(RNS) — The offer comes just a few weeks after the televangelist faced criticism for not immediately opening his downtown megachurch as a Hurricane Harvey shelter.
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(RNS) — 'I can’t repeat it enough: We never closed our doors. We’re a church, for goodness' sake,' said Lakewood Church spokesman Don Iloff.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — One little-known fact about American religious communities is that many are mobilized for immediate disaster relief.
(RNS) “It’s got to look good, and you’ve got to be precise,” Osteen tells "Success" magazine of his productions.
(RNS) His book "How's Your Faith?" shares his path to a deeper sense of his Jewish spiritual life.
"He jumped up with his Bible and started screaming 'Shame on you Joel, shame on you Joel.'
(RNS) Pastors with megabrands are raising new issues for fast-growing churches.
(RNS) "The prosperity gospel seems to be fundamentally opposed to the message that Francis has been spreading. But he has shown that he’s willing to meet with just about anyone," said Michael Peppard, a professor of theology at Fordham University.
(RNS) In an interview outside the Orlando multiplex where his film, "Final: The Rapture" is playing, Tim Chey said he’s comfortable with the Christian horror movie label, or even “Christian disaster movie.”
(RNS) Christian leaders, including megachurch pastors Rick Warren and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters in 10 cities for the upcoming Jesus film, "Son of God."
NEW YORK (RNS) Fourteen years after he started out in Brazil, Apostle Valdemiro Santiago sits at the helm of a booming Pentecostal network of 4,000 churches, including 10 in the U.S. Despite Santiago's personal wealth, his movement's relative...