I’ve been asked about Joel Osteen from time to time, the mega-mega-church leader in Houston who is apparently enjoying his “best life now” on TV and at the book store. I tend to think of Joel Osteen as the epitome of what I like to call cotton-candy preaching: it may look good and taste sweet but, utlimately, there is nothing really there but an oncoming stomach ache. He seems to be the kind of teacher who tickles the ears (see 1 Tim 4:3).
There is plenty more that could be said, but sometimes its just easier to say, “Yeah, what he said.” So in that spirit, I point you to Michael Spencer, a guy who has invested a lot more time in studying Joel Osteen and has a pretty insightful take on him.
(ht: Justin Taylor)