Who Do the Mega-Churches Say They Are?

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

Beginning especially with the 1995 Peter Jennings special report on religion in America and the August 1996 Atlantic Monthly cover story, "Welcome to the Next Church," seeker-driven megachurches have received a great deal of secular media attention. Perhaps most interesting about these reports has been the way these pragmatic churches-and their leaders-present themselves and their missions. Here is a sampling: We give them what they want, and we give them what they didn't know they wanted-a life change.- Rev. Kenton Beshore Mariners Church, Newport Beach (1) </...

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