Does God want you to be rich?

 Prosperity Gospel
August 17, 2007    Episode no. 1051

There’s an interpretation of Jesus’ teachings that seems to be spreading fast, especially in many African-American churches, especially among the young. Critics call it the prosperity gospel and say Jesus never promised his followers that they would become wealthy. Proponents say they’re just preaching what the Bible says.  Watch the story here.

Related Religion & Ethics Material:

Read more of the R & E interviews with Michael Eric Dyson and Jeremiah Wright.

Read an excerpt on the prosperity movement from CRISIS IN THE VILLAGE by Robert Franklin