The only reason you need to not buy Furtick’s Chatterbox

The only reason you need to not buy Furtick's Chatterbox
While Steven Furtick’s website wants my name and email address in exchange for a free sample of his new book, Barnes and Noble offers the first chapter for free on their website. In it, you will find the dramatic story of Pastor Furtick narrowly avoiding a nervous breakdown as he worries whether he’ll be able ...

How Steven Furtick plans to Crash the Cashbox (Updated)

How Steven Furtick plans to Crash the Cashbox (Updated)
Steven Furtick’s promotional efforts for his forthcoming Crash the Chatterbox book reveal one of his tricks for generating the important first-week sales to get the book on the New York Times bestseller list. The details are described in a special-offer page on the book’s promotional website. If you purchase his book from an online retailer before it’s officially ...

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 ...

The problem with businessmen pastors. A reader’s contribution.

A comment in the Walt White article is impressively on point that I think it deserves to be read by people who may not have made it to the end of that article. PP reader, Josh, posted the following this afternoon: The problem with Furtick isn’t that he’s rich, or even that he’s a rich ...

Steven Furtick and the Walter White conundrum

Steven Furtick and the Walter White conundrum
Steven Furtick has a Walter White problem. In the last season of Breaking Bad, Walter White, who has become a criminal mastermind, has literally tons of cash that he can do little more than stack on pallets in a storage unit. He has become incredibly wealthy, yet he can only spend tiny fractions of his ...

In which I argue that Perry Noble and Steven Furtick are not overpaid

In which I argue that Perry Noble and Steven Furtick are not overpaid
This week has seen some astonishing reporting by Charlotte media about Steven Furtick’s lavish $1.7 million new home, complete with quotes from our pirate pal, Chris Rosebrough. Furtick claims the money for the house is clean because it comes from his book sales, though he thought it prudent to hide the purchase behind a trust ...

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 ...

The parable of the preacher who made up parables

The parable of the preacher who made up parables
Once upon a time, a blogger made up a parable to illustrate the dangers of pastors who’d rather preach about themselves than Scripture. It went something like this: One Sunday a popular preacher, finding no good verses to use, told his congregation the parable of the house with the closed doors. It went something like ...

Having fun with the Furtick vision translator

Since Steven Furtick has discovered that visions and delusions are difficult to tell apart, let’s revisit some of his earlier teachings, this time substituting delusion for vision. Sometimes God plants a delusion in your heart so outrageous that you need to keep it to yourself for a while. Understanding and passing the delusion down from ...