"For 25 years, pastor John Piper has been provoking Christians with the simple but paradigm-shattering truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
Satisfaction. Happiness. Joy. The pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible; it’s essential.
Building his message on hundreds of Scriptures, especially from the Psalms, the apostle Paul, and Jesus himself—and echoing the likes of Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, and C.S. Lewis—Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus not only as our Lord and Savior, but also our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure." (From the Desiring God website.)
"Osteenification is nothing short of the wholesale transformation of American Christianity. The fresh new face of “baptized” humanistic psychology—a new Babel reaching to the heavens, all the while promising “your best life now.” In short, Joel Osteen is the de facto high priest of a new brand of Christianity perfectly suited for a feel-good generation. And his claim to America’s largest church is just a small part of the story. With one billion impressions per month on Facebook and Twitter, he is the hip new personification of God-talk in America.
Indeed, that is what the Osteenification of Christianity is. It is conforming Scripture to cultural norms as opposed to allowing the plain reading of the text to transform. The glory of the cross exchanged for the paltry glory of consumerism." (From the CRI website.)