Noble’s big wink at the harasser

In the last post I reviewed Perry’s sermon from July 12, 2009, which was preached in the early and intense days of the harassment campaign by his staff and volunteers. The focus last time was on what Perry was saying to himself and to me, but there was one other important audience member: Josh Maxwell, the ...

Perry Noble preaches about tough conversations

One of the key decisions amid a cascade of bad ones made by Perry Noble and other NewSpring leaders was his refusal to meet with me in July 2009. For context, I could see that senior NS leaders were supervising the vicious attacks against my family, so I needed to go directly to Perry to make ...

The sufficiently ambiguous tweet of the day

From Heath Houston: The obvious solution is to outlaw assault pastors. Share this:Share on FacebookClick to share on TwitterClick to share on RedditClick to email this to a friendMoreClick to share on Google+Click to share on StumbleUponClick to share on LinkedInClick to share on TumblrClick to share on PinterestClick to print

A few details about our NewSpring lawsuit (abbreviated edition)

Three years ago I reported the story of the campaign of harassment against my family by a NewSpring staff member and some volunteers under the apparent supervision of NewSpring executives. In 2010 my wife and I sued Noble, NewSpring, two other pastors, the staff member and two volunteers over their behavior during the summer of 2009. After ...

Temporary service disruption

I was made aware this afternoon that there exists a court order governing the disclosure of much of the testimony and documents in the NewSpring case. I have subsequently removed several posts and edited two others in order to comply with that order. If you reblogged or reposted any of the information that I removed you will ...

You should, you can’t, you must, you may never again talk to Perry Noble

The story of my attempts to meet with Perry Noble is one of changing rules and massive discrepancies between what’s said in public and done in private. Whom I meet and why isn’t normally of much interest to anyone, but this particular story reveals important features of Noble’s character and leadership which should be concerning ...

Here’s what NewSpring’s pastors were reading in 2009

Here's what NewSpring's pastors were reading in 2009
Last time I posted here, I gave you a few details about the campaign of harassment that NewSpring staff and volunteers engaged in against my family and me because I dared criticize Perry Noble. In 2010, we did take legal action against Perry, NewSpring and others, and that process was resolved a couple of months ago. In ...

Here’s the declaration

I couldn’t really think of how to say this, so I’ll resort to a bit of cricket speak, if you’ll indulge me. I think it’s time to declare the innings closed and retire to the pavilion. Pajama Pages will stay here as an archive, but I don’t foresee any more new posts for a while. ...

Shut up, they explained

I don’t know what kinds of questions Perry Noble is having to answer in his world, but if you survey the comments on this blog you’ll find a number of challenges to my position. While we await Noble’s explanation, I’ll offer this personal defense. You deserve it. It has been quite chilling to see this ...

NewSpring’s curious silence

I don’t have much more to say about this whole thing, but I’m surprised at how quickly NewSpring’s leaders seem to have gone to ground after their big splash on Friday afternoon. I’ve learned that they actually sent their statement as a press release to the local newspaper, intending to get this on the front page ...