It kind of looks like an agglomeration of Mars Hill stuff that already exists, so far.
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So does this mean the website has the formal blessing and initiative of Mark Driscoll or is it the creation of some fans who may not have heard whether or where Mark Driscoll is going to continue in formal ministry yet? Will the website feature the content from the 2008 spiritual warfare series or all the preaching material from Peasant Princess?
If this was genuinely a website set up at the initiative of Mark Driscoll it would include a whole lot more of his sermons, wouldn't it? I mean, if Driscoll retained control of his intellectual property and was definitely behind this site wouldn't we expect a vast majority of previously purged sermon material to reappear? Or have there been questions in the wake of the plagiarism controversy as to whether or not even sermon series from Driscoll may have had instances of alleged plagiarism? It was starting to look as though Mefferd and Throckmorton found a lot of citation errors in books but the question of the degree to which Driscoll's preaching may have leaned on the works of others was not necessarily broached. In a few cases the rather obvious intellectual debt to John Stott came up from the pulpit, as with the 2005 Christ on the Cross series. Since that set of sermons became the book Death By Love ... one would expect to have seen that material on markdriscoll.org, too.
Perhaps Driscoll can tweet or instagram to clarify that this whole recently emerged website is in any way his idea.
And while we're at it ... since some of the formerly vaguely exclusive leadership coaching material has been made open access ...
If Driscoll's let material get reissued without the former restrictions of subscription and has stuff about how you need to be under authority before you're in it ... can Mark Driscoll answer the question of whose authority he's under since he resigned his membership at Mars Hill and left eldership in the wake of the restoration plan that was allegedly being proposed by the Mars Hill Board of Elders? Has Mars Hill's Board of Advisors and Accountability, authorized to sell real estate in the event of a financial crisis of the sort that the dissolving Mars Hill may have been dealing with, granted formal permission for these things? Or does that matter if after all this time the intellectual property of Mark Driscoll (such as it is) was generally always or only owned by Driscoll?