Dissent within the camp

Oh no. Steven Furtick appears to have fallen off Noble’s scoreboard wagon (to mix metaphors). He quotes this approvingly this morning: God will use the Gospel to lead men to Christ if the devil himself preaches it. And you all thought he didn’t read Pajama Pages.

Infectious Chutzpah

A couple of weeks ago we noted how a local minister was thinking that we could use our technology to help God out with his kingdom building. Now the same kind of thinking has reached all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Last week, President Obama told a group of rabbis, “We are God’s partners ...

The utility of Great Satans

A while back we were discussing the wisdom of attacking Satan, and after three posts I thought I had dealt with the issue. Not quite. Consider this the fourth in that series. One of the points I made in the first post was that a defining characteristic of false teachers is that they disrespect Satan ...

Twitterable wisdom

Twitterable wisdom
This gem from a Downing comment: There is nothing MORE churchy than having a Jesus sticker on your car and thinking that makes a difference. Anyone want to RT that? There is a serious point here, actually. Think about the two men on the road to Emmaus. They were looking right at Jesus and didn’t ...

Great quotes from Perry’s latest sermon

Noble’s sermon from last Sunday apparently moved a few people here, so I decided to give it a listen… You didn’t honestly think I was gonna listen and not comment, did you?  Here’s what he has to say: Jesus called it the Great Comission, not the Great Suggestion. Sure about that one, Perry? I’m too ...

The Worst Sunday Ever at Elevation

Or at least that’s how Steven referred to it when greeting attenders last week. You see, Steven said he was tired of hearing that Elevation was a one-man show, so he decided to have all the volunteers take the week off… First, let me stop here for a moment. This is disingenuous to begin with. ...

Worship without thinking

Brad Cooper offered this curious observation over the weekend: Worship is the ONLY activity of the HUMAN SOUL…. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE WORSHIPERS! What? Worship should be the most important activity of the human soul, but you’re stealing a whole lot of bases if you assure yourself and your followers that you’ve got the whole endeavor sown ...

Impressive flexibility

A Sunday Noble tweet: For far too long the church gathering on Sunday has been a pathetic farce. Nine hours later: When our “ministry” is to tear others down we make hell so proud. Admirable intellectual flexibility.

Why worship is more important than evangelism

In a recent discussion about what you lose if you try to reproduce church worship online, a commentator posted the following response: what does it matter? as long as people are being reached for Christ and the doctrine is sound, who cares if online worship replaces physical in-house worship for some? think of it this way, ...

Does this Describe Your Pastor?

Here we see Furtick once again slamming other Pastors…something he tells the rest of us not to do: I am saying that the way we train pastors in our country prepares them to be more like Mister Rogers than Joshua. Or Jesus. And most pastors who are formally trained graduate with a Ph.D in pomp ...