Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Heretic Reverend?

This American Life: Heretics

The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson (pictured), an evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His church, Higher Dimensions, was once one of the biggest in the city, drawing crowds of 5,000 people every Sunday. But several years ago, scandal engulfed the Reverend, he was denounced by almost all his former supporters, and today his congregation is just a few hundred people. He didn't have an affair. He didn't embezzle lots of money. His sin was something that to a lot of people is far worse ... he stopped believing in hell.

This American Life is a weekly nationally syndicated radio show on NPR. A podcast/mp3 download can be done for free this week (it was last week's show) here: It's really worth listening to!



  • As a thematic follow-up, another minister has decided to take aim at hell.

    See his "open letter" here:

    By Blogger Christian, at 10:16 AM  

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