Joel Osteen

Two San Antonians on 2017 List of America's Most Influential Evangelicals

Two prominent San Antonians are on Mewsmax's list of the 100 most influential evangelicals in America today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.<p>Cornerstone …

Religion

A La Carte (November 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include an unusually modest number of books. As I said last week, I expect things will pick up a lot on Friday and next Monday …

Evangelical Christianity

How Kathy James, Citymeals on Wheels Volunteer, Spends Her Sundays

As a volunteer for Citymeals on Wheels, a nonprofit food provider, Kathy James spends two Sunday mornings a month delivering meals to the homebound elderly. Thanksgiving is the organization’s biggest day. For the 2016 holiday, 620 volunteers, along with 225 staff, delivered close to 21,000 meals. …

New York City

Keeping up with Katya, the Russian Queen Racing Toward Fame

Drag queen and former "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Katya Zamolodchikova continues to break barriers with her bizarrely quick wit and biting humor—illustrating how turning our darkest moments into comedy can provide hope for our survival.<p>Katya Zamolodchikova is a lot like a genderfluid Energizer …

The Healthiest Countries in the World

Italy, Iceland, and Switzerland Are the Healthiest Countries in the World. Each has something the rest of us should be copying.<p>*<p>The History of …

Super Mario Odyssey

How The Astros Made Me A Better Entrepreneur

The Scriptures tell us that after the great flood, God sent a rainbow as a sign and promise of hope.<p>Call me crazy, but here in Houston, a rainbow of Astros blue and orange arose last week, and it’s given hope to our city.<p>Our city needed this.<p>It’s been over a week now, and the afterglow of the …

Entrepreneurship

'New York Times' Sues Scammer Who Pretended to Be a Reporter

Contessa Bourbon met with major politicians and even printed her own bogus business cards, according to the suit.<p>On Thursday, the <i>New York Times</i> filed a lawsuit against a woman who it says has been posing as a reporter for the paper for years, duping high-profile subjects into interviews and even …

New York Times

Fake Joel Osteen infiltrates real Joel Osteen event

HOUSTON – So what happens when a guy who looks and dresses like Joel Osteen goes to a Joel Osteen “night of hope?”<p>He gets free parking, gets into the …

A Joel Osteen lookalike trolled everyone at a Joel Osteen event

Michael Klimkowski is a comedian who just happens to look a lot like televangelist Joel Osteen. He decided to use his looks to pull off an elaborate …

Weird

Actor resembles Joel Osteen, fools worshipers at Osteen event

- You may not know who Mike Klimkowski is, but when you see him, you might believe he is Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen. Klimkowski looks just …

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Best-selling Books Week Ending 11/5/17<p>HARDCOVER FICTION<p>1. "The Rooster Bar" by John Grisham (Doubleday)<p>2. "Two Kinds of Truth" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)<p>3. "Orgin" by Dan Brown (Doubleday)<p>4. "Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier" by Mark Frost (Flatiron)<p>5. "Uncommon Type" by Tom Hanks (Knopf)<p>6. …

Books

Joel Osteen impersonator shows up at a Joel Osteen event and trolls everyone

Extremely rich and famous pastor Joel Osteen (you know, the one who shut down his megachurch during hurricane Harvey) had an event at the Forum in …

MSNBC host says the ‘far right has hijacked’ Christianity, worships Trump and ‘assault weapons’

MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday declared that the “far right has hijacked the concept of Christianity, as if it only includes people who shun LGBT people, want to ban birth control” and who “follow prosperity preachers like Joel Osteen, fetishize assault weapons and worship Donald Trump …”<p>The …

Donald Trump

The 25 Dumbest Ways You Managed To Injure Yourself

The 25 Dumbest Ways You Managed To Injure Yourself. Submitted stories that will make you feel smart—unless you've done the same yourself.<p>*<p>Chips Off …

GALLERY: Meet some of the world's richest pastors

<b>CAPE TOWN -</b> Pastors are known for their religious pursuits and pious living. However, beneath the modest occupation lies a profitable industry. Take …

Wealth

Debunking the 'Risky Teenage Brain' Stereotype

Time to End the Stereotype of the "Risky Teenage Brain." Teenagers take risks, but the reason isn't lack of brain development.<p>*<p>5 Strange, Star-Laden …

How Woolly Sweaters are Made

How Woolly Sweaters are Made. From sheep-shearing to the final product.<p>*<p>The History of Telephone Area Codes. There was a logical system for assigning …

How the Denver Airport Became an Icon of the Illuminati

How the Denver Airport Became an Icon of the Illuminati. Airport officials deny the urban legends, but don't bother fighting them all that much.<p>*<p>The …

Joel Osteen impersonator fools adoring Los Angeles fans — and even gets on stage

Michael Klimkowski, the leader of the “Dabs Den” sketch comedy troupe, looks so much like Houston megachurch pastor Joel Osteen that he managed to …

Liberal View

500 Years After the Reformation: the Fall of American Protestantism

It is an age of apocalyptic visions. Since that fateful evening of November 9, 2016, the American imperium has been forced to live with its own, …

History

ZH: One Day, Tomorrow Won’t Arrive, Paul Craig Roberts: Armageddon

COGwriter Zero Hedge posted the following: Paul Craig Roberts Goes There: “One Day, Tomorrow Won’t Arrive” October 31, 2017 If the US ends up in a …

Theology

Judge Rules Tax-Free Housing for Clergy Unconstitutional

American clergy members get a tax break thanks to Code Section 107(2), which allows that “ministers of the gospel” exclude housing allowances from …

Tropical Storm Harvey

When Halloween Was All Tricks

When Halloween Was All Tricks and No Treats. Before World War II, holiday mischief was serious and rampant.<p>*<p>9 Halloween Attractions That Went Too …

Former NAACP Leader Says Existing Border Wall Is 'Criminal' Because It's 'Raping People's Opportunity'

Rev. William Barber is not only against a longer and more extensive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but he is also against the current fence that …

Immigration

The Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking

The Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking. Walt Hickey crunches the numbers to determine why we like the candy we like.<p>*<p>The Best Horror Movies of …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Catalonians want democracy to work; Pope Francis wants Europe to be more united

The mediaeval city seal of Aachen on which the design of the Charlemagne prize medal is based COGwriter Various ones are not pleased with what has …

Christianity

Criticizing evangelical leaders, Christian clergy hold protest at the Mexican border wall

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this winter.</i><p>SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — Bishop William J. Barber called out evangelical leaders Joel Osteen and Tony Perkins during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico …

News (U.S.)

6 Books to Read This Month to Live Your Life to the Fullest

How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter<p><i>By Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler</i><p><i>November; Harper; $28</i><p>Economist Dan Ariely, author of the best-selling</i> …

Simon & Schuster

Halloween in the City of Bones

Halloween in the City of Bones. Derry, Northern Ireland, takes the ancient Gaelic Samhain festival to a new level.<p>*<p>Epic Ink: How Japanese Warrior …

The Giant Frog Farm Craze

The Giant Frog Farms of the 1930s Were a Giant Failure. The demand was real, but producing the supply was harder than it looked.<p>*<p>10 Real Animals That …