Tag Archives: Bill Hybels

Willow Creek’s WCA president now heads Compassion International

Several concerned listeners have asked me in recent weeks to check out the newly-appointed president of Compassion International. After a year-long search, Compassion hired Santiago “Jim” Mellado as its head. As we read his bio, it turns out those concerns are valid red flags that perhaps this international agency may have compassion, but not much […]

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Contending with Humility

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:45 — 4.3MB) I have been thinking and praying a lot about how things have gotten to where they are spiritually in America. There is no doubt we are rapidly becoming an apostate nation and “church”. When 55 million children are sacrificed to our personal god of […]

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Seismic strategic shifts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:22 — 21.0MB) Isaiah 5:20 warns us:  “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Today we are taking on several controversial issues and making the stand […]

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Here’s your Willow Creek/Global Leadership Summit research

We’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails regarding our hard stance against the Willow Creek Association and the Global Leadership Summit spearheaded by Pastor Bill Hybels. Many church leaders are wondering why their congregants are knocking on the pastor’s door, wanting to know why their church is involved in such agenda-driven carnality. If […]

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A blending of religions and governments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:53 — 20.8MB) We need to open our eyes to the fact that the world and the visible church are calling for the Globalization of our governments, our economies and even our faiths. Are we walking so closely with the Lord that nothing can shake us? Our […]

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Who is Peter Drucker, and what did he do with our church?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:38 — 20.7MB) The Post-Modern church is shaped around what has become the “business” of doing Church. The focus is on growing the numbers, defining the brand and making the customers happy, rather than focusing on feeding the sheep or equipping the saints to bring the Good […]

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Traditional, Transitional, Transformational – The Slow Suicide of Many Churches

It’s the way it works. Every church that has decided to follow Peter Drucker‘s business model, Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek model, Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven model - all under the term “Seeker-Friendly”. It begins slow, and continues steadily. The people in these churches are like the frog in a pot of slowly boiling water – never being told […]

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Is your church “Tasting the Summit?”

To the modern Church: Get ready to taste a new blend of worldliness from your pulpits, as pastors and elders from your communities (including two of the biggest in our listening area), are teaming up to present a tasting of what’s to come at Willow Creek’s 2014 Global Leadership Summit. The problem is, most of […]

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Religious leaders of all stripes endorse Son of God movie

Hear from our friends and partners, some of the nation’s leading influencers in faith, who offer insightful commentary on selected scenes from the movie Son of God. You can have hours of fun on the Son of God movie trailer site, where some of the biggest mega-names in the visible church are partnering and promoting the […]

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Ecumenicism and the Alpha Course

Here is an update on the Alpha Course, a program that was started by Nicky Gumbel at the Anglican church in London. This church was the center of the holy laughter movement in England and Europe, and has been known for services that include being “slain in the spirit” and behaviors such as uncontrollable laughter, spasms, loud animal-like […]

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Biblical discipleship vs. Rightnow Media

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:30 — 10.7MB) Are you ready for the next big state-of-the-art discipleship tool for every member of your church, including staff?  It’s called RightNow Media, a slick new video streaming program that compares itself to the Netflix of Christianity, and you don’t even need to lift a […]

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A breach of apostasy in post-modern churches

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:56 — 12.4MB) The time clock is ticking, and we are looking at end-times prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes. If you aren’t “into” prophecy matters in your faith, you are not alone. Many evangelical churches have abandoned prophecy altogether, and in fact are teaching a very […]

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“Calvary Chapel Breached” raises questions

Reprinted from the LightHouseTrails Blog: Yesterday, we posted an article titled “Calvary Chapel Breached” by journalist Jim Fletcher. The article focused on a Calvary Chapel church (North Coast) in California and its invitation of a Palestinian man named Sami Awad. Fletcher’s article showed the implications of this invitation by Calvary Chapel and how this indicates the […]

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Church of Tares and the real roots of the Emergent movement

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 11.9MB) Today we’re meeting a film producer who is using his gifts to equip the Body of Christ to understand the times we are in and the movements that are springing up like weeds or tares among wheat, and choking out the light of God’s […]

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When Church means Business

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:43 — 11.8MB) What happens when the Body of Christ is operated like a successful corporation? There is an entire culture, complete with its own language, shaped around what has become the “business” of doing Church. Rather than focusing on feeding the sheep or equipping the saints […]

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Is Steven Furtick the new Prosperity Guru?

Positive Confession, Word of Faith, Prosperity Gospel. All of these names have been connected to a gospel that gives humans the power and control over a genie-type god we can manipulate if only we _______.  Ten months ago, we reported that popular North Carolina pastor Steven Furtick was dipping a toe into the Signs and […]

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Should Christians Attend the Muslim Mosque Open House?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:58 — 11.9MB) This Saturday the local Mosque in Green bay is holding an open house where local citizens can learn about the Muslim faith and ask questions of local Muslim leaders.  I am asking you our listeners if I should attend the open house and if […]

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Packers Robbed–While God is Smeared. What Angers Us Most?

Green Bay Packers fans—yes, they were robbed Monday night in Seattle. Those that know me know I have officiated all major sports on the High School level for two decades.  They also know I am continually defending sports officials as they have a very difficult job.  I have even asked for patience and understanding on […]

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Leadership and the Willow Creek Summit

I confess that I may have been a little hard on the Willow Creek Leadership Summit on today’s show, but I think we live in a time when tough questions and a tough self-examination is sometimes necessary.  By no means are we saying you should not attend, just understand that not every leader presented lines […]

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Do we need a new kind of sexuality for the 21st century?

Over on Jim Wallis’ Sojourner’s blog (where Lynne Hybels is listed as a contributing editor along with Shane Claiborne, Brian McLaren, Donald Miller, etc.), guest writer Dave McNeely is proposing a new kind of sexuality for Christians in these modern times. We wouldn’t want to be outdated, after all. McNeely is an Adjunct Professor of Religion at Carson-Newman […]

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