by Ken Howard
I don’t often recommend to our readers videos that they would have to pay to watch. But the season premier of W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America was so thought-provoking that I just have to recommend it. (And seeing as how it’s only $1.99 to view if you don’t subscribe, I don’t feel so bad.)
This particular episode of United Shades was entitled “Megachurches” (click here to view). In it, comedian and activist Bell goes to the birthplace of the megachurch movement, Texas (with the highest per capita in the US), to the city with the country’s highest concentration of megachurches, Dallas.
There he visits three megachurches and interviews a half dozen megachurch pastors, members, and, in some cases, former members.
One of the most eye-opening things we learn from this episode is the diversity between (though not always within) the megachurches of Dallas:[Read more…]