Another Willow Creek campus pastor resigns, citing conflict in values
Marcus Bieschke, lead pastor of Willow Creek's Crystal Lake campus, announced Sunday during a Core meeting that he is stepping down from his role at the church, stating that his "heart and values are not in full alignment" with the direction the church is taking. He will leave on Dec. 1.
In a Sunday letter to the megachurch, Bieschke acknowledged that his move has likely come as a surprise but that the leadership accepted his decision to leave.
I love to read the words people used when quitting their jobs. I want to use them to write a similar notice for the Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who has reached his level of incompetence, as proven in Sunday's loss to the lowly Washington Redskins, when an easy extra point would have sent the game into overtime. The famous business book, "The Peter Principle" came up with the concept of people being promoted beyond their level of competence. So you have a President Maduro in Venezuela who used to be a bus driver, then union leader of bus drivers. Did that qualify him to become president?
Mel Lawrenz wrote: .... Untruth #6: Leaders are above the rules.
People would be shocked how many Christian leaders preach about humility, kindness, and respect, and behind the scenes mistreat, abuse, and shame ordinary people. Worse, such leaders really enjoy manipulating others. It makes them feel powerful and important. The only thing worse than worshiping an idol is to act like an idol....
excerpt from, "The Willow Creek Crisis â€“ Time of Reckoning for All Leaders"
I'm curious if his said values have anything to do with Scriptural church practice. I have yet to see or hear of a modern church, conservative or not, in which Paul's ecclesiastical directions in the Epistles had the same weight as the rest of the Bible.
Instead, leaders do whatever suits their pragmatic whims. And congregations usually like it this way, themselves not really believing Sola Scriptura.
It's not hard for me to suspect God's judgment is being visited not only upon secular society as a whole, but churches as well, even the ostensibly conservative ones, for their hypocrisy in the manner of pre-captivity Judah.