Contrary to Reports, Tyndale House Says They Are Not Cutting Ties With Mark Driscoll

(Scott Cohen/AP)
(Scott Cohen/AP)

In spite of news stories citing a rift between Tyndale House and controversial pastor Mark Driscoll, the publisher stated on Tuesday that the relationship is still intact.

“Despite claims to the contrary on social media and elsewhere, Tyndale is not cutting any ties with Mark Driscoll,” the publisher said, responding to recent articles in The Daily Beast, Publishers Lunch, and Christian Retailing alleging that Driscoll’s next book, The Problem with Christianity, is on indefinite hold. Tyndale blamed the erroneous reports on the fact that its earlier statements had been misinterpreted.

The articles also stated that Tyndale would not reprint Driscoll’s 2013 book, and that it was backing away from Driscoll’s imprint. These claims, as well, Tyndale said, are “erroneous.”

“[W]e are planning to reprint the hardcover edition of his last book, A Call to Resurgence, as sales warrant it. [This] is how all reprint decisions are made,” Tyndale said.

The house will also continue to publish titles under the Resurgence imprint and, while the release of Driscoll’s new book has been postponed, that is only because the house is looking for the “the best season in which to publish it.” Tyndale continued: “We have not altered our full intention to release it as a Tyndale title.”

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SOURCE: Publishers Weekly
Lynn Garrett

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