How Joel Osteen's prosperity gospel aligns with Donald Trump

Hosted by

Preaching to the 70,000-person congregation at Lakewood Church in Houston, Joel Osteen’s message was that Jesus wants you to be healthy and rich. His church has certainly made him rich. He is worth a reported $40 million and lives in a $10 million mansion in Houston. That’s partially why people were so upset when he didn’t initially open his church as a shelter for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Credits

Guest:
Sara Posner - Nation Institute, and author of “God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud and the Republican Crusade for Values Voter”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole