America’s Ugliest Export

Here’s a video from Christianity Today about the prosperity gospel in Africa. (If you are viewing this in a feed reader, you may have to click through to the blog to see the video.) (HT: Justin Taylor)

Preaching in Pretoria

Oh no. He’s refuting my sermon points before I even speak.  Jesus, there’s either going to be radical transformation today, or I’m going to be chased to my car.  I shouldn’t have worn flip-flops. Those were my thoughts as the service began this morning at my friend Lordwick’s church here in a South African township,…

Jesus isn’t a Genie to Do Your Bidding

I picked up this flier from a pastor near the local orphanage I volunteer at in Pretoria.  Evidently, Jesus is dishing out miracles next week in Mamelodi. *  *  * It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t link this video about the prosperity gospel.

Jesus Didn’t Suffer and Die on a Cross to Make You a Better Person

Last November, for my birthday, Mike Janssen gave me a pseudo-present: a Joel Osteen, Become a Better You daily calender (thanks, Mike!).  For Thursday, May 15, Osteen quotes Proverbs 3:6, “In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and he will direct and make straight and plan your paths.”  Here is Osteen’s motivational thoughts: I believe one of…