Steven Furtick goes on offense over spontaneous baptisms: A response to the Shake the Snake sermon

Steven Furtick goes on offense over spontaneous baptisms: A response to the Shake the Snake sermon
Steven Furtick responded to the spontaneous baptisms report in his sermon yesterday, going on offense against WCNC and me for exposing his church’s mass-baptism plans. Furtick paused during the sermon to go on the record with the following statement: When they started talking this week on the news about our baptisms, I got hot. Yes, ...

How Steven Furtick engineered a spontaneous miracle

How Steven Furtick engineered a spontaneous miracle
While we’re on the topic of Steven Furtick’s marvelous manipulated numbers, now is as good a time as any to look back on his 2011 spontaneous baptism event where he carefully manipulated his congregation to herd them through his baptism factory. For a bit of background, Elevation had experienced a couple of lean years for ...

How Steven Furtick turns mediocre books into mansions

How Steven Furtick turns mediocre books into mansions
Steven Furtick is sticking to his story that his mansion money has come from his books, though his business partner clarified that the house is being built with money from books he has yet to write. Though the continued insistence that the house uses book money reinforces their Walter White problem, don’t you wonder how ...

Dear megachurch pastors, the Bible is not boring

I received this exciting email a week or so ago from the YouVersion Bible app (which I use and appreciate) with the subject line, See the Bible Come Alive this March: Have you ever tried to picture what Noah’s family experienced during the flood? What it looked like when Samson destroyed the temple? How it felt ...

Imparted Wisdom from Impart

Imparted Wisdom from Impart
Pastor Steven Furtick » Blog Archive » Married Guys Listen Up. In this video from IMPART, Steven Furtick is joined on stage by special guest Perry Noble. The first thing that hit me after watching this video is that someone paid $700 to watch these guys sit around and talk. Apparently, being able to draw ...

Older Brother Syndrome

Older Brother Syndrome
This weekend, I heard an incredible sermon on the Prodigal Son. This sermon further strengthened my belief that God’s Word is living, because despite the fact that I’ve heard this story a thousand times, I saw it in a new way.  I want to specifically look at one small section of the story. I don’t think I’m ...

Questioning Motives

Questioning Motives
I like what Furtick has to say on his blog today. I have often questioned the motives of mega-church pastors, and it’s good to know that Steven is beginning to question his motives as well. Here’s a little snippet: And my friend felt like the Lord responded to him with a challenging thought: “What if I ...

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision
Steven Furtick via twitter: Don’t ever compromise God’s vision. For anyone. Or anything. At any time. Stay true to His purpose. At any cost. I would be very interested to know what Steven means by “God’s vision” in this context. If we go on what he has said in the past, we can assume that ...

More on Revelation from the Visionary

More on Revelation from the Visionary
Furtick :  Prioritize the Presence of God. Your best innovation flows from revelation.  You must prioritize the presence of God in your life. More can be accomplished in a nanosecond of prayer, worship, and listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit than a month’s worth of strategy meetings in the flesh. Many leaders have ...

Speaking of Nit-picking

Speaking of Nit-picking
 A ministry simile for resource challenges: I was horrible at math in middle school.  But I was pretty good at similes.  Remember those?              Yellow is to sun as ____ is to moon Guns n Roses is to best band ever as Tiger Woods is to ____ God is to Satan as dogs are to ____ ...