What has the church taught about the Ten Commandments?

What has the church taught about the Ten Commandments?
In the last week or so, we’ve been focusing on Perry Noble’s teaching on the Ten Commandments, but perhaps this is an opportune time to remind ourselves what the church has taught through the centuries about the Commandments. I’ll kick it off with a few quotes, but please use the comments to add more (with ...

NewSpring gets its Catholic vibe on with its veneration of the saints this Easter

NewSpring gets its Catholic vibe on with its veneration of the saints this Easter
The Internet laughed at and chided Gary Lamb a few weeks ago when he asked the Twitterverse for ideas on what he could preach on for Easter Sunday. Lamb may have saved himself some grief if he’d just asked his former friend, Perry Noble, who was able to come up with a creative Easter idea without ...

So much for the Reformation

When I started reading Calvin’s works a few years ago, I was surprised at how contemporary and fresh they were. One of his books, The necessity of reforming the church, perfectly describes the church in our own time, and you don’t even need to be a Calvinist to see that his diagnoses were right. It turns ...

Are you famous enough to write for Mark Driscoll?

Are you famous enough to write for Mark Driscoll?
In light of Steven Furtick’s $1.7 million book mansion and the Mark Driscoll plagiarism and ghostwriting story, Andy Crouch and others have been examining the role of celebrity in the Christian publishing world. Along those lines, a sharp-eyed PP reader noticed the author application form for Driscoll’s new publishing house, Resurgence. If you’re interested in writing for ...

Why does Perry Noble reject Baptist baptism? (Part 2 of 3)

Why does Perry Noble reject Baptist baptism? (Part 2 of 3)
In an earlier post, we looked at the re-conversion of Congressman Gresham Barrett at NewSpring’s membership class, then to “prove to everybody how serious [he] was,” he got baptized again. It’s a curious thing that a Baptist church would let this happen. I understand that Baptists don’t accept some baptisms as being valid in the ...

The terrifying testimony of Congressman Barrett (Part 1 of 3)

The terrifying testimony of Congressman Barrett (Part 1 of 3)
In the summer of 2011, NewSpring told the story of Congressman Gresham Barrett, who, after a personally devastating loss in a campaign to replace Mark Sanford as South Carolina governor, joined NewSpring church and found a new purpose in life. In the biographical video, we learn the following: He went to a “very traditional family ...

How good is your caller ID? (Updated)

Perry Noble advised pastors on how to hear from God last week. One of the KEYS to receive REVELATION is PREPARATION!  It’s not that God isn’t wanting to download HUGE vision into us as leaders…but many times we just aren’t ready for it. Now, I might have said that the key to receive revelation was ...