Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A first prelude to a review of Justin Dean's book PR Matters, a non-comprehensive list of PR incidents and scandals in the history of Mars Hill from mid-2011 to the resignation of Mark Driscoll (updated for formatting's sake)

UPDATE 3-20-2018 6:14PM got some feedback from readers that the first published form of this particular post looked weird in webkit terms, though it looked normal in IE or Firefox, so I've basically reformatted and republished the entirety of the first prelude from scratch in an attempt to make it easier for people to read who may have run into weirdness trying to read it in, say, Chrome, earlier today.  Thanks to readers Bill and Eric Love for calling attention to the formatting issues of the earlier version of the post.  Here's hoping I've fixed things.

Back to the original body of the post, originally published Sunday March 18, 2018 at 8:35pm


As with just about anything at this blog this is not for the quick or inattentive reader.  This is the first of two preludes to actually discussing Justin Dean's book.  This is, like many a blog post before it, one where you'll want to collapse all the menus for the Blog Archive on the right to better read all the linkage that will be presented.

In order to get some idea of what Dean had to deal with as the public relations lead for Mars Hill, it seems best to provide a non-comprehensive but still fairly detailed overview of just how many PR incidents or issues came up from the middle 2011 up through the period when Justin Dean joined Mars Hill staff in later 2011, all the way through to Mark Driscoll's resignation. 

What may impress someone who was outside the Mars Hill scene is how easily we could say that Mars Hill seemed to have some scandal or PR issue on close to a monthly basis.  Even things that might not seem like issues of public reputation could be public reputation issues.  For instance, links to statements documented here at Wenatchee The Hatchet can refer to content from The City that was published here that people outside Mars Hill weren't even supposed to be able to see, so  how was Wenatchee The Hatchet so regularly able to get content published on The City that outsiders weren't supposed to have access to to begin with?

There's a gap between July 2013 and September 2013 but it's not because there was nothing going on.  I was receiving leaks of content from The City and keeping tabs on the by then volatile turnover in Mars Hill elder and deacon rosters and publishing the information that seemed salient.  Some of the departures were mentioned on The City but were not supposed to be available for public consideration. 

Rather than list all of those links it may suffice to say that concern about just how much was being published at Wenatchee The Hatchet from The City contents and other material, Wenatchee The Hatchet was sent a certified letter from a person at Mars Hill December 5, 2013.  The question of how Wenatchee The Hatchet got ahold of so much content from The City that no one outside Mars Hill was supposed to be able to see had become a point of concern for leaders at MH that was relayed to Wenatchee The Hatchet in 2013.

https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/10/publicly-dismiss-bloggers-in-general.html

But let's set that aside for now, because a more detailed answer to that question will, ironically, be easier to address in a review of Justin Dean's book.  This first prelude lays the groundwork for just how much controversy a MH PR person was dealing with in the final years of Mars Hill.  See if you can detect any patterns.  Comments, by the way, are still ever moderated.

JULY 2011, Mark trolls the web by asking for stories of effeminate anatomically male worship leaders

https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/mark-driscoll-bully
http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2011/july/much-ado-about-mark-driscoll.html

Mark Driscoll publishes, "The Issue Under a Lot of Issues", announces forthcoming Real Marriage and Pastor Mark TV
https://web.archive.org/web/20110716182820/http://theresurgence.com/2011/07/13/the-issue-under-a-lot-of-issues

SEPTEMBER 2011, MARK DRISCOLL AND JAMES MACDONALD START WRITING ABOUT JAKES NOT BEING A MODALIST IN RAMP UP TO ELEPHANT ROOM 2
https://web.archive.org/web/20110929140000/http://pastormark.tv/2011/09/26/elephant-room-round-2
https://web.archive.org/web/20110930152017/http://jamesmacdonald.com/blog/?p=9055
https://web.archive.org/web/20110930235537/http://pastormark.tv/2011/09/29/reflections-on-james-macdonald-td-jakes-and-the-trinity
Mark Driscoll on T. D. Jakes--suspend judgment until it's proven that Jakes wrote The Shack
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2011/10/mark-driscoll-on-t-d-jakes-suspend.html

OCTOBER 2011, Mars Hill and the logo and trademark controversy, sending a cease & desist letter to a church in Sacramento
http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2011/october/mars-hill-trademark-fight.html
http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/32227-scott-hagan-speaks-out-on-mars-hill-battle
https://web.archive.org/web/20120127035521/http://marshill.com/2011/10/22/clarification-on-some-rumors-that-have-been-on-some-blogs/

OCTOBER 2011, PROTEST OUTSIDE MARS HILL PORTLAND OVER CHURCH'S STANCE ON HOMOSEXUALITY AT OPENING DAY
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/protesters_demonstrate_against.html

NOVEMBER 2011, Mark Driscoll publishes "Jesus Loves Church Mergers, and so should you"
https://web.archive.org/web/20111201225737/http://pastormark.tv/2011/11/29/jesus-loves-church-mergers-and-so-should-you
internal correspondences, late 2011 Driscoll plan to promote Real Marriage
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2015/12/a-blast-from-past-mark-grace-driscoll.html

DECEMBER 2011, God's Work, Our Witness
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-2011-filmsermon-series-gods-work.html

JANUARY 2012, INTERVIEW WITH JUSTIN BRIERLEY AND ASSOCIATED DEBATE
 https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/The-Mark-Driscoll-interview-special-podcast
https://web.archive.org/web/20120115012617/http://pastormark.tv/2012/01/12/a-blog-for-the-brits
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/01/29/reflections-on-the-church-in-great-britain/

JANUARY 2012, ELEPHANT ROOM 2, DRISCOLL SHAKES HANDS WITH T. D. JAKES, WHO IS PRONOUNCED TRINITARIAN BUT NO REPUDIATION OF WORD FAITH
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/elephant-room-2-live-blog-session-4/
http://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/kevindeyoung/2012/02/01/seven-thoughts-on-the-elephant-room-and-t-d-jakes/
https://web.archive.org/web/20140730222053/http://pastormark.tv/2012/01/31/10-reflections-on-the-elephant-room

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012, Andrew Lamb disciplinary process becomes national news
https://web.archive.org/web/20120127135822/http://www.matthewpaulturner.net:80/jesus-needs-new-pr/mark-driscolls-church-discipline-contract-looking-for-true-repentance-at-mars-hill-church-sign-on-the-dotted-line
http://matthewpaulturner.com/2012/01/24/jesus-needs-new-prmark-driscolls-gospel-shame-the-truth-about-discipline-excommunication-and-cult-like-control-at-mars-hill/#more-2236
https://web.archive.org/web/20120128032618/http://matthewpaulturner.net:80/jesus-needs-new-pr/mark-driscolls-gospel-shame-the-truth-about-discipline-excommunication-and-cult-like-control-at-mars-hill
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2012/02/mars_hill_pastor_mark_driscoll_faces_backlash_over_church_discipline_case_.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20120215171355/http://marshill.com/2012/02/13/a-response-regarding-church-discipline
long form analysis of social media and mass media from MH members and staff identifying parties involved
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/search/label/a%20confluence%20of%20situations

FEBRUARY 21, 2012, WENDY AND ANDY ALSUP REVIEW REAL MARRIAGE
https://theologyforwomen.org/2012/02/our-review-of-real-marriage-by-mark-and-grace-driscoll.html

MARCH 2012, FORMER MARS HILL PASTOR PAUL PETRY PUBLISHES HIS STORY AT JOYFUL EXILES
https://joyfulexiles.com/2012/03/

MARCH 2012, MARS HILL calls for A CALL FOR RECONCILIATION
http://marshill.se/marshill/2012/03/02/a-call-for-reconciliation
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/search/label/a%20context%20for%20a%20call
internal correspondences
memo from Sutton Turner regarding financial situation, "We're in a big mess"
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/09/warren-throckmorton-publishes-march.html
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/09/warren-throckmorton-publishes-march_10.html
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/09/warren-throckmorton-publishes-march_66.html
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/09/warren-throckmorton-publishes-march_74.html
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/09/and-part-5-hole-we-are-in-today-was-set.html

MARCH 2012, MARK DRISCOLL STEPS DOWN FROM ACTS 29
http://www.christianpost.com/news/mark-driscoll-steps-down-as-leader-of-acts-29-resigns-from-gospel-coalition-72283/

APRIL 2012, Mark Driscoll publishes, "IS Your Church Interested in Becoming Part of Mars Hill?
http://marshill.se/marshill/2012/04/10/is-your-church-interested-in-becoming-a-part-of-mars-hill

APRIL 2012, MARK DRISCOLL AND FORMER ACTS 29 PRESIDENT SCOTT THOMAS OUT, MATT CHANDLER IN AS PRESIDENT
http://www.acts29.com/acts-29-transition-update-from-matt-chandler/

APRIL 2012, MARK DRISCOLL addresses Liberty University Invitation
https://web.archive.org/web/20140722005242/http://pastormark.tv/2012/04/16/an-official-response-to-the-kerfuffle-at-liberty-university

APRIL 2012, MARS HILL PORTLAND VANDALIZED
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/04/vandals_break_windows_at_south.html
https://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2012/04/25/mars-hill-church-vandalized-by-gay-rights-group

MAY 2012, Mark Driscoll updates the church on the financial situation saying giving could be better
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/09/mars-hill-church-in-may-and-june-of.html
internal correspondences Dave Bruskas informs leadership to keep to the cause but that layoffs are non-negotiable
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/12/06/dave-bruskas-and-mark-driscoll-to-mars-hill-church-elders-in-may-2012-we-really-need-your-help/
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/12/throckmorton-dave-bruskasmark-driscoll.html

Future Hope Revocable Living Trust used as financial instrument to purchase Driscoll house in Woodway
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/09/mars-hill-church-in-may-and-june-of.html

MAY 2012, MARS HILL ANNOUNCES IT WILL START A RECORD LABEL AND REVOLUTIONIZE CHRISTIAN MUSIC
http://marshill.com/2012/05/02/were-starting-a-record-label-pastor-mark-interviews-jon-dunn
https://web.archive.org/web/20120504193158/http://marshill.com/2012/05/02/were-starting-a-record-label-pastor-mark-interviews-jon-dunn
note that this wouldn't have been the first time people at MH had tried to start a record label, Re:Sound had stalled just a few years earlier
https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-resurgence/big-changes-for-resound/419351137845

JUNE 2012, MARS HILL ORANGE COUNTY EVICTION NOTICE
http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2012/june/eviction-notice-given-to-mars-hill-satellite-campus.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20120528185351/http://marshill.com/2012/05/26/update-on-mars-hill-orange-countys-building
http://marshill.com/2012/05/26/update-on-mars-hill-orange-countys-building
http://www.christianpost.com/news/mars-hill-orange-county-church-pressured-to-move-from-rock-concert-hall-76066/
http://www.ocweekly.com/news/kyle-firstenberg-mars-hill-churchs-former-orange-county-pastor-talks-of-being-silenced-6439987

JUNE 18-20, 2012, CHRIS ROSEBROUGH AT FIGHTING FOR THE FAITH BROADCASTS AUDIO OF 2007 LECTURE IN WHICH MARK DRISCOLL SAID "THERE'S A PILE OF DEAD BODIES BEHIND THE MARS HILL BUS"
http://crosebrough.typepad.com/fightingforthefaith/2012/06/mark-driscoll-brags-about-pile-of-bodies-behind-mars-hills-bus.html
https://www.piratechristian.com/berean-examiner/2012/06/20/when-you-find-yourself-under-the-bus-wheels
https://joyfulexiles.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/preaching-paul_edits1.mp3

JUNE 2012, MARK DRISCOLL GIVES "AN UPDATE ON MARS HILL CHURCH" CITING SYSTEMIC DEFICITS ACROSS ORG THAT FISCAL YEAR
http://marshill.se/marshill/media/the-seven/missional-in-philadelphia-didnt-give-up-or-give-in

JANUARY 2013, BILL CLEM RESIGNATION
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/01/announcement-from-mark-driscoll-that.html
JANUARY 2013, MARS HILL MUSIC IS ANNOUNCED, PARTNERSHIP WITH TOOTH & NAIL (so clearly the label was not self-sustaining)
http://www.becrecordings.com/news/4370/Mars_Hill_Music_Partners_with_Tooth_Nail_Records_BEC_Recordings/
JANUARY 21, 2013, MARK DRISCOLL PREPARES FOR RELEASE OF BOOK WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE WITH CONTEST FOR AN IPAD MINI PRELOADED WITH HIS BOOKS
https://web.archive.org/web/20130124142943/http://pastormark.tv/2013/01/21/monday-giveaway-win-an-ipad-mini
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/01/21/pastor-mark-driscoll-might-give-you-an-ipad-if-you-praise-his-book-on-amazon
FEBRUARY 2013, ,internal communication from Mark Driscoll says MH managed to avoid slipping over fiscal cliff
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/02/so-mars-hill-managed-to-avoid-slipping.html

MARCH 2013, TRANSITIONS--TIM GAYDOS LEAVING MARS HILL (announced on The City, published at WtH)
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/03/transitions-at-mars-hill-downtown.html

MARCH 2013, Mark Driscoll tells Mars Hill via The City "we are not a wealthy church", which is then leaked to WtH
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/03/apparently-mark-driscoll-now-says-of.html

JUNE 2013, MARK DRISCOLL WRITES ABOUT HOW GIVING IS BELOW EXPECTATION
http://marshill.se/marshill/2013/06/03/good-news-bad-news-and-good-fruit

JULY 4, 2013, WENATCHEE THE HATCHET FIRST BROACHES QUESTION OF WHY DAN ALLENDER'S WORK NOT CITED IN FIRST EDITION OF REAL MARRIAGE
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/07/real-marriage-chapter-7-grace-and.html
this gets discussed in further detail on September 30, 2012 with back to back comparisons between Allender and Driscoll works
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/09/real-marriage-chapter-7-part-2.html

SEPTEMBER 2013, MH leadership emphasizes pushing people to invite church attendance in midst of numeric decline
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/09/its-all-about-numbers-how-to-get-over.html

OCTOBER 2013, GOOD FOR BELLEVUE CAMPAIGN, MH BID FOR INTERNATIONAL PAPER BUILDING
http://web.archive.org/web/20131026120216/http://goodforbellevue.marshill.com/about/
http://komonews.com/archive/mars-hill-church-god-wants-us-to-have-disputed-property
tension between announcement that MH Bellevue was "still in core phase" despite having existed since 2004
https://web.archive.org/web/20130330192727/http://marshill.com/2010/10/07/when-mars-hill-became-multi-campus-church-2006-present
http://marshill.com/2010/10/07/when-mars-hill-became-multi-campus-church-2006-present
https://web.archive.org/web/20130330192727/http://marshill.com/2010/10/07/when-mars-hill-became-multi-campus-church-2006-present
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/10/mars-hill-bellevue-in-core-group-phase.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20111103071127/http://blog.marshill.com/2011/10/31/the-day-bellevue-opened-grandly/

OCTOBER 2013, MARK DRISCOLL AND EXECUTIVE ELDERS DAVE BRUSKAS AND SUTTON TURNER CRASH THE STRANGE FIRE CONFERENCE
https://www.christianpost.com/news/mark-driscoll-crashes-john-macarthurs-strange-fire-conference-photos-106976/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFG1IDfASE
http://www.parkingspace23.com/open-letter-mark-driscoll/#.WqXOeJWumUk
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/06/revisiting-time-where-mark-driscoll.html

NOVEMBER 19, 2013, first mention of pending Mars Hill Jesus Festival
https://web.archive.org/web/20141101015410/https://marshill.com/2013/11/19/the-next-season-at-mars-hill-god-is-opening-awesome-doors

NOVEMBER 21, 2013, JANET MEFFERD INTERVIEWS MARK DRISCOLL, CONFRONTS HIM WITH ALLEGATIONS OF PLAGIARISM IN HIS PUBLSIHED WORK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFtskK6g6g
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/11/janet-mefferd-presents-documentation-of.html
supplementary reading, Wenatchee The Hatchet September 2013 discussion of lack of citation of Dan Allender in first edition of Real Marriage
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/09/real-marriage-chapter-7-part-2.html

Warren Throckmorton did a lot of work documenting citation errors throughout what turned out to be basically the entirety of Mark Driscoll's published works
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/02/20/mark-driscolls-citation-errors-at-a-glance/

NOVEMBER 23, 2013, PAUL TRIPP ANNOUNCED AS JOINING THE MARS HILL BOARD OF ADVISORS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

http://web.archive.org/web/20131127012315/http://marshill.com/2013/11/23/dr-paul-tripp-joins-mars-hill-s-board-of-advisors-and-accountability

DECEMBER 2013, INTERVARSITY PRESS CONFIRMS SOME PARAGRAPHS FROM THE TRIAL STUDY GUIDE OVERLAPPED WITH UNCITED WORKS, MARS HILL RETRACTS PUBLICATION

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2013/december/parsing-mark-driscoll-plagiarism-janet-mefferd-apologizes.html
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2013/12/09/intervarsity-press-calls-driscoll-citations-improperly-cited/

while it was claimed that The Trial study guide was never sold, it apparently was, which would have to be clarified in a later statement.
http://web.archive.org/web/20101219223717/http://theresurgence.com/2009/09/01/trial-study-guide-on-sale
http://web.archive.org/web/20101219223717/http://theresurgence.com/2009/09/01/trial-study-guide-on-sale#sthash.MhKWIfXv.dpuf
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2013/12/mark_driscoll_plagiarism_accusations_janet_mefferd_accused_the_seattle_pastor.single.html
http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2013/december/parsing-mark-driscoll-plagiarism-janet-mefferd-apologizes.html
http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2013/december/tyndale-releases-results-mark-driscoll-plagiarism-investiga.html
https://www.tyndale.com/news/tyndale-house-publishers-regarding-pastor-mark-driscolls-call-to-resurgence-2

JANUARY 2014, MARK DRISCOLL'S PERSONAL NATUROPATH JOHN CATANZARO HAS LICENSE REVOKED
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/01/30/doctor-recommended-by-mark-driscoll-suspended-over-experimental-vaccine/
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/01/ht-jim-west-warren-throckmorton-posts.html
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Bothell-naturopathic-doctor-suspended-for-experimental-vaccine-242703981.html

Mars Hill announces pending Jesus Festival
https://web.archive.org/web/20141101045001/https://marshill.com/2014/01/13/we-prayed-for-2-million-what-happened
https://web.archive.org/web/20140109163341/http://marshill.com:80/2013/12/31/save-the-date-for-the-jesus-festival

FEBRUARY 2014, DREW DYCK INTERVIEWS MARK DRISCOLL ABOUT HEALTH AND DRISCOLL MENTIONS HIS NATUROPATH
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/02/ct-drew-dyck-interview-of-mark-driscoll.html
this article is not possible to dig up these days with archive.org or the original links but is quoted at some length at WtH

MARCH 2014, WARREN COLE SMITH REPORTS "UNREAL SALES FOR REAL MARRIAGE" ABOUT MARS HILL USING RESULT SOURCE TO SECURE #1 SPOT ON NYT
http://www.worldmag.com/2014/03/unreal_sales_for_driscoll_s_real_marriage/page1
http://www.worldmag.com/2014/03/unreal_sales_for_driscoll_s_real_marriage/page2
http://www.worldmag.com/2014/03/unreal_sales_for_driscoll_s_real_marriage
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/03/06/the-signed-contract-that-helped-get-mark-driscolls-real-marriage-on-the-new-york-times-best-seller-list/

MH BOAA RESPONSE
https://web.archive.org/web/20140311063444/http://marshill.com/2014/03/07/a-note-from-our-board-of-advisors-accountability
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/03/14/mark-driscoll-addresses-mars-hill-church-about-best-seller-issue-church-discord/
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http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/files/2014/03/RSIMHCContract.png
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/03/mars-hill-board-of-advisors-and.html

MARCH 2014, OC WEEKLY INTERVIEWS FORMER PASTOR KYLE FIRSTENBURG ABOUT MH EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PLAYING CHICKEN WITH CITY OVER EVICTION AND USE OF NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS
http://www.ocweekly.com/news/kyle-firstenberg-mars-hill-churchs-former-orange-county-pastor-talks-of-being-silenced-6439987
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/03/09/a-former-mars-hill-pastor-speaks-out-and-why-others-are-afraid-the-mars-hill-church-non-disclosure-agreement/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/03/30/the-mars-hill-orange-county-discrimination-narrative-the-rest-of-the-story/

APRIL 2014, VALERIE TARICO PUBLISHES ARTICLE AT ALTERNET AND SALON ABOUT MARS HILL, WENATCHEE THE HATCHET PUBLISHES CORRETION OF FACTUAL ERRORS
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/christian-right-mega-church-minister-faces-mega-mutiny-abusive-behavior
http://www.salon.com/2014/04/03/christian_right_mega_church_minister_faces_mega_muntiny_for_abusive_behavior_partner/
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/04/valerie-tarico-publishes-article-on.html

the articles were reported by Tarico as having been fixed of their errors
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/04/valerie-tarico-publishes-article-on.html?showComment=1399438463428#c2810371090880703646

APRIL 2014, FORBES REPORTS THAT RESULT SOURCE GOES INTO HIDING MODE, CITES THE MARS HILL SCANDAL AS POSSIBLE CATALYST
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014/04/18/firm-that-helps-authors-buy-their-way-onto-bestseller-lists-goes-into-stealth-mode/
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/04/forbes-article-byjeff-bercovici-rsi.html

APRIL 2014, WARREN THROCKMORTON BLOGS ABOUT MARS HILL ORANGE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/04/21/mars-hill-orange-county-and-the-city-of-santa-ana-the-church-that-didnt-want-to-move/

and publishes Result Source Invoices to Mark Driscoll dated October 11, 2011
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/05/27/who-at-mars-hill-church-authorized-church-funds-to-buy-a-place-for-mark-driscolls-real-marriage-on-the-nyt-best-seller-list/

MAY 2014, MARS HILL ANNOUNCES IT WANTS TO RAISE $40 MILLION TO BUY BELLEVUE COLLEGE CAMPUS
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/05/09/mars-hill-church-wants-40-million-to-buy-bellevue-college-building-and-build-new-church/

MAY 2014, WARREN THROCKMORTON PUBLISHES COPIES OF INVOICES TO MARK DRISCOLL FOR THE USE OF RESULT SOURCE TO PROMOTE REAL MARRIAGE, DATED OCTOBER 2011
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/05/27/who-at-mars-hill-church-authorized-church-funds-to-buy-a-place-for-mark-driscolls-real-marriage-on-the-nyt-best-seller-list/
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JULY 2014, TYNDALE STANDS BY MARK DRISCOLL
http://www.christianpost.com/news/tyndale-house-publishers-affirms-support-for-mark-driscoll-slams-erroneous-reports-that-it-severed-ties-with-mars-hill-church-pastor-122544/
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/religion/article/63168-driscoll-rift-stories-not-true-tyndale-says.html

JULY 21, 2014, MARK DRISCOLL MAKES VIDEO STATEMENT ABOUT CRISES AND SAYS IT'S DIFFICULT TO RECONCILE WITH SOME OF THE CRITICS "BECAUSE WE'RE NOT SURE WHO THEY ARE"
http://web.archive.org/web/20141031232443/https://marshill.com/2014/07/21/the-weekly-7-21-14

but a certified letter from former MH Ballard pastor Scott Harris sent to Wenatchee The Hatchet made it clear that some people at MH leadership knew pretty well who some of these people were
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/10/publicly-dismiss-bloggers-in-general.html

JULY 27, 2014, WENATCHEE THE HATCHET PUBLISHES WILLIAM WALLACE II'S "PUSSIFIED NATION", AN EARLY POLEMICAL DISCUSSIONS TARTED BY MARK DRISCOLL
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/07/pussified-nation-page-1.html
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/search/label/pussified%20nation
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/search/label/William%20Wallace%20ii

JULY 29, 2014, WENATCHEE THE HATCHET PUBLISHES CONTENT FROM THE WILLIAM WALLACE STARTED DISCUSSION THREAD FROM MIDRASH CALLED "USING YOUR PENIS"
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-raw-text-no-pun-intended-of-william.html

AUGUST 2014, PAUL TRIPP RESIGNS FROM MH BOAA, JAMES MACDONALD ALSO RESIGNS FROM BOAA
http://www.paultripp.com/articles/posts/mars-hill-boaa-statement
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/08/02/james-macdonald-resigns-from-mars-hill-board-update-on-paul-tripps-resignation/

AUGUST 2014, ACTS 29 REMOVES MARS HILL FROM MEMBERSHIP
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/08/08/acts-29-network-removes-co-founder-mark-driscoll-and-mars-hill-church-from-membership/

AUGUEST 2014, WARREN THROCKMORTON ASKS WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE JESUS FESTIVAL, WHICH TURNS OUT TO HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/08/18/whatever-happened-to-the-mars-hill-church-jesus-festival-and-the-2-million/

SEPTEMBER 2014, MARS HILL DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP DUSTIN KENSRUE RESIGNS
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/09/03/mars-hill-church-director-of-worship-dustin-kensrue-resigns/

SEPTEMBER 2014, FORMER ELDERS ALLEGE THAT MARK DRISCOLL CLAIMED TO NOT BE AWARE OF RESULT SOURCE PLAN
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/09/22/ex-mars-hill-elders-driscoll-said-puffing-book-sales-was-not-his-idea/

while Driscoll was alleged to have not been aware of the Result Source plan Warren Throckmorton published the Result Sources Invoices sent to Mark Driscoll dated October 11, 2011
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OCTOBER  2014, WARREN THROCKMORTON PUBLISHES MEMO DISCUSSING HOW A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF MARS HILL GLOBAL FUNDS RAISED WOULD GO TO FOREIGN MISSIONS AND THE REST COULD BE RTAINED FOR LOCAL USE
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/10/13/when-a-fund-isnt-a-fund-mars-hill-church-tells-another-mars-hill-global-fund-story/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/10/01/mars-hill-global-fund-help-the-helpless-or-use-the-helpless/

OCTOBER 15, 2014, MARK DRISCOLL RESIGNS
http://www.religionnews.com/2014/10/15/exclusive-mark-driscoll-resigns-from-mars-hill-church/
There would eventually be six distinguishable accounts of how and why Mark Driscoll resigned, the first being given by Robert Morris days after the resignation

http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/files/2014/10/Transcript-Robert-Morris-Mark-Driscoll.pdf

for a diachronic survey of the six accounts go here:
https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-diachronic-survey-of-driscoll.html

NOVEMBER 2014, WARREN THROCKMORTON ESTABLISHES THAT SEALY YATES WORKED WITH MARS HILL AND COMMENDED RESULT SOURCE
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/11/11/hey-christian-author-what-would-a-bestseller-do-for-your-brand/

As ridiculously long as that chain of links and sources and events is I don't think a fair-minded review of Justin Dean's book PR Matters can be undertaken without providing a historical context within which he had what I consider the unenviable task of having to handle public relations for what used to be Mars Hill Church.

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