Interesting: The "Face of Evangelical Christianity"…
isn’t even evangelical.
Deliver us, Lord.
Wouldn’t it seem that, in order to qualify as “the face of evangelical Christianity in America”, one would have to be able to articulate the “evangel”, the gospel? It’s possible that Mr. Osteen can–but that he chooses not to (at least with anything approaching clarity or fullness) is apparent from his speaking and writing. This relatively glowing piece in the Guardian does mention that Mr. Osteen has critics, but it doesn’t go into detail, but we’re talking about a serious, serious thing if evangelical Christianity comes to be identified, in the minds of people, with Joel Osteen.
A serious–and tragic–thing.