Exclusive: These Pastors and Churches Took Millions in PPP Loans

Joel Osteen landed in hot water when the Houston Chronicle broke the story that Lakewood Church had indeed accepted Payroll Payment Protection loans under the Small Business Administration’s allocation for non-profit organizations to benefit from this lockdown relief program, which he previously denied. But Joel Osteen was far from the only pastor and Lakewood Church […]

Social Justice Gospel meets Prosperity Gospel

It’s a common misconception that false gospels are mutually exclusive. The Prosperity Gospel is often viewed as a Republican heresy while the Social Justice Gospel and liberal Christianity at large are viewed as Democrat heresies. Indeed Donald Trump has surrounded himself on multiple occasions with Prosperity preachers, including his “spiritual advisor” Paula White (Cain). And […]

Is Michael Todd a false teacher?

Category 5 Verdict: Michael Todd preaches the Prosperity and Popularity Gospels. His potential danger is one of Joel Osteen levels. Preface At the request of one of our readers, we have been asked to investigate whether Michael Todd is a false teacher. You can make a request here, and we will honor it. It is a […]

Baby Christians need protection from Joel Osteen

When Kanye visited Joel Osteen’s church last weekend on the tenth, it drew all attention on to Kayne’s own salvation. Some said that associating with known and obvious false teachers was a sign that Kanye was not really saved. Other saw this as an opportunity to preach the gospel to an unreached audience. But Kanye […]

DarkLinks 15: Chick-Fil-A capitulation

  Chick-fil-A offers pitiful excuse for caving to radical progressive pressure By Blaine Traber @ NOQ Report I’m not going to involve myself in the “Cancel Culture” and either call for boycotts of Chick-fil-A or even boycott them myself. I love the sandwiches and I enjoy the spectacular service. There are much worse organizations to […]

Why the Prosperity Gospel is still popular

It’s oddly amazing that Christians have spent a lot of time and energy combating the Prosperity Gospel but the question is to what effect. Names like Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Paula White-Cain, Joyce Meyer, TD Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, and the entire Trinity Broadcast Network, have been condemned repeatedly by numerous Christian sources. The […]

Christian Entrepreneurship is not the Prosperity Gospel

After writing, the previous post about Joel Osteen, I really want to make sure that there is no confusion between what Startup Christ wants to accomplish and what the prosperity gospel teaches. I don’t think there’s any real confusion however this is a good opportunity to show people who are skeptical about what Startup Christ […]

Hurricane Harvey and Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen has been under a lot of fire for the perceived hypocrisy of his megachurch church. Whether social media jumped on him prematurely or not, the facts remain that he failed to properly communicate the delay in his church’s relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. He should have said that they were trying to fix […]