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Joel Osteen

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  • Thoughts on preaching the Prosperity Gospel

    Q. A recent Senate investigation into spending by high-profile televangelists found no actual wrongdoing, but raises interesting issues about the lifestyles of such people. The inquiry targeted six televangelists and examined how they used the funds raised by their respective churches, and whether they were breaking the rules pertaining to the tax-free status they enjoy as religious nonprofits. All six investigated preach some form of the so-called Prosperity Gospel, which says that paying tithes or donations to the ministries will result in God favoring the donors.
  • Small Wonders: A few things he just doesn't get

    Things I simply just don’t get: So, the last Harry Potter movie just came out. Spoiler Alert: J.K. Rowling is a gazillionaire. And leading up to the release was a gauntlet of publicity about the middle-aged actors pretending to be 17-year-old...

    Vote for the worst … on CTA

    Vote for the worst … on CTA
    Will the third time be a charm for the Wilson stop? For the last two years, the Red Line station in Uptown has won Going Public's annual Crust Station contest—where readers vote on the CTA station that inspires crabbiness because of its lack of...

    Essay: The help you take

    Essay: The help you take
    Recently, I hosted a TribU class called "Finding Happiness." When I invited a close friend to attend, I was surprised by her less-than-enthusiastic response. "Coming to a class on how to find happiness would be admitting failure," she said. Since when...

    Things learned from would-be Mega Millions winner's Facebook page

    Things learned from would-be Mega Millions winner's Facebook page
    As reporters huddled Wednesday outside the office of an attorney hired by the woman who claims to be the Baltimore County winner of last Friday's Mega Millions prize, we wanted to know a bit more about her than the fuzzy bits revealed thus far. So, we...