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2014 in Christianity: A Year in Review

Let us call to mind where we’ve been and what we need to do to make this a better year for all people.

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Is the End of Mark Driscoll’s Church a Sign for Satellite Churches?

Mars Hill Church is dissolving its network of video-powered churches. What does this mean for the growing satellite church movement?

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Why Mars Hill’s Breakup Is a Warning for Megastar Pastors

Pastors with megabrands are raising new issues for fast-growing churches.

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Mark Driscoll Tells of Family Woes

Days after resigning from his Seattle megachurch, Driscoll spoke publicly for the first time Monday.

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Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill Church

The divisive megachurch pastor’s resignation came shortly after the church concluded its investigation.

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Former Mars Hill Women’s Ministry Leader: “The cult of personality . . . isn’t how God builds his church”

Wendy Allsup, a former deacon and ministry leader at Mark Driscoll’s church, explains what went wrong at Mars Hill — and why she has hope for the future.

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Mars Hill Pastors on Mark Driscoll: Step Down from All Ministry and Leadership

A letter from nine current Mars Hill pastors to fellow elders offers the most trenchant criticism of Mark Driscoll yet.

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Why Christians Shouldn’t Celebrate Mark Driscoll’s Downfall

When we celebrate the downfall of another, we wake to realize we are also celebrating our own.

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Mark Driscoll to Step Down While Mars Hill Reviews Abuse of Power Charges

The Seattle megachurch pastor leaves his pulpit amid increased controversy and scrutiny.

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Mark Driscoll Charged with Abusive Behavior by 21 Former Mars Hill Pastors

Former Mars Hill pastors say Driscoll has failed to change his pattern of abusive and intimidating conduct.

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Why I Accept Mark Driscoll’s Apology and You Should Too

This situation has reminded me that the Christian community must be as generous with the salve of forgiveness as we are with the acid of criticism.

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Rock Star Pastors Lose their Luster

Fans of celebrity pastors have a big question to ask themselves: Who, ultimately, are they following? Jesus or their pastor?

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When I Wanted More Online Traffic, I Went Evangelical

It’s easy to manipulate divisions within Christianity to benefit a career. It’s harder — and far better — to foster thoughtful conversations.

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Is Pulpit Plagiarism on the Rise? Some Blame the Internet

Have the recent cases of high-profile pastors lifting others’ material made pulpit plagiarism a more forgivable sin?

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Pastor Mark Driscoll Apologizes for Missteps, Quits Social Media

Celebrity pastor posts letter coming clean to compromise and vows to change

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This is your Bible on drugs

The Bible doesn’t address marijuana use directly. But Christians engaging the issue are finding plenty of verses to support various positions on pot.

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Gay and Loved by God

We worship a Jesus who constantly sought out and blessed those condemned by the religious and secular powers of his time.