Second day of Not So Green Exposure Project. In the car, I caught this talk on NPR Talk of the Nation, with Bishop Wayne Pugh, senior pastor of Church Alive in Lawrenceville, Ga, as guest. Topic of the show: ‘Balancing Faith and Finances During the Holidays‘.
Wayne Pugh calls himself a Bible preacher. He is part of the prosperity preaching movement, that believes material wealth is a manifestation of God’s love. The pastor talked at length about the importance of leading by example, ‘If I lived in a shack, and rode a bicycle, I would not be a leader.’
Bishop Pugh is a popular preacher with a huge following. Got to have a big house, and a big car, and do everything in your power to spread the blessings, helping others get their own big house, and big car. That’s what the Bible says. According to him.