Weekend breather

You may have noticed that our posting rate has slowed down a bit this week. I’ve had a few too many plates in the air this week to give PP the attention it deserves, and I’ve got a couple of other important projects I’m working on in the next day or two. Keep posting away ...

Imparted Wisdom from Impart

Imparted Wisdom from Impart
Pastor Steven Furtick » Blog Archive » Married Guys Listen Up. In this video from IMPART, Steven Furtick is joined on stage by special guest Perry Noble. The first thing that hit me after watching this video is that someone paid $700 to watch these guys sit around and talk. Apparently, being able to draw ...

Lamb announces his divorce from Noble

Gary Lamb unloaded on his former friends in a remarkable post on Saturday where he tells what he has learned in the “real world” the last few months. Some excepts: I had some of the fakest friendships in the world. People I thought were my best friends I haven’t spoken to once since I had ...

Muddying the vision problem

Noble compounds his slippery personal revelation problem with this weekend tweet: Being filled with vision doesn’t always mean that God is inspiring us…but rather that He’s disturbing us! Two quick points. He acknowledges that vision does equal inspiration. Even though he assures us that it doesn’t “always” mean inspiration, the implication is that it is ...

Furtick gives relationship advice

Steven Furtick released this highlight of his recent Impart conference where he downloads his wisdom to pastors and church staffers. Pajama Pages is happy to provide a translation for you: I’ve just made a decision in my life that no one human being will take the seat of the throne of lordship in my life, ...

Older Brother Syndrome

Older Brother Syndrome
This weekend, I heard an incredible sermon on the Prodigal Son. This sermon further strengthened my belief that God’s Word is living, because despite the fact that I’ve heard this story a thousand times, I saw it in a new way.  I want to specifically look at one small section of the story. I don’t think I’m ...

Cooper takes a shot at “complacent” parents

As I’ve said before, the efforts to peel children away from their parents is one of the most troubling aspects of NewSpring’s youth ministry. Pastor Cooper is at it again. I love hearing about parents who get uncomfortable with the radical passion their student lives out… Exposure of complacency?? Hmm? A complacent parent would be ...

What makes critics tick?

Perry Noble has revived an old post about why people criticize him. It’s an interesting list, but one that–to our great distress–totally nails PP. Because you have an opinion about something. Actually, his point is that critics don’t have opinions on anything other than Noble. Please understand this…most people do not have the guts to share ...

How does God speak to us?

How does God speak to us and reveal his will? I’ve written about how preachers should talk about God’s revelation, so this will extend that to consider how we think and talk about how God speaks to us as laypeople. Has God stopped speaking to us? Just because God closed the book on his written ...

The new confessional preaching

A few years ago, “confessional preaching” would have had people assuming you were talking about pastors who promoted and adhered to the great confessions and creeds of the faith. Nowadays, you’re just as likely to find preachers who confess to their embarrassing physical ailments or sinful urges. A helpful reader sent me this article about ...