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Hillsong Atlanta

Hillsong Atlanta

I’m going to encourage the people of Atlanta to remember and take to the heart some of the final words of that launch team video: Without you, Hillsong Atlanta doesn’t exist. It’s just a dream. A nightmare that does not have to come true. Atlanta does not need Hillsong.

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Burn It Down

Hillsong is what it is, and what it is, in the kindest, least-controversial description I can muster, is unhealthy. I don’t think many would dispute that. Even among people who still attend Hillsong, a general theme seems to be “being the change” – people are hanging on and hanging in there, in hopes of making Hillsong into what we keep being told it is: a good church. But it’s not.

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Nothing Wasted

We’re coming up on three months since the Carl Lentz scandal broke and pretty effectively broke the protective enchantment spell surrounding Hillsong. It seems like at least every other week there’s a new story, a little more breaking news to remind us all that Hillsong is a whole mess. The latest addition to the that’s-a-shame […]

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Hillsong NYC: Dishonorable Mentions

I only mention the early early days to point out that the toxic leadership culture of Hillsong NYC was not a creation of Carl Lentz. It’s a preset of the structure. And he, unfortunately, ran with it. We all did. Through actions and through acquiescence. Because to speak up or to question was to dishonor.

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The Misrepresentation of The Lord’s Will

I was already on my way out, but the brown little Black girl was the final straw. Well, one of the first final straws. It has been over two years now and I have gone on to go much farther in leaving church than I would have ever thought possible. But that’s a story for […]

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