More on Revelation from the Visionary

More on Revelation from the Visionary
Furtick :  Prioritize the Presence of God. Your best innovation flows from revelation.  You must prioritize the presence of God in your life. More can be accomplished in a nanosecond of prayer, worship, and listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit than a month’s worth of strategy meetings in the flesh. Many leaders have ...

Noble describes his vision

Perry Noble delivered his much anticipated presentation at Catalyst this morning and taught about vision. In case you weren’t able to attend, here’s some of what you missed. When we make any agenda of the church anything other than Jesus, we make the church a prostitute…. You need a Holy Ghost enema…. God will always ...

What is Furtick’s view of inspiration?

I can’t imagine that he thinks very much of it, based on earlier tweets suggesting God should apologize for Leviticus. Now he’s suggesting that the prophets were depressed and emotionally unstable. Finishing Ezekiel-wondering how the OT might have been different if the prophets had access to Lexapro 🙂 Yeah, yeah, the emoticon at the end ...

How to deal with critics? Destroy them.

NewSpring’s creative pastor, Shane Duffey, advises pastors from other churches on how to deal with critics. Don’t swerve for animals (critics (in & out) will try to get you off the road… just run them over) I believe him.

A Catalyst conference question

For those of you attending Catalyst in Atlanta this week, if you come back home motivated to do great feats of evangelism, does that make you a catalytic converter?

Speaking of Nit-picking

Speaking of Nit-picking
 A ministry simile for resource challenges: I was horrible at math in middle school.  But I was pretty good at similes.  Remember those?              Yellow is to sun as ____ is to moon Guns n Roses is to best band ever as Tiger Woods is to ____ God is to Satan as dogs are to ____ ...

Have it Your Way

Have it Your Way
Is Consumerism Killing the American Church?       On Sunday, my wife and I were talking about Little House on The Prairie. We were discussing the church on that show, and how everyone in the town went to the same church, and the Pastor was active in the life of each family.  Families who were at odds with ...

Perry Noble on Southern Baptists

Here’s what Noble tells you to think about his church. It is time that the Christian community got beyond themselves…it is time that we begin looking for what IS working in other churches and ministries rather than sit around and criticize what is going on. Be secure enough to get outside of the circle of ...

What’s wrong with being normal?

Noble includes this fairly typical exclamation in his notes tonight: The last thing I want to be is a “normal” pastor who leads a “normal” church full of “normal” people! “Normal” sucks! Not to get all OED on him, but I think he means average, not normal. Normal means what’s right. Its root is norm, ...

At least take a swing

I had actually been looking forward to Perry Noble’s current series on the end times, happy that he was tackling a topic that demands some serious study and thinking. The series was prompted by a survey of NewSpring members months ago where Noble asked what topics they would like him to preach on. Noble reported ...