Joel Osteen

“Judged in theological terms, the Osteen message is the latest and slickest version of Prosperity Theology.”

The Osteen Predicament — Mere Happiness Cannot Bear the Weight of the Gospel

"America deserves the Osteens. The consumer culture, the cult of the therapeutic, the marketing impulse, and the sheer superficiality of American cultural Christianity probably made the Osteens inevitable"

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"I want you to know this morning, just do good—for your own self. Do good ’cause God wants you to be happy"

Pastor Osteen and Christian Narcissism: Symptom of a Larger Problem

"If Lakewood Church is any indication of the biblical literacy, genuine devotion to Christ, and fellowship of the saints of the American evangelical church, we are in serious trouble."

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