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September 16, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Mars Hill Church: Stop the witch-hunt against Mark Driscoll

I fail to understand the constant witch-hunt against Mark Driscoll, the leader of Mars Hill church [“The rise and fall of Mars Hill Church,” Local News, Sept. 13]. If you don’t attend his church, who cares? Yet, it has consumed the front page of The Seattle Times twice recently. It seems to be that out of a congregation of 13,000, a handful are offended by his leadership style.

The accusation that he buys his own books just to be on a best seller list seems absurd. He’s written several.  Also, most know that when you give money to a church, it’s for the church.  Mars Hill collected several million last year, maybe every penny didn’t go to an overseas project, but it’s hardly corrupt.

Really, I don’t understand the point. All that’s happened is some people lost their jobs, and a beautiful old church downtown closed. Even if half of Driscoll’s church leaves, it’s still a larger church than others in this area. Maybe the positive is that Driscoll learns a little humility, holds his leadership up to the light of God’s love in the word and is a little more careful with whom he appoints in leadership.

Paula Heinrichs, Shoreline

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