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Pastor of Florida Megachurch Resigns Over 'Moral Failure'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale congregation over a “moral failing.” Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has res ...

And You Wonder Why People Aren’t Christians: Transportation Edition
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 5:19pm | Type: Blog

I’ve said many times before that I believe that some people who were Christians and left the faith or those who reject Christianity altogether do so not because of any objection to the teachings of Jesus Chris ...

The Megachurch vs. Minichurch: Do Popularity and Growth Really Matter?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

In a Westernized culture captivated by success and money, we often make judgments based on the size of a church — or organization, ministry, and community. But our preconceived opinions are often wrong. ...

Prayer in Times of Grief: Q&A With National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

The honorary chairman of this year’s National Day of Prayer (May 2) says prayer was the only thing that got him through his son’s death five years ago. When fellow megachurch pastor Rick Warren lost his son Ma ...

Blessed Fiction
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Novels to stretch the mind and heart. Glorybound, by Jessie van Eerden. WordFarm. A luminou ...

Brazilian Evangelist Has Big Plans for U.S.
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

Fourteen years after he started out in the countryside outside Sao Paulo, Apostle Valdemiro Santiago sits at the helm of a booming Pentecostal church in Brazil, the world’s fastest-growing evangelical country. ...

Does Megachurch ‘High’ Explain Their Success?
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

A University of Washington study posits that worship services at megachurches can trigger feelings of transcendence and changes in brain chemistry – a spiritual “high” that keeps congregants coming back for mo ...

Son Says Sibling Rivalry Fueled Crystal Cathedral Downfall
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

As the Crystal Cathedral tries to find its footing without any members of founder Robert H. Schuller's family at the helm, the only son and one-time successor says "sibling rivalry" played a key ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 MOTHER JONES: Attack On The Middle Class!! The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given th ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

Two Thumbs Up for Ebert and "Life Itself"
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"The conditions of my life are precarious," film critic Roger Ebert wrote last week in a posting on his online journal titled, "Fall from Grace." Ebert, 69, perhaps the pre-eminent film cr ...

The Dark Underbelly of Fundamentalist, Charismatic Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I was raised in a charismatic megachurch that prided itself in being "non-religious." Our pastor thought of himself as a grace preacher, and in many ways he was. I was r ...