A large nondenominational Church in South Barrington, Illinois, led by Pastor Bill Hybels. A very diverse church, with open doors to everyone. Willow Creek has an enormous Compassion and Justice ministry, which is celebrated during their annual Celebration of Hope. In 2009 they raised over 11.6 million dollars for use in both global and local charities. Often attacked as a "liberal church" they led the discussion on controversial issues such as Global Poverty, Racial Reconciliation, and now even Illegal Immigration. A wonderful example of the body of Christ at work.
I would never visit Willow Creek Community Church!
Because they're gay liberal heathens!
And how do you know that?
Maybe you should fact check before you spew inaccurate opinions.
Yes, God wants us to be compassionate and kind and tender with each other. Not only that, but he wants us to love our enemies and serve our neighbors. As long as there is no body on body action. I’m talking of course about a “full frontal hug,” one of those sinful abominations where you just wrap your arms around a friend and embrace them. That’s why Christians the world over have pioneered the “side hug.” In the side hug there’s no risk of two crotches touching. Instead of face to face, you go side to side, putting your arm around the person and your hip against their’s. Still having a hard time mastering it? Pretend you’re taking a photo and you’re both looking at the camera together. The side hug, or A frame as it is also called, is safe for the whole family, friendly and above all holy. I don’t know the exact scripture reference but try the book of Psalms. That book is huge.
Have you seen Jon Acuff's new post about Christian SIde Hugs?