Dissing Jesus and Paul’s church takes real guts

It’s fairly routine for Perry Noble to use his pulpit to rant against other churches. I’ve always assumed that the implicit assumption was that we should all just get back to a New Testament kind of church and we’d all be living in the ecclesiastical Promised Land. Until Sunday that is, when Noble showed his ...

For some, this is a bug

For others, it’s apparently a feature “We don’t think there should be any barriers to hearing the good news of Jesus,” said Nick Charalambous, NewSpring’s web campus pastor. “We know people are living more of their lives online every day, and we want to offer them an option to learn how God can transform their ...

You can see how this could get confusing

An inspiring pop culture leader says this is how you do it. I wanted to create a stage persona for myself that allowed me to really speak about anything I want… So I can be a storyteller, I can be jokey, I can be corny, I can be a little vulgar, I can be a ...

A pastor’s lament

Perry Noble recommended this post by Gary Lamb about the challenges that these emergent-church pastors face. Lamb says he doesn’t know what to do about it, though I think he is blind to the real problem. In the early days of people attending your church they will love your passion.  When the newness wears off, they will hate ...