Furtick’s Chatterbox was inspired by pagan spiritualists like the Queen of Manifestation

Furtick's Chatterbox was inspired by pagan spiritualists like the Queen of Manifestation
If Chapter One weren’t bad enough, the second chapter of Steven Furtick’s Crash the Chatterbox gets simultaneously silly and seriously dangerous. Here’s the passage that got my attention: I read online that the average person has more than sixty thousand thoughts per day, and over 80 percent of these thoughts are negative. Is that accurate? ...

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 ...

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 ...

Filthy Roman Sponge

Filthy Roman Sponge
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Coop, perhaps you want to reword this

Coop, perhaps you want to reword this
NewSpring preacher, Brad Cooper, summarizes his latest sermon on worship like this: Worship should matter to us because WE BECOME WHAT WE WORSHIP! So right now as you read these very words you are evolving into your object of Worship. There’s only 2 kinds of Worship objects in this world: GOD & BAD – So ...

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 ...

Bell on the resurrection

Here’s Rob Bell explaining why the resurrection as historical fact is really not necessary (from his Velvet Elvis book, approvingly reproduced by a Bell supporter): it is important to remember that we rarely find these first christians trying to prove that the resurrection actually occurred. for one, a lot of the people who saw jesus ...

Dangerous flirtations with heresy

This retweet from Brad Cooper is giving me heartburn tonight: Acknowledging the historical fact of His resurrection doesn’t save u (James2:9). Being changed by His resurrection does (Rom6) I think more highly of BCoop than some of you might suppose, so seeing him entertain this kind of idea stuns me. The cancer in the modern ...