Cultural studies cannot determine or shape the primary methods and structures of the church. Those are found in the pages of the Bible.
All in all, I was disappointed with Wagner’s book. There are no ideas here that you cannot find in other, better books.
On the whole, most of T.D. Jakes’s works belong on the psychology shelves at the bookstore.
If Joel Osteen wants to be the Norman Vincent Peale of the twenty-first century, he has every right to give it a shot. But he should stop marketing his message as Christianity, because it is not.
Having watched so many of these videos, it strikes me just now how seldom Bell uses the traditional Christian language to name Jesus.
I appreciate and rejoice with Cymbala that God has done wonderful things in his life and church through prayer.