John Burnett http://wuwm.com en In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns http://wuwm.com/post/new-mexico-brotherhood-ancient-hymns <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiicqLsPyEY</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 John Burnett 29488 at http://wuwm.com Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community http://wuwm.com/post/statue-homeless-jesus-startles-wealthy-community A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.<p>The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.<p>Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.<p>The reaction was immediate. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:43:00 +0000 John Burnett 29061 at http://wuwm.com Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community Obama Honors Victims Of Fort Hood Shooting http://wuwm.com/post/obama-honors-victims-fort-hood-shooting President Obama is traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to attend the memorial service for those killed in last week's shooting. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 John Burnett 28809 at http://wuwm.com Onscreen But Out Of Sight, TV Preachers Avoid Tax Scrutiny http://wuwm.com/post/onscreen-out-sight-tv-preachers-avoid-tax-scrutiny Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel in Washington.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block, coming to you this week from member station KERA in Dallas.<p>This week, we're bringing you two special reports that delve into the hidden finances of televangelists. Yesterday, we featured an investigation into Daystar Television, headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth. Daystar describes itself as the fastest growing Christian TV network in the world. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 John Burnett 28290 at http://wuwm.com Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes http://wuwm.com/post/can-television-network-be-church-irs-says-yes Flip on <a href="http://www.daystar.com">Daystar</a> television at any hour of the day and you'll likely see the elements of modern televangelism: a stylish set, an emotional spiritual message and a phone number on the screen soliciting donations.<p>Based in a studio complex between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and broadcasting to a potential audience of 2 billion people around the globe, Daystar calls itself the fastest growing Christian television network in the world.<p>The Internal Revenue Service considers Daystar something else: a church.<p>Televangelists have a choice when they deal wi Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:03:00 +0000 John Burnett 28209 at http://wuwm.com Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes