Shut up, they explained

I don’t know what kinds of questions Perry Noble is having to answer in his world, but if you survey the comments on this blog you’ll find a number of challenges to my position. While we await Noble’s explanation, I’ll offer this personal defense. You deserve it. It has been quite chilling to see this ...

Some posts to re-read with new eyes

Especially for long-time PP readers, you might be interested to read a few of these older posts against the context of the weekend’s story. This is the Paranoid Pastors post that promoted Duffey’s “love the rage” conversation. Duffey suggests that running over critics is a useful tactic. Now you know why I believed him. From ...

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 ...

Naming critics (Updated)

Because Perry still won’t name names, I will. The critic Perry refers to in this post is me. This is a huge, complicated story, and I’ll have it for you soon. UPDATE: I don’t mean to be teasing you, but this is going to take a while (probably late tonight or early tomorrow). The whole ...

What makes critics tick?

Perry Noble has revived an old post about why people criticize him. It’s an interesting list, but one that–to our great distress–totally nails PP. Because you have an opinion about something. Actually, his point is that critics don’t have opinions on anything other than Noble. Please understand this…most people do not have the guts to share ...

Noble: We don’t fight critics (except when we do)

Perry Noble took a few minutes to coach his congregations on how not to respond to critics last Sunday. Here’s some of what he said (after bragging about asking God for permission to throw over the table of a young woman at a local restaurant who dared to talk about entertainment in church within earshot of Noble): We ...