Posts tagged "megachurches"

Virtues of Engagement

An excerpt from Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches, a new book by Omri Elisha. There are many ways to be ambitious, and many different objectives that ambitious people aspire to aside from wealth and power. For those we call "people of faith," the life of religious commitment is a relentless, often...

Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch: Part II

Jeff Sharlet: Harper’s has posted the entirety of my feature from its May issue, “Soldiers of Christ: Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch,” the first half of which I posted here on The Revealer. If you already read that and want to skip directly to the second half, scroll down to the picture of Pontius Pilate...

Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch

The following is the first half of “Soldiers of Christ: Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch,” a feature by Revealer editor Jeff Sharlet in the May, 2005 issue of Harper’s.   They are drawn as if by magnetic forces; they speak of Colorado Springs, home to the greatest concentration of fundamentalist Christian activist groups in American...