The Widowmaker Repents
After decades of dysfunction, one church publicly confessed its mistreatment of former ministers.
Roving journalist Charles Kuralt once called Madison, Indiana, “the most beautiful river town in America. For decades though, the beauty masked an ugly truth. One of Madison’s key congregations was rife with toxic church politics that hurt and expelled minister after minister. Four successive pastors had come and painfully left the congregation. The church earned a reputation—in their town and denomination—for backstabbing and hypocrisy. That’s hardly news. But unlike many similar stories, there’s more to this church’s tale.
For more, read here. (I know this isn’t your church, but perhaps someone you know attends a church like this.) Thanks, Jane Fisler Hoffman, for this story.