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See the First-Ever 'Papal High-five'
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A mee ...

Five Traits of a False Prophet
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I got to thinking about what folks like Theresa Caputo have in common, be they prosperity-preaching ministers, self-help “Jesus light” media darlings, or channels for the dearly departed from Jersey Shore. Fol ...

Australia's Hillsong Church Exports Its Influence Through Praise and Preaching
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

The ubiquitous praise song “Shout to the Lord” can be found in many churches across the U.S. on any given Sunday. The ubiquitous praise song “Shout to the Lord” can be found in ma ...

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 ...

How to Get Skinny and Get into Heaven
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

Having been a skeptic for as long as I can remember, I’ve never had much patience with those books. If books (and checkout-stand magazines, for that matter) really held the secrets for people to “get skinny by ...

Creflo Dollar: Police Release Daughter's 911 Tapes Reporting Assault by Father
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 8:01am | Type: Blog

According to CNN: ATLANTA, Ga. – With a calm voice and collected manner about her, a 15-year-old girl called Fayette County 911 to report that her father assaulted her. The call led police to the suburban Atlanta home of megachurch pastor C ...

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 ...

On Faith on Glenn Beck, and a Video PSA for Social Justice Christians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/04/19/on-faith-on-glenn-beck-and-a-video-psa-for-social-justice-christians/"></a>Last week, The Washington Post's <a href="http:// ...

Greed is God: Exporting the Values of America's Prosperity Heresy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p>America, dominating the global economy, imports more goods than it exports. What is ...

God's Economics: Pope Benedict -- and Jim Wallis -- Go Where Many U.S. Politicians Fear to Tread
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Rev. Jim Wal ...

The (Second) Worst Religious Idea of the Decade
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Earlier this month, the nice folks over at The Washington Post's Outlook section asked me to write an essay about what I thought the worst religious idea of the past decade was. I ended up giving ...

You Go J-O!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I found out A Night of Hope with Joel &amp; Victoria would be playing in New York City, at the brand new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, I knew I had to attend this concert. (Sorry, but if you ...

Mark Driscoll, St. Francis, and the Megachurch
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said:</p> I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said: This genera ...

After Jailhouse Conversion, Madoff to Join Ministry of Televangelist Kenneth Copeland
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>While awaiting sentencing for defrauding investors with a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, Bernard Madoff has undergone what friends and family are describing as a jailhouse conversion that has given him new ...

Prosperity Preachers and Personal Planks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Yesterday <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89231818">NPR ran a story</a> about the on going Senate investigation of the so-called Grassley Six; Creff ...