This morning, despite the concerns of many Christians who looked askance at the collapse of Mr. Bentley’sÂ Florida revival and his marriage, Mr. Bentley announced the launching of his new website.Â It has print and video teachings, an internet store and a page where you can ask him to minister at your church. So, he’s back on the job.
I may have indepth analysis of this later, once I have had time to read and listen, but I wanted Shotgun readers to be the first on the ‘net to learn this which, according to Google, is apparently the case.
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Bentley website gets launched by Rick Joyner
So, who is the ghost writer for the new book Bentley is trying to get out to pre-empt the negative publicity from around the worldÂ about the Lakeland revivial?
This publicÂ return to the neo-charismatic circuitÂ has taken less than a year. Bentley ran from Lakeland in disgrace after an expose on a US network in July 2008 and left the man made revival in August 2008.
Update: A commenter says there is more:
I saw itÂ Bentley’s appearance)Â advertised on GOD TV. I have DIRECTV. I am in the Columbia, S.C. area. They stated several names of ministers for upcoming events, and Todd Bentley was one of them. They even showed his picture.
It caught my attention, and I began to wonder, when this would happen. GOD TV did not give any dates. Just events upcoming on the TV. Oh, itâ€™s channel 365.
Lakeland LedgerÂ Cary McMullen: Todd Bentley launches a website
Update: If I haven’t said this before, I’ll say it now. Cary McMullen ofÂ The Lakeland Ledger provided excellent coverage of the 2008Â Lakeland ‘revival’ and it’s key players. His followup article: A Year Later, the Lakeland Outpouring still Stirs Emotions,Â Â hasÂ new statements by leaders, including Bentley and the Assemblies of God general superintentent. Bentley has no credentials, (despite claims in one of his books)Â the Strader family isÂ sanctioned and credentialedÂ by the AoG.Â The Lakeland Ledger also has a couple of recentÂ tie-inÂ sidebar articles.