Despising Discernment; Hugging Heretics

Despising Discernment; Hugging Heretics
Recent Tweet from Furtick: Great night w a great man of God. Thx Pastor Joel 4 your humility & msg of hope. Love & honor! Now it seems Pastor Furtick has added Joel Osteen to his growing list of spiritual mentors. Maybe, you say, this was just a nice photo op, and Steven doesn’t really ...

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 ...

Running the Numbers

I made a comment in the When to Stop Eating thread that I think deserves a little more thought.  Last weekend, Elevation had their grand opening for their first permanent site. It drew their largest attendance yet. As Furtick reports: Over 7000 people at Elevation this weekend! Over 500 salvations! Eph. 3:20! Thank you Jesus! 500 ...

The Worst Sunday Ever at Elevation

Or at least that’s how Steven referred to it when greeting attenders last week. You see, Steven said he was tired of hearing that Elevation was a one-man show, so he decided to have all the volunteers take the week off… First, let me stop here for a moment. This is disingenuous to begin with. ...

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 ...

Numbers

With all Perry’s recent “scoreboard” nonsense, It reminded me of something I once heard Steven Furtick say. I found a version of it on his blog. This account is slightly different, but the meaning is basically the same: “If you get the impression that we’re all about the numbers, let me clarify… Of course we’re ...