Joel Osteen ministry: Pastor not leaving the church, cites a ‘false rumor’

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It is a false rumor: Pastor Joel is not leaving the church. -JOM Team” -Joel Osteen’s … Continued

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It is a false rumor: Pastor Joel is not leaving the church. -JOM Team”

-Joel Osteen’s church tweets in response to online reports that he was leaving Christianity. The rumor was drummed up by “an elaborate hoax” which included a fake Web site and fabricated news reports indicating that the megachurch pastor had left Christianity. Those rumors were false.

Read more on Religion in U.S. Politics at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University.

  • jerry44

    Why do sheep follow these morons?

  • tombukowski

    This article about Osteen is in “On Faith”, shouldn’t it be in the Business section?

  • Vagrant

    Phony grin, oily hair and Elmer Gantry clone needs to just go away and take John Hagee with him.

Read More Articles

SONY DSC
Dear Evangelicals, Please Reconsider Your Fight Against Gay Rights

A journalist and longtime observer of American religious culture offers some advice to his evangelical friends.

shutterstock_186090179
How Passover Makes the Impossible Possible

When we place ourselves within the story, we can imagine new realities.

This Passover, We’re Standing at an Unparted Red Sea

We need to ask ourselves: What will be the future of the State of Israel — and what will it require of us?

pews
Just As I Am

My childhood conversion to Christianity was only the first of many.

shutterstock_186364295
This God’s For You: Jesus and the Good News of Beer

How Jesus partied with a purpose.

egg.jpg
Jesus, Bunnies, and Colored Eggs: An Explanation of Holy Week and Easter

So, Easter is a one-day celebration of Jesus rising from the dead and turning into a bunny, right? Not exactly.

shutterstock_186566975
Hey Bart Ehrman, I’m Obsessed with Jesus, Too — But You’ve Got Him All Wrong

Why the debate over Jesus’ divinity matters.

shutterstock_127731035 (1)
Are Single People the Lepers of Today’s Church?

In an age of rising singlehood, many churches are still focused on being family ministry centers.

2337221655_c1671d2e5e_b
Mysterious Tremors

People like me who have mystical experiences may be encountering some unknown Other. What can we learn about what that Other is?

bible
Five Bible Verses You Need to Stop Misusing

That verse you keep quoting? It may not mean what you think it means.

csl_wall_paper
What C.S. Lewis’ Marriage Can Tell Us About the Gay Marriage Controversy

Why “welcome and wanted” is a biblical response to gay and lesbian couples in evangelical churches.

Antonio_Molinari_David_y_Abigail
How to Resolve Conflict: A Bible Lesson for Foreign Policy Leaders

The biblical story of Abigail shows how visible vulnerability can create a path toward peace.