The reality is, I knew writing “I’m Sorry Joel Osteen (Part 1)” wouldn’t change anyone’s mind about the infamous Houston pastor. Those for him stood for him. Those against him remained against him. Of course, one person’s weekend visit to one church shouldn’t change your mind about the Osteen’s. In fact, I’m glad my recollected experience didn’t.
In all honesty, this two-part blog post isn’t about Joel Osteen or Lakewood church. Rather, it’s based on the church. My initial post served as more of a catalyst of what you’re now reading.
Every morning in the routine of a true millennial, I scroll through my social media feeds to filter through what’s new. While not in this order, I’m sure to see the following at least once.
- Cute baby picture and ‘month old’ update
- Picture of a recent meal
- Fitness post
- Advertisement post
- Congratulatory status
- #mcm or #wcw, depending on the day
- Link to article or blog calling out specific pastor, denomination, church, worship leader/team, etc.
The last mentioned is the only worth grieving over and the only worth not sharing.