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 ...

How do you ignore this?

What did NewSpring’s leadership know and when did they know it is one of the key questions in this story. We know what Jason Moorhead knew, but what about Noble and another of his lieutenants? We know that Noble and Brad Cooper routinely monitor messages coming into their Twitter accounts by people who send them ...

Holy rage at the ‘Spring

Holy rage at the 'Spring
In mid October, Perry Noble made an intriguing statement in one of his sermons that the church had fired one of its employees for “going over the line” against a critic. “Don’t worry,” Noble assured his flock, the guy didn’t blow up anyone’s house. Noble gave no more details about what his employee had done ...

Cooper takes a shot at “complacent” parents

As I’ve said before, the efforts to peel children away from their parents is one of the most troubling aspects of NewSpring’s youth ministry. Pastor Cooper is at it again. I love hearing about parents who get uncomfortable with the radical passion their student lives out… Exposure of complacency?? Hmm? A complacent parent would be ...

Coop, perhaps you want to reword this

Coop, perhaps you want to reword this
NewSpring preacher, Brad Cooper, summarizes his latest sermon on worship like this: Worship should matter to us because WE BECOME WHAT WE WORSHIP! So right now as you read these very words you are evolving into your object of Worship. There’s only 2 kinds of Worship objects in this world: GOD & BAD – So ...

Do they have ghost writers?

One thing about the blogs of a few of the leaders that PP pays some attention to is that they tend to mix their faux wisdom with demeaning observations about strangers they run in to in their lives. A month or two ago, a NS commentator asked us to watch a great Noble sermon where ...

Concerned for Cooper

Concerned for Cooper
Rough days lie ahead for our NewSpring friend. He tweets: We become what we BEHOLD. Period. So what has he been beholding lately? From Cooper’s Twitpic: Oh dear. Share this:More

Live by slang, die by slang

Someone get Brad Cooper a concordance or Bible dictionary. He offers this description of God’s work tonight: God is so Amazing…. He continues to peel back new layers of Awesomeness @ Fuse*…. Tonight equated to BangORang! I’m not even going to provide a link, but you really don’t want to know what that last word ...

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 ...

Bell on the resurrection

Here’s Rob Bell explaining why the resurrection as historical fact is really not necessary (from his Velvet Elvis book, approvingly reproduced by a Bell supporter): it is important to remember that we rarely find these first christians trying to prove that the resurrection actually occurred. for one, a lot of the people who saw jesus ...