John Ortberg

Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

  • John Ortberg and the Pitfalls of Pastoral Discernment
    John Ortberg and the Pitfalls of Pastoral Discernment
    When we consent to our calling as ministers of the gospel, we assent to be public imitators of all it proclaims.
  • John Ortberg Resigns from Menlo Church
    John Ortberg Resigns from Menlo Church
    Elders cite "pain and broken trust" as the church launches a new investigation of son's volunteer work with children.
  • John Ortberg’s Church Announces New Investigation
    John Ortberg’s Church Announces New Investigation
    Leadership apologizes for lack of transparency that eroded trust.
  • John Ortberg’s Church Says ‘No Evidence of Misconduct’ As More Details Emerge
    John Ortberg’s Church Says ‘No Evidence of Misconduct’ As More Details Emerge
    Megachurch pastor’s son named as the volunteer who confessed sexual attraction to children.
  • John Ortberg Investigated After Church Volunteer Confessed Attraction to Minors
    John Ortberg Investigated After Church Volunteer Confessed Attraction to Minors
    Menlo Church said the senior pastor showed “poor judgment” in allowing the member to work with children and failing to notify other staff.
  • Bill Hybels Accused of Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
    Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
    John and Nancy Ortberg, others confront megachurch with its own #MeToo moment. “The charges against me are false,” says Hybels of former friends’ “collusion.”
  • The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within
    The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within
    Only a vibrant inner life can sustain the activist’s soul.
  • Campaign Issues Then and Now
    Campaign Issues Then and Now
    Certain themes keep coming up, millennia after millennia.
  • Ortberg: Preaching Spit and Polish
    Ortberg: Preaching Spit and Polish
    Why I’m trying to get better at preaching.
  • Getting Good at Prayer Isn't the Point
    Getting Good at Prayer Isn't the Point
    A pastor's primer on praying.