Tag Archives: Aimee Semple McPherson

Echoes of Echo Park

It’s hard to miss. Just down Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park there’s the Angelus Temple – of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel – dedicated on January 1, 1923 – the crowning achievement of the first real celebrity evangelist America … Continue reading

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The McPherson Strut

The general idea seems to be that you study history so you don’t get blindsided. High school kids will whine that history is so boring – and maybe it is. But high school kids live in the immediate now, where … Continue reading

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On Taking Religion Seriously

It’s what one might expect from the son an ironmonger, an ironmonger who was also a lay preacher who dabbled in architecture. Of course the son became a humorist. It’s an appropriate response. And that son would be Jerome K. … Continue reading

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Some Roads Lead Nowhere In Particular

It was a day that wasn’t much – actually here in Hollywood just off the Sunset Strip it was a day to hide. It was Emmy weekend and although the big do – the awards show itself – was downtown … Continue reading

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In Photos

Move over Sarah Palin – Aimee Semple McPherson was there long before you – doing the same thing with much more flair. Angelus Temple The Evangelist The Parsonage This is where the flamboyant Christian Right started, right here in Los … Continue reading

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