Category: TD Jakes

Pop Culture Slowly Moves Into the Pew

Some people might see the new movie “Woman, Thou Art Loosed” because — for their own cathartic reasons — they want to see a victim of child sexual abuse exact revenge on her abuser before she starts healing her psychic and spiritual wounds. Others might see the movie, which opens next Friday, for the heartfelt performance of Kimberly Elise (“Beloved,” “The Manchurian Candidate”) as the abused woman “loosed” from her past. Some folks might just want to see it for the hats. See Also A charismatic evangelist casts film’s Next Big Thing: Jesus T.D. Jakes plays himself in movie based

Evangelist megastar visiting Westchester

Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of the country’s hottest preachers, who may one day succeed Billy Graham as America’s unofficial chief evangelist, will bring his unique blend of self-help stylings, motivational musings and fire and brimstone sermonizing to the Westchester County Center tomorrow evening. His appearance in White Plains comes only two months before Jakes, ushering in a new era of multimedia ministry, makes his acting debut in 500 movie theaters. Jakes is ostensibly on a book tour, promoting his latest, “He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle.” He promises to tell men how to shed macho stereotypes and refocus their emotional lives,

A charismatic evangelist casts film’s Next Big Thing: Jesus

Evangelist offering a new episode in drama of Jesus Christ, movie star Is America ready for another R-rated Jesus flick? Bishop T.D. Jakes, an evangelist who is frequently mentioned as a leading contender to replace Billy Graham as America’s preacher, is betting on it in a new film that includes intense scenes of child rape, drug use, domestic violence and murder. Seeking to take a page from the phenomenal success of Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ,” Jakes was in Cleveland on Friday promoting “Woman, Thou Art Loosed: The Movie” in a private showing for pastors in advance

T.D. Jakes plays himself in movie based on his book

Bishop T.D. Jakes, prolific author and television minister who was tabbed as “America’s best preacher” by Time, is in the movies. Taking a page from Mel Gibson, who made such an impact with his movie, The Passion, Jakes, pastor of the 28,000-member The Potter’s House church in southwest Dallas, has a major role in Woman, Thou Art Loosed: The Movie, a brutally realistic Hollywood film based on Jakes’ play about sexual abuse. Jakes plays himself in the movie, which is scheduled to open in 500 theaters in October. Jakes says the movie’s goal is to give a face and a

Christian faith revitalized

Here’s a story about a unique religious experience. Bishop T.D. Jakes, a Dallas-based preacher, claims a congregation of 28,000. But that’s just his church. There’s also his daily syndicated television show, his satellite links to nearly 300 prisons and the national tours. Now Jakes has embarked on yet another project to make him a household name. With one enthusiastic yell, Bishop T.D. Jakes officially kicked off what he calls his first ever national gathering for the entire family. T.D. Jakes TD Jakes rejects the doctrine of the Trinity, one of the central teachings of the Christian faith. Theologically Jakes must