I was on Twitter this week and found that mega-church Pastor Bill Hybels was accused of sexual misconduct. Pushing for the investigation were two former teaching pastors and the wife of a longtime president of the Willow Creek Association, a nonprofit organization related to the church. Some of those pressing for more scrutiny say the church’s prior investigation had shortcomings in their opinion and at least three leaders of the association’s board resigned over what they believed was an insufficient inquiry. Christianity Today posted an article and the first response was: "It's an accusation, not a fact. Let's believe the best until then." Game. On. On top of everything, it was a woman. I replied, "Why is believing the best exonerating Hybels and not sitting with the honesty of t
Meditation The "Me Too" campaign has worn me out. If you don't know, the Me Too Campaign was an effort in social media to shine a spotlight on predatory behavior against female bodied people. The Me Too campaign was initiated originally by Tarana Burke, an organizer and youth worker who's a sexual assault survivor herself, has been working on "me too" since the mid-2000s — particularly with young women of color — as a means of what she calls empowerment through empathy. Then Alyssa Milano started amplifying it on Sunday. Me Too puts a spotlight on those who are sexual abuse survivors. An article in The Atlantic leads this way: "About 10 years ago, after I’d [Sophie Gilbert, author] graduated college but when I was still waitressing full-time, I attended an empowerment seminar.