A Defense of Joel Osteen

His critics are ferocious. I trust they won’t prejudge this post without reading every single word carefully. It goes beyond Joel; it includes mega-ministries. Lots of quoted Scriptures here under seven points.

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“Loyal Subjects, Staunch Protestants, and True Patriots”

Dateline: Virginia, 20 February 1745: The Executive of the Virginia Colony delivers a speech to support George II over the so-called Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charles. The title of this post is taken from words in the speech.

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A Few Observations about Martin Luther

He is open to criticism—and has of late on social media. But he wasn’t all bad—not worse than you or I, especially when we live in the background. But he stepped boldly into the foreground and fought for what he believed in, in dangerous times.

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The Grand Assembly Decides How to Fight Indians and Levy Taxes

Dateline: Virginia, 16 October 1629: After the massacre of 1622, it looks like the General Assembly (in this specific meeting) decides not to hold back against the Natives. Plus, how does one pay for the daily business of governing? Several names appear in this post for research purposes.

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