The Gospel According to Osteen

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Catechism

The wife of a certain prominent evangelical televangelist made some recent comments about the reason we worship that sheds some unfortunate light on what we might call the popular theology of many within our society with her public interpretation of why we worship and what it is that “makes God happy.” Of course Victoria Osteen’s statement that “God takes pleasure …

Joy to the World

David Oatney Saints

To the saints, the finest gifts are the spiritual kind. After receiving Holy Communion in 1569, the Spanish Carmelite St. Teresa of Avila marveled at the arrival of Jesus. Though not labeled as such, her words could be a Christmas thanksgiving: “Be joyful, my soul, for there is someone who loves your God as He deserves. Be joyful, for there …