February 17, 2012

Mark Driscoll: Mars Hill Is Not a Cult

Luiza Oleszczuk, Christian Post

Senior pastor of Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll, and other church leaders responded in a joint statement Monday to recent media reports that describe the discipline within the church as "cult-like."

Reports have been emerging recently comparing the Seattle, Wash., megachurch to a despotically ruled "cult" with Driscoll as a strong-willed leader who encourages harsh punishment techniques on sinful congregants.

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