Noble’s Defense of Multi-site Churches

Noble's Defense of Multi-site Churches
After watching this clip, I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or just be angry. I think I’m starting to settle in on anger, and here’s why: He starts out by saying people have problems with multi-site churches because they played basketball for a team that didn’t keep score because everybody was a winner, and ...

Power of Positive Thinking

Power of Positive Thinking
      Last Sunday, Elevation passed out the flyer you see on the right, listing 12 Faith confessions to be stated aloud daily by each member. I thought I’d post them here for examination: I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation. I act in audacious faith to change the world in my ...

3 Levels of Doctrine

Just finished reading a book by Al Mohler called He is Not Silent. Very good book that I’d recommend to anyone involved in ministry, even though it is effectually written for pastors. One particular thing that stands out to me is the three levels of doctrine defined by Mohler as: Level 1 – Essentials of ...

Does this Describe Your Pastor?

Here we see Furtick once again slamming other Pastors…something he tells the rest of us not to do: I am saying that the way we train pastors in our country prepares them to be more like Mister Rogers than Joshua. Or Jesus. And most pastors who are formally trained graduate with a Ph.D in pomp ...

Furtick slings the manure

Here we see Furtick throwing another attack towards the Church:  Furtick Tweets: Some churches are like mushroom farms: the people are kept in the dark and fed manure. Here again we see that Furtick’s rules for bashing churches only applies to Elevation and his personal friends. He can say preachers are feeding their people manure ...

Angry Singalong

In this video we see Steven Furtick rage against churches with an angry little rewrite of the campfire favorite, “Kumbaya”.  Here are Furtick’s new lyrics: Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya. Our Church is stuck in the 1950’s and we won’t change anything my Lord, Kumbaya. An Entire generation is dying and going to Hell with no ...

I didn’t know it was a competition

Brad Cooper reports from Perry Noble’s recent staff pep talk, including this advice on how to respond to critics: On Critics: “Scoreboard” And here I was thinking we were all on the same team. I really don’t know if Noble is contradicting or following his own advice from an earlier post called Thoughts on Unity: ...

Question me, Oppose God

We’ve seen over the last few days how Furtick and Noble continue to insist that people believe their visions and that no questions or criticisms of their actions in pursuit of those visions can be tolerated. There is a deep danger in the way that they present their pronouncements as infallible, and then boldly and ...

Paranoid pastors prohibit proper perspective

As this blog gets older, it has become quite noticeable how impossible it seems for any committed NewSpringer to criticize their church. Note, for example, one commentator’s tortured defense of Brad Cooper’s use of Bad A** Mother F****** to describe the church, as well as another’s commitment to confront sin and quick backtracking on that ...