The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

Founded in 1996, Seattle’s Mars Hill Church was poised to be an influential, undeniable force in evangelicalism—that is until its spiraling collapse in 2014. The church and its charismatic founder, Mark Driscoll, had a promising start. But the perils of power, conflict, and Christian celebrity eroded and eventually shipwrecked both the preacher and his multimillion-dollar platform.

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Dan Allender
Episode 18|49min
Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Dan Allender
Mike Cosper talks with Dan Allender about his early interactions with Mark Driscoll and the very different paths of ministry they chose to pursue in the city of Seattle.
Bonus Episode: Healing and Resurrection After Spiritual Trauma
Episode 17|57min
Bonus Episode: Healing and Resurrection After Spiritual Trauma
A conversation with Aundi Kolber about why we need the word “trauma,” what is meant by it, and how we grow in its aftermath.
Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tim Keller
Episode 16|1 hr 2min
Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tim Keller
Mike Cosper sits down with Tim Keller for reflections on leadership, the trouble with networks, and the essential need for communion with God.
Paint the Beauty We Split: A Conversation With Chad Gardner
Episode 14|44min
Paint the Beauty We Split: A Conversation With Chad Gardner
On this bonus episode of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, we talk to Kings Kaleidoscope's Chad Gardner about faith and music before and after Mars Hill.
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Special Episode: CT Reports on Itself
Episode 13|1 hr 2min
CT Reports on Itself
Will you tell the truth about yourself when it’s embarrassing to do so?
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Episode 12: Aftermath
Episode 12|2 hrs 31min
Aftermath
What happens to your faith when your church is torn apart?
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Episode 11: Tempest
Episode 11|2 hrs 35min
The Tempest
It wasn’t one thing that ended Mars Hill. It was one thing after another, after another, after another…
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill: Boca Raton’s Church Planting O.G.
Episode Bonus|46min
Boca Raton’s Church Planting O.G.
The story behind the Acts 29 church planting network’s origins.
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Episode 10: Red Sky at Morning
Episode 10|53min
Red Sky at Morning
Outsized ambitions at morning; pastors, take warning.