In 1979, math teacher Jane Whaley and her former used car salesman husband, Sam, started Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina as co-pastors. Jane’s charismatic and seemingly caring personality quickly drew in people as the ministry focused on helping drug addicts and other down-and-outers. As the church grew by leaps and bounds, Jane’s… Continue reading Word of Faith church in North Carolina exposed as a cult
In a private morning mass held in his residence on February 23, Pope Francis added to his long list of controversial statements. Expressing regret for all the hypocrisy that takes place in the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope drew the conclusion that people who call themselves Catholic–boasting about their involvement in Catholic associations, regular mass… Continue reading Better to be an atheist than a Catholic hypocrite, says Pope Francis
Gretta Vosper, the minister of West Hill United Church in Toronto who made headlines for coming out as atheist, is planning to start a congregation for atheists in February 2017. Her decision comes months after a committee with the United Church of Canada deemed her unfit to serve as minister of their “Christian” church. But the… Continue reading Atheist minister of Toronto “Christian” church to start nonbeliever congregation
Opus Dei, the Roman Catholic secret society that publicly touts itself as a Catholic service organization, may be about to undergo some changes as Pope Francis I today expressed his condolences to its members over the death yesterday of 84-yr-old Bishop Javier Echevarria who led them. Echevarria headed the organization for approximately 20 years. Much has… Continue reading A new day for Opus Dei?
Some people in Christian circles would have us believe that the Book of Enoch was accepted as scripture by Christ’s followers when he started his church and that it was accepted as part of God’s word by Jewish saints before that. However, that is a falsehood. The leaders of both the Old Testament and New Testament church… Continue reading The confused, mixed-up books of Enoch
Going along to get along. Caving to peer pressure. “It’s best not to rock the boat.” All of these philosophies seem to be the order of the day so often and despite the fact so many people ruin their lives, their communities (including workplaces), and their nations when they cling to those prideful principles, it… Continue reading Dangers of being a yes-man: how kissing butt can bite you in the butt
The gospel of Philip is part of a collection of books known as Gnostic gospels and the New Testament apocrypha. It was purported to be authored by the apostle Philip, one of the twelve disciples, when it was first discovered written in the Coptic language in Egypt in 1945, but the date of the writing… Continue reading An analysis of the gospel of Philip