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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Football and faith linked at some southern universities

Are faith services really optional when the coach is all in for Jesus?

WASHINGTON POST

Mark Driscoll taking six-week leave for "processing, healing and growth"

"Mark Driscoll, the conservative evangelical leader, said Sunday that he would take a leave from running his megachurch in response to a parade of complaints that he has been a bully and abusive to staff members."

NEW YORK TIMES

Mark Driscoll: On the road from rock-star pastor to pariah

The Mars Hill Church empire appears to be imploding. 

NEW YORK TIMES

21 ex-pastors complain to Mars Hill about Driscoll

They formally ask church leaders and advisers to investigate the charismatic leader for what they say is abusive and intimidating conduct.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Bookseller halts sales of Mark Driscoll’s work

Lifeway, a major Christian bookselling company, says it has suspended sales of Mark Driscoll’s books  “while we assess the developments of his ministry.”

SEATTLEPI.COM

Mark Driscoll kicked out of evangelical group

A social networking group for evangelicals voted to remove Mars Hill Church founder Mark Driscoll from their board of directors, calling his behavior “ungodly and disqualifying.”

THE STRANGER

Mars Hill service draws dozens of protesters

The crowd in Bellevue questioned the leadership of Pastor Mark Driscoll.

SEATTLEPI.COM

David Horsey: No party has ever been so focused on religion as today's Republicans

Throughout U.S. history, there has been an understanding that politics and religion don't go together well. But imagine the trouble Jefferson might face for trying to remove the supernatural from the Bible.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Joel Connelly: Mars Hill members step forward after Driscoll claims critics are 'anonymous'

Critics use Facebook page to tell the church leader, No, we are not anonymous.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Mark Driscoll: Mars Hill problems have been "overwhelming and a bit confusing"

"Saying he wanted to give the church an update on 'one of the deepest learning seasons' of his life, Mark Driscoll delivered a 30 minute video message via the Mars Hill weekly update yesterday."

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