Reading Time: 2 minutes I had to do a double-take watching this promotional video for scamvangelist Kenneth Copeland’s upcoming Southwest Believers’ Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. That’s because it seems to be a 30-second car commercial with only a passing reference to the event it’s advertising. While the thumbnail (and image you see above before you press play) looks […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, we checked out a Christian essay describing spiritual drought. That’s the feeling Christians get when they just don’t feel connected or filled-up by their god. At any given time, huge numbers of Christians feel this way. And obviously, that’s a problem. After all, their marketing says their god is standing by, […]
Reading Time: 18 minutes Yesterday, we watched American Gospel: Christ Alone. In this 2018 documentary, Christians bicker and argue about exactly what ‘the gospel’ even means. The documentary makers decide ultimately that it means not prosperity gospel. Today, let me show you this documentary — and we’ll see how well they make their case.
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Reading Time: 6 minutes Kenneth Copeland has been making waves with his newest money-making scheme. His involvement in the grifty end of Christianity ain’t new, though. As we’ll see, his name pops up all through modern fundagelicalism. He couldn’t exist without the flaws running through the underpinnings of his tribe — but he also helped create those flaws. Today, let’s look at Kenneth Copeland and his grifting griftery.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Oh, America… This is priceless. Caught off-guard and suffers for it. And, surely not, did I just hear a really creepy “I love your eyes”, “…babe”? Urrrrgggghhhhh. This is such compulsive viewing. There is sexism, anti-Semitism, elitism, prosperity Gospel ridiculousness…
Reading Time: < 1 minute Oh dear. This is pretty commonplace in the evangelist megachurch world. But, man, it’s a sad indictment of the American Dream as pertaining to belief in that socialist revolutionary, Jesus. The Prosperity Gospel really is a complete bastardisation of who Jesus supposedly was. As the Washington Post reports: A prosperity gospel televangelist is asking disciples […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s been another of those weeks where this blog seems to have an embarrassment of riches in the “Christians Behaving Badly” department. This is another of those stories I think about when people try to head into “aww, what’s the harm?” territory. David Barton is not a neuroscientist or a trained clinical psychologist any more […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Senator Grassley was largely ignored by six ministries when he asked for information about their operations four years ago. What are they hiding?