Vox on Falwell Jr.
Jerry Falwell Jr. took over Liberty University from his father, and emphasized its political and “pro-business” side, providing the basis for highly successful fund-raising efforts. A good deal of these funds found their way into the businesses of Falwell and friends. They also financed his family's immoral private life. Jane Coaston of Vox has lots of details (here). Falwell Jr. is one of Trump’s most outspoken supporters. They have a lot in common.
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Papal Resource Allocation
A leader is judged by how he or she allocates resources- where do they allocate them, and how effectively. Recently, Pope Francis’s resource allocation has been on display. First, “Pope appoints three cardinals to help lead synod on Amazon.” Second, we recently learned how Pope Francis allocated resources to his special commission on child abuse (here), one of his highest priorities.Write comment (0 Comments)
Prosperity Preacher Says He’ll Stop
From the evangelical CP: “Benny Hinn renounces prosperity gospel, says ‘Holy Ghost is just fed up with it.’” From more mainstream RNS: “Is televangelist Benny Hinn renouncing the prosperity gospel?” Benny Hinn has been grifting with the Prosperity Gospel for about 40 years. He claims he just discovered that it contradicts Jesus – he’d been listening to other prosperity preachers all these years, and just got the word from the Holy Ghost.Write comment (0 Comments)