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The Megachurches of Orange County

The Megachurches of Orange County

The Megachurches of Orange County

Richard Flory, CRCC director of research, spoke about rise of megachurches in Orange County on the Cal State Fullterton-produced program OC Insight, which aired June 11, 2011 on KCET. He taped the appearance on April 18, 2011.

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Description from OC Insight:

While megachurches exist in other parts of the country, some of the biggest of these massive congregations are right here in Orange County. What gave rise to megachurches like the Crystal Cathedral and Saddleback Valley Community Church? And what is their impact on life here?

Panelists: Richard Flory, director of research for the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California; Gwen Driscoll, former senior journalist for The Orange County Register; Ben Hubbard, professor emeritus of comparative religion at California State University, Fullerton. Host: Roger Cooper.