Apocalyptic Mega-Chuch Pioneer Chuck Smith Has Died

The Los Angeles Times has an obituary of Pastor Chuck Smith, who has died aged 86: He was a biblical literalist who believed staunchly in hell, Armageddon and the sinfulness of homosexuality. But from the pulpit, and in person, he emanated a disarming warmth. His church became famous as a sanctuary for a generation of counterculture refugees. […]

Ted Cruz’s Father and “The End-Time Transfer of Wealth”

Morgan Guyton (Associate Pastor at Burke United Methodist Church) has an interesting article at the Huffington Post on the theology of Rafael Cruz, father of senator Ted Cruz. I blogged on Rafael in July, after Andy Miller of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition wrote about meeting him at an anti-Islam event organised by Frank Gaffney: he is the director of […]