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Televangelist Testifies In California Bankruptcy Case

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

LOS ANGELES — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who was among the best-known faces of America's televangelist heyday, has asserted in a federal bankr...

Can Love Incarnate Be Delivered By TV?

Eliot Daley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Eliot Daley

Early media guru Marshall McLuhan famously declared TV a "cool" medium for its essentially dispassionate, detached, diluted means of engaging people. But both Fulton Sheen and Fred Rogers proved that it is not the essence of the medium that controls the effect.

Anti-Gay Evangelist Plans $100 Million Defamation Lawsuit For 'Hate Group' Label

Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A prominent evangelist is threatening to sue the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after it labeled his Internet-based ministry a "hate group." A...

NAACP Defends Creflo Dollar

elev8.com | 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...

Billy Graham Ministry Takes Revivals Online

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The remarkable success of evangelist Billy Graham's Crusades for Christ did not come from his preaching alone, but also the i...

Billionaire Bishop Charged With Bilking Brazil's Pentacostals, Sending Money to US

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

After a long investigation by the federal police Brazil's attorney general is finally litigating the big fraud and racketeering case against the self-anointed Pentecostal Bishop Edir Macedo.

Televangelist Brings 'Night Of Hope' To Chicago

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

With attendance down at its baseball games this season, it makes good sense for the Chicago White Sox's bottom line that they would allow U.S. Cellula...

Make Churches Accountable

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

From Ted Haggard to Eddie Long, American church empires are no strangers to corruption. But while sex scandals are splashed across the headlines, tax code infringements and financial scandals more frequently fly under the radar.

Self-Deprecating Narcissism Among Christian Leaders

Jack Watts | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
Jack Watts

These leaders have taken self-deprecating humility and made it an art form, cleverly masking their compulsive craving for attention, approbation and admiration.

Why Throw Stones At The Crystal Cathedral?

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tony Campolo

As the news of the financial woes of the Crystal Cathedral is heralded across the country and around the world, a host of critical voices have been raised. This criticism must be addressed.

What We Can Do Now For Japan

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

I urge the donating public to take it slowly and deliberately. Better to carefully sort through relief agencies' descriptions of what they plan to do over the next month to two years in Japan to help it recover.

Pat Robertson: Snow Is God's Way of Punishing Americans Who Were Planning to Drive to Do Something Gay

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Explaining his theory, Rev. Robertson said, "Because of the bad road conditions the Almighty has made, any gay activities that people were planning on doing will have to be postponed by a day or two."

The Good And Bad Effects Faith Can Have On Obesity

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Substantial research shows churches, synagogues and mosques can promote exercise, healthier diets and improved self-images. But cultural stigma appears to be keeping some overweight people from entering the doors of houses of worship.

Jim Bakker and the Counterfeit Hell Robbers

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

The point is not that Televangelists are scoundrels, or that many Christian pastors are hypocrites, but that these grand ministry failures represent examples of what many mainstream churches have, in desperation, come to believe is relevant.

Prosperity Gospel: Will Jesus Buy Me A Double-Wide Or What?

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

What began as a humorous look at a troubling phenomenon took a serious turn when the U.S. economy tanked in 2008. Prosperity preaching wasn't just something to report on; it was a personal attack on Zacharias' faith.

Glenn Beck the Faith-Healer Continues to Scam His Followers

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

While everyone is focused on the crowd sizes or Glenn Beck's tall tale about holding in his bare hands George Washington's inaugural address at the National Archives, the more important questions ought to be about the money.

Glenn Beck: the Televangelist Con Man Selling God's Plan for America

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

If religious zealots blur the line between what happens in the pulpit and what happens in Congress, it's that much easier for Congress to tax and regulate what happens in the pulpit. Be careful what you wish for, Beck and Palin.

TBN Harassment Lawsuit Settlemed: Christian TV Network, Gay Former Employee Reach Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A gay former engineer at the Christian broadcast giant Trinity Broadcasting Network has settled a civil lawsuit that alleged...

The Proselytizers: Wall Street Executives and Televangelists

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judith Ellis

Goldman Sachs executives are sounding more and more like televangelists who say things like "We are doing the work of the ministry" and "Give and it shall be given unto you."

Islamic TV preacher Amr Khaled launches reality TV show for Muslims

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meedan

The Middle East's most famous televangelist has launched a reality TV show to promote cultural development through faith in Islam, Nina Curley reports...

Oral Roberts' Death Leaves Legacy Of Televangelism

Randall Balmer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Balmer

Oral Roberts became one of the best-known televangelists of the twentieth century -- translating pentecostalism from the sweaty tents of the revival circuit to the professionalism of the television studio.

Oral Roberts Dies: Evangelist, University Founder Dead At 91

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TULSA, Okla. — Oral Roberts, who helped pioneer TV evangelism in the 1950s and used the power of the new medium – and his message of God's...

Pat Robertson Haiti Quotes Latest Of MANY Controversial Comments: Craziest Robertson Quotes Ever

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Pat Robertson's Haiti quotes this past week have created quite a stir. The outspoken televangelist and 1988 presidential hopeful said about Haiti: "...

A Higher Calling

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Ephron

The Great State of Alaska is about speculation, it was founded on speculation. Main Street, Anchorage is full of Joe Speculators.

Pastors Go Postal

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ehrenreich

After Joel and Victoria Osteen's latest incident, there's a possible message from on high: that their brand of Christianity fosters a distinctly un-Christian narcissism.