In this sermon, David Wilkerson denounces the so-called Prosperity Gospel, calling it a “perverted gospel…an American gospel invented and spread by rich American evangelists and pastors. Rich!” “This poison [the doctrine that God wants all Christians to be rich] is spread all over the world,” Wilkerson said. “If money is the object, if prosperity is […]
Month – April 2011
Sad, sad news out of the Lone Star State. Times Square Church founding pastor David Wilkerson died Wednesday in Eastern Texas. His church has posted an announcement here. Rev. Wilkerson lived an extraordinary life, founding Teen Challenge and bringing an evangelical congregation to Times Square at a time (pre-Disney, pre-Giuliani) when that piece of real […]
Chaos erupted at a Sikh temple in New York City after a clash broke out.
Dearborn governmental officials are trying to stop Anti-Islam minister Terry Jones from holding an anti-Islam Good Friday protest in this heavily-Muslim Detroit suburb. Article here. They’ve actually gone to court to block Jones’ protest. They’ve offered to let him protest if he posts a $100,000 bond. Jones’ speech may be ugly, uncharitable, inflammatory and irresponsible, […]
Disputes over property between Episcopal dioceses and breakaway parishes tend to be knock-down, drag-out affairs. But in Virginia, one clash has been resolved, thanks to about $2 million in state Department of Transportation funds. Apparently, transportation officials are expanding a road near the parish and offered a big chunk of money to the congregation as […]
The folks in Malta apparently liked him, but critics in the State Department didn’t. US envoy criticized for religious activism resigns By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Malta, an important Roman Catholic supporter of President Barack Obama, said Sunday he would resign after a State Department report criticized him […]
The Pulitzer Prizes get announced today. My money is on Marshall Allen, whose work on the hospital industry in Nevada for the Las Vegas Sun is definitely Pulitzer-worthy. Marshall, who is now at ProPublica, was a longtime member of the Religion Newswriters Association and is one of the nicest folks in the newspaper business. UPDATE: […]
Liberty University, founded by Jerry Falwell, made headlines recently. So did LaSalle University. The reason? Media censorship on campus. But the move backfired at the Catholic School. It also boomeranged at Liberty. In 2011, it’s hard to suppress real news. Clumsy attempts at censorship are likely to backfire.
It was an interesting day at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. An $80-million painting by Paul Gauguin came under attack. Fortunately, the painting was not damaged. All the details here.