Rev. Steve Wu
Last Wednesday I was perturbed when I read an article about Willow Creek Chicago's Rev. Steve Wu and his stepping down because of "sexual impurity.
I'm not just talking about the plethora of rants on how Rev. Wu's
misgivings are an example on how religion is false.
We will probably never know what happened with Rev. Wu
and frankly, I don't want to know.
I respect Rev. Wu's
is probably married and has a family.
The thing that gets me is that the best that Willow Creek, this bastion of seeker-sensitiveness, could only issue a short explanation that Wu
had fallen into sexual impurity.
Don't you think that, in a time like this, the church can be more forthright in what it believes so that the world doesn't think we're some veiled community whose practices are ancient and steeped in tradition?
Sure, everyone in the Christian community knows what is happening to Wu
, counseling, accountability, spiritual guidance - all of that.