The series “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” is a devastating podcast series. It is a hard look into Mark Driscoll and the poisonous culture of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. But it needs to be told. And it needs to be heard.
In my own group, the ACNA, more news comes out about the mishandling of sexual abuse in one of our dioceses.
Why do I keep sharing all this? Sarah Bessey summed it up at the end of Episode 5 in the CT Podcast series: We have to keep the powerful accountable.
One of the old arguments whenever a larger church was criticized was, “But… look at their fruit!”
Maybe the point needs to be: Wait… look at the damage.
We are in trouble. We don’t just need policy changes. We need our hearts broken and set on repentance. It’s time to turn around.