Anglican Samizdat

August 8, 2009

The real problem with Joel Osteen

Filed under: Fake Christianity — David Jenkins @ 4:19 pm

You might think that the problem here is that it’s all about me. Not at all, the real problem is, if Joel’s theories actually worked, he would be able to grow his own hair.


  1. Every one of Osteen’s books (and TD Jakes’ books too), have a great big picture of the author on the cover. I think that tells you a lot about what they are about.

    Comment by Kate — August 8, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

  2. I just listened to the video. Wow. What an insidiously skewed message. Some of what he says is spot on – some of us do struggle with negative thought patterns, and we need God’s help to get out of them. But – God’s blessing isn’t material, and there’s where he goes dangerously wrong.

    Comment by Kate — August 8, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

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