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
This is a guest post by a licensed social worker who analyzes and looks at the issues with a Biblical counseling program affiliated with Harvest Bible Chapel. Kristen Draughan examines Soul Care Counseling and Garrett Higbee. It a very professional look at a questionable and problematic Biblical counseling program which has major systemic issues. Continue reading
Van Rue who was involved in Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Seattle writes a guest post on the developments of Willow Creek Church in the Chicago area. This is some analysis of the Independent Advisory Group Report and their findings on Bill Hybels. Van Rue raises some questions about what was published and if its legitimate. Continue reading
Reading about the abuse coming from Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, resulted in Matt Boedy writing a post about his own experience with church abuse. Matt dealt with a legal situation in Riverside Community Church an Evangelical Free Church of America and Acts 29 church in Columbia, South Carolina. This post is Matt’s reflection of dealing with spiritual abuse after it happened and how its effected his view on faith. Continue reading
This is a story of one couple’s experience in an EFCA Church in the Forest Lakes District of Wisconsin. Its a story of fundamentalism, Neo-Calvinist theology and yes a church that later on even protested other events of worship. This is a guest post from Nyssa who is blogging this on her own blog. Continue reading
This post is from a disheartened mother whose son stayed in Paxton Singer’s cabin at Camp Harvest. This is a letter, a call to action and she wants results. The issue of Paxton Singer hit her family and this mother had to sit down with her son and ask if he was abused or being groomed by Paxton Singer. This is a hard topic to deal with but this must be dealt with in the context of the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal. Continue reading
This is a post from Dr. Dale Harris a former Harvest Bible Fellowship pastor who planted a Harvest church in the Midwest. In this post he reflects on the issues with James MacDonald, Harvest Chicago and what it was like to discover The Elephant’s Debt blog. This blog thanks Dale for his courage and hopes other people from Harvest speak up.