One more thing

Today Noble lists 15 things he wishes someone had told him when he entered the ministry. A sample: #1 – Everyone Will Not Understand You…SO Stop Trying To Explain Yourself. Cast Vision…And MOVE Forward! #2 – Everyone Will Not Like You…So STOP Trying To Be Popular. #3 – You Don’t Have To Be The Person ...

Digging Deep

Who said 90 days wasn’t enough for a thorough reading of the Bible?   Per Furtick: Attn #B90x ers worldwide: you have full permission to skim & scan on days like today. Unless you’re looking for a unique baby name.

Fill in the bio

Catalyst Conference’s bio for Perry Noble describes him this way: Perry is a gifted communicator and teacher, and his biblical wisdom and leadership insights exceed his years. I’ve seen a lot of Noble’s leadership insights on his blog, so that part of the bio isn’t terribly remarkable, even though IMHO they’re generally recycled authoritarian corporate ...

Bad advice for Balaam

Bad advice for Balaam
It’s a good thing Balaam’s donkey didn’t have access to Furtick’s tweeted wisdom. If you’re STUCK-mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally-remember: the only way OUT is THROUGH. Keep pushing… Isn’t reverse often the best option?

Who’s the dull one?

In the last few days, we’ve been wondering why leaders like Warren, Noble and Furtick have such a dim view of Bible study. In the case of Furtick, at least, I think I’ve found an answer. He doesn’t like the Bible. For a bit of background, Furtick has been leading some in his church in ...

Running the Numbers

I made a comment in the When to Stop Eating thread that I think deserves a little more thought.  Last weekend, Elevation had their grand opening for their first permanent site. It drew their largest attendance yet. As Furtick reports: Over 7000 people at Elevation this weekend! Over 500 salvations! Eph. 3:20! Thank you Jesus! 500 ...

Who’s playing?

Perry Noble talked up October’s Catalyst conference on his Twitter today, describing it as the Super Bowl of fall conferences. I noticed that the list of speakers includes Rob Bell (and PN). If it’s a Super Bowl, would I be safe to assume that Bell was only invited there to play the part of the losing ...

Another ignoble and gratuitous slam at the church

This week, Perry Noble is telling pastors how to avoid an affair, and this morning he’s recommending that they pay more attention to their families. Fair enough, but early on in his piece comes this reference: Too many pastors … let the expectations and demands of needy, clingy church people (notice I didn’t say Christians) ...

When to stop eating?

Steven Furtick says that we can study the Bible so much that it can be harmful. For example, he warns people not to go to churches where they learn about things like the doctrines of grace and “stuff your face until you’re so obese spiritually that you can’t even move.” Eating God’s Word is an ...

3 Levels of Doctrine

Just finished reading a book by Al Mohler called He is Not Silent. Very good book that I’d recommend to anyone involved in ministry, even though it is effectually written for pastors. One particular thing that stands out to me is the three levels of doctrine defined by Mohler as: Level 1 – Essentials of ...