We are living in days when standing for the truth is considered an act of intolerance. Being willing to compromise is considered an act of graciousness. Being loose with the truth is [considered] better than standing for the truth.
G. Christopher Willis, quoted in Milk & Honey, October 2003
“[Tomorrow, as my guest on the Hour of Power] in the Crystal Cathedral, you will offer your first public prayer.”
Robert Schuller to agnostic Larry King, on Larry King Live, Dec. 19, 1998
I found many volumes of business management and pop-psychology on [Hybels’ Willow Creek] staff members’ bookshelves, but I never found a volume of classical theology....More than five hundred individuals met at the church each week in various [12-step] self-help groups (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Emotions Anonymous, Sexual Anonymous)....The steps suggest a belief in a Power greater than ourselves, “God as we understand Him”...whatever we choose...human love, a force for good, the group itself, nature, the universe, or the traditional God...individuals could not evangelize or otherwise teach other participants about God. [Hybels’] weekend messages drew heavily on psychological principles....
G.A. Pritchard, Willow Creek Seeker Services [a thorough 1-year study], pp. 273-74