Every once in a while progressive-leaning site Patheos has a story worth reading. Like this one titled, Farewell, Willow Creek: Where the “Regular” Churches Can Go From Here, by Jonathan Aigner. I share it here because it captures the frustration held by so many who came out of the seeker-friendly model Willow Creek’s Bill Hybels […]
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From the Chicago Tribune: Forty-two years after founding one of the nation’s most influential evangelical megachurches, the Rev. Bill Hybels told his congregation Tuesday night that he would step down from the helm of Willow Creek Community Church six months ahead of schedule. His departure comes less than a month after a Chicago Tribune investigation […]
Christian News Network’s Heather Clark has the story: Just over six months after hiring him as the Director of Ministry Development following his resignation as lead pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church upon admission of an affair, Florida’s Willow Creek Church has fired Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of Billy Graham, as he has now confessed to a […]
A Catholic priest and a New Ager walk into Willow Creek… No, it’s not a joke waiting for a punchline. It’s an experiment called The Practice, and it’s the brainchild of Pastor Bill Hybels’ son-in-law, Aaron Niequist. Niequist is also the Worship Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, and he calls a Jesuit priest his […]
If you are wondering how many of today’s “seeker friendly/seeker-sensitive” mega-growth churches came about, this article will help you see how one man was able to influence tens of thousands of churches to adopt a new paradigm shift. Perhaps you will recognize some of his methods in your own church.
Two siblings, two sexual perversions and one father who has come under fire for not doing the right thing. What is interesting is that John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church and frequent Willow Creek Leadership Summit speaker, had previously helped investigate the allegations of misconduct against Willow Creek founder Bill Hybels, who tried to cover […]
“How many of us are saving our best for the next life when all we have is this life?” That’s one of the many nuggets coming from an allegedly Christian conference for Christian leaders. While the event distanced itself from it’s controversial founder, Bill Hybels, it remains a conference lacking in true biblical leadership. And […]
The controversy over Bill Hybels’ behavior during his reign at Willow Creek Church and his Global Leadership Summit is apparently worse than anyone could have imagined. New allegations of sexual misconduct against Hybels came to light this past Sunday, prompting his successor at Willow Creek to step down and more than 100 Global Leadership Summit site […]
Sandy Simpson of Deception In The Church has written a commentary on the 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Simpson has some serious concerns about some the museum’s board members, including false teacher Rick Warren. And he presents plenty of evidence to back up his concerns. He writes: Let me start out by stating that […]
Five years ago I penned a series of articles entitled “Liberals Created the Culture of Evil and Death.” Due to the aggressive tactics of the “fake news” media and counterfeit Christians, I decided to dust off part three and re-post a portion of it on Berean Research. One of the liberals who has been masquerading […]