Houston pastor Joel Osteen prayed before Congress Tuesday morning.. http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2012/04/joel-osteen-opens-house-session-with-prayer/ Joel gets a lot of flack from the conservative church not to mention the lost. He is an interesting guy to say the least. He must believe what he is saying else why do it? He is always smiling an up-beat and is not paid a dime through the church yet he hangs in their. I am not suggesting he is correct in his doctrine or theology, but that he does pose an interesting aspect of the church.