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July 10, 1994 | Glenn F. Bunting, Glenn F. Bunting is a staff writer for The Times' Washington Bureau. His last article for the magazine was a profile of former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley
ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT, MILLIONS OF weary souls plop down on the family-room couch, pick up the remote and scan the airwaves in search of infotainment. They skip past snapshots of Roseanne raiding the refrigerator and the Bundys swapping insults until a close-up of The Face flashes on the screen. Partially obscured by cigar smoke, the face appears puffed with rage and ready to explode. Piercing blue eyes stare through half-framed reading specs and gold-rimmed shades, worn one on top of the other.
December 8, 1987 | SAM JAMESON and DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writers
Amid indications that the ruling party's candidate is falling behind, a U.S. diplomat reiterated Monday that the United States is opposed to any intervention by South Korea's armed forces in the presidential election scheduled for Dec. 16. The diplomat's statement, made on condition that he not be identified by name, was the second such warning in a week. "We believe the election process should be culminated according to procedures," the diplomat said.
December 11, 1987 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
Riot police were called out to political rallies for the first time in South Korea's presidential election campaign Thursday as thousands of youths went on a rampage against Roh Tae Woo, forcing the ruling party nominee to flee a rally in Kunsan and cancel a second speech in Chonju. Two men holding knives under their jackets were arrested in Kunsan. Youths shouted, "Go away, Roh Tae Woo, butcher of Kwangju!"
In a split certain to send tremors throughout Pentecostal Christianity, a controversial Canadian congregation known for its ecstatic worship style that became known worldwide as the "Toronto blessing" has been ousted by its Anaheim-based parent denomination. Pastor John Arnott of the Airport Vineyard Fellowship in Toronto said he was told last week by the Assn.
January 11, 1989 | CARLA RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
John Warwick Montgomery has gained a reputation as an evangelical scholar and teacher with a searing wit and a flair for controversy. Described as a child prodigy with a quick intellect marked by a voracious reading habit, Montgomery specialized in Christian apologetics, or defense of the faith, taking up law in later life.
April 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
GRAPEVINE, Texas--If Benny Hinn puts on a remarkable television show, the view from his side of the camera is even more incredible. Looking into viewers' homes recently, the evangelist spotted a bald, overweight man with a heart problem. Wearing a yellow shirt. Hinn said he could see the man walking away from his TV, resisting appeals to donate during a Trinity Broadcasting Network "Praise-a-Thon." "Come back," Hinn begged.
March 27, 1987 | HEIDI EVANS, Times Staff Writer
Until last week, John Mark Stewart was known primarily as a Bible teacher, a defender of the Christian faith on a call-in radio show and an instructor at a Christian law school in Anaheim. But since the revelations that he helped draft a lawsuit designed to pressure TV evangelist Jim Bakker to acknowledge his sexual encounter with church secretary Jessica Hahn in a Florida hotel room, Stewart has been thrown into the national spotlight.
June 30, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
When referring to the Trinity, most Christians are likely to say "Father, Son and the Holy Spirit." But leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA) are suggesting some additional designations: "Compassionate Mother, Beloved Child and Life-giving Womb," or perhaps "Overflowing Font, Living Water, Flowing River." Then there's "Rock, Cornerstone and Temple" and "Rainbow of Promise, Ark of Salvation and Dove of Peace."
February 16, 1989 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Several theologians reacted with expressions of distaste and concern Wednesday to remarks by a Tustin TV broadcaster that he had prayed "for the wrath of God to fall on enemies" of his network. The Rev. Paul F. Crouch said that he had prayed against people who were "attempting to take the license" of his flagship Christian broadcasting station in Orange County and that "I probably did pray that God would kill anyone or anything that was attempting to destroy the ministry."
Saddleback Valley Community Church has brought out the heavy artillery in its battle to reach the unchurched in Orange County: a nationally celebrated preacher who gave up his career as a big-city newspaperman and went from atheist to evangelist. The Lake Forest church recruited Lee Strobel away from Illinois' Willow Creek Community Church, the nation's largest church and a leading institution in America's blossoming megachurch movement.
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