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The lead pastor of Willow Creek Wheaton, one of Willow Creek Community Church‘s eight campuses in the Chicago area, announced yesterday that he’s resigning due to an intense drive for results, which was negatively impacting his staff. According to Willow Creek spokesperson, Katie Franzen, Willow Wheaton Pastor Reece Whitehead announced his resignation to his congregation …

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The elders at suburban Chicago Willow Creek Community Church today released a “last statement” about the scandal involving church founder Bill Hybels, charging Hybels with “unchecked sin and intimidating behavior,” and addressing “specific harms” against Hybels’ accusers and their advocates. In their statement, the elders said they had met with the women accusing Hybels of wrongdoing …

Willow Creek Elders Release Statement Supporting the “Women”; Yet One Woman Says Hybels’ Sins Were “Far Worse” Than Anyone’s Said Publicly Read More »

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When I was in graduate school, I participated in a Bible study with three other women in my journalism program. We were the lone Christians in a very secular environment. And having their support and encouragement was extremely important to me. Yet my relationship with one of them ended in an instant. I discovered that …

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Transcripts of the Roys Report are now available! In the past several weeks, I’ve received multiple requests for transcripts, but until recently, I simply didn’t have the manpower to produce them. However, thanks to some awesome volunteers with typing skills, I now can make transcripts available.  Below is the transcript of my show last Saturday …

Transcript of The Roys Report: Are Social Media Companies Censoring You? Read More »

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Though conservative Christians may try to convince you otherwise, the Bible is decidedly pro-choice. At least, that’s what some pro-choice advocates want you to believe. In an article for Jezebel.com, feminist writer Erin Gloria Ryan says, “(T)he Bible specifically says that a woman is much, much, much, much, much more important than a fetus.” In …

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Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) this week published an update confirming an allegation I published in May that HBC Aurora Pastor Craig Steiner failed to report an incident of suspected child sex abuse involving former Harvest Student Pastor Paxton Singer.* The update also stated that Steiner “believed that he had completed all the necessary steps in …

Harvest Confirms Pastor Failed to Report Abuse, Yet Accepts Explanation That He Thought He Had Reported It Read More »

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Many of you have expressed that you’d like to hear more on blogging and publicly confronting sin in the church than the one hour of The Roys Report last Saturday allowed. So this week, I gathered my guests from the show once again and we recorded an extra podcast on this important topic.  In this follow-up podcast, we …

Announcing The Roys Report Extra: A Follow-up Podcast on Crusading Bloggers Read More »

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Former celebrity pastor, James MacDonald, has been fired. His sins have been splashed on national headlines. Every elder and senior leader at Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) has resigned. And the church is scrambling to stay afloat. But it all could have been prevented. That’s according Ryan Mahoney and Scott Bryant, authors of The Elephant’s Debt …

Matt Chandler & Other Evangelical Leaders Rejected TED Bloggers’ Pleas to Expose Harvest in 2012 Read More »

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A powerful proponent of free speech, especially for evangelical Christian organizations, is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and facing a legal challenge from its former president. For 75 years, National Religious Broadcasters(NRB)—the nation’s largest association of evangelical broadcasters with members like the Christian Broadcasting Network(CBN), Focus on the Family, and Moody Radio—has been a …

National Religious Broadcasters on Brink of Bankruptcy & in Fight with Past President; ECFA Fails to Flag Read More »

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About eight years ago, my husband and I joined a small group of Christians campaigning to elect three fellow Christians to our local school board. Our campaign didn’t begin as a school board race, but as a simple request to allow our children to read alternative books. One of my neighbors had alerted me and

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