Your Mars Hill Update…
One resigning elder seems to agree with me.
Dustin Kensrue, who was the worship director at Mars Hill Bellevue, released this letter today.
“While I have for some time understood the sorry state of our current bylaws and have consistently and patiently voiced my concerns along with many other pastors, it has not been until recently that I have fully understood that a shift in theological convictions about eldership has transpired behind the scenes in the highest leadership of the church. Power is consolidated in such a way that the government of MH can only be described as an oligarchy which does not reflect the mutually submissive view of elder governance in provided in the Bible. And this theological shift points to the likelihood that this consolidation of authority through the revision of the bylaws is not, as it has been presented, an oversight or an unintentional byproduct of solving some other set of problems, but rather a deliberate and deft grab for power.
So, what’s the answer to the question “what can your elders do?” Simply put, sadly not much.”
The entire letter is a stunning piece of truth telling…that will matter little in six weeks when the thunder of ESV Study Bibles hitting the floor from people standing up to welcome Driscoll back is drowned out by their applause.