Great news on the church front . . . we found out last Sunday that the Hybels study is finished and we're now beginning a study on the book of John. I was so relieved to hear this, I think I smiled through the entire service.
Any pastor who claims Robert Schuller as his mentor should be avoided like the proverbial plague. Anyone who won't use the word "Christian" because he doesn't wish to offend non-Christians is seriously lacking guts, as my father so eloquently phrased it.
Interestingly enough, I was at a local store the other day and found a book on marriage written by Bill and Lynne Hybels. I couldn't wait to peek inside it (ok--you got me--I could have waited the rest of my life to peek inside it) and see what kind of advice a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ would give to people on this important subject. For at least five minutes or so (all I could take), I looked for something--anything--from the Bible but couldn't find much, just a verse here and there. The good news is that Hybels was still using the word "Christian" in this book, and it wasn't a bad message from a practical counseling perspective, just mostly carbs . . . and very little meat.
I think that's all that needs to be said on Bill Hybels.
I'm really looking forward to studying John.