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Hillsong megachurch faces scandals, uncertain future

Pastor Carl Lentz, center, leads a Hillsong NYC Church service at Irving Plaza in New York.  (Tina Fineberg/AP)
Pastor Carl Lentz, center, leads a Hillsong NYC Church service at Irving Plaza in New York. (Tina Fineberg/AP)

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Hillsong, the global megachurch that started in Australia in 1983 and attracted celebrities and athletes, is in crisis. Scandals, secrecy and the resignation of Hillsong’s founder and global pastor Brian Houston in March have led to more than half of its American campuses breaking away from the church.

Mike Cosper, a reporter and the director of podcasting at Christianity Today, tells Here & Now‘s Scott Tong about Hillsong’s problems and its future.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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