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Hosted by Mike Cosper, this podcast takes you inside the true 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.
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About the Host
Host Name: Michael Cosper
Host Residence Country: United States
Mike Cosper is the Director of Podcasts for Christianity Today and the author of several books. His connection to the Mars Hill story is an intimate one, as many of those involved were friends and partners in ministry years ago when Mike served a church in the same network. He's also the host of Cultivated: Conversations about Faith and Work and the producer of many other shows for CT.