In the Reformed blogosphere, everybody and their brother has already posted about the Joel Osteen on 60 Minutes story (including Michael Horton’s blow for orthodoxy), but for the sake of trying to get this blog off the ground, I felt we should have at least a token post as a placeholder for discussion. If you missed it, you can catch it at the CBS website.
Echoing JJS, my take is, if CBS is taking you to task for delivering a Christless version of Christianity, you know you’ve got it wrong. In the segment, there was an old mixed-religion couple (Catholic wife, Jewish husband) at a book signing whose swooning demonstrated that not only is Osteen’s message not protestant enough to offend a Catholic, it is not even Christian enough to be a stumbling block to a Jew! I didn’t hear anything in his therapeutic message that would be folly to a Hindu, or a Muslim, or even an atheist!