Note: I’ve decided to write about this story again because it’s newsworthy within American Christendom. One of the largest and most influential churches in the country is in some very turbulent waters and, in my humble opinion, have made two major mistakes in less than a week.
Last week, it was announced that James MacDonald, founding pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel was taking an indefinite sabbatical. Harvest is a megachurch founded by MacDonald and has seven campuses in Chicago and one in Naples, Florida. In statements released by the church last week, Harvest’s elders and James MacDonald left the door open for him possibly preaching at the Naples campus during this sabbatical.