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John Wigger

John Wigger is an author at Religion News Service.

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What Jerry and Becki Falwell can learn from Jim and Tammy Bakker

September 1, 2020

(RNS) — Both Jim Bakker and Jerry Falwell Jr. were entrepreneurs who drove the Christian nonprofits they ran to great heights only to be done-in by their personal failings.

What the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker can teach us today

August 3, 2017

(RNS) — The couple’s story explains why religion remains such a persistent part of American life, and how deep and sincere faith can be entangled with money, sex and celebrity on a Hollywood scale.

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