Arab Christians Pull Willow Creek Leader into Middle East
As it does for many Americans, the political strife, uncertainty and violence in the Middle East sparked a scary thought in Lynne Hybels of Barrington.
"I had been haunted by the fear that Christians, Jews and Muslims were going to blow up the world," says Hybels, wife of pastor Bill Hybels and his partner in the growth of the Willow Creek Community Church from a small gathering in a Palatine movie theater to the worldwide church based in South Barrington.
Much of the negative and divisive news coming out of the Middle East fans those fears and turns thoughtful debates into angry attacks.
"If there were a conversation by Christians, Jews and Muslims that …
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Publication information: Article title: Arab Christians Pull Willow Creek Leader into Middle East. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: April 14, 2011. Page number: 13. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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