Jewish Journal

  • Accusations of sexual abuse threaten evangelical empire

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 26, 2010 | 9:21 am

    Well, the dominating religion story of the day is, without much debate, the sex scandal threatening to topple a Georgia’s pastor Christian empire. The man in the middle is Bishop Eddie Long, whom I’ve written about before in the gospel of wealth context. Long leads New Birth... read on

  • Pastor preaches for 24 hours straight

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 23, 2010 | 2:11 pm

    Sounds riveting:

    One of the youngest megachurch pastors in the country preached what may have amounted to half a year’s worth of sermons in 24 hours.

    Executing what he called the craziest, most asinine ideas he’s ever had, Pastor Steven Furtick stood in front of a live Web audience... read on

  • Murder confession to minister can be admissible evidence

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 23, 2010 | 9:56 am

    It seems that half of the movies involving Catholic criminals open with a remorseful/belligerent crook sitting in Confession. But that confession between sinner and priest may not be privileged and confidential. At least not in some circumstances.

    In Montana, a judge recently held... read on

  • Dabbling in witchcraft: life before politics

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 21, 2010 | 9:44 pm

    It looks like the Christine O’Donnell video that was mocked on “The Daily Show” last week was just one of many awkward clips for O’Donnell, who appeared on Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” 22 times. The above AP report is courtesy of Bobby at GetReligion. What’s that about witchcraft?

  • ‘Top Model’ contestant sells out the Sabbath

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 21, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    My wife was watching “America’s Next Top Model” when I got home from doing man things last night, which meant I asked lots of annoying questions and feigned disinterest.

    For the most part, it worked. One thing did catch my attention. I hardly would have imagined writing a blog post... read on

  • Giving up the digital world for Yom Kippur

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 21, 2010 | 10:17 am

    We live in a hyperconnected world. I used to think my Mac was an appendage. Then I got an iPhone and learned what it is really like to be incessantly online.

    It’s a common problem, and this Yom Kippur, Eric Yaverbaum and Mark DiMassimo, founders of Offlining Inc., asked fellow Jews... read on

  • ‘A master’s degree—in COMMUNICATION!’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 21, 2010 | 12:05 am

    Friends have been suggesting I blog about Phil Davison, “who will not apologize from my tone tonight,” who “has been a Republican in TIMES GOOD!” and “in TIMES BAD!!!

    I’m not really really sure what to do with this, but I am concerned for Davison. He sounds like a heart attack... read on

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