(RNS) What Willow Creek and all Christian communities need in our #MeToo /#ChurchToo moment is a sober reckoning with power, including how to mitigate its subtle lure in churches led by magnetic men.
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SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (RNS) — Just one night before, church leaders had stood on the same stage to announce that their lead pastor and elder board were stepping down to give the church a 'fresh start.'
CHICAGO (RNS) — ‘We exhort Bill (Hybels) to acknowledge his sin and publicly apologize,’ said elder Missy Rasmussen.
(RNS) — You can have all the clever innovations, seeker-friendly methods and oversight structures in the world, but trouble will catch up with you if you’re afraid to hold a leader accountable.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Steve Carter is the most recent person to distance himself from Willow Creek Community Church as allegations against its founder, Bill Hybels, come to light.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The ELCA has elected the largest number of female bishops in one year to lead the mainline denomination.
(RNS) — Sex between a Catholic priest and adult can be more than simply a violation of celibacy. It can also be a violation of professional ethics. The church needs to learn from the “#MeToo” movement about the danger of sex between adults who are...
(RNS) — The first Generation X president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination said he wants to focus more on what all Southern Baptists embrace than what divides them.
(RNS) — The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, which begins this week (July 5) in Austin, Texas, will consider more than 20 resolutions put forward by an all-female special committee on sexual abuse, harassment and exploitation. If we pass these...
DALLAS (RNS) — New SBC President J.D. Greear said he is 'very open to anything that can lead to a greater transparency and greater safety and that prioritizes the safety of the victim above everything.'
DALLAS (RNS) — The statements come after the May termination of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, who had shunned divorce and was accused of mishandling students’ allegations of rape.
DALLAS (RNS) — There has been recent speculation about whether someday, or sooner, a woman should be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president.
(RNS) — 'The mood of the Southern Baptist Convention right now would be similar to that of the country after Watergate,' said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — If he wins the presidency next week, he will be the youngest SBC leader in two generations and usher in a more urban, entrepreneurial spirit, eager to transcend partisan divisions.
(RNS) — The daily drumbeat of bad news about SBC leaders has set the stage for the denomination’s annual meeting in Dallas this month. Will the meeting accelerate a decline? Or could it be the start of a revival? Our columnist's advice: Don’t write...