The Salon Writer Who Fell in Love with Joel Osteen’s Megachurch

This is one of the more unexpected pieces I’ve come across in a while.  A woman journalist who writes for Salon and other leading publications, secular-minded and skeptically oriented, found herself in Houston and started attending Lakewood Church.  For those who don’t know, this is health-and-wealth preacher Joel Osteen’s congregation.  These are two constituent elements–secular [Read More...]

Christianity and Money: Two Recent Stories from The Atlantic

The Atlantic has recently published two stories that touch on Christianity and money.  The first, “Did Christianity Cause the Crash?” by Hanna Rosin, covers the prosperity gospel.  Here’s a snapshot from the piece that touches on Joel Osteen: Your Best Life Now, which has fueled a TV show that Osteen claims is now seen in [Read More...]