Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Name for Megachurch Sanctuary

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange says it will now call the former Crystal Cathedral in southern California Christ Cathedral. The megachurch facility, founded by televangelist Robert Schuller was sold for more than $57 million after going bankrupt. The new name was selected out of more than 4000 suggestions made by Catholics in the area.

Televangelist Speaks out on Arrest

More on the Creflo Dollar arrest from AP here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Megachurch Pastor Arrested

Creflo Dollar is facing charges related to has been family violence. He was arrested at his Atlanta-area home Thursday night - allegedly because he “intentionally caused physical harm to his teenage daughter by grabbing her around the neck and choking her.” The warrant says he scratched her on the right side of the throat. Dollar is out on $5000 bond.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Osteen's Ties to Mexican Drug Traffickers

A megachurch pastor's "foray into film production has been marred with controversy involving Mexican drug traffickers and money launderers." Read about Joel Osteen's time as executive produce of the movie Mary, Mother of Christ here. There is a trailer for the film posted below on

Taking Revivals Online

AP takes a look at efforts by the Billy Graham Assoc. to reach out through new media here.

2 Year Ago... Christian Singer Dies

Christian singer Dana Key unexpectedly passed away two years ago today. A member of the pioneering Christian band Degarmo and Key, the 57 year old died from a blood clot. He served as senior pastor of The Love of Christ Church in Cordova, Tennessee which had planned on a DeGarmo and Key reunion to take place just a few days after his death.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Name for Crystal Cathedral

Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral is getting a new name. The California church went into bankruptcy and sanctuary sold to the Catholic church. A new name for the unique facility will be announced Saturday. What's left of the Evangelical ministry is paying $150,000 monthly rent to the local Catholic church.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Snake Handlng Believers

The Tennessean takes a look at the snake-handling community in Southern churches here.

Baptists Punish Ethics Chief

Richard Land has lost his radio show. The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics chief has made comments about the Trayvon Martin case for which he later apologized. Not only did he accuse the President and others of using the case for political gain, it turns out that he plagiarized the comments from The Washington Times. The denomination has reprimanded Land and cancelled his radio show as a result.

Weakening Dem interest in religious voters

A look at the Obama campaign and religious voters in a Washington Post story here.