In 2007, Ted Haggard submitted to church authorities who required him to move out of the state of Colorado, find employment outside of ministry, never acknowledge that he had ever pastored New Life Church, and never correct misinformation in the press (see crisis facts for additional details). Alexandra Pelosi, a family friend of the Haggards, and her husband and newly born son, came to visit and recorded this material on their family video camera. After Ted was released from the Overseer’s contract, Alexandra took the footage to HBO who created and aired this documentary.

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  • My Thanksgiving Letter to You
    by tedhaggardblog on November 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    My Friends, Today is the day we set aside to express thanks for all that is in our lives. Even when things aren’t going so well, there’s so much to be thankful for. The power of thankfulness and gratefulness can get us through the snares of success, prosperity, and ease, as well as the pitfalls […]

  • Rescuing The Dying American Church
    by tedhaggardblog on November 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    We are what we love. If that’s true, the church is off track. We’ve stopped highlighting repentance, humility, holiness, self-sacrifice, and eternal judgment and have replaced these core values with wealth, influence, leadership training, fun, marketing, and lust. The Bible says a double-minded person is unstable, and should not expect to receive anything from the […]

  • Everything Influences Everything
    by tedhaggardblog on November 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Several months ago I was teaching a class on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Techniques for Retraining Your Brain. One of the core foundations of CBT is the biopsychosocial model, which is a new word that combines our biological, psychological, and social lives. Typically we diagram this as the CBT triangle with our biology at one […]

  • Continuing the Reformation in Our Generation
    by tedhaggardblog on November 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Religious tradition is sometimes more potent than Scripture itself. For that reason, we, as seekers of the truth, are compelled to question any tradition that is not based on Scripture. Around 250 AD, the Roman Emperor demanded that Christians sacrifice to him as a god. Many Christians, out of fear of persecution or death, conceded, […]

  • Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Repentance?
    by tedhaggardblog on October 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    “Repentance is an about face from sin and dead works to the living God.” That’s what theologians say. They also say, “It’s an entire change of mind resulting in a total change in life.” I think they are right, but I would also add: Repentance is the most positive word in the English vocabulary.  Repentance […]