The Preachers: Jerry Falwell, Sr.: Part 2
President Ronald Reagan and Reverend Falwell. (Image Source) When last we left off on Falwell, it was the mid-60’s, his Thomas Road Baptist Church was growing, and he was staunchly against…December 29, 2018
The Preachers: Jerry Falwell, Sr.: When Religion & Politics Mix.
Jerry Falwell, Sr. (Image Source) Ever since Donald Trump’s run for president began over three years ago, there has been a whole lot of talk about the “Evangelical Vote,” “White Evangelical Christians,”…October 17, 2018
The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Part 4.
Jim Bakker in screen captures from his current show, “The Jim Bakker Show”. (Google Images) This has been one long, crazy story. Nearly unbelievable, except, very true. Sadly true. As a…November 23, 2017
The Preachers: Jim and Tammy Faye: Part 3.
Image and caption from PTL. When PTL fell apart, I was just 5. I didn’t know about the sex scandals, but I do remember my parents discussing the Bakkers’ outsized lifestyle.…November 15, 2017
The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Part 2.
Jim and Tammy Faye (Image Source) It was thirty years ago that the tremendous house of cards that Jim Bakker had constructed out of TV ministry, millions in donations, and…November 12, 2017
The Preachers: Jim & Tammy Faye: Their Incredible Rise & Shocking Fall.
Jim And Tammy Faye Bakker in all their 1980s glory. (Image Source) I started composing this post months ago. I stopped partially because my blogging, as a whole, slowed way down…November 11, 2017
The Preachers: Charles Colcock Jones, Christianizer of the Negroes.
(Image Source: Wikipedia) It’s time for another entry in the ongoing series “The Preachers”, in which I look at some of the United States’ most influential spiritual/religious leaders. All of the previous…July 1, 2017
Why do people join cults?
This TED-Ed video ties in nicely with my The Preachers series, and even mentions the Rev. Jim Jones. Check it out.June 12, 2017
The Preachers: Anton La Vey & The Church of Satan.
Anton La Vey and snake. (Image Source) So far in this series, I covered Jim Jones who believed himself better than God (if there was, in fact, a supreme deity); Father…June 5, 2017
The Preachers: Aimee Semple McPherson, America’s first female celeb evangelist.
Aimee Semple McPherson, the Pentecostal Preacher who could’ve been a Silent Screen Star. (Image: Foursquare Church) Aimee Semple McPherson was… so much. A Canadian missionary to China as a young newlywed;…May 23, 2017
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