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What If The Kids Don't Want Our Church?

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Churches with massive overhead invested in things like church buildings, denominational infrastructures, functional church organizational models are awakening to the fact that the generations that are supposed to be taking the institutional baton are showing very little interest.

Creflo Dollar Seeks Anger Management, Gets Abuse Charge Dropped

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Black Voices

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Prosecutors have dropped a simple battery charge against the pastor of mega church in At...

Megachurch's Move To A Gay Neighborhood Raises Questions

Posted 01.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Megachurch Mars Hill has made a new home in downtown Seattle, just southwest of the Emerald City's beloved gay neighborhood, Capitol Hill. But the...

Megachurch Gunman Opens Fire At Creflo Dollar's Georgia Church

AP | NORMAN GOMLAK and ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — A man suspected in Wednesday's fatal shooting at a Georgia megachurch was once committed to a mental health facility in Mary...

Sexual Misconduct And The American Prosperity Gospel

Kate Bowler | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Kate Bowler

Every Sunday, millions of American Christians attend a megachurch that preaches a "prosperity gospel" of health, wealth and happiness. But in this era of supersized banks and corporations, prosperity megachurches have become just another organization that assumes it is too big to fail.

Megachurch In Heartland Rocked By More Allegations Of Abuse

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 09.25.2012 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. -- A fourth victim of alleged abuse at a 17,000-member Tulsa megachurch has come forward, and police said Tuesday that there might be a f...

The Role and Importance of the Church in the Community

Pastor Gilford T. Monrose | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Pastor Gilford T. Monrose

We must start to look deep within ourselves and arise to serve the needs of all people in the name of Christ. The time is closer until the coming of Jesus Christ and the church has much work to do. Now is the right time to become the church Christ expects it to be.

Does Megachurch 'High' Explain Their Success?

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 08.20.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses -- just not the way Karl Marx imagined. A University of Washington study posits that wo...

Revealed: Surprising Explanation For Megachurches' Popularity

Posted 08.20.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/19/2012 08:11 AM EDT on LiveScience DENVER — More and more Americans are spendin...

Crystal Cathedral To Become Catholic Church

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Retired schoolteacher Dolores Rommel has followed the Rev. Robert H. Schuller almost her entire adult life: She was bapti...

NAACP Defends Creflo Dollar | Posted 06.22.2012 | Black Voices

NAACP is supporting Creflo Dollar by categorizing the events of earlier this month as discipline. Fayette County deputies responded to a domestic d...

Church Discipline: How Much Is Too Much?

Slate Magazine | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion

Until last fall, a 25-year-old Seattle man named Andrew was happily committed to Mars Hill Church, one of America’s fastest-growing megachurches wit...

What Would You Rename This Church?

Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion

Just days after finalizing the purchase of California-based megachurch Crystal Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has decided not only to...

Torturing The World's First Megachurch Pastor

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

The world's first "megachurch" did not originate in 1950s America. Instead, it sprouted in 15th century Florence. It was called San Marco and was led by a fiery preacher and friar named Girolamo Savonarola.

The Bursting Of The Megachurch Bubble?

Skye Jethani | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

But buried in the positive stats about megachurches may be signs of challenges ahead. Could a bubble be forming? And when it finally bursts will the mega-model be abandoned or severely reengineered?

Retail's Afterlife: The Mall-ification Of The American Church

DailyFinance | Alice Hines | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

As malls across the country empty out, it's no wonder their remains are being scavenged. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, a...

The Addiction Of The Crowds

Brady Boyd | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Brady Boyd

When this stress reaches a tipping point, pastors, like everyone else, want relief. There is a medication that most pastors are addicted to without even knowing: adoring crowds.

Abuja, Nigeria: Happy to Leave

Tamar Abrams | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Tamar Abrams

While Nigeria is clearly an undeveloped country, here it attempts to hide behind flashiness.

Creditors Threaten Crystal Cathedral With Lawsuit

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Creditors say they'll sue unless owners of the Crystal Cathedral megachurch agree to sell the Southern California landmark. The ...

Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren's Shocking Tweet

Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Southern California megachurch pastor Rick Warren tweeted, then deleted, a jab at those who want to increase the debt ceiling, reports Newport Beach P...

HuffPost Review: Salvation Boulevard

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's no point devoting much time to thinking about what went wrong with Salvation Boulevard. The answer is simple: everything. Satire, particularl...

Ted Haggard In A 'Christian Sex Comedy'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver

Former Colorado Springs New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard will make a cameo appearance as himself in an upcoming pro-abstinence ‘Christian sex come...

Jaweed Kaleem

Crystal Cathedral, California's Famous Multimillion-Dollar Megachurch, Is Up For Sale | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Crystal Cathedral, one of the nation’s first modern megachurches and one that had come to define the movement’s opulent strain with it...

Never Judge A Church By Its Cover

Mark Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Redmond

Like any other church, including the Catholic Church, there are good people who go there, people who care about others, people who want more than pie-in-the-sky religion.

The Slow Yet Public Demise Of Bishop Eddie Long

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Morris W. O'Kelly

If you should happen upon Bishop Long standing on the corner of Peachtree St. in Atlanta with the obligatory "The End is Near" sign, don't laugh. From his perspective, he's probably right.