John Wigger is an author at Religion News Service.
What Jerry and Becki Falwell can learn from Jim and Tammy Bakker
(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
(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.