Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Tyndale stands by Mark Driscoll, continues Resurgence imprint
Tyndale stands by Mark Driscoll, continues Resurgence imprint PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 01:44 PM EDT

MarkDriscoll-webErroneous reports appeared June 30 on The Daily Beast and other Internet sites about the nature of Tyndale House’s publishing relationship with Mark Driscoll and the Resurgence imprint. Despite claims to the contrary on social media and elsewhere, Tyndale is not cutting any ties with Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle.

The company is planning to reprint the hardcover edition of Driscoll’s book A Call to Resurgence as sales warrant, which is how all reprint decisions are made, the publisher said. Tyndale also plans to publish a softcover edition of the book, which originally released last November. Furthermore, Tyndale is not severing its relationship with Resurgence Publishing, as some of Driscoll’s critics have claimed.

Tyndale did delay the publication date of Driscoll’s newest book, The Problem With Christianity, as the company considers “the best season in which to publish it” and has “not altered our full intention to release it as a Tyndale title.” Tyndale considers the upcoming release “a groundbreaking book that we believe will be greatly beneficial to the church.”

The company ended its press release with this concluding statement: “It is disturbing to us to see how quickly some are willing to criticize fellow Christians. We believe that God works through all who sincerely desire to serve Him. We believe Mark Driscoll sincerely desires to serve God, and we at Tyndale continue to support him and his desire to further God's kingdom.”

Editor’s note: Warren Throckmorton, who wrote The Daily Beast article referred to above, stands by his reporting on the topic. Tyndale’s Senior Public Relations Manager Todd Starowitz indicated that he was wrong on some information that he provided to Throckmorton and that he “didn’t check with the appropriate people.” Starowitz also said that he never suggested the publishing relationship between Tyndale and Driscoll had ended. Readers who wish to follow Throckmorton’s reporting on the controversy may do so at patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/.

 

In this current issue:

Retailers expect holiday return fraud of $3.8 billion

News image

Techniques and processes put in place to thwart criminal activity...

READ MORE

Lifetime's 'Designing Spaces' to feature Family Christian Stores

News image

Award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces will feature Family Christian...

READ MORE

Merry Christmas from ‘Christian Retailing’

News image

There will be no Christian Retailing Update on Christmas Day,...

READ MORE

Interactive B&H Bible storybook tops CBA list

News image

B&H Kids’ The Big Picture Interactive Storybook Bible is No. 1on...

READ MORE

IVP’s ‘Teach Us to Want’ named CT Book of the Year

News image

Christianity Today (CT) magazine has named its 2015 Book Awards,...

READ MORE

B&H Books celebrates CT Award of Merit

News image

B&H Publishing Group’s The Measure of Success by Carolyn McCulley...

READ MORE

Carpentree opens AmericasMart Atlanta showroom

News image

Carpentree has announced the opening of a new gift and...

READ MORE

Elementary students help translate the NIrV Bible

News image

Zonderkidz presented new Bibles to the fifth and sixth grade...

READ MORE

Author Jane Kirkpatrick celebrates sales milestone

News image

Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick now has more than 1 million...

READ MORE

Nielsen: Teens prefer print to e-books

News image

Teens are known to be early adopters of new technology...

READ MORE

Religious presses see September sales boost

News image

Faith-based publishers saw sales rise in September, according to the...

READ MORE

Author Don Gossett leaves legacy of praise

News image

Best-selling Whitaker House author Don Gossett died Wednesday, Dec. 10,...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a