Henry Kriete’s open letter and aftermath in the ICOC
“…at this moment in our brief history, I have never been more alarmed, even ashamed of what we have become.” – Henry Kriete
One of the evangelists at the London Church of Christ, Henry Kriete, wrote an open letter in early February 2003 detailing problems he had witnessed inside the International Churches of Christ. The letter, shared via the internet and subsequently published on various official ICOC websites, has apparently upset the ICOC’s whole house of cards.
Interested parties are recommended to check out the following resources on the web to follow the latest news:
- Henry Kriete’s open letter, “Honest to God”
The letter which started the current activity and controversy. Alternatively download a 317KB Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the letter, suitable for printing and distribution to those without access to the letter via the internet.
- “From Babylon to Zion – Revolution through Restoration III” – by Kip McKean
Kip McKean, who resigned as leader of the ICOC in November 2002 and is now an evangelist in the Portland branch of the church, responds to Henry Kriete’s letter.
- The Salt Lake City branch of the ICOC responds to Kip McKean
Will the other ICOC churches cut their links with Salt Lake, or join them in criticising the views Kip McKean has expressed?
- REVEAL letter to ICOC Elder Al Baird
This letter was sent to Los Angeles ICC elder Al Baird in March, 2003. To date, there has been no response. However, REVEAL’s offer in this letter applies to any ICC congregations/leaders/members, and it is now being circulated publicly for their benefit.
- A new letter by Marty Wooten and his wife Cathy.
Marty and Cathy Wooten have published an open letter to all members of the ICOC, “especially to the membership of the Central Region of the Los Angeles International Church and the Northern Federation World Sector”. The letter details what they describe as the series of events that began to unfold in the Northern Federation World Sector which culminated in they consider to be their wrongful and unscriptural termination in September 2002. The letter does not make easy reading.
- Individual Church reactions to Henry Kriete’s letter
This page collects many ICC congregation responses to the Henry Kriete letter.
- ICOC News Blog
A new website which aims to summarise current issues and documents from the ICC Discussion forum.
A new independent website run by a current long-term member of the Chicago Church of Christ. This site is regularly being updated with new information.
- UK ICOC: Statement from Directors
The directors of the UK ICOC make all but three members of staff redundant because of financial crisis.
- Delphi Discussion boards:
- The Delphi ICOC Discussion Forum
This message board has gone wild with postings from both current and former members of the ICOC, examining the impact of the letter and what it means for the ICOC. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This site is regularly being updated with new information.
- The Ex-ICC Discussion Forum
This message board is for former members of the ICOC.
- UK Open Forum
A brand new open discussion forum for those who are or have been associated with the London International Church of Christ.
- Harold Hoover’s “Positive Changes Documents” website
This site contains meeting minutes from internal ICOC meetings discussing Kriete’s letter and other issues, in PDF format.
- Henry Kriete letter rocks ICOC
A report from RightCyberUp.Org.
- London ICOC Updates
A new website put up by members of the London Church of Christ, documenting correspondence between church members about the current situation in the church.
- An Apology to the Christians of the Los Angeles Church of Christ
From the LA Elders, Super Regional and Regional Evangelists and Women’s’ Ministry Leaders
- Marty Wooten responds to Henry Kriete’s letter
Read the response from Marty Wooten, as posted on the Delphi ICOC Discussion Forum.
- UK ICOC Message Board
See the Henry Kriete letter discussed by members of the ICOC in the UK Church of Christ’s very own online messageboard. Note: The ICOC are now moderating this messageboard and only approved messages are now being posted. If you would rather participate in an uncensored message board visit the UK Open Forum.
- The perspective from Paris
Reports from the ICOC in Paris giving a snapshot of events from France. Further reading: Staff at the Paris Church of Christ resign.
- Mike Leatherwood’s official resignation letter
As sent to leaders of the New York Church of Christ.
- Sue Condon’s Diary: “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
Unavailable on the net since 1997, Sue has given permission for her diary to be redistributed in light of Henry Kriete’s open letter.
- Daniel Eng’s story: “Something died that night”
The story of Daniel Eng, evangelist in the Jakarta Church of Christ.
- ICOC, DPI and HOPE Worldwide financial documents
- “The Truth Finally Comes Out (Vindication for many former members)”
An article by Timothy Greeson of New Covenant Publications.
- Commentary on Chaos: Observations, assessments, and proposals regarding recent events in the International Church of Christ Movement
Once an evangelist in the pre-ICC Boston Movement, Kyle Degge has been working behind the scenes for years to free both current and former ICC members from spiritual abuse. Now a “mainline” Church of Christ minister and founder of FreeNDeed Ministries, Degge announces his willingness to help guide the ICC’s healing process.
- WHAT NOW?
Read the many testimonies and stories of former members of the ICOC describing their experiences, as well as over ten year’s worth of media reports and investigations.
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