Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Michael Horton on Joel Osteen

Michael Horton's writings were very influential to the development of my theology of spirituality. I highly recommend In the Face of God, written when Blackaby's Experiencing God and Sonic Flood were all the rage. He is one of the top Reformed thinkers out there.

I came across something he wrote in 2007--an evaluation of Joel Osteen's message. It's not shocking that a Reformed theologian would disapprove of Osteen's message, but I think Horton's thoughts are especially good. He quotes Christian Smith in calling Osteen's message "moralistic, therapeutic deism." Ouch.

No comments: