Scott has been prettly friendly with Ray Ortlund, a pastor of an A29 Church in Nashville. It also may be noted that Ortlund's church, http://immanuelnashville.com/ has been looking for an executive pastor since January, http://thegospelcoalition.org/jobs/listing/executive_pastor
This may be why he disappeared from the Journey. Just a thought
It's possible. When Ray Ortlund wrote the following blog post about the scoffer he mentioned that nobody with a claim to being hurt, however wounded, has the right to disrupt the blood-bought peace of a church. See below.
Sometimes people overreach in this way because they claim they have been hurt. But no one, however wounded, has the right to disrupt the blood-bought peace of a church. The sacred wounds of Christ overrule all others. Moreover, in today’s climate of victimization, hurt can, in fact, be hate. Elders are responsible to discern this and confront it, even if the person offending is a long-standing member and a personal friend.
Whether or not this is the same Scott Thomas who headed up the EIT at Mars Hill in 2007 cannot be established but the username "Scott Thomas" agreed with Ortlund's sentiment.
June 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM
May we, as elders, courageously lead our board meetings, staff meetings, elder meetings and private meetings with this spirit.
You have rightly said, “No one, however wounded, has the right to disrupt the blood-bought peace of a church. The sacred wounds of Christ overrule all others.” If we feel the need to take up the offense and hurt of anyone, it should be of Christ.
Thank you for your insight with its anchor on the Gospel.
So if a Scott Thomas ends up as an elder or in ministry in some capacity at Ortlund's church the anonymous commenter may have spotted an actual connection. At the moment, of course, we can't really know. Normally Wenatchee does not bother to demonstrate even the basic plausibility of comments from anonymous people but in this case a possible Ray Ortlund/Scott Thomas connection might actually be possible to go by published comments at Ortlund's post linked above.
For those curious about the role Scott Thomas played in MH history feel free to follow tagged posts in the governance and real estate and Mars Hill series.