Dear Friends, In this post-Christian, post- Hosanna-Tabor society a very important question emerges: Where does religious freedom begin and end for religious organizations and their employees? Do employees who work for ministries have any civil rights? Do their employment contracts count? Can they be lied about -- with impunity -- on corporate microphones? Can ministers … Continue reading California Holds Religious Organizations Accountable For Employment Contracts, But Not …
Not all lawsuits are the same. Some are potshot attacks hurled by activists who plot against practicing Christians such as Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who was minding his own business, found himself being targeted by the Colorado government on account of his Christian belief in traditional marriage. By contrast, other lawsuits are legitimate cries … Continue reading How Could Anybody Sue A Christian School?
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 written contract only serves to say that you, as an employee, have to abide by its elaborate terms. This document called a … Continue reading Can a Christian Institution Take 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: "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 willing to put up with. We do this as … 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