Discovering the Prosperity Gospel
The fact that South Africa is a churched nation doesn’t mean it’s a gospeled nation.
A South African pastor interviews three Christian women about their experience in prosperity-preaching churches.
Jesus saved me from the prosperity gospel, and he can and will save more.
It may be easy for you to spot the prosperity gospel on TV, but can you spot it in your own heart?
Five trademarks of a subtler strain of prosperity teaching.
Analyzing the Prosperity Gospel
The prosperity gospel is the bitter harvest of an ancient seed planted in modern soil.
Why this heresy? And why now?
The message of prosperity appeals directly to our native greed.
If the prosperity gospel is true, grace is obsolete, God is irrelevant, and man is the measure of all things.
A prosperity gospel church is a purely anti-nine marks church.
Responding to the Prosperity Gospel
Love the gospel, protect it, and guard it. And for the love of all things good and holy, please stop sending missionaries if they don’t.
When it comes to money, our churches shouldn’t be cul-de-sacs but thoroughfares.
Pastors, don’t preach a message that kindles suicidal desires.
How can we better prepare ourselves to evangelize those who believe the prosperity gospel?
The study of biblical theology—or simply: reading every text of the Bible in its context—is the greatest corrective to uninformed prosperity teaching.
Prosperity Gospel Book Reviews
Joel probably is America’s pastor. Sadly, Break Out! pastors people to be narcissistic, biblically illiterate, and theologically confused.
Simply put, Reposition Yourself is a self-help book—and a dangerous one, at that.
What if someone with bad ideas is really good at describing people—their struggles, fears, and desires? Unfortunately, I’m afraid that’s the case with megachurch pastor T. D. Jakes.
Other Book Reviews
My impression is that much—most?—of what goes by the name of expository preaching isn’t actually expository preaching.
The one thing this book is not designed to do is to be read and put on the shelf.
This book fails to explain clearly Paul’s theology and its implications for the church.