The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast by Christianity today has been the best podcast to come out in a long time. In it, host, Mike Cosper, profiles the story of Mark Driscoll who rose to prominence as the leader of Mars Hill Church, President of Acts 29 and a #1 New York Times Bestselling author.
The podcast holds nothing back in telling the story - the good and not so good parts of the journey and ultimate fall of Mark and his church.
Listening to this podcast has been a journey for me in itself. I admired Driscoll in my formative years of ministry. He was different, but in the end proved to be the same as so many pastors who have fallen.
From the first ten episodes of the podcast, I have drawn out three important lessons that I believe are important to share with you.
Hillsong Founder Brian Houston appeared on NBC's TODAY on Wednesday to discuss the fallout that has happened in Hillsong's NYC Campus following Carl Lentz's admitting to having affairs.
In this video, we explore lessons we can learn about how to protect against these kind of things from happening in our churches.
The YouVersion Bible App and BibleGateway have released their data showing 2020's most searched-for Bible terms and most-read verses. Unsurprisingly, "Do Not Fear" was the most-read verse with "Fear" being the most searched-term. I think there's a lot we can learn from this as we plan our sermon content for 2021. In this video, we'll explore the implications for us as church leaders.
John MacArthur holds services in defiance of local orders to not assemble. We examine all sides and draw out lessons for pastors. Thanks for watching!
John Crist released a statement on his Facebook page explaining his recovery process over the last 8 months. In it, we find many lessons for pastors and other public figures.
Andy Stanley just made an announcement that all North Point Ministries locations will not meet in person until at least January 2021.
Don Lemon was talking to Chris Cuomo recently on a CNN segment. He made some statements about what he thinks Christians believe about Jesus. I wanted to give comment to this because not only were his statements inaccurate biblically, but it's also not what Christians believe - like he claims. There are lessons for pastors in this because it shows how important it is to remind our people of our basic beliefs about Jesus that we might take for granted.
In this video we see why it's so vitally important to weigh your words as a speaker and be willing to apologize when your words cause hurt.