The publication schedule for Bible Advocate magazine requires articles to be received by the editor over two months before that issue of the BA arrives in our readers’ hands. Such was the case with my (Loren Stacy’s) “Last Word” article which appears in the September / October issue. This article includes a quotation from Bill Hybels. In the time since this article was submitted and edited, very serious allegations of misconduct against Bill Hybels, and statements from the leaders of Bill Hybels’ Church that they believe the allegations to be true, have been made public. We, Loren Stacy and Bible Advocate magazine Editor Jason Overman, wish it known that our inclusion of a Bill Hybels quotation in no way indicates our approval or acceptance of the behaviors in which Bill Hybels is alleged to have engaged. Such behaviors cannot be, nor are they, tolerated within the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). We apologize for any concern or emotional pain this reference to him may cause any of our readers.
– Loren Stacy & Jason Overman