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 ...
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