Especially for long-time PP readers, you might be interested to read a few of these older posts against the context of the weekend’s story.
This is the Paranoid Pastors post that promoted Duffey’s “love the rage” conversation.
Duffey suggests that running over critics is a useful tactic. Now you know why I believed him.
From July 16, this post about how pastors interpret challenges against them as rejection of God. An excerpt:
What are you communicating to your own followers about the worth and dignity of Christians who are outside of your movement and, based on their own commitment to the Word of God, question the beliefs and methods of these charismatic leaders? When you call us sons and daughters of the Devil, what kinds of passions do you unleash and endorse among your true believers?
The weekend that Maxwell was fired prompted this announcement from Noble.
Here’s an excerpt from that post:
Perry’s warning against fighting isn’t terribly persuasive, especially given what else he said. He starts the illustration by asking God if he could fight a young woman at a fast-food restaurant who wasn’t even talking to Perry. The only reason that he didn’t is because God told him, after Noble sent up a quick prayer request, that he couldn’t. He then claims that his critics are sons of Satan, then he tops off the whole performance by wanting to hurl food at the young woman after hearing the testimony another young lady.
If this man were your boss, what kind of response to critics do you think would impress him most?