What’s wrong with Christians?

I learned an important lesson from Noble’s recent sex sermon: never miss an opportunity to knock Christians. (This came seconds after he personally gave nonbelievers an exemption from following God’s rules for sexual propriety. It’s good to know who’s looking out for you, I suppose.) At the end of the day I just want those ...

Was Jesus just a dumb hick?

The answer, of course, is no, but one might be excused for coming to that conclusion after reading Andy Stanley’s assault on pastoral ministry in this lauded interview from 2007. Stanley the Younger is a lead-by-example advocate of CEO pastoring and wants to run through the Bible with a large bottle of whiteout to get ...

Great message from The Nines conference

Great message from The Nines conference
This is the first I’ve heard of Skye Jethani, though he seems to be a pretty important figure in the church planting / pastoral conference world. You can check out his blog here.  He seems to have a pretty good perspective on things. Here is his video from The Nines online conference from last week: Skye ...

Relevant Preaching

Relevant Preaching
Furtick: Just decided Kanye, Taylor, & Beyoncé will make a guest appearance in my sermon this weekend. That’s interesting. My Pastor preached about 3 famous people this weekend, too. Mordecai, Esther, and Haman. Share this:More

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 ...

A cultural argument for the Sunday Sabbath

It seems there are quite a few Christian leaders (Warren, Driscoll) and Pajama Pages commentators who are arguing that because we can’t be sure that the Sabbath is really supposed to be on Sunday, or even that it’s supposed to be celebrated weekly, that we can observe it on any old day of the week. ...

How is that working out for you?

Although I reject the premise that we can draw people to Christ by changing their opinion of the church, let’s look at what a culturally contrite approach has wrought in the church. It entertains error. It advocates assault. It sexually stimulates. It castigates Christians. It secularizes the sanctuary. It fouls with f-words. It lessens learning. ...