Oprah Puts Rob Bell on Her Spiritual A-Team

Eckhart Tolle.Rhonda Byrne.Elizabeth Gilbert....Rob Bell?Yes, the moment has arrived. After encouraging us to learn from Tolle about 'The Power of Now', pushing us to unlock 'The Secret' with Byrne, and exhorting us to let Gilbert teach us to 'Eat, Pray, Love,' Oprah has added Rob Bell to her list of must-read spiritual gurus. This month the media mogul picked Bell's recent offering What We Talk About When We Talk About God as her 'Super Soulful Book of the M … [Read more...]

Dan's Real Life is A Lie

One strange cultural passion is getting advice.  This is not the same as taking advice, mind you.  As a culture we seem to love to be told, “the right thing,” or, “what I should do,” even if we don’t generally follow through.  The success of Oprah is a great example, but despite her massive empire she is just the tip of the iceberg.    Thousands of radio shows, newspapers, and websites hire people whose ENTIRE job is to give others advice on how to live.  When we watch a movie like Dan in Real Li … [Read more...]

Is Oprah the Next Billy Graham?

When I came home a couple of weeks ago, I found my daughter watching Oprah. The show that day caught my attention (I know, I am now busted admitting that I was watching Oprah!). I heard Oprah talking about a 'webinar' being offered based on the book entitled, "A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose". Since I just recently preached a sermon at my church from Rev. 21:1-5 on the New Heavens and New Earth, my interest was peaked.In the book, A New Earth, New-Age, spiritual teacher and … [Read more...]

Podcast #21: Oprah's Big Podcast

Click here to listen! Oprah has become a true force in American pop culture, and her talk show is just the beginning. Oprah has her own magazine, cable channel, and as of Sunday her own prime time network television show. Of course, none of that is nearly as valuable or important as the influence she has on a good percentage of Americans. Forget the 08 race, Oprah is our real president.Is this really such a bad thing? How did it end up like this? How should Christians respond to such a … [Read more...]