Television & Radio Shows
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Amazing Facts. TV show hosted by Doug Batchelor. Contains some pretty dodgy theology and biblical teaching. Also the name of the ministry. Ministry Watch includes Amazing Facts Inc in a list (PDF, 365KB) of ministries that do not post their audited financial statements on a web site or provide them on request.
Bayless Conley. See Answers with Bayless Conley above.
Believer's Voice of Victory. TV show (and newsletter) hosted by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, who are World Faith Movement preachers. Not screening in New Zealand any more. Most of the material in this show was OK, but enough was seriously flaky to warrant a warning. Also the name of their radio show, not thought to have aired in New Zealand.
Beyond. TV show. See James van Praagh in the main list.
Beyond Today. TV and radio show produced by the United Church of God cult. Unknown if it has ever aired in New Zealand.
Dare To Believe. TV show. See Jeanette Wilson in the main list.
Destiny Television (DTV). TV presence of Destiny Church.
The Exalted Word with Randy Morrison. TV show hosted by Randy Morrison of Speak The Word Church in the USA. Preaches prosperity gospel.
Focus on the Family. Mostly excellent pop-psychology teaching and inspirational half hour radio programme (broadcast on Radio Rhema). Founded by educator Dr James Dobson. Focus on the Family Ministries also produce video tapes and books. They make occasional lapses of judgement - notably supporting Hugh Ross and Bob Cornuke.
Joyce Meyer, Joyce Meyer Life in the Word. Regular and frequent TV shows. At least three NZ TV channels currently screen Joyce Meyer programmes (or have recently screened them). See the Joyce Meyer entry in the main list for more information.
(The) Message. The name of a TV program on Triangle TV by the William Branham cult, who deny that Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are God.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir. TV show. The Choir itself sings very well. However, note that the Mormons are a particularly bad cult group (formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
Randy Morrison. See The Exalted Word with Randy Morrision above.
Shine TV. Television channel (Freeview channel 25) run by Rhema Broadcasting Group Inc.
Tomorrow's World. Television show made by the Living Church of God.
Touched By An Angel. TV drama made in Utah, USA. Promotes universalism, no mention of Jesus Christ.
V. A science fiction show on New Zealand television in the early 1980s. Basically, Earth was overrun by space aliens. It acquired a religiously devoted audience since it was about the only original show screening at the time. For those who care, it's now available on DVD. A new version of the series was screened in 2009.
The World To Come. Weekly video programme of the Restored Church of God.