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

What are the Take Aways From the Newest Scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Involving the Allegation of Matt Tonne’s Sexual Abuse of a Minor?

This post looks at the take aways of the issues from the latest scandal at Matt Chandler’s The Village Church. Matt Chandler’s The Village is alleged to have mishandled a child sex abuse situation with a pastor on staff who is accused of sexually preying on a minor. There are many lessons to consider from the scandal. That includes the issues of child sex abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention, to problems with church discipline and membership covenants.  Other questions raised include the culture of Acts 29 at ground zero thus spreading through the network to the problems with the celebrity pastor model and how the brand is to be protected is is more important than the safety of a child. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Greg Strand (Will the EFCA Take D.A. Carson Attacking a Sexual Assault Victim Seriously in the #churchtoo Era?)

An open letter to Greg Strand. This is encouraging the EFCA to address the issue of D.A. Carson attacking a sexual assault victim in support of C.J. Mahaney. Its time for the EFCA to act and do the right thing. After all Al Mohler of the Southern Baptists has recanted and addressed the issue. Why is the EFCA staying silent? 

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As Problems Increase at Blairstown Free Church Former Members Turn to the Eastern District of the EFCA for Assistance. In 2018 the Church Enters into a Decline While a Disturbing February 4, 2019 Congregational Meeting Occurred

After a significant number of members were thrown out of Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown many turned to the EFCA and Eastern District’s Eddie Cole for assistance. The EFCA District Superintendent believed Todd Nathan’s side of the story and allegedly violated their confidentiality by turning over their paperwork to the Blairstown Senior Pastor. However, the EFCA District Superintendent stated that he never agreed to confidentiality with the former members of Blairstown. Over the year of 2018 the church started to flounder as over 150 people left. 2019 began with the elder board practicing elder rule and ceasing to practice congregationalism. Continue reading

How was Information From Soul Care Collected for James MacDonald? What Does this Scandal Mean for Garrett Higbee and the Great Commission Collective? Plus Some Advice as Higbee is Trying to Reconcile

In the Dean Butters statement there is one line that is chilling. It discusses how information was collected for James MacDonald from Soul Care. This blog would like to ask how did that happen? Were reports given to James MacDonald or were people recorded without their consent and was Illinois law violated? What are the implications of what Dean Butters said for Garrett Higbee and the Great Commission Collective?  Continue reading