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TV preacher Osteen ventures into reality TV
Speroforum ^ | November 30, 2011 | Martin Barillas

Posted on 11/30/2011 1:50:02 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Nationally known TV preacher and evangelist Joel Osteen is slated to join Mark Burnett, the producer of the popular ‘Survivor’ show, to create new primetime network TV show together. Burnett and wife Roma Downey are good friends of Osteen and wife Victoria. Their show would feature people who join Osteen to “start fixing things” throughout the United States.

Osteen is viewed by more than 10 million people each week. He broadcasts from his Lakewood Church in Houston TX and could probably reach an even wider audience with the new venture. "We don't just want to do a reality show. We want to do something that inspires people and makes them better, you know," said Osteen. "It's not always entertaining and fun, but have some kind of message, make someone else's day today."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bibleseries; historychannel; joelosteen; lakewood; markburnett; romadowney; texas; thebible

1 posted on 11/30/2011 1:50:05 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No thanks, I’ll pass.

He can make my day by going away.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 1:52:58 PM PST by derllak
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Well, I guess at least it will be better than the “All-American Muslim” show.


3 posted on 11/30/2011 1:54:49 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Reality TV? Hasn’t he been doing this for years?


4 posted on 11/30/2011 1:56:01 PM PST by This Just In
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
When I first heard this, all I could do is roll my eyes. I guess old money man Olsteen doesn't agree with Mathew 6:5-6 "When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

The guys a circus showman . . . and pathetic.
5 posted on 11/30/2011 1:56:21 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My creepy meter goes off when I see this guy.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 1:58:45 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sudetenland

Yeah but his wife is a screaming hot sorority babe.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 1:59:22 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz”


8 posted on 11/30/2011 1:59:55 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This supposed preacher of the gospel says he wants to do something that will inspire people and make them better.

I prefer a message I hear in a real church. That people without Jesus are going down into Christless graves every day and this soon to be destroyed world is not our home, the signs are all about us that we are in the judgment hour and our redemption draweth nigh and unless a person is born again and repents of his sin, he can be the “best” person this world has to offer but he or she too will go down into a Christless grave where their eternity without God is sealed.

But I guess that wouldn’t be a popular message for people with itchy ears wanting to hear a soothing gospel instead of end time truths.....


9 posted on 11/30/2011 2:01:18 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Suggested title of his new show:

Charlatan's Web
10 posted on 11/30/2011 2:05:18 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: AppyPappy

Yeah, and she knows it. I hear she’s a bit of a prima donna.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 2:05:49 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: ZX12R

If money is your problem, send ME your problem.


12 posted on 11/30/2011 2:09:17 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If Osteen is closely involved, this will be successful. He has the Midas touch. If he offers some sort of watered down Christianity angle to it and doesn’t offend someone, it will make a lot of money.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 2:10:30 PM PST by refreshed
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To: JNRoberts
This supposed preacher of the gospel says he wants to do something that will inspire people and make them better.

I prefer a message I hear in a real church. That people without Jesus are going down into Christless graves every day and this soon to be destroyed world is not our home, the signs are all about us that we are in the judgment hour and our redemption draweth nigh and unless a person is born again and repents of his sin, he can be the “best” person this world has to offer but he or she too will go down into a Christless grave where their eternity without God is sealed.

But I guess that wouldn’t be a popular message for people with itchy ears wanting to hear a soothing gospel instead of end time truths.....

I think this is the first time I've heard or read the REAL gospel message, with anything regarding Osteen.

Preach it brother.

14 posted on 11/30/2011 2:14:02 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rather than the Gospel, the only thing Osteen preaches is feel good psycho-babble from the book of 1st Imaginations.


15 posted on 11/30/2011 2:16:40 PM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: refreshed

“If he offers some sort of watered down Christianity angle to it and doesn’t offend someone...”

Sorry, buddy. Too late.


16 posted on 11/30/2011 2:24:24 PM PST by This Just In
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To: mountn man

Amen! I guess my point is that nobody will ever confuse Joel Osteen with John the Baptist, Elijah, and certainly not ole brother Noah ey?


17 posted on 11/30/2011 2:38:21 PM PST by JNRoberts
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To: This Just In

True, but I meant specifically in the show.

Lots of this these days:

2Ti 3:5-6 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (6) For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

Lots of silly women led astray to part from their money. Osteen truly is a brand. By the way, if every day was a Friday, I’d never have a day off. That would be a bummer.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 2:40:31 PM PST by refreshed
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

With this guy everything is just wonderful as long as you don’t preach about sin. I regret I’ll be missing his program.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 2:45:58 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: JNRoberts

What you said FRiend. Amen.


20 posted on 11/30/2011 4:25:07 PM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: JamesA

Yes. About sin. I wrote this when I was beholding Him, wondering about the exact cause of death. (Sort of a CSI Jerusalem thing). He died of a broken heart. That’s ‘physically’ why John mentions water coming out of the stab. Osmosis is a mechanical event, occurs even after life leaves.
Osmosis = ‘particles suck’ (water). What particles in his side (the pericardial cavity) attracted water? The pieces of His heart. It physically broke. And that broke me.

Christ the Coke Machine

We sin.
Then confession’s coin rolls in.
Out bounces
sweet can of forgiveness.
We drink it all down with barely a frown
for myrrh-mingled wine’s sour business.

Thirst quenched
brief
with quick feigned repentance,
unmindful of looming death sentence,
soon
sin-licking lips,
forgetting in sips,
rejecting with gall
upon hyssop.

Tongue lolling,
pursuing next pleasure,
by thimble our sins we do measure.
Run doggedly hide
fist clutching blind pride,
behind
leaving clear water treasure.

Hard heart
deaf to empty can crinkles.
Flap clokes thin disguise
hiding wrinkles.
Slaked saccharin lies
tasting vomit satisfies
not
vinegar’d sponge
dying sprinkles.

Chins babble
while angels holding holy pens
draw all
thought’s silent scenes.
Recording pretense and pretend.
Thorn’d thickets convict
sharp briers, skin nicked
a side flowing red will soul mend.

Ho! Come to the water, it’s free,
thirsty one!
Wind’s quarters can’t count up the fee.
Blood pure washed away
to weeping streams where pebbles pray,
a hushed choking crying forest
echoes
constant kicking...
the broke coke machine
we nailed
to a tree.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 4:37:57 PM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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