Category Archives: Religious personalities

Strange Bedfellows, Episode 7: The Crowning Touch to the Saga

(Be sure to read the earlier episodes in this series before you get to this one: 1: The Black Bapticostal Bishop, 2: Yogis, Swamis—and Rabbis, 3: Have Shofar, Will Travel, 4:  Have Torah, Will Travel, 5: Doin’ the Torah Wave, … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 6: Revisiting the Black Bapticostal Bishop

(Be sure to read the earlier episodes in this series before you get to this one: The Black Bapticostal Bishop, Yogis, Swamis—and Rabbis, Have Shofar, Will Travel,  Have Torah, Will Travel, and Doin’ the Torah Wave.) When we last met … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 5: Doin’ the “Torah Wave”

(Be sure to read the earlier episodes in this series before you get to this one: The Black Bapticostal Bishop, Yogis, Swamis—and Rabbis, Have Shofar, Will Travel, and Have Torah, Will Travel) One of my favorite 1970s movies (after Star … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 4: Have Torah, Will Travel

(Be sure to read the earlier episodes before you get to this one: The Black Bapticostal Bishop, Yogis, Swamis—and Rabbis, and Have Shofar, Will Travel. ) Back in the 1800s in the US, a number of Christian organizations attempted active … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 2: Yogis, Swamis—and Rabbis

[Be sure to read Episode 1 of this series before moving on to this sequel.] American Evangelical Christians these days get all worked up about what they perceive as spiritual deception in our time that is tending toward an ecumenical … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 1: The Black Bapticostal Bishop

For a few weeks in January/February 2012, religious news outlets were dominated by stories and video clips of a Close Encounter of the Weird Kind between a Black Bapticostal Bishop and a lily-white pseudo-Jewish quasi-Messianic self-ordained Rabbi. And therein lies … Continue reading

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Controversial Claims for a Modern Messiah

This is the final installment of a three part series on the Messianic claims for the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994. Be sure to read the first two installments first if you have not done so: … Continue reading

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