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Lakewood Church’s Relief Response and the Danger of Slander


On Friday night, August 25th, Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas with force and fury. The storm affected multiple cities, and caused a catastrophic amount of loss and destruction. This storm continues to move slowly, with reports of heavy rain forecasting that the storm won’t fully end until Friday. Houston …

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Associate Pastor of Joel Osteen’s Church Speaks Out Against ‘Selective Humanity’

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Pastor John Gray, associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, was recently on The Breakfast Club and raised concern over the issue of ‘selective humanity’ in recent tragic events. Our nation seems to pick and choose which tragedies we empathize with and offer our humanitarian efforts to. Check out what …

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Joel Osteen Explains Why He Doesn’t Preach About Hell

Joel Osteen discusses his upcoming book after he  and his wife,  Victoria Osteen finished leading a worship service, Sunday, at Lakewood Church, the congregation he took over 8 years ago after the death of his father, John Osteen,  founder of the institution. The younger Osteen moved the congregation from its outgrown northeast Houston established site to the building formerly known as the Compaq Center and before that as the Summit, where the Houston Rockets won two championships, circuses entertained with clowns, tigers and elephants and numerous rock stars had packed audiences on their feet, not unlike today's service. Dodie Osteen, John's widow and Joel's mother, sat near him during parts of the service. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in Houston. (Steve Ueckert / Chronicle)

The internet’s favorite theological punching bag, Joel Osteen, recently opened up to CBS Sunday Morning‘s Tracy Smith in a piece they titled The Positivity of Joel Osteen.  They discussed his testimony that led to him being the pastor of the largest congregation in the United States, and Tracy went on to ask him, …

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Stephen Colbert Questions Joel Osteen on the Meaning of “I Am”

Colbert & Osteen

Joel Osteen is certainly a polarizing figure and pastor within Christian culture.  He recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where they shared some interesting dialogue on the meaning of “I Am” with Osteen there to promote his new book entitled The Power of I Am.   Overall the convo didn’t get …

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