Sermon With a Smile

Butler, Carolyn Kleiner
October 2005
U.S. News & World Report;10/3/2005, Vol. 139 Issue 12, p57
Presents an interview with Texas televangelist Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston. Reference to his book, "Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential"; Reflections on his success; Question of whether people misunderstand the term prosperity gospel; Response to criticism concerning his positive outlook; Thoughts on politics and religion; How Osteen's background in television production has helped him; Ways that he keeps the megachurch experience personal; Hopes for the future.


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