Scot McKnight Writes About Willow Creeks’ Troubles at the Religious News Service

At the Religious News Service Scot McKnight writes a post about the issues with the Willow Creek model and why Christians should be concerned about it. This is a brief post to get people to read Scot’s post. 

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

Lou Holtz 

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Romans 15:7 NIV

Bill Hybels

The other day at the Religious News Service Scot McKnight wrote an article that was a response to Willow Creek looking for a new senior pastor. McKnight writes that given the persuasive model that Willow Creek became many Christians should be concerned about this model and its problems. I have been involved in a couple of different churches over the years that employed this model. Scott McKnight writes about how he defended Willow Creek in the past and raises concerns about the model today. This is gong to be a brief post but the goal of it is to get your to read the following article which you can access here.  The longer the Willow Creek scandal drags on the more it becomes clear to me that Willow Creek was always about a business model and making money. Because in the end what it taught failed to work and was flawed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Scot McKnight Writes About Willow Creeks’ Troubles at the Religious News Service

  1. Years ago, when breaking away from Evangelicalism, one of the biggest problems I turned up in research for my website was the focus on running churches like businesses. Along with that came a concern that Willow Creek and similar churches were creating spiritually abusive models (such as with membership covenants). Hubby and I checked out “Purpose-Driven Life” (related to “Purpose-Driven Church”) and discovered it was twisting the Bible around.

    Now I’ve discovered a website complaining that our new metropolitan is running our local Orthodox metropolis like a business, which the blogger says is causing all sorts of trouble and hurt. I fear this concept is contagious. Everybody wants a Willow Creek….

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