Reaching right through the mail slot

On the eve of Mars Hill Church‘s official West Seattle debut in the temporary digs at Chief Sealth HS, the mail brought a postcard inviting us (little ol’ US? well, probably you too, since the card’s addressed to the everpopular “resident”) to join them. The postcard bills MH as “the nation’s 15th fastest growing church” and its main preacher Mark Driscoll as “one of the 25 most influential pastors in America” and “one of Seattle’s 25 most powerful people.” (What was that again about, the meek shall inherit the earth?) The MH-WS blog says more than 400 people showed up for last week’s trial run at CSHS. They will of course join an already-vibrant community of churches in West Seattle, such as (random mention here) the UU’s, who meet in the Masonic Temple on 40th SW; here’s what they’re up to.

5 Replies to "Reaching right through the mail slot"

  • The House October 1, 2006 (10:05 am)

    The more I read about this guy named Driscoll, the more I think he’s a strange bird. I searched his name and found an article name “An Army Of Ones” that seemed odd, but was unable to read the entire thing b/c you have to subscribe to a religious site for $40. Does anyone have any insight into this article?

  • Administrator October 1, 2006 (10:59 am)

    I just found an interesting way to read that article free online by entering my library card number. Supposedly the system will forward me the text too. If it does, I will forward it to you, as I have your e-mail address.

  • Forest October 1, 2006 (11:54 am)

    As one of the country’s fastest growing churches with one of the country most influential most influential pastors, MH must have its own TV info-mercial by now.

    Does anyone know at what time and on which local station (I don’t have cable) I might find the MH info-mercial?

  • ESEW October 2, 2006 (8:47 am)

    My sister and I went to school with Mark and his younger brother at St. Bernadette’s in Burien. I can’t speak to his character today, but he was a nice enough guy back when.

  • MsBette November 1, 2006 (9:03 am)

    Mars Hill sounds and looks like a cult. Just ’cause it has Jesus somewhere, doesn’t mean it’s an okay thing. Kids, stay away!

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