If you missed the Osteen piece on 60 Minutes tonight, you can go here to read a transcript of the interview and view a brief video.
60 Minutes and Byron Pitts did a great job with this. I had two favorite moments from the segment, Michael Horton’s spot on critique of Osteen’s gospel-less theology and this exchange between Osteen and Pitts:
“You said ‘I like to see myself as a life coach, a motivator to
help them experience the life of God that God has for them. People
don’t like to be beat down and told ‘You’ve done wrong.’ What do you
mean?” Pitts asks.
“Well, I think that most people already know what they’re doing
wrong. And for me to get in here and just beat ‘em down and talk down
to ‘em, I just don’t think that inspires anybody to rise higher. But I
want to motivate. I wanna motivate every person to leave here to be a
better father, a better husband, to break addictions to come up higher
in their walk with the Lord,” Osteen says.
“I mean is that being a pastor or is that being Dr. Phil or Oprah?” Pitts asks.
“No, I think we use God’s word. I think the principles that you
hear Dr. Phil and some of those others talk about many times are right
out of the Bible,” Osteen says.