Controversy
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Willow Creek elders respond to new Hybels accusations

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/23/18, 11:27 am

The elders of Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago said in a letter Saturday they could have done a better job holding former Senior Pastor Bill Hybels accountable for inappropriate behavior toward women. “Bill acknowledged that he placed himself in situations that would have been far wiser to avoid,” the elders wrote.

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Farenthold: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/AP • Williamson: National Review

A resignation, a firing, and a survival

Politics | One man fell by his hypocrisy, another took flak for his principles
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/12/18, 07:00 am

When Blake Farenthold, a conservative Republican, became on April 6 the latest member of Congress to resign following a sex scandal, some asked why he had changed his mind and left so abruptly. The harder question was, “How did he ever get elected?”

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Hybels retires early from Willow Creek Church

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/11/18, 12:18 pm

Pastor Bill Hybels announced Tuesday night his early retirement from Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago following accusations of sexual misconduct made by women several times during his years in ministry. Hybels was scheduled to retire as senior pastor in October after more than 40 years of leading the megachurch but said at a Tuesday night meeting with church members he would step down immediately because the controversy was a distraction to the church’s ministry.

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