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WATCH: Victoria Osteen On Why It's OK To Pray For A Parking Spot

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

Does praying for a material goal "dumb down" the idea of prayer? Victoria Osteen, the co-pastor of the Lakewood megachurch with her husband Joel Os...

Joel Osteen Says He's Not A Prosperity Minister

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen and his wife and co-pastor of Victoria of Lakewood Church joined HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill to talk Night of H...

Over $600,000 In Donations Stolen From Osteen's Megachurch

Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion

The safe of Lakewood Church in Houston, Tex., was burgled on Sunday, to the tune of over $600,000 in cash, checks, and credit card information, report...

Bianca Bosker

Inside An Evangelical Megapastor's Massive Soul-Saving Social Media Machine

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology

MIAMI -- Halfway through megapastor Joel Osteen’s sermon at Marlins Park stadium, seven frazzled people sitting in a press box overlooking the field...

Joel Osteen On Marriage, Motivation And Turning 50

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Joel Osteen is a crowd pleaser. The senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, whose television ministry reaches over 100 million homes in the U.S., has been called 'the voice of hope.' And for good reason.

U.S. Taxpayers May Get Cut Of 'Passion Of The Christ' Prequel Via Mexican Drug Case

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

SAN ANTONIO -- The American taxpayer may be getting into the movie business. In a real-life case of drugs and extortion that could itself make a pret...

From Organized Religion To Disorganized Religion

Chris Ladd | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Chris Ladd

The thundering roar of American Bible-thumping may be drowning out the patter of footsteps leaving the pews. America may be trailing Europe, but it seems be on the same path.

'Oprah's Next Chapter': Pastor Joel Osteen On Homosexuality And Sin

Posted 03.09.2012 | TV

Pastor Joel Osteen reaches millions through his sermons, and he tries to preach in a more positive way than some of his notable contemporaries. But be...

Megachurch Leader Gets Reality Show

Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

Houston megachurch leader Joel Osteen will soon be coming to a television near you -- this time as the star of his own reality show. The preacher ...

You Need to Know About This: Leaders Connecting Communities & Cultures

Lavaille Lavette | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Lavaille Lavette

The older I get the more I seek to connect with people, places and things that feed my passions--purpose development, leadership development and ways ...

Televangelist Brings 'Night Of Hope' To Chicago

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

With attendance down at its baseball games this season, it makes good sense for the Chicago White Sox's bottom line that they would allow U.S. Cellula...

Jaweed Kaleem

Crystal Cathedral, California's Famous Multimillion-Dollar Megachurch, Is Up For Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Crystal Cathedral, one of the nation’s first modern megachurches and one that had come to define the movement’s opulent strain with it...