influence of this sick man and his un-Christlike cult in Seattle.

Here are the original blog posts with my story. If you haven't read these, or if it's been awhile, please read them. Also, please share these stories with your networks. It's important that these stories get out for two main reasons. The first reason is to help the healing of those who have been hurt by churches, and to let them know they're not alone, and they're not crazy. The second reason is to warn people about the danger of Mars Hill Church and Mark Driscoll.

http://matthewpaulturner.com/most-read/jesus-needs-new-pr/mark-driscolls-church-discipline-contract-looking-for-true-repentance-at-mars-hill-church-sign-on-the-dotted-line

https://matthewpaulturner.com/most-read/jesus-needs-new-pr/mark-driscolls-gospel-shame-the-truth-about-discipline-excommunication-and-cult-like-control-at-mars-hill"
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Until last fall, a 25-year-old Seattle man named Andrew was happily committed ...
 
This was slightly unexpected.  That's all Wenatchee The Hatchet feels like saying for now.

2 comments:

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

what was unexpected? and why does that surprise you?

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

At the risk of being opaque, people going on record by name speaks for itself. Given the degree to which parties on either side attempted to preserve anonymity last year this move was slightly unexpected.