Family & Society
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New accusations surface against Hybels

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/06/18, 01:02 pm

A lead pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago resigned Sunday, saying the church mishandled accusations of sexual misconduct against former pastor and founder Bill Hybels. The New York Times reported Sunday on new claims by a woman who served as Hybels’ executive assistant in the 1980s. Pat Baranowski, now age 65, was newly divorced when she got the job, and she moved in with the Hybels family for two years.

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Summing up with some sums

Essay | You can count on numbers to tell the stories of our lives
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/04/18, 10:46 am

Several readers recently asked when more installments in my autobiographical series would come, since it’s two years and seven months since the last one. Episode 16 took us to 2011, when I left The King’s College, New York City. Episodes 17–19, instead of carrying the tale forward, told stories about my ancestors and baseball. Have I run out of steam?

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A confused ‘Revoice’

Sexuality | A recent conference for lesbians and gays and those with same-sex attraction in the church proves words matter
by Kiley Crossland & Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/03/18, 03:18 pm

Reactions to last weekend’s Revoice conference hosted by Memorial Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church in America) in St. Louis range from praise to condemnation. The 400 attendees heard from speakers who self-identify as both Christian and gay, lesbian, or same-sex attracted. The topics discussed included the loneliness of lifelong celibacy, the nature of “mixed-orientation marriages,” and church ministry with and for lesbians and gays.

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