Tag: mega-church

September 8, 2017 / Media

Natural disasters and acts of God tend to appear alongside each other on legal papers and insurance policies. It seems they’re touched on in Joel Osteen’s megachurch operations manual, too. You might think a former NBA basketball arena with capacity for 17,000 would make a good shelter in such a situation. Joel disagrees.

Despite being situated fairly ideally to assist the community during the worst hurricane to hit Texas in over fifty years, Osteen’s only first move was to encourage church members to donate to the church while insisting that flood waters made the facility inaccessible.

Don’t Hate the Pastor, Hate the Megachurch

January 14, 2008 / Media

There are some ministers of what are known as mega-churches who throw out that notion of a humble preacher who is only in the preaching business to proselytize. The US Senate wants to find out if tax payers are being taken for a ride.