"The Bible" Miniseries Promoted at Joel Osteen's Church

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey visited Lakewood Church in Houston to help promote the upcoming epic miniseries airing on The History Channel in March.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey visited Lakewood Church in Houston last Sunday to help promote their upcoming epic miniseries, The Bible, airing on The History Channel starting March 3. Burnett and Downey are friends with the Osteens, who visited them on the set in Morocco during filming.

The Christian Post reported that clips from the miniseries were shown during the service. Burnett and Downey also gave the Osteens a 1683 King James Bible.

The highly anticipated 10-hour miniseries will air through Easter Sunday and will retell Scripture from Noah to the resurrection of Christ.

Burnett is best known for producing award-winning reality shows like Survivor, The Voice, and The Apprentice. The couple came up with the idea for the series based on their lifelong love of Scripture and inspiration from other biblical epics of the past. Burnett said in an interview in October that he hoped the miniseries would make a “meaningful contribution.”

“I have had great fear, but my fear isn’t of the failure of the project. It’s looking back later having done nothing. It’s a very serious fear. The fear of not making a meaningful contribution, of being insignificant, of looking back [and thinking] that I didn’t step up. I am honestly petrified of that, or I was, and my pain of feeling like I let myself down, my family down, and not taking the risk to do it was far greater than the pleasure of being calm,” said Burnett.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/heath.carlton Heath Carlton

    Maybe I’m over-thinking it, but leaving out Genesis 1-11 leaves out a lot of foundational information for understanding the rest of Scripture.

    • amos8

      I agree, but how do you know this for sure? They mention Noah, who falls in there, but do they specifically exclude 1 through 5? If you don’t have 1-11 then yes, I wholeheartedly agree, you have a flimsy foundation at best.

  • LastManStanding

    In the first scene, with Noah and his family going through a terrible storm, Noah tells the story of the creation to his family. He tells it as it is written, “in the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth…”

  • Whitey Bird

    Biblical fiction. Not helpful at all in my opinion. The History Channel isn’t known for promoting the bible as inerrant truth anyway but I hope more people aren’t deceived by this mini-series.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.reach Joseph Reach

      The History Channel is just the station that picked up the miniseries – they
      did not produce it. Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett (The Voice,
      Survivor, Shark Tank, Celebrity Apprentice), and actress Roma Downey (Touched by
      an Angel) created and produced the miniseries.

  • http://www.facebook.com/horace.ketchens Horace Ketchens

    Wow, I can’t believe the biggest NON-CHRISTIAN minister would approve the mini series. When a minister CAN’T and WON’T take a stand against homosexuals, and says there are more ways the JESUS CHRIST and the CROSS to get to heaven. He is a LIAR and THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM (Joel Osteen) is a liar. He is a MOVIATIONAL SPEAKER….. HE IS NOT A TRUE MINISTER OF GOD!!!
    Don’t get me wrong….. I like homosexuals enough to tell them their lifestyle is a SIN pure and simple….. I DON’T LIKE THEIR SIN!!!

    • Romans14

      When and where did JO say this? Or are you just quoting a rumor or an edited version of an interview?

  • rev tod

    I am happy to hear that at least some Bible teaching will take place at this “church” its Pastor doesn’t teach the Gospel. He is a best a motivational speaker and his message is not Gospel based.

    • Romans14

      There’s so much jealousy and unfair judgment among would be pastors–it’s shameful, the satanic influence and divisiveness. The Osteen ministry has led millions to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. How many have you led there, rev tod?

  • Oliver

    I was extremely disappointed when I saw the first episode. They left out so much. And its amazing how they can redefine a persons character by adding phrases they didn’t say. Moses never said “with God’s power I shall set my people free”. And he was hesitant to go in the first place. And to make it worst, every time GOD did a wonder the praise went to Moses. The true stories are way better than this Hollywood interpolation.