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Farewell, Willow Creek

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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Bill Hybels

Disgraced Hybels faces new sexual misconduct allegations

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 […]

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Global Leadership 2016 continues its carnal slide

The 2016 Global Leadership Summit is kicking off today, hosted by its founder, Willow Creek Church’s senior pastor Bill Hybels. This year’s Summit continues its trajectory in a secular direction by including fewer pastors in its speaking faculty and more worldly leaders. Case in point: In past years the GLS has featured at least a […]

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Who has bewitched you?

Calvary Chapel, Bill Hybels, and Jesuit Mysticism

Roger Oakland of Understand the Times International says that Calvary Chapel has a new found connection with Bill Hybels, one of the architects of the seeker-sensitive movement.  Oakland wonders how big of an impact this union will have.  There’s a program Willow Creek implemented by Bill Hybels’ son-in-law Aaron Niequist called The Practice that Oakland sees as “the epitome […]

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Dan Southerland

How Dan Southerland’s seeker-strategy shapeshifted the Church

The following is taken from  and page references are given where appropriate. This is what they’re pushing: Southerland’s Overall Steps to “Transition” your church: Change your Approach – from “Program Driven” (read: traditional), to “Purpose Driven”. Change your Target – from reaching saved fellow Christians to reaching the “un-churched”. (this is an oxymoron, since church […]

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