Mark Driscoll launches new website

Mark Driscoll, former lead pastor of soon-to-be-defunct Mars Hill Church, has launched a new website,

It contains Scripture reflections, writing and other blog posts going back to last summer and earlier.

In a Christmas welcome message on the site, an author described as writes of Driscoll in the third person. He says: "This website was built in response to requests from people wanting access to Pastor Mark Driscoll's past and future Bible teaching. This is the only official resource from Pastor Mark Driscoll, and will soon be the exclusive home for content from Pastor Mark and his family.

"Our prayer is that these resources will help non-Christians meet Jesus and help Christians become more like Jesus - because as Pastor Mark says, 'It's all about Jesus!'

"We appreciate your prayers and patience as we continue to build this site as a useful resource for you. There is a lot work to be completed as we transition Pastor Mark's past sermon archives over to this new online home. This work includes hosting content in various formats (audio, video, transcribed, translated)."

The influential Patheos blog notes that the new site looks similar to the Mars Hill website and that Driscoll's biog on the site describes him as "grateful to be a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody.

The website also says: "With a skillful mix of bold presentation, accessible teaching, and unrelenting compassion for those who are hurting the most—particularly women who are victims of sexual and physical abuse and assault—Pastor Mark has taken biblical Christianity into cultural corners rarely explored by evangelicals."

Patheos says: "I'll let readers react to that one. Pretty amazing really to start the make-over so quickly."

The domain was created in 2004 and has just been renewed.

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