Joel Osteen – Research Resources
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Apprising Joel Osteen’s Word-Faith Teachings by Ken Silva
‘Expect God’s Favor’: Interview with Joel Osteen by Laura Sheahen, Senior Religion Editor at interfaith marketer Beliefnet
Joel Osteen – False Teacher by Robert Wise
The leaven of Lakewood by Robert S. Liichow. See followup
As much as Joel no doubt believes the growth they’ve experienced is due to the blessing of God it really boils down to three simple things, which have nothing to do with God at all: (1) his father’s legacy and an already existing mega-church; (2) Joel’s slick marketing abilities; (3) a biblically errant, but hugely popular message which appeals to the masses seeking to have their ears tickled and experience a “good time” in church.
Preaching a False Positive With a Smile by Mike Oppenheimer
Promoting the Gospel of Self-Esteen A summary critique: book review of Joel Osteen’s “Your Best Life Now: Seven Steps to Living at Your Full Potential.” Bob Hunter, Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 2 (2005).
Joel Osteen An entry in the Locusts and Wild Honey blog.
Joel Osteen: Smile When You Lie by Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries
Outing Joel Osteen: A Challenge to the Evangelical Blogosphere by Michael Spencer, at InternetMonk.com
The Gospel According To Joel Osteen MP3 download of a talk given by Rob Bowman at the 2008 EMNR conference.
A fair yet tough-minded assessment of the message and teaching of Joel Osteen, pastor of the largest church in America and author of two bestselling books, Your Best Life Now and the recent Become a Better You.
Joel Osteen A message by Gordon Dane, minister of Crossgar Free Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland.
is a big star in the Evangelical world but his message is one which is not the full gospel of the Bible. He attempts to leave out anything that might be perceived as negative and then adds some of the materialistic and humanistic elements of the charismatic movement. Therefore God’s people need to be warned agsinst his influence
Joel Osteen: Christless “Christianity” [YouTube] — Part 2, 3, 4
Review: Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now [Audio] by Jeff Riddle, Pastor of Jefferson Park Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. Part 2/2 of the “Fringe of orthodoxy series.” (Part 1/2 of the series is on Seventh Day Adventism).
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Joel Osteen Quotes by and about Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen Ministries Joel Osteen’s official web site
Lakewood Church Official web site for Lakewood Church, pastored by Joel and Victoria Osteen