>Ouch Mr. Hart, that Hurt

>DG Hart posted his Old Life blog today:"Reformed Protestants are generally dismissive (or worse) of prosperity gospels. They know, at least intuitively, that suffering is part of the Christian life and that calculating God’s favor on the basis of material well being is not good theology...And yet, when Reformed Protestants pray, or at least when … Continue reading >Ouch Mr. Hart, that Hurt

Osteen’s Alternative Gospel

Yesterday I finished up chapter 3 of Horton's book Christless Christianity. The chapter, "Smooth talking and Christless Christianity", is a detailed expose/refutation of Joel Osteen's theology - if you can really call it that. It wasn't what I expected when I picked up the book, but it was a good reminder of how unbiblical, pervasive, … Continue reading Osteen’s Alternative Gospel

Why I hate the prosperity gospel so much, part 2

I'm writing this post while watching Joel Osteen on TV. No joke. I was bored by the football game so I started flipping. He's going on and on about not being just an average 5, but focusing on where you can be a 10. Blah, blah, bull. Watching him, however, reminded me about this post … Continue reading Why I hate the prosperity gospel so much, part 2

Why I hate the prosperity gospel so much, pt 1

First, let me acknowledge that the word hate has already turned some of you off. I get it. It’s because we’ve been taught, even by our churches, that there are good emotions and bad emotions. Anger and hatred are bad emotions. Love and joy are good emotions. Not true. Emotions are right or wrong based … Continue reading Why I hate the prosperity gospel so much, pt 1