Saturday, June 05, 2021
Warren Throckmorton reports that Real Faith has acquired studio space in Maricopa County for 750k if we want to attempt to understand the Mark Driscoll present and future we should look at his real estate acquisition past in the MHC era
More to the point: there’s one hot area in music that gets savvy financial investors excited, and only one—old songs. And the older the better. Here are some of the largest recent deals in the music industry:
Bob Dylan sells his entire song catalog to Universal Music for an estimated $400 million
Paul Simon sells his publishing rights to Sony for $250 million
The Beach Boys sell controlling interest in their publishing, recordings and brand licenses to Iconic Artists Group for an undisclosed amount
Neil Young sells 50% of his publishing rights to the Hipgnosis investment fund for an estimated $150 million
Stevie Nicks sells 80% of her songwriting catalog to Primary Wave for an estimated $100 million)
David Crosby sells his song catalog to Iconic Artists Group for an undisclosed amount
The sad truth is that songs lose most of their market value long before the copyright expires. Almost no song is worth much after eighty years. Do you doubt me? Consider some of the hottest music acts in the US in the early 1940s—Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, etc. How much licensing income do you think their songs bring in nowadays?
Sarah Einselen at The Roys Report--Mike Brisk (who manages Robert Morris' office at Gateway) stated Morris doesn't provide oversight for Driscoll's church and hasn't for some time
Robert Morris also was the first to give Driscoll a platform after Driscoll resigned in 2014 from Mars Hill Church in Seattle for a pattern of “arrogance” and . Just days after Driscoll’s resignation, Morris to speak at a Gateway Church conference, urging attendees not to believe everything they read on the internet.
However, Mike Brisky, who manages Morris’s office at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas, told that Morris doesn’t provide oversight for Driscoll’s church, and hasn’t for some time.
Friday, June 04, 2021
revisiting Mark Driscoll's resignation from the presidency of Acts 29 and withdrawal from the Gospel Coalition
Thursday, June 03, 2021
Chad Freese mentioned Driscoll claimed to have tripled his litigation fund to approximately $10 million, which naturally invites a question as to why Driscoll would have one (revisiting that civil RICO suit)
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Dear Driscoll site has gone up, from what has been reported a bunch of things that happened in the Mars Hill years are unsurprisingly still happening at The Trinity Church
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Mark Driscoll's spectrums of trust past and present (2011 and 2021), and the barnyard animals of ministry from Confessions of a Reformission Rev, 2006
Julie Roys has lately reported that there is a “spectrum of trust” code at The Trinity Church (as attested by former volunteer security director of the church Chad Freese):
On April 7, Freese said Mark Driscoll pulled the entire staff into a “training session.” Driscoll then reportedly drew his “spectrum of trust” on a dry-erase board, rating people’s loyalty from 0 to 10 to determine their access to Driscoll’s family.
Warren Throckmorton has also noted the spectrum of trust.
As extensive as Roys’ report is, there are more stories to tell. She mentions shunning, but there are more stories of families being shunned because they are not sufficiently loyal to Mark Driscoll. Roys introduces us to the very culty phrase “spectrum of trust.” The higher you are on the spectrum of trust, the more the Driscolls trust you and the more access to them you have. Sadly, if you not high on that spectrum, you may drag your family members down a notch or two. Ranking people in terms of their loyalty to the dear leader is a characteristic of a mind control group. An extension of that is shunning family members over loyalty to the dear leader.
That is certainly possible but rather than confirm or contest the statement about The Trinity Church being a mind control group I want, instead, to highlight that for those of us who were at Mars Hill or even those of us who left Mars Hill but kept tabs on Mark Driscoll’s prolific blogging at The Gospel Coalition and the Acts 29 blogs that the idea of a “spectrum of trust” isn’t the least bit new.