Welcome

Welcome to the new MatthewPaulTurner.com!

This is my last blog post about Mark Driscoll…

Nine current Mars Hill pastors have signed a letter to Mark Driscoll, requesting their leader to resign from his job as pastor and all other ministry responsibilities. And then, former Mars Hill pastor, Bent Meyer, released this. According to Seattle news, one of those pastors was terminated yesterday for being "rebellious." I cannot imagine what mental, spiritual, and … [Read More]

My 38 Theses: Ideas for the Church

Last month a friend asked me to tell him my best advice for the Church. At the time, I just laughed and said, "That's not my place... right?" He shrugged, "Why not?" Later, as I thought about his question more, I started writing down a few things, just a … [Read More]

Dear God, Elias starts school tomorrow… (a prayer)

Dear God. Elias starts school tomorrow. And thankfully, he's excited about it. Which is awesome. Thank you for helping him to be a confident bright kid who's actually looking forward to school. And of course, I want him to love school. I want him to be … [Read More]

John Piper’s ‘Ebola,’ a poem…

As we know, Piper often puts his thoughts down in rhyme. Today, he released his latest poem to World Magazine, a Dr. Seussesque ode to the Ebola virus, inspired by tweets from Donald Trump... Ebola Summer 2014 Today a thousand dead. And more To die. … [Read More]

Mark Driscoll has apologized. Now he needs to resign.

Mark Driscoll has apologized. Again. And now he needs to resign. It's time. Hell, it was time in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, and six months ago. But now—either today or possibly tomorrow because it's a Sunday!—it's time for Mark Driscoll to step down, to … [Read More]

mark

Mark Driscoll’s Pussified Nation…

In his book Confessions of a Reformission Rev, Mark Driscoll might have made one confession too many. See image below. Mark's seemingly funny story about writing as William Wallace II might end up becoming his worst nightmare yet. Because Mark's … [Read More]

Daniel Radcliffe has an inner demon…

Daniel Radcliffe once portrayed the world's most famous witch/warlock, Harry Potter. Now, he's donning horns and causing all kinds of demonic spirited trouble in Horns. According to The Hollywood Reporter: In the first full trailer for the horror-fantasy … [Read More]

photo(2)

Church sign of the day

Well, now that my website is finished with its redesign, I'm back to being a blogger again. Go ahead. Rejoice. Josiah sent me this image. … [Read More]

Turner_GreatBigAmericanGod_HC

Has America Changed God?

That's the question I explore in Our Great Big American God—has America changed God—an idea that certainly rubs up against what most Christians believe to be true about God, that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. But is that true here in … [Read More]

ThronesNSFWScenes

Should Christians Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

**Disclaimer: This post discusses sex, pornography, and nudity as it relates to Game of Thrones. Use discretion.** Last week, John Piper posted 12 questions that he suggested people should ask themselves before watching Game of Thrones, HBO’s popular fantasy … [Read More]

LEBANON_0

Why the Church Needs To Talk About Syria

Why isn’t the Church talking about Syria? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot over the last 6 or 7 months. I’ve also wondered why I haven’t talked about it. Are we afraid to discuss it, scared of the politics involved, scared by the religious … [Read More]