Jeff (if you're a regular to Wenatchee The Hatchet you don't need to even guess which one) has published a letter to those still at Mars Hill in a blog post titled "This house may fall."
It might. The social/spiritual community that formed within the context of a corporation that has come to be known as Mars Hill Church may be alive and well in all sorts of unanticipated ways but the corporation itself may still die ... and unless certain types of real repentance and restitution take place it may well just deserve to die ... but the community that once existed in some sense still exists.
To put it another way ... all the mountains of leaked materials that have appeared at Wenatchee The Hatchet, those didn't come from nowhere. Wenatchee The Hatchet is not and has never been against the people of Mars Hill. Sure, Wenatchee has had some harsh things to say about the leadership culture and the veneration directed toward that culture but that's not the same thing as being critical of the people as a whole in their entirety. The people do need to consider the sum of the shifting narrative about Mars Hill told by its leaders in general and Driscoll in particular and to consider what they have really been investing in but Wenatchee can only invite people to reconsider the nature of the narrative and provide them with as much information as possible. That Mars Hill has made a point of purging so much of the previously publicly available material Wenatchee The Hatchet has quoted from over the years should be disconcerting; it should be a troublesome sign that Mars Hill ever took down the stuff Driscoll said would be archived to consult again if he ever went off the rails.
Getting a reputation as one of the most persistent critics of Mark Driscoll on the internet shouldn't have ever have had to take the form of simply quoting him accurately, in context, and pointing out how many times he's come to embody all the things he used to warn against from the pulpit ... but if that's how people choose to interpret Wenatchee The Hatchet it's not like Wenatchee The Hatchet can control that. As Wenatchee was saying earlier this week, the thing about whatever a legacy is is that you really can't exert that much control over it. If people want to read Wenatchee The Hatchet as a watchblog it doesn't matter what gets published here about anime or chamber music, does it? If people come here with minds already made up there's no way their minds will get changed just because they read (or didn't really read) something that has been published here.
Perhaps what Jeff is doing is what Wenatchee The Hatchet hopes to do, which is not to tell you "you have to leave and here's why" but to invite you to follow a different path and to come to a fuller engagement with the story of a people. That way, whether you stay or leave you will have a fuller and richer understand of the history of the community and if it survives rather than falls it may be all the more important to understand that history. You might not like what Jeff has to say or what Wenatchee The Hatchet has to say but until you've had more than either 10 or 16 years inside the culture ... you might want to resist the temptation to write people like us off for a bit.
It's at least something to consider.