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LifeWay Stops Selling Mark Driscoll's Books at 180 Christian Stores

(UPDATED) Southern Baptist chain decides to 'assess the situation regarding his ministry.'

   Update (Aug. 12): One of Mark Driscoll's advisers who recently resigned, Paul Tripp, stated today that Mars Hill's accountability model "will never be able to do what it was designed to do."

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   [Updated with past Tyndale defense of Driscoll and Publishers Weekly report]

   LifeWay Christian Resources, which bills itself as "one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services," has pulled Mark Driscoll's books from its website and more than 180 stores nationwide.

   The action by the publishing arm of America's largest Protestant denomination, the nearly 16-million-member Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), comes one day after Matt Chandler's Acts 29 church planting network removed membership from Mars Hill churches and their popular pastor. Driscoll has authored 15 books and amassed a following of 13,000 weekly worshipers at 15 locations in five states.

   "LifeWay Stores and Lifeway.com are not selling Mark Driscoll's books while we assess the situation regarding his ministry," communications director Marty King told CT. LifeWay carried Driscoll's A Call To Resurgence, along with other products to which Driscoll contributed. Now, only five products that Driscoll contributed to remain. Driscoll's books were not among LifeWay's best sellers last month.

   The decision echoes the debate raised after the recent resignation of popular pastor Bob Coy following a moral failing: Should Christians stop studying the teachings of fallen pastors?

   Mars Hill has yet to respond to LifeWay's decision. But on Friday, leaders rebuked Acts 29's "divisive" decision, asserting "we are making real progress in addressing the ...Continue reading...

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