I’m writing to tell the story of my victimization by Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, who was Bill Hybels’ professor and mentor, and was very influential in the development of Willow Creek Community Church. This is a story I take no pleasure in telling.
All in all, this book suggests that Bill, from a young age, had a problem with sex and how he sexualized women. The writing seems to be a self-fulling prophecy.
[James] Dobson tells Hybels to "get educated firsthand" about pornography? Does Dobson actually mean to say, "Bill [Hybels], get yourself some porn?" There is the implication behind the instruction. So, what does Bill do?
During a later anniversary celebration Bill and Lynne [Hybels] stayed in a hotel room described as: "Socially, it was positively scandalous; morally, it was absolutely decadent; theologically, it was totally depraved."
Bill Hybels, Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Willow Creek Church *** Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed wrote a very important article about the Bill Hybels/Willow Creek sexual misconduct scandal. This is a very important article that summarizes the system that was in place which allowed Bill Hybels to not only go unchecked, but to be protected and… Continue reading Bill Hybels, the Willow Creek “System,” and Why the Women Needed to Speak Publicly
ENTRIES DATED JUNE 27, 2018, AND BEFORE CAN BE FOUND IN PART 1. Abbreviations: WC or WCCC = Willow Creek Community Church. WCA = Willow Creek Association (a related non-profit separate from WCCC). GLS = Global Leadership Summit, an annual mega-conference with multiple remote sites, presented by WCA. For Twitter links, please read their entire… Continue reading Resource Bibliography on Willow Creek Church Situation – Part 2
Theologian and Jesus Creed blogger Scot McKnight was part of Willow Creek Church for nearly a decade. He has been asked repeatedly what he thinks about the situation with Bill Hybels. He responded today (June 27th) with, "About Willow Creek: What Do I Think?" This is an extensive article -- almost 3,000 words --… Continue reading Theologian Scot McKnight Responds, “About Willow Creek: What Do I Think?”
These links were initially posted on Twitter by brad/futuristguy. Tentatively, both that thread and this post will be updated with additional links as the situation unfolds. Bibliography Part 2 started with items starting June 29, 2018 -- RESOURCE BIBLIOGRAPHY PART 2. Also, check out the list of links and related information from Andy Rowell's blog… Continue reading Resource Bibliography on Willow Creek Church Situation and Bill Hybels’ Reported Misconduct