(RNS) The rise of the entertainment industry, combined with a focus on marketing techniques to preach the faith or build up a church, have sparked a penchant for ministry gimmicks that go well beyond the old dunk tank.
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(RNS) Isaac Hunter, 36 and father of three, had resigned from his megachurch pulpit after he admitted that he had engaged in an affair with a staff member.
(RNS) Warren was inspired to create a weight loss plan after he baptized more than 800 people one day in November 2010. After lowering more than 145,000 pounds of weight into the water, Warren said he thought, “Wow! Everybody’s fat!”
(RNS) “What Rainer and LifeWay have done by acknowledging the error publicly, even nine years later, is to demonstrate that it is never too late to do the right thing and to pursue reconciliation,” said author and speaker Helen Lee.
(RNS) Nearly 10 years after the blockbuster success of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” which earned $611.9 million worldwide, studios are looking to the Good Book for good material.
(RNS) It’s the second dust-up in as many months involving Asian-Americans and megachurch pastor Rick Warren, who received backlash for posting a Facebook photo depicting the Red Guard during China’s Cultural Revolution.
“People often miss irony on the Internet. It’s a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!” megachurch pastor Rick Warren initially posted in a Facebook comment.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I couldn’t find a Christian leader at the conference who supported military intervention,” said Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance.
(RNS) “We are not a church,” atheists say. Government lawyers disagree, saying atheist leaders can be considered ministers.