Holy rage at the ‘Spring

Holy rage at the 'Spring
In mid October, Perry Noble made an intriguing statement in one of his sermons that the church had fired one of its employees for “going over the line” against a critic. “Don’t worry,” Noble assured his flock, the guy didn’t blow up anyone’s house. Noble gave no more details about what his employee had done ...

Naming critics (Updated)

Because Perry still won’t name names, I will. The critic Perry refers to in this post is me. This is a huge, complicated story, and I’ll have it for you soon. UPDATE: I don’t mean to be teasing you, but this is going to take a while (probably late tonight or early tomorrow). The whole ...

Answering baptism objections

To my knowledge there are four basic objections to baptism by sprinkling, so, as promised, let’s deal with them. Immersion is a symbol of our burial. This is the one that was mentioned most frequently in the comments to the last baptism post, and it’s based on two primary passages. We died to sin; how ...

Having fun with the Furtick vision translator

Since Steven Furtick has discovered that visions and delusions are difficult to tell apart, let’s revisit some of his earlier teachings, this time substituting delusion for vision. Sometimes God plants a delusion in your heart so outrageous that you need to keep it to yourself for a while. Understanding and passing the delusion down from ...

Real wisdom from Furtick

A really promising tweet from Furtick tonight. It’s hard to differentiate between a vision & a delusion-both cause you to see things that no one else sees. No sarcasm here; it’s good that he’s recognizing this. Share this:Share on FacebookClick to share on TwitterClick to share on RedditClick to email this to a friendMoreClick to ...

What the Pharisees taught me about baptism

Before immersing yourself in this post, please read part one of this series on the purpose of baptism. We can’t really make sense of the biblical mode of baptism without understanding its purpose. Before I get started, let me begin with a little biography. I was born into a Baptist family. My grandparents were Baptist ...

How to work through complex problems in one easy step

Perry Noble puts his critics on the couch for some psychoanalysis this morning. He starts from the admirably humble position of assuring us that if someone doesn’t like him, it’s because they’re jealous of him. If that bombshell doesn’t seal the argument for you, he adds this: Why do “Christians” hate people who don’t believe ...

What if we did football by multisite?

To show that I can do bad football analogies as well as anyone, I have been wondering lately what would happen if advocates of multisite churches applied their thinking to football. From what we’re told about multisites and online churches… We get just as much out of watching a video screen as being there in ...

What is the purpose of baptism?

A month or so ago, Perry Noble and Steven Furtick baptized almost 1,000 people between them in a remarkable day when they sprung the opportunity on people who had come to church with no knowledge of what they’d end up being asked to do. As I showed you back then, Noble spent just a few ...

A priceless pair of proclamations from Perry’s preaching

Perry Noble last week: My prayer for this series is that singles will view being single NOT as a sickness, but rather as a season that needs to be embraced in order to learn all that God desires to teach them. Perry Noble this week: We started to hand two marbles out to every single ...