The Rev. Joel Osteen, pastor of Houston's Lakewood megachurch, has renounced his belief in God and resigned from his spiritual leadership post — just kidding.
Television watchers across the country are glomming on to an unlikely megahit: the History Channel's 10-hour retelling of stories from the Bible. To the disbelief of Hollywood executives, viewers are shunning a lineup that includes "Revenge" and "The Mentalist" to watch another telling of the greatest story ever told.
If you put a piece of duct tape over Ross Douthat's name on the dust jacket, the content of "Bad Religion," subtitled "How We Became a Nation of Heretics," would surprise you as a far more cerebral and introspective work than could be expected from the "America-has-turned-its-back-on-God" genre.
The American taxpayer may be getting into the movie business.
Joel Osteen, the youthful megachurch pastor with a bright smile and slick style, performed at least one miracle while he was in Washington this weekend: selling out Nationals Park.
Famed pastor Joel Osteen captivated and overwhelmed our nation's capital over the weekend with more than 40,000 people at Nationals Park. His prosperity message was in full gear when he delivered his feel-good sermon to the faithful.
"America's Night of Hope at Nationals Park with Joel and Victoria Osteen" has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. Sunday due to the chance of rain.
Megachurch pastor, best-selling author and perennial optimist Joel Osteen has good news to share.
It was a meeting of opposites: 30 conservative black Pentecostals from Hope Christian Church in Beltsville dining with 30 activists from Soulforce, a pro-gay religious group.