In October 2013, I rehearsed the formal relationship Southern seminary had with C.J. Mahaney and the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors School (SGM). Now, however, it appears Southern seminary has cut any formal ties between the two schools. According to a piece by Associated Baptist Press, Bob Allen writes:
I just viewed one of the most disgusting tweeter threads I've read since I started on Twitter a few years back. Believe me, Twitter can get really nasty really quick. The truth is I rarely, if ever, bother to check Twitter that much. My largest contribution to Twitter is the feed connection to SBC Tomorrow. Whenever I post a piece on the blog, I link it to my Twitter feed.
One of Mark Driscoll's closest comrades, Mike Anderson, tells of his experience serving the Mars Hill megachurch, including both an apology to those he hurt and a warning that while Mars Hill might not be a "cult" technically speaking, surely may possess cult-like tendencies. Anderson says in part: