(RNS) — I grew up in the prosperity gospel. I lived it, believed it and bankrolled it. Here's why people are so tempted by it.
(RNS) The HBO satirist aims to shine a light on broad IRS tax exemptions for televangelists' prosperity gospel schemes.
(RNS) In the video, Pope Francis referred to Palmer as "my brother, a bishop-brother," saying they had been friends for years. "Let us allow our longing to increase so that it propels us to find each other, embrace each other and to praise Jesus Christ as the only Lord of history," Francis said.
(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) On a Veterans Day broadcast program, Kenneth Copeland and David Barton told listeners that soldiers should never experience guilt or PTSD after returning from serving in the military.
(RNS) An infectious disease expert says a measles outbreak at a Texas megachurch -- with low vaccination rates and a pastor who's been critical of vaccines -- is a "classic example of how measles is being reintroduced."
(RNS) A special commission created by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has called for clearer IRS guidance and greater involvement among donors to address “outliers” among congregations and other nonprofits that are not being financially accountable. By Adelle M. Banks.