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Televangelist Joel Osteen Refuses To Be Alone With Women Who Aren't His Wife
The Texas preacher says he follows the Billy Graham rule, which is meant to help male pastors avoid being tempted by women.
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Stop Idolizing Christian Celebrities
The Jesus of the Bible just isn’t as sexy and spiritual as our celebrities.
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Joel Osteen Look-Alike Joel Osteen'd His Way Into An Actual Osteen Event
The power of 'Steen compels you.
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Joel Osteen’s Church Makes Room For Jewish Congregation Displaced By Hurricane
The Houston megachurch had been criticized for initially closing its doors to hurricane victims.
'Rick And Morty' Star Calls Joel Osteen's Prayer Line, Gets The Unexpected
"Are you talking in tongues right now?"
A Down-And-Out 'Joel Osteen' Asks New Yorkers For Charity After Harvey In Spoof
The televangelist springs to action to help himself.
Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Survivors Not To Have A ‘Victim Mentality’
The controversial pastor vowed God will "pay back what belongs to us."
Volunteers Pour In After Joel Osteen Finally Opens His Church To Harvey Victims
Lakewood Church was under fire for being closed during the first days of Hurricane Harvey. But once it opened, it was filled with people seeking refuge and dozens of volunteers who wanted to help.
Brutal Memes Mock Joel Osteen Over His Hurricane Harvey Response
The Houston pastor is now the poster boy for how not to act in a crisis.
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Joel Osteen's Reaction To Tropical Storm Harvey Reveals The Pitfalls Of Prosperity Gospel
Analyst, social justice advocate, and blogger at What We Know
Preaching that God rewards in material excess inevitably ostracizes the "have-nots."
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Houston Megachurch Controversy
Joel Osteen explained why Lakewood Church wasn’t open as a shelter to people displaced by Hurricane Harvey… kind of.
Joel Osteen Says Megachurch Didn't Open Earlier Because Houston 'Didn't Ask'
The pastor came under fire for not initially opening Lakewood Church to flood victims.
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Inside The Megachurch Accused Of Closing Its Doors During Harvey
Lakewood Church waited days before offering shelter to Houston-area flood victims.
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Joel Osteen's Houston Megachurch To House Displaced When 'Shelters Reach Capacity'
A representative from the church, which seats 16,800, says it never closed its doors.
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Joel Osteen's Houston Megachurch Blasted For Closing As Thousands Are Displaced
The 16,800-seat church announced on Facebook that it was "inaccessible due to severe flooding."
What It's Like Being The First Black Pastor At Joel Osteen's Megachurch In Texas
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Pastor John Gray opens up about his relationship with Pastor Osteen and their "different expressions."
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