Joel Osteen is coming to Louisville, Kentucky, this Sunday to "preach" at Freedom Hall. The event is being promoted as, "The Night of Hope." Osteen says the service will center on "our core message that God is a good God, he's on our side." But his critics say he's missing something profoundly important. "The first problem with Joel Osteen's message is not what is present but what is absent. There is simply no clear declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ," said Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (quoted in the Courier Journal today).
But Osteen says he's heard these criticisms before and replies, "Most people know what they're doing wrong, and need a message that encourages them to forgive others and build strong family relationships."
- Read more on Osteen's coming to KY here
- Read Brent's post on Why Joel Osteen Should Stop Calling Himself a Pastor