Happy Birthday, Mars Hill.

by | October 6, 2009 | Mars Hill Global, Timeline


Sunday, October 11 is my thirty-ninth birthday, the twentieth anniversary of my salvation (the exact date is known only by God), and the thirteenth anniversary of Mars Hill Church. So, on that day we will air at all campuses a special one-hour sermon from Acts 17 that I preached live this summer while standing on Mars Hill in Athens. The footage from this sermon is epic, as it was all captured on RED video cameras (the same as those used to film District 9). To say the least, it looks amazing. The real Mars Hill is basically an enormous rock below the Acropolis and the Parthenon (where democracy was birthed); it towers over the city as well as an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus and Athena, after whom the city was named. Socrates visited Mars Hill, and the steps that Paul walked up are still intact, as you can see in the photo taken there of my family and me.

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