One of my favorite blogs to read every morning is Stuff Christians Like. Very comical stuff....read it, now.
This morning, one of the posts was on the number of famous pastors and how to keep them straight. It was suggested the best way to differentiate one pastor from another was to compare them to superheros. Here's an example:
Joel Osteen = Iron Man
According to the show "60 Minutes," Joel Osteen can bench press 300 pounds, which is slightly more than I can. But that's not why I think he's like Iron Man. If you haven't seen the movie, Iron Man is an incredibly rich, confident man named Tony Stark that develops a suit that helps him fight crime. Unlike almost every other superhero, he holds a press conference and actually tells the world he is Iron Man. I kind of feel that way about Osteen. Not that I have anything against him, but I don't think he hates being on the cover of books and magazines and television shows. He seems like someone who, like Tony Stark, is not afraid of the spotlight. And he also has a giant iron world that spins behind him on stage, which seemed to be a perfect tie in to the Iron Man reference. Plus he got a $13 million advance for his last book so he's rich like Iron Man.
To view others like Rick Warren, Beth Moore, and Mark Driscoll, visit Stuff Christians Like.