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Latest Joel Osteen Items
The Houston megachurch led by Pastor Joel Osteen (OH'-steen) has been targeted by thieves who stole cash, checks and credit card information from a safe.
Spend a year — as I have just done — writing about a variety of religious beliefs and events for a major metropolitan newspaper, and one can be both inspired and depressed.
It's difficult for people to be neutral about Joel Osteen. The television preacher seems either to be loved or hated by millions of people, many of the latter having never heard or read a word of his.
Whenever more than 10,000 gather to hear a sermon along the Wasatch Front, the speaker is typically an elder of the predominant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But on Friday, the draw will be America's most popular pastor, Joel Osteen.
Traffic snaked into the Giant Center here, an arena usually accustomed to hosting Hershey Bears hockey games, on the last Friday evening in May, with lines of vehicles packed tighter than the Beltway at rush hour.
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.