Posts Tagged ‘Joel Osteen’

Arts Roundup: Charitable Bacon (We Wish) Edition

Joel Osteen Has a Traffic Delay:'s Jenny Rogers spent Monday tailing Joel Osteen, the charismatic megachurch pastor from Texas, who was in town for a book signing (The Purpose-Driven Something-or-Other) and to scout Nationals Ballpark for a prayer rally to be held next April. Osteen's cadre of handlers were supposed to give Rogers a [...]

Messiah Smackdown: National Philharmonic vs. National Symphony

Handel’s Messiah is one of those unfortunate holiday traditions you can’t escape, like ugly sweaters and fruitcake. Every year, choruses trot out the Christmas standard (actually, it was first performed in April) as their end-of-the-year moneymaker, which is to choral groups what The Nutcracker is to ballets.  Churches, too, love Handel’s oratorio, a sure way [...]