Like many of you I watched last night’s 60 Minutes interview with Joel Osteen. Since this is a blog dedicated to all things preaching then I think it is fair that we examine the man who is considered “America’s #1 Preacher.” There were a number of things in the interview that I would love to comment on but the one that stood out the most was his confession that he was not qualified to handle the Scriptures but nothing could prepare me for the shocking news that Osteen could bench press 300 lbs! I would like to publicly challenge Osteen to a bench-press competition in which the loser promises never to preach again.
By the way, Osteen’s new book Become a Better You hits stores today. Below is what others are saying:
Below is a brief excerpt on Osteen’s view of the gospel from an interview with Larry King: