“The Osteen Predicament”

It sounds like the title of some second-rate thriller novel, where a naive but plucky Congressional aide learns about a dark plot in the unseen corners of the halls of power, and she’s forced to team up with the handsome but brash reporter who… Well, anyway, it’s actually Albert Mohler’s critique of Joel and Victoria Osteen’s theology. And if there’s More …

Prosperity and the Gospel

Oh, those wacky Osteens. Everybody’s seen Joel Osteen’s wife Victoria talking about the best way to make God happy, right? Just in case, here it is again: Naturally,this has generated a lot of eye rolls from people inclined to comment on it. In fact, among my peers, I never hear anyone talk about the Osteens without an eye roll. The only More …

"If you’re living your best life now, you’re headed for hell"

Christian rapper Shai Linne calls out prosperity gospel preachers for false teachings: On Shai Linne’s new album, “Lyrical Theology, Pt. 1: Theology,” which released Tuesday, the Christian rapper does more than just drop a few beats. Linne also drops the names of 12 prominent pastors whom he calls “false teachers.”  In the pre-released single “Fal$e Teacher$,” Linne calls out Joel Osteen, More …

Joel Osteen Bingo

At the White Horse Inn blog, James Gilmore shares his “Joel Osteen scorecard,” a list of Joel Osteen’s favorite catch phrases vs. what it says in the actual Bible. [You mean what Joel Osteen says is not the same as what’s in the Bible?! I feel like my whole world has been turned upside-down!] And he shares his experience of More …

Street Preachers

The Gospel.com blog has a post about the good, old-fashioned, bullhorn wielding street preacher: This method of spreading the Gospel doesn’t sit well with me. It’s always awkward and always uncomfortable. I find it rather telling that whenever I encounter someone like this the only people giving them serious attention are other Christians. Christians who are desperately attempting to ascertain More …