Our dear friends, Allison and Darin Maurer, served on Cru staff with us at Stanford University. Allison recently reminded me of a visit they paid to us when we were living in the “Chicagoland” area.
We went to Willow Creek and they were having a celebration for their church. They had a nifty brochure for the event, but it was the information inside which shocked and thrilled me. Along with the wonderful things which happened over the years, they candidly described some of their failures, including mention (not by name) of former pastors infidelity.
I was edified by Willow Creek’s humility, and their saying no to the temptation of beating their collective chest.