scandal
HBO

Make it or fake it

Documentary | The Inventor shows our propensity to believe what we want to be true
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 12/12/19, 04:53 pm

The old adage that “cheaters never prosper” proves true in HBO’s The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. The documentary spotlights Elizabeth Holmes, CEO and founder of Theranos, a now defunct healthcare company once valued at $9 billion. 

Holmes claimed to have invented a tabletop machine that could perform more than 240 lab tests in minutes from finger-prick–size drops of blood. Such a development would revolutionize healthcare, eliminating the need for vials of blood and lengthy test wait times.

Read more

Facebook/Harvest Bible Chapel

Harvest’s James MacDonald takes ‘indefinite sabbatical’

by Mickey McLean
Posted 1/16/19, 01:06 pm

The elders of Harvest Bible Chapel announced Wednesday that Pastor James MacDonald would take an “indefinite sabbatical” from preaching and leadership at the Chicago megachurch while it works to reconcile with past critics. The decision came after the church’s Executive Committee of the Elders held a closed-door meeting on Monday and presented its recommendations to the entire Elder Board Tuesday night.

Read more

Bev Horne/Daily Herald

Hard times at Harvest

Evangelicalism | Former elders, pastors, and staffers from Chicago’s Harvest Bible Chapel accuse the church of financial mismanagement and a culture of deception and intimidation
by Julie Roys
Posted 12/13/18, 02:57 pm

Five years ago, Harvest Bible Chapel, a Chicago-area megachurch with multiple campuses and an average weekly attendance exceeding 12,000, sent shock waves through the Christian community when it publicly excommunicated two former elders and indirectly censured a third.

Read more