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Friday, August 3, 2018

Bethel Church Survives Redding Fire

Social media debate on intersection of disaster relief and theology echoes Osteen-Harvey episode.
Griffin Paul Jackson
The main campus of Bethel Church, the nondenominational megachurch known for its charismatic practices and chart-topping worship ballads, has been spared threats by a wildfire raging in and around the church’s hometown of Redding, California. However, a different kind of firestorm—theological and social—has continued to stir.
The Carr Fire, which began July 23 when a vehicle’s “mechanical issue” sparked the blaze in nearby Whiskeytown, had charred more than 131,000 ...
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