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Ep. 138: Joel Osteen, John Ortberg, United Methodists, and the SBC

On today’s program, the oldest denomination in America is struggling with LGBTQ issues.  And Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church pays back its Payroll Protection Program – PPP – loans.  We begin today with the final report of a sexual abuse investigation of Pastor John Ortberg’s Menlo Park Church.  The investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing.

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The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Steve Gandy. We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, and Casey Sudduth.  Writers who contributed to today’s program include Anne Stych, Kim Roberts, Steve Rabey, Bob Smietana, Jeffrey Walton, and Kathryn Post.

Special thanks to the blog Juicy Ecumenism for contributing material for this week’s program.

Until next time, may God bless you.