Dangerous flirtations with heresy

This retweet from Brad Cooper is giving me heartburn tonight: Acknowledging the historical fact of His resurrection doesn’t save u (James2:9). Being changed by His resurrection does (Rom6) I think more highly of BCoop than some of you might suppose, so seeing him entertain this kind of idea stuns me. The cancer in the modern ...

BAMF, Revised and Extended edition

Jim T, you asked and Cooper answered. Now we know what Brad Cooper meant when he described his youth group facility as BAMF. Enjoyed lunch with @daveyblackburn – new Fuse* space in gvl is a Big Audacious Mighty Fortress! [Twitter link updated]

Legalism: Pick your flavor

Two local youth pastors, two versions of legalism. Youth Pastor A says that not kissing and cuddling your girlfriend is good legalism. Be legalistic about stuff— i know that sounds crazy… but when it comes to striving for Holiness— the only environment i’ve been able to thrive in has been one that is seriously guarded ...

What is it with pastors’ T-shirts?

What is it with pastors' T-shirts?
A few days ago Perry Noble was wondering about whether he should wear a grope-your-wife T-shirt, and today Brad Cooper wants to know what you think about this: Is it normal that when Fuse* cranks up the worship, I want to tear my shirt off like the Hulk and just lose my mind!???! Trying to ...

Introducing the Turnstile Church

(This post is a followup to this one about the purpose of church.) A few months ago while watching Brad Cooper’s effing Bible video, I saw the basic difference between the way he and I approach church. To set the scene, Cooper is welcoming his congregation to a newly built (bamf) facility on the NewSpring campus. ...

How to pray like a Pharisee

A week or so ago, we were looking at Brad Cooper’s gun-assisted sermon on how worship is a weapon. Although we were rudely interrupted by the Gary Lamb news, a couple of things in his closing prayer warrant a few more bullet points. In his exposition, he criticizes existing worship styles. In our evangelical culture ...

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
A few people around these parts have been insisting that gross errors of misapplying Scripture, as we saw with Noble’s teaching on Simeon, happen so infrequently at NewSpring that we need not be concerned. That being the case, here’s something else they can be unconcerned about. Brad Cooper posted the sermon he was preparing when ...

Translating leadership talk (Virginia edition)

Translating leadership talk (Virginia edition)
Once again, the translation department of Pajama Pages offers this service for the benefit of our readers. A translation of Noble’s leadership talk at Innovate on Tuesday: If you are a pastor in the South, you have to be strapped [own a gun]. BCoop is on the fast track to greatness!!! I didn’t say ”˜What ...

Tommy reconstructs his censored comments

Tommy F emailed the following report on what happened at the Brad Cooper blog last week. From what I recall from reading the original discussion, his report here is substantively correct. The gist of my various posts are below (3 were deleted from BCoop’s site). I have not made any attempt to make them either ...

BCooP tweets @TommyF

Lot’s of LIPS TALK, few LIVES EARN THE EQUITY to be HEARD. If people are non-responsive to us, perhaps we should examine our lives… Tommy, you obviously need a lot of examination. UPDATE: Tommy, now he has a question for you. Question: Where are you hiding?