The big religious news story in my neck of the woods is not a really good one friends.
For a number of biblical reasons the band of brothers that make up Expository Thoughts have not been in favor of the Church Growth Movementthat Bill Hybels has led. Nevertheless, this is a very sad news story. The Church does not need another Ted Haggard situation but we may have one. You can read the full Chicago Tribune article below. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-willow-creek-pastorfeb18,0,6292991.story Please pray for those involved in this situation.
“The pastor of Willow Creek Chicago—the city campus of the evangelical megachurch Willow Creek Community Church—has resigned and admitted to “sexual impurity,” a church spokesman said.”
The pastor, Rev. Steve Wu, could not be reached, and the church would not specify what took place. Wu, 43, moved from California‘s Silicon Valley in early 2006, hired by senior pastor Rev. Bill Hybels to lead Willow Creek Chicago, the downtown branch of the South Barrington-based church. Click on the link above for full story.
1 Timothy 4:16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
1 Corinthians 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.