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Lifeway poll reveals top 10 most influential pastors in America today

When I was growing up in the 1980s, the American faith landscape was dominated by televangelists like Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell and Jimmy Swaggart. As the decade wound down, scandals would touch Swaggart, Jim Bakker and others. But the preachers … Continue reading

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Oklahoma tragedy leads to inevitable ‘disappointed God’ theology

I knew it was coming, although I hoped it wouldn’t. I’m talking about the inevitable “God is disappointed by (the homosexuals, Hollywood liberals, imperialistic America, Obama, etc.).” It’s become pro forma policy for certain evangelists to seize on any tragic … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy revives debate over God’s plan

It seems that with every natural disaster comes the pronouncements that God is punishing someone for something. And it’s not limited to the fringe preachers either. Who can forget televangelist Pat Robertson claiming that God was punishing America for allowing … Continue reading

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Evangelicals boost Santorum

Clarification: After initial reports that Perry was dropping out of the race, he announced later Wednesday that he would remain a candidate. Once again, evangelicals flexed their considerable muscle in Iowa last night. This time, our own former Sen. Rick … Continue reading

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