What do you think? Should employment contracts count as legally viable contracts in Christian organizations? Would you want to sign a contract to work at a Christian ministry and then later be told, "Oh, this contract only serves to say that you, as an employee, have to abide by its terms. It doesn't obligate the organization at … Continue reading Religious Freedom vs. Taking God’s Name in Vain
Easter 2018 Dear WCCC Elders, WCA Board, Selected Ministry Leaders, and Bill Hybels: It is with heartache that I send you this letter. I was completely stunned when I read the recent article in the Chicago Tribune. I had no idea before then of any such allegations against Bill. The reason I’m writing you is … Continue reading Part 2: #Me Too Regarding Bill Hybels
I have a little mantra that I often say to my students and mentees: "Whatever we accept becomes acceptable." By this, I mean that we each get to choose where to draw the line with regard to what we say is okay. Then we vote with our actions--as well as our inactions--regarding what we are … Continue reading Whatever We Accept Becomes Acceptable
Part of the reason why I personally believed the women who blew the whistle on Bill Hybels is because of the way he conducted himself privately with me when I was a volunteer and staff member at Willow Creek (1989-1997). You can read in my other post that on my first day on-the-job at Willow … Continue reading Part 1: #Me Too Regarding Bill Hybels
My Simpson saga (my plight in doing everything I can to get Simpson University right on mission) has so many themes and aspects to it because Simpson's self-made, slow demise is emblematic of the times in which we live. We are bearing witness to the tragic demise of higher education in America. Christian schools, like … Continue reading How the Mighty Fall
Years ago in my MBA program when I took a Business Ethics course and wrote my term paper on the subject of whistleblowers, I learned that all whistleblowers, without exception, are harshly critiqued on account of the method they use to publicize their whistleblowing message. Whether the method of communication is a subdued internal message … Continue reading Is It Biblical To Go Public and Expose the Simpson Board?
Well, folks, I think it’s time for me to go public with regard to my experience with the deep dysfunction in the Simpson University board. Like the Willow Creek board, the Simpson board is subject only to itself and is therefore unaccountable for independent actions it takes. Granted, Simpson University is affiliated with the Christian … Continue reading It’s Time To Tell My Story — Page 1