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  • Fake Joel Osteen infiltrates real Joel Osteen event

    12/11/2017 8:07:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    WCNC ^ | November 12, 2017
    HOUSTON - So what happens when a guy who looks and dresses like Joel Osteen goes to a Joel Osteen “night of hope?” He gets free parking, gets into the venue and poses with Joel fans, of course. For about 45 minutes, a Los Angeles comedian pretended to be Houston's very own Joel Osteen at an Osteen worship event in California on Oct. 28. He got all the way from the parking lot to the stage just by pretending to be the popular pastor. Is he or isn’t he? Well, that wasn’t even a question on their mind when dozens...
  • There Are Shades of Joel Osteen in the Book of Job

    10/11/2017 8:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/11/2017 | John Ellis
    When reading the Book of Job, I’m often struck by the similarities between Job’s friends and Joel Osteen. Granted, Job’s friends probably presented themselves in a much dourer manner than Osteen does. If not in their assumed scowls, it's the content of their unhelpful advice to Job that bears a similarity to the teachings of the smiling author of Your Best Life Now. More accurately, the words of Job’s friends are the opposite side of the same false coin held out by the message of self-idolatrous false-hope preached by Joel Osteen. Many are familiar with the Biblical story of the...
  • Joel Osteen: ‘We have never closed our doors’ ('Our church is not designated as a shelter')

    08/29/2017 7:18:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2017 | John Sexton
    Joel Osteen is the pastor of one of the largest mega-churches in the country which happens to be located in Houston. Sunday morning the church posted a message on Facebook which said, “Dear Houstonians! Lakewood Church is inaccessible due to severe flooding! We want to help make sure you are safe. Please see the list below for safe shelters around our city, and please share this with those in need!” This was followed by a list of multiple shelters in the area.That led to a flood of criticism on social media that the church was, in effect, turning people...
  • Wait, Joel Osteen. Something Isn’t Adding Up

    08/30/2017 12:48:52 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 65 replies
    The Root ^ | 8/30/2017
    On Sunday, as Hurricane Harvey began to crush parts of Texas, Joel Osteen, pastor of Houston megachurch Lakewood, tweeted that his church was “inaccessible due to severe flooding,” and then let his Twitter followers know that they could go to an area shelter should they need help. Followers who were near the church then took video and photos of the “severe flooding” to show that the roads and entrance to the church were actually accessible. Those on Twitter then began bashing the pastor, who quickly blocked those on social media who called him out. Lakewood church staff began posting photos...
  • Miami Florida TV news reports MOSQUES in Houston (compare to Osteen) Is this true?

    08/30/2017 3:15:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    8/30/17 | sff
    Can anyone shed light on the facts? Just heard on local Miami news that Joel Osteen (I am not a fan) was pressured to open the doors of his church because MOSQUES were helping the destitute. I know Osteen's church was flooded for a time, but are there REALLY mosques serving as shelters?
  • Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of ‘Your Best Life Now’

    08/29/2017 9:37:20 AM PDT · by fungoking · 104 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 8/29/17 | Staff
    <p>HOUSTON, TX—Although Joel Osteen took flak over the weekend for closing up his church to flood victims and all but disappearing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the megachurch pastor reportedly returned to the city on his luxury yacht “S.S. Blessed” to make amends Tuesday by tossing copies of Your Best Life Now to stranded flood survivors.</p>
  • Joel Osteen opens church amid criticism

    08/29/2017 3:32:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/17
    First criticized for not sheltering Harvey flood victims, televangelist Joel Osteen is now opening the doors to his Houston megachurch. CNN's John Vause reports.
  • Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis

    08/28/2017 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 83 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 28, 2017 | David K. Li
    Joel Osteen Getty Images Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter.The perpetually smiling pastor told followers on Twitter on Monday to lean on their faith.“Jesus promises us peace that passes understanding,” he wrote. “That’s peace when it doesn’t make sense.”But Osteen’s comforting words didn’t sit well with critics, who want to know why the doors to his 16,800-seat arena at his Lakewood Church near downtown Houston are closed.
  • Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis

    08/28/2017 3:22:22 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 104 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 08/28/2017 | David K. Lee
    Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter. The perpetually smiling pastor told followers on Twitter on Monday to lean on their faith. “Jesus promises us peace that passes understanding,” he wrote. “That’s peace when it doesn’t make sense.” But Osteen’s comforting words didn’t sit well with critics, who want to know why the doors to his 16,800-seat arena at his Lakewood Church near downtown Houston are closed. “You have taken so much money away from your people...
  • Trespassing charges dismissed for Lakewood Church hecklers; Osteen testified at trial

    08/24/2016 6:49:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    Click 2 Houston ^ | June 22, 2016 | Phil Archer
    HOUSTON - The attorney representing several members of the controversial Church of Wells told Channel 2 Investigates charges are being dismissed against the two remaining members. Six men were charged with trespassing and disrupting services at Lakewood Church. On Wednesday, trespassing charges were dismissed against four members of the church and jury found them not guilty of disrupting a public meeting. At the time of that trial, Jacob Gardner and Richard Trudeau were in New York state attending another court hearing. Jon Stephenson, attorney for the two men, said he was informed Friday by the Harris County District Attorney's Office...
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • The Power Of Positive Declarations: Joel Osteen Can Now Fly satire

    04/27/2016 8:11:47 PM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 2/28/16 | Staff
    The Babylon Bee | Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire. Home Celebs CelebsMinistriesU.S. The Power Of Positive Declarations: Joel Osteen Can Now Fly February 28, 2016 HOUSTON, TX—Joel Osteen, celebrity senior pastor of Lakewood Church, has been proclaiming the life-changing power of regular, vocal, positive declarations and self-affirmations for years, and for just as long has pointed to his own life and accomplishments as irrefutable evidence of their efficacy. “My primary residence has more elevators than your house has bathrooms,” he told churchgoers in a recent sermon. “And do you know why? It’s because I declared it would happen....
  • 3 Ways Joel Osteen And Donald Trump Are the Same Person

    03/22/2016 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2016 | Hans Fiene
    Back in October of 2015, on Fox News Radio, Brian Kilmeade asked Joel Osteen, pastor of America’s largest congregation and author of “The Power of I Am,” his thoughts on Donald Trump. Although Osteen neither endorsed Trump nor presented himself as an expert on politics, the televangelist did state he believed Trump was a great communicator, a great man, and considered him a friend of Osteen’s ministry, something Osteen had publicly expressed before. Earlier this week, the Fox clip began circulating on Twitter, with many expressing outrage. How could a man who would certainly encourage his Sunday morning male parishioners...
  • Osteen talks with NPR about Muslims visiting Lakewood Church and the faith revolution

    07/14/2015 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2015 | Craig Hlavaty
    Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen recently said in an interview with NPR that some of his best-selling books are popular in Islamic countries and that some Muslims have even attended Lakewood services. He chalks it all up to Houston’s diversity and his weekly messages from the pulpit. He was asked by Hobson about his views on immigration reform. “I’m probably more on the side of mercy than the side of the stricter things,” Osteen said. When it came to attracting those of the Muslim faith, Osteen says that it’s likely his universal message is attracting not only them but many...
  • 'That's not my calling': Joel Osteen on why he's mum on hot issues such as gay union

    07/06/2015 6:07:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 108 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 03 July 2015 | Czarina Ong
    While American evangelists such as Franklin Graham and Rick Warren are not afraid of speaking on sensitive topics such as same-sex marriage, abortion, or political strife, Joel Osteen prefers not to discuss those while at the pulpit, saying those topics often "turn people off." During a recent interview with WBUR's "Here & Now" radio program, Osteen said everybody has his or her own calling, but tackling politically controversial issues is not something that he has been called out to do. "I have friends who are very political. They're pastors and that's what their thing is. But I think sometimes, in...
  • Joel Osteen on Why He Avoids Political, Social Issues: 'It's Not What I'm Called to Do;'

    07/03/2015 5:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Joel Osteen, the popular 52-year-old leader of America's largest protestant church, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, bluntly revealed that the reason why he avoids speaking out on hot button social and political issues, such as same-sex marriage, is because he believes that's not what he's called to do as a pastor. In a recent interview on WBUR's "Here & Now" radio program Osteen, who was asked if he felt these hot button social and political issues are important, said: "I think they are important but I think everybody has their own calling." He further explained that "It's not what I'm...
  • Six arrested at Houston's Lakewood Church after heckling senior pastor Joel Osteen

    06/29/2015 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 103 replies
    Christian Exam ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Kimberly Pennington
    Six people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass Sunday after heckling Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church. Houston's ABC News Affiliate reports the disruption began following the praise and worship. "The praise and worship was good. His wife had just delivered a quick message. And the moment he started to preach, somebody gets up and they yell, 'Joel Osteen,' you're a liar,'" said Anwar Richardson who posted a video to Twitter of one of the arrests. Richardson, his wife, and son were visiting from Austin, Texas. With thoughts of the June 17 shooting at Charleston, South Carolina's Mother Emanuel...
  • Was Anyone At Lakewood Church Today due to the Disruption? (News only, no disparaging remarks)

    06/28/2015 12:17:54 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 55 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/28/15 | Self
    I've been a member of Lakewood for the last 7 years (& a Christian for almost 50 years) but I wasn't there today. There were hecklers but that's all I know. If anyone knows what happened please share. Again, news only, no disparaging remarks please. Thanks.
  • Texas Televangelist Joel Osteen Spreads Message Of Tolerance During Visit To Bay Area

    06/17/2015 1:51:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 61 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 06/15/2015 | CBS SF Bay Area
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Televangelist Joel Osteen was preaching tolerance on a visit to San Francisco on Monday. Osteen said his ministry is about uplifting people and letting people find their own journey. Osteen’s acceptance of the LGBT community puts him at odds with some of his fellow Christian teleevangelists such as Franklin Graham.
  • Who Is Watching Joel?

    02/28/2015 3:37:49 PM PST · by Gamecock · 117 replies
    The Riddleblog ^ | February 26, 2015 | Kim Riddlebarger
    Who is watching Joel Osteen? Not I! But he does amaze me. How can he preach on the exact same topic every Sunday--"God wants me to be better"--and, yet make it seem different? When it comes to Christian media, and who accesses it, the numbers are revealing. Who Is Watching TV or Listening to Christian Radio? Only 8% of Americans admit to watching Christian television regularly--I'll bet the demographics here are interesting. Probably older women with blue hair, who live below the Mason-Dixon line, and east of Mississippi. 24% watch Christian TV "sometimes," 27% "rarely," and 40% "never." Christian radio...