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Bill Hybels resigns at Willow Creek Mega Church

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  • Bill Hybels resigns at Willow Creek Mega Church

    Bill Hybels that started this church, resigned on Tuesday after an internal investigation into possible misconduct with female members of his congregation, including employees. Hybels made this move after the Chicago Tribune published some of the misconduct.

    The church cleared him of the allegations.

    This church is basically the beginning of the Emerging movement.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.612036ad170e

    More on the Emerging Movement. It most certainly is not dead.

    https://www.getreligion.org/getrelig...ver-this-story
    Romans 1:17, For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written:"The righteous will live by faith.

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    Originally posted by Beloved View Post
    Bill Hybels that started this church, resigned on Tuesday after an internal investigation into possible misconduct with female members of his congregation, including employees. Hybels made this move after the Chicago Tribune published some of the misconduct.
    As we used to say in the Assemblies of God, if you don't like your pastor, start a whispering campaign, about his sexual behavior, and he'll be OUTTA THERE before you know it.

    I had a pastor friend in Indiana that actually SURVIVED one of those, and a pastor friend in Ohio that didn't, and went into insurance sales instead. It was the Charismatics in his church that destroyed him.

    But at least it apparently STILL works nicely for those who seek to destroy.

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      And....................?

      Is there a specific comment or point of inquiry we're supposed to discuss? Do I believe the ChiTrib or WaPo told the whole story (or even the correct story?)? No. Did Hybels act foolishly? Maybe. Possibly. If he did then he should step down. If he didn't then he shouldn't, even if the story is creating division. If what was described happened then "naive" isn't the correct term; the correct term is "foolish." How many congregations do you know that would hire an attorney to investigate accusations against a pastor? How many (seasoned) pastors would take a trip to Paris with an unaccompanied woman? How many best friends or accountability partners would let something like that happen without speaking up beforehand?

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