Celebrity Pastors

Harvest Bible Chapel founder James MacDonald signals ‘early 2020’ return to ministry

"'Early in 2020, around the anniversary of my last local church sermon, we will begin considering interim preaching opportunities,' MacDonald said in a message on his ministry website, jamesmacdonaldministries.org, where he lists Vertical Church and Act Like Men as ministries that are 'coming soon.'" - Christian Post

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James MacDonald Posts Repentance Letter on Facebook

“I was, am, and will remain very sorry for the careless and hurtful words that were illegally recorded and publicized,” the apology states. “I immediately sent written apologies where appropriate, grieving what it revealed about the state of my heart at the time, as well as the hurt caused to those who trusted us to be a more consistent example of Christlikeness. I have no excuse and am truly sorry.” - Christian Headlines

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Potential Dangers of the Celebrity Pastor Syndrome

By David Gunn. Republished with permission from Baptist Bulletin © Regular Baptist Press. All rights reserved.

A professor once explained the evolution of social history in a novel way, using the concept of the voice of culture. It went something like this: During the Reformation the rallying cry of sola Scriptura transformed the entire societal landscape, and so the preacher became the voice of culture. As time passed, the ideals of the Enlightenment elevated reason and empiricism over revelation, and so during the modern era the scientist became the voice of culture. In response to modernism’s hubris, the postmodern impulse began, and so the philosopher became the voice of culture. Postmodernism died by its own hand—its defenders claimed that words have no meaning, then proceeded to write books about it! (Oops!) The result is our present confused and confusing society in which style is prized over substance and sound-bites over discourse.

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James MacDonald ‘biblically disqualified’ for ministry, says Harvest Bible

"In a statement released Sunday (Nov. 3), the church elders found MacDonald was prone to anger, 'had a pattern of improperly exercising positional and spiritual authority over others to his own advantage,' and sought to profit from the church’s ministry." - RNS

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Televangelist Ernest Angley reportedly cannot pay to fix grounded ministry jet

"...the jet will likely not be back in operation because it needs a part necessary for landing that would cost Grace Cathedral six-figures, which the ministry does not have. Pilots also refer to the Pinal Airpark as a 'boneyard' because many of the aircraft that are stored there are eventually used for parts and scrapped." - Christian Post

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