The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

Hosted by Mike Cosper, this podcast takes you inside the story of Mars Hill Church in Seattle – from its founding as part of one of the largest church planting movements in American history to its very public dissolution—and the aftermath that followed. You’ll hear from people who lived this story, experiencing the triumphs and losses of Mars Hill, knowing it as both an amazing, life-transforming work of God and as a dangerous, abusive environment. The issues that plague Mars Hill and its founder, Mark Driscoll — dangers like money, celebrity, youth, scandal, and power—aren’t unique, and only by looking closely at what happened in Seattle will we be able to see ourselves.

Christianity
True Crime
1
Epilogue: A Return to Seattle
When the road home leads to sadness, can you hope to find more there?
40 min
2
Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Dan Allender
47 min
3
Bonus Episode: Healing and Resurrection After S...
54 min
4
Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Tim Keller
Mike Cosper sits down with Tim Keller for reflections on leadership, the troubles with networks, and the essential need for communion with God.
62 min
5
Bonus Episode: Everything is Still Falling Apart
54 min
6
Bonus Episode: Paint the Beauty We Split
A conversation with Chad Gardner
41 min
7
Special Episode: CT Reports on Itself
Mike Cosper and guests explore what an internal investigation of sexual harassment at Christianity Today can teach us about the broader implications of the Mars Hill story.
62 min
8
Aftermath
What happens to your faith when your church is torn apart?
153 min
9
The Tempest
154 min
10
Bonus Episode: Boca Raton's Church Planting O.G.
45 min
11
Red Sky at Morning
Outsized ambitions at morning; pastors, take warning.
53 min
12
The Bobby Knight Problem
55 min
13
Demon Hunting
62 min
14
Bonus Episode: Questioning the Origin Myth - A ...
16 min
15
Coming Up on The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
2 min
16
Bonus Episode: I Kissed Christianity Goodbye
63 min
17
State of Emergency
59 min
18
The Brand
60 min
19
The Things We Do To Women
56 min
20
‘I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct'
51 min
21
"You Read the Bible, Ringo?"
50 min
22
Boomers, The Big Sort, and Really, Really Big C...
54 min
23
Who Killed Mars Hill?
51 min
24
Full-Length Trailer
2 min
25
Teaser
1 min