Preaching · Self-Esteem · The Church · Worship

What Makes God Happy?

According to the Huffington Post, “Lakewood Church co-pastor Victoria Osteen received backlash from the Christian community after video footage of an August sermon surfaced showing Osteen encouraging congregants to ‘do good for your own self.’ The pastor, who is married to televangelist Joel Osteen, told the congregation that the key to making God happy is…… Continue reading What Makes God Happy?

Biblical Doctrines · Christian Living · Pet Peeves · Self-Esteem · Sin

The Problem With Self-Forgiveness

When the Spirit of God brings a person to repent of sin it is not unusual for there to be a measure of self-loathing. The prophet Isaiah had this spiritual experience and wrote about it: “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,…… Continue reading The Problem With Self-Forgiveness


The Moral Failure of Self-Esteem Theology

Self-esteem is a term used in psychology and in theology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth, often in comparison and contrast to someone else.  People who embrace self-esteem psychology and theology are not hesitant to employ concepts such as, “I am competent,” “I am worthy,” “I am…… Continue reading The Moral Failure of Self-Esteem Theology