Willow Creek Repents

What happens when one of the most influential churches in America admits, “We made a mistake”? This is interesting but I’m not sure they understand the amount of damage done over three decades or the way forward to biblically remedy the situation.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris Pixley on October 18, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Our dream is that we fundamentally change the way we do church. That we take out a clean sheet of paper and we rethink all of our old assumptions. Replace it with new insights. Insights that are informed by research and rooted in Scripture. Our dream is really to discover what God is doing and how he’s asking us to transform this planet.

    Your analysis is right, PSL, as attested to by the above quote from Hawkins. They still seem intent on being driven by pragmatism, not biblical principle. That approach can lead to nothing better than another thirty year fools errand. I pray they’ll look more closely at the disease behind the symptom that they’ve accurately observed. How can they know what treatment to apply if they don’t correctly diagnose the malady?

  2. Chris,

    I agree whole heartedly…I wrote this paragraph at the end of my post on this:

    This truly is a stunning turn of events. How God will use this should be interesting. But with the rise of The Gospel Coalition, Redeemer Presbyterian, Bethlehem Baptist, Desiring God, Acts 29, and in general the resurgence of a focus back on the Gospel – this truly is a remarkable moment in the life of the American church.

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