We have been following a brewing story in the continuing saga of Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll. First, there was the plagiarism of several of his books, which has been well documented. Now it appears that he and his church have paid a handsome sum to have his latest book listed among the best-sellers on the prestigious list.
Is this type of manipulation found in the role of a pastor? Was this what the Mars Hill tithes and offerings were intended for?
"Seattle’s Mars Hill Church paid a California-based marketing company at least $210,000 in 2011 and 2012 to ensure that Real Marriage, a book written by Mark Driscoll, the church’s founding pastor, and his wife Grace, made the New York Times best-seller list."
Here is the story:
- Did Mars Hill Church Spend $210,000 to Land Mark Driscoll's Book on the Bestseller List? (slog.thestranger.com)
- Christian Radio Host Accuses Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll of Plagiarism (slog.thestranger.com)
- Mars Hill Blames the Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Scandal on a "Research Assistant" (slog.thestranger.com)