Thursday, November 29, 2007

Joel Osteen's Most Unfortunate Compliment

Due to the same first name, I am often compared to Joel. I have mixed feeling about him, and have friends I highly respect who have met with him and spoke well of him. Today he is in Orlando and the Orlando Sentinel has an article on him here.
The point of the article is to point out that Joel does not take salary from his church, and that he drives an older car than I. However in the midst of the praises the article says "His books are filled with lots of exclamation points, but the word Jesus rarely appears."
This is always the problem with Joel's politically correct ministry. Joel does give the plan of salvation in some of his messages but I do wish that he would firm up his message and preach more of the cross from his worldwide platform.