Joel Osteen Archive

Q&A: Christian Violence, Heaven is for Real, and Molinism

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank reads an encouraging letter in which a listener expresses gratitude for The Osteenification of American Christianity. Quoting from Abraham Kuyper, Hank gives the basis for writing this book. Questions and Answers: At what point do Christians have the responsibility to use violence […]

Is God a Moral Monster? with Paul Copan – Part 1

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank welcomes Dr. Paul Copan to discuss his book, Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God. Dr. Copan sheds light on some of the prevalent misconceptions regarding the nature of God and dispels the notion that God is somehow different in the Old Testament […]

Judging the Teaching of Leaders, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank quotes John 7:24, in which the Lord Jesus Christ says, Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly. Using biblical examples, Hank exhorts us not to judge hypocritically, but to test the teachings of leaders in light of Scripture and hold […]

Q&A: Communion, Heaven is for Real, and Joel Osteen

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers questions on the following topics: If someone can eat and drink damnation upon themselves according to 1 Corinthians 11:29, doesn’t this mean you can lose your salvation? How should I respond to people who saw a pre-screening of the movie Heaven is for Real, and thought it […]

The Return of Cosmos, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank discusses the show Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which he claims a Dominican friar named Bruno was burned by the church in the sixteenth century for his belief in heliocentrism. Tyson uses this story to prove that religion is the […]

Joel Osteen’s Self-Affirmations, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank shares his thoughts on Joel Osteen’s misuse of Scripture. With an example from Genesis, Hank shows how Osteen takes passages out of context to promote his message of prosperity and positive self-affirmations. Questions and Answers: Has Joel Osteen ever responded to your […]

Merchandising the Gospel, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank compares the prosperity message of Joel Osteen and others to the selling of indulgences in the sixteenth century by Dominican friar, Johann Tetzel. Hank lauds Martin Luther for his courage and calls for another reformation in our day. Questions and Answers: Is […]

The Power of Words, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank discusses Joel Osteen’s influence on American Christianity including his unbiblical emphasis on the power of words, in which Osteen wrongly asserts that both positive and negative words are the cause of good and bad circumstances in our lives. Questions and Answers: How […]

Joel Osteen’s Urban Legends, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank recounts an urban legend involving tests done by the U.S. military, which Joel Osteen uses to prove generational curses are true. Hank also shows Osteen’s misinterpretation and misapplication of the story of the Canaanite woman in Matthew chapter 15. Questions and Answers: […]

Joel Osteen’s Scripture Twisting, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank discusses Joel Osteen’s twisting of Genesis chapter 3; showing how he takes a clear passage about Adam’s sin and distorts it into a self-help, successful living message. Questions and Answers: Does Joel Osteen truly believe his own teaching? I am discussing the […]