Friday, February 25, 2005

Superstar Pastors-an illustration

Chrisitianity Today's Weblog, one of my daily reads, (click the link above) just illustrated the point I made about celebrity in my previous post...

I remember as a little girl in the 70's that "Jesus Christ Superstar" was offensive to people. Although it may have seemed blasphemous to some, at least Jesus Christ was supposed to be the superstar.

Weblog: $10 Osteen Tickets Going for $100+

Compiled by Ted Olsen | posted 02/25/2005 09:30 a.m.

Joel Osteen, superstar
"Tickets to see the Rev. Joel Osteen this weekend in Dallas are going for as much as 10 times their face value," the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. Dallas' American Airlines Center has only about half the seats of Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, and now the $10 tickets—long since sold out—are selling for more than $100. (seems like it would be cheaper to make the four-hour drive to Houston).

"Joel Osteen is now to the Christian religion what Michael Jordan was to the NBA,"'s Gary McBride told the newspaper. "When Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, game tickets sold out months in advance. In Christianity, Joel Osteen is that much of a superstar."


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