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Gospel Shame? Driscoll’s ‘Mars Hill’ uses only one

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 #CEBtour Matthew Paul Turner of Jesus Needs New PR has a rough story that just rips at my heart. A member of Mars Hill church was confronted about some of his actions by the MH leadership. And what follows is commonplace in rural fundamentalist Calvinistic churches…but I didn’t realize how intrinsic it […]

We’re Number 1…178!

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For the first time, Hacking Christianity has broken into Church Relevance’s Top 200 Ministry Blogs. Huzzah! Church Relevance updates this list of “ministry blogs” periodically. Here’s the description of what a “ministry blog” is and isn’t: A ministry blog nurtures or challenges the way ministers think about the gospel, the Great commission, ministry methodology, and […]

The Creed is Freeing? [worship.hack]

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Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hanging out with a church planter who does lots of missional church behind-the-scenes work: getting to know the community, the people, the needs, and the aspirations…and allowing those factors to dictate what the church looks like. And what she told me shocked me. She told me of […]

The UMC doesn’t need Celebrity Culture

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In his comeback article on United Methodist Reporter, Rev. Dr. Andrew Thompson argues that Wesleyanism is losing out to the Reformed tradition in messaging depth and breadth online and especially on social media. Recently there has been a lot of talk in social media about the “visibility” of the Wesleyan message in the larger culture. […]

Mars Hill site to relocate to former #UMC parish

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Luke 9:49-50 and Teleological ConcernMars Hill Church in Seattle (a steady supplier of this blog’s bad.hacks category) has a new home for one of its church sites. It’s a historical parish right in downtown Seattle. Oh, did I mention it’s a former United Methodist parish? In 2007, First UMC Seattle moved from its longtime home (pictured above) in the shadow […]