Over the last year we took a close look at "Paradox" and other church concert ministries in preparation for Outisde The Box. The more we researched "Paradox", the more we liked the idea of sponsoring concerts by both Christian and secular bands in a non-smoking, non-alcoholic, all-ages environment. The only concern we had was that Mars Hill seemed to have little or no influence on how "Paradox" was being run.
Now it seems that Mars Hill has corrected that issue by taking back over the leadership of "Paradox". Apparently they are getting slammed in the local press for it. It amazes me that a church that does so much for the Seattle community gets such crap heaped on them from the local press. I guess it goes back to the old saying, "Bad press it better than no press". Still it seems that lately Mars Hill is getting slammed on a regular basis for some pretty unfair reasons.