Friday, June 24, 2005

My last post on this:

I don't want to beat a dead horse but I just read something else about Joel Osteen (thanks, Justin Taylor, Associate Pastor at John Piper's church). Check this out:

Do you know the two most popular admission tickets that Ticketmaster sells? According to a knowledeable source, U-2 is #1. And Joel Osteen is #2.
The author of the best-selling book - Your Best Life Now - (currently ranked #41 on Amazon.com), routinely holds events in some of the nation's largest arenas at about $10 per person. He's in Philadelphia, Anaheim, Atlanta and Washington, DC in the next few weeks.

Taylor gives one other interesting thought, noting that during the interview with Larry King that "Osteen said, 'I don't know' 45 times--an average, I'd guess, once per minute."

That's probably the most truthful thing Osteen said the whole night.

4 comments:

Mike Cline said...

I was going to add something but, well, I don't know...

Chuck said...

I know something. I'd pay a hundred bucks to see U2 before I'd pay ten to see Osteen. I think. Shoot, I'd pay to see the artists formerly known as Day Three, formerly known as Proclaim, before I'd pay to Osteen. ;-)

Bruce Roberts said...

Interesting that both of the top 2 ticketmaster sellers claim to be Christians. I can't judge the heart, but Jesus did say we should be "fruit testers". Once you get past Bono's profanity, he probably has a more Christ like attitude than Osteen, that's ironic isn't it. Now, don't go blog slamming me about whether or not the members of U2 are really Christians or not, I've just seen fruit in the life of Bono. Plus, his music is pretty cool most of the time.

Chuck said...

Bono and one other member, can't remember which one at least claim to be Christians.