Guest Post: A Parent’s Reaction to how Harvest Bible Chapel Mishandled the Paxton Singer Situation, and His Concerns With the Judge’s Decision

A judge found Paxton Singer not guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor. This, despite many disturbing texts from a youth pastor to a minor. Jonathan Singer (no relation) formerly of Harvest Bible Chapel writes a response to both how Harvest handled Paxton and his fear that he was let go to allegedly engage in more abuse at another church.  Continue reading

Guest Post: Dan George’s Beautiful Tribute to a Friend and Some Thoughts About Loss and Death

At his blog in 2012 former Harvest Elder Dan George wrote a moving tribute to a close friend Mark Archibald. His post recalls how they met and their friendship for 18 years. But when someone dies how does one deal with the conversation ending? This post touched me as I read of Dan’s deep affection for his friend. In the end we all need Mark Archibald’s in our lives. Continue reading

Guest Post: Dr. James Bedell on Willow Creek Community Church A Cautionary Tale

Dr. James Bedell from Willow Creek Community Church writes a guest post on the cautionary tale that Willow Creek represents. Bill Hybels has resigned and fled and there are credible accusations against him for sexual misconduct. Willow Creek Community Church has ignored Dr. James Bedell and this blog would like Willow Creek to meet with him and hear his concerns from the scandal.  Continue reading

Guest Post: An Experience in Biblical Soul Care Counseling in a Planted Harvest Bible Fellowship (now Great Commission Collective) Church

This is a counseling story in a Harvest Bible Fellowship planted church. This deals with how confidentially is violated and intimate knowledge shared with the church staff and small group. This troubling story should give people pause about Soul Care counseling. This Great Commission Collective church is still involved and plays a key role in the organization. Continue reading