Our unhappiness with national politics should not cause us to give up hope. These days, most positive political activity is close to home, where communities actually improve when clergy, congregation members, and elected officials work together for the common good.
While I love going to the movies, I find myself even more interested in hearing people share their stories of where they have found heaven in this life -- especially in the midst of powerful struggles. Increasingly, I'm even feeling comfortable sharing my own. How about you?
When Paul Lalonde was in his early 20s, he would watch conservative televangelist Charles McVety on TV every Sunday evening. Needless to say, it rubbed him the wrong way.
From a theological perspective the problem with the prosperity gospel is not so much that it assumes that one's actions have miraculous or "supernatural" repercussions, even actions related to monetary exchange. The problem is, rather, the way in which it inverts a more "orthodox" logic.
John Oliver, proved his mettle with his remarkable expose of the -- ahem -- "seedy" side of faith: televangelists who are purveyors of the so-called Prosperity Gospel, reaping rich rewards by preying on the poor and the weak who are often literally seeking a lifeline in the church.
Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson wants grieving parents to know that it's okay if their children die, because God was
“Told that wealth is a sign of God's grace and favor, followers strive for trappings of luxury they can little afford in
Among them appears to be gospel musician and author Kirk Franklin, who recently penned an op-ed piece for Patheos.com in
Creflo Dollar Ministries didn't immediately return requests for comment from The Huffington Post. "The G650 is the biggest
“Most people would be surprised that 1 in 3 of their neighbors is watching Christian TV. Do 1 in 3 watch the nightly news
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.
Keller has become notorious for his vehemently anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT stance. Following the suicide of gay teen Jamie
NAACP is supporting Creflo Dollar by categorizing the events of earlier this month as discipline. Fayette County deputies
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.
"There's enough people pulling us down in life," Osteen reportedly told the crowd at the Munster rally. "2011 is going to
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.
These leaders have taken self-deprecating humility and made it an art form, cleverly masking their compulsive craving for attention, approbation and admiration.
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.