Great message from The Nines conference

Great message from The Nines conference
This is the first I’ve heard of Skye Jethani, though he seems to be a pretty important figure in the church planting / pastoral conference world. You can check out his blog here.  He seems to have a pretty good perspective on things. Here is his video from The Nines online conference from last week: Skye ...

Calling all decoder ring owners

After refuting the devil’s lie just a couple of weeks ago that NewSpring is just out for your money, I don’t know if this tweet is self parody or just his latest iwanna urge: I think I want a jeep…or either a really fast sports car…can’t decide! Paper or plastic. Fries or rings. Credit or ...

Despising Discernment; Hugging Heretics

Despising Discernment; Hugging Heretics
Recent Tweet from Furtick: Great night w a great man of God. Thx Pastor Joel 4 your humility & msg of hope. Love & honor! Now it seems Pastor Furtick has added Joel Osteen to his growing list of spiritual mentors. Maybe, you say, this was just a nice photo op, and Steven doesn’t really ...

Relevant Preaching

Relevant Preaching
Furtick: Just decided Kanye, Taylor, & Beyoncé will make a guest appearance in my sermon this weekend. That’s interesting. My Pastor preached about 3 famous people this weekend, too. Mordecai, Esther, and Haman.

Should pastors be asking God to kill their neighbors?

Here’s a great example of what can go wrong when you preach from personal anecdotes rather than from God’s Word. Perry Noble is preaching about how he ignores his critics, and uses a cute little travel anecdote from a recent missions trip to help us see his point. It’s hard to ignore some things. It ...

Another language catastrophe

Another language catastrophe
Steven Furtick describes a baptism at his church today as pandemonium. For a man who makes his living with words, this is terribly clumsy. The word has multiple meanings, none of which flatter Furtick or his church. From dictionary.com: wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos. a place or scene of riotous uproar or ...

Do they have ghost writers?

One thing about the blogs of a few of the leaders that PP pays some attention to is that they tend to mix their faux wisdom with demeaning observations about strangers they run in to in their lives. A month or two ago, a NS commentator asked us to watch a great Noble sermon where ...

Perspective

Perspective
Some picture! Some perspective: He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing… The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke… And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power? ...

New Turnstile Church strategy: We avoid God’s Word to keep you from sin

Almost two weeks ago, I asked Perry Noble supporters to give us examples of Noble’s biblical wisdom. I asked someone to describe the emperor’s advertised grand clothes, not seeing any myself, and all of his supporters on this site (and there are many) decided he was best left in his jeans and tee shirt. Perhaps ...

Concerned for Cooper

Concerned for Cooper
Rough days lie ahead for our NewSpring friend. He tweets: We become what we BEHOLD. Period. So what has he been beholding lately? From Cooper’s Twitpic: Oh dear.