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September 6, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With sweeping attacks in his books and radio sermons on the alleged doctrinal errors of fellow clergy, the pastor of a large San Fernando Valley church has emerged as the enfant terrible of conservative Protestantism. The latest Christian best-seller by the Rev. John MacArthur Jr. of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley declares that countless preachers "witlessly" blend the "pseudo-science" of psychology with Christianity to attract churchgoers.
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March 18, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sharply challenging the push for harmony among Catholics and evangelicals, a nationally prominent leader of one of the San Fernando Valley's largest Protestant churches says that half the 7,000 people who turn out to hear him preach each Sunday are ex-Catholics whom he aggressively tries to woo away from what he regards as "a false religion." Catholic authorities in turn have accused him of "Catholic bashing." "We want to lead Catholics to Christ," the Rev.
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August 21, 1993 | JOHN DART
Christianity: John MacArthur writes that 'user-friendly' tactics downplay the 'difficult truths' of Scripture. A new best-selling book by John MacArthur Jr., pastor of a large San Fernando Valley congregation, assails the adoption of "user-friendly" tactics by churches, charging that their ministers are downplaying tough preaching to fill the pews. MacArthur claims that entertainment, pop psychology and upbeat sermons are becoming accepted techniques to reach nonbelievers.
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August 21, 1993 | JOHN DART
Christianity: John MacArthur writes that 'user-friendly' tactics downplay the 'difficult truths' of Scripture. A new best-selling book by John MacArthur Jr., pastor of a large San Fernando Valley congregation, assails the adoption of "user-friendly" tactics by churches, charging that their ministers are downplaying tough preaching to fill the pews. MacArthur claims that entertainment, pop psychology and upbeat sermons are becoming accepted techniques to reach nonbelievers.
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November 5, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago Los Angeles Baptist College was a sleepy, financially troubled institution where run-down buildings cried out for new paint and professors had trouble remembering the last time they received a pay raise. Enrollment, once near 400, had slipped to 275 students.
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October 12, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The survey ranking Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa as the nation's third-largest Protestant church by Sunday attendance also found that 25 of the top 100 are in California, a state better known for secular pleasures than old-time religion. The California churches, 20 of which are in Southern California, generally teach a literal Bible, are theologically and socially conservative, focus on the family, have a dynamic pastor and are not aligned with a mainline denomination.
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March 18, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sharply challenging the push for harmony among Catholics and evangelicals, a nationally prominent leader of one of the San Fernando Valley's largest Protestant churches says that half the 7,000 people who turn out to hear him preach each Sunday are ex-Catholics whom he aggressively tries to woo away from what he regards as "a false religion." Catholic authorities in turn have accused him of "Catholic bashing." "We want to lead Catholics to Christ," the Rev.
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February 6, 1991
It is terrible that Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church, a clergyman who should preach peace on the Earth, affirms war based on his interpretation of the Bible. SHIG NISHIWAKI Chatsworth
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November 24, 1988
Grace Community Church in Sun Valley plans to close its 91-student high school at the end of the school year in June, a church official announced Wednesday. Senior Pastor John MacArthur said the school was losing $150,000 a year and church elders had decided not to spend any more money on it. Elementary and junior high school classes for about 400 students will continue at the school, and a ninth grade may be added, MacArthur said.
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December 14, 1999 | BARBARA MURPHY
One Place Ltd., a subsidiary of Salem Communications Corp. in Camarillo, has acquired ICRN.com, a Christian media network, from the Domain Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Salem is a provider of radio, electronic and printed resources targeted to the Christian market. When combined with Salem Communications' Christian portal, OnePlace.com, this acquisition expands OnePlace's broadcast ministries to 120 from 60, more than double the size of its nearest competitor.
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September 6, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With sweeping attacks in his books and radio sermons on the alleged doctrinal errors of fellow clergy, the pastor of a large San Fernando Valley church has emerged as the enfant terrible of conservative Protestantism. The latest Christian best-seller by the Rev. John MacArthur Jr. of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley declares that countless preachers "witlessly" blend the "pseudo-science" of psychology with Christianity to attract churchgoers.
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November 5, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years ago Los Angeles Baptist College was a sleepy, financially troubled institution where run-down buildings cried out for new paint and professors had trouble remembering the last time they received a pay raise. Enrollment, once near 400, had slipped to 275 students.
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March 19, 1995
Since I am a lifelong Roman Catholic, reading about John MacArthur's negative views of Catholicism obviously did not make my day. I suppose The Times did me a favor by not specifying exactly why MacArthur views Christians like myself as followers of a "false religion." On the other hand, I was not particularly disturbed about the view of him and other like-minded Protestants. From my personal experience as a Catholic and Christian, being among fellow Catholics for many years and learning of other Protestant religions, I have no reason to worry about such wrongheaded opinions.
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