November 4, 2006 |
One of the nation's most influential evangelical leaders admitted Friday that he visited a male prostitute for a massage and bought methamphetamine for personal use -- though he said he threw the drugs away without using them. The Rev. Ted Haggard denied the prostitute's allegation that the two men met for sex as often as every month for the last three years.
July 4, 2004 |
Declaring that caring for the environment is part of following Jesus, a group of 30 evangelical leaders has agreed to work for faith-based environmental activism among the nation's most conservative Christians. The decision to move ahead, made at the end of a two-day conference in Maryland, could begin to reshape environmental politics in the years ahead, those present said.
November 6, 2006 |
In the hush of a Sunday morning, believers grieved, struggled and forgave as their pastor, the Rev. Ted Haggard, confessed his sins. "I am a deceiver and a liar," Haggard told 9,000 of his followers in a letter read from the pulpit of New Life Church by one of his spiritual mentors. "There's a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I have been warring against it for all of my adult life." Men wiped at their eyes. Women clung to one another.
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March 9, 1996 |
The National Assn. of Evangelicals unveiled an "Evangelical Manifesto" this week, defining beliefs and detailing goals for unity among evangelicals in the coming century. David Melvin, vice president of the Illinois-based organization, said the manifesto aims to define evangelicals at a time when they are often misunderstood by the public. "It's an attempt to clarify what evangelicalism is, who evangelicals are," Melvin said.
June 1, 1991 |
In an unusual show of cooperation, representatives of more than 25 evangelical and mainline Protestant bodies have agreed to form a network to share plans and ideas on evangelism and "church-planting." "We have no burning desire to start a new organization or to go to a lot of meetings. We're interested in being in touch with one another," said the Rev. Billy A. Melvin, executive director of the National Assn.
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October 22, 1988 |
Two additional denominations have become members of the National Assn. of Evangelicals, which represents most conservative churches in the country. The new members of the Wheaton, Ill.-based organization are the 220,000-member Christian Reformed Church in North America and the 80,000-member General Assn. of Regular Baptists.