March 11th, 2009
Extrapolate the details in the following article by David Noakes to the bank crisis in the US and you get a plausible explanation for a disaster whose causes so far have not been explained or even investigated.
The Bulletin with Newsweek
March 7, 2007
Tanya Levin spent her formative years at Hillsong. Disillusioned, she began to question its gospel of wealth. We present her exclusive account of life inside Australia's most influential evangelical church.
by James Jacob Prasch
Some years ago in the company of the late evangelist Barry Smith I spoke at the predominantly Maori. church of Brian Tamaki , in Rotorua, NZ .
At that time I warned against going the way of the American and South African tele-evangelist money preachers. My warnings were needless to say unheeded.
Now Brian Tamaki has imitated Australia 's Andrew Evans and John Lewis in seeking political office in a down under version of American tele-evangelist and ecumenical false prophet and scandal guru Pat Robertson.
By James Gardiner
|Accused Father Alan Woodcock |
and accused Father Tom Laffey
When Mike Phillips decided it was time to clear the air about a secret that had hung over him for more than 36 years, he hoped the Catholic Church would practice the contrition and charity it preached.
Nearly a year later Phillips, who was abused by three different clergymen as a child, has nothing but scorn and anger for one arm of the church.
He is convinced they are involved in a cover-up either to protect one of their own or to protect themselves from more claims and more legal action.
On behalf of a number of concerned Christians of whom we are aware in NZ, we respond to the campaign by Stephen Tollestrup and Tear Fund to mobilise Evangelical Christians in New Zealand against Israel in Israel's fight for survival against Islamic terrorism.
by James Jacob Prasch
Wayne Hughes, a senior leader and former General Superintendent of the New Zealand Assemblies of God and now pastor of their Takapuna church, has been charged in the national press with a history of sexual immorality, includingÃ‚ Ã‚ abusive Ã‚ sexual activity with a teenager. Both the teenager and the pastor appear to confirm some form of sexual abuse involving Wayne Hughes transpired. The charges have led to further charges of a "cover up" by the Assemblies of God. Hughes is but the most recent of a series of leading NZ Pentecostal clergy publicly found deeply implicated in a sex scandal. The report is carried in March 23Ã‚ issue of the leading national non-tabloid daily TheÃ‚ New Zealand Herald.