Have it Your Way

Have it Your Way
Is Consumerism Killing the American Church?       On Sunday, my wife and I were talking about Little House on The Prairie. We were discussing the church on that show, and how everyone in the town went to the same church, and the Pastor was active in the life of each family.  Families who were at odds with ...

The Discipleship Dodge

The Discipleship Dodge
In this post, we find Steven Furtick, once again, tirelessly running through any snippet of scripture possible in order to justify his actions: (ACTS 2:42) They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Did you catch it?  They devoted themselves.  Who devoted themselves?  The ...

Criticize Me

Criticize Me
Let’s start with an honest comment from Furtick: When I make comments about refusing to let critics upset me, it’s usually b/c a critic has just upset me. I appreciate Steven’s honesty. I have often wondered why the Turnstile pastors spend so much time talking about, blogging about, tweeting about, how much they don’t care ...

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 ...

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.

Another language catastrophe

Another language catastrophe
Steven Furtick describes a baptism at his church today as pandemonium. For a man who makes his living with words, this is terribly clumsy. The word has multiple meanings, none of which flatter Furtick or his church. From dictionary.com: wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos. a place or scene of riotous uproar or ...

New Turnstile Church strategy: We avoid God’s Word to keep you from sin

Almost two weeks ago, I asked Perry Noble supporters to give us examples of Noble’s biblical wisdom. I asked someone to describe the emperor’s advertised grand clothes, not seeing any myself, and all of his supporters on this site (and there are many) decided he was best left in his jeans and tee shirt. Perhaps ...

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 ...

Digging Deep

Who said 90 days wasn’t enough for a thorough reading of the Bible?   Per Furtick: Attn #B90x ers worldwide: you have full permission to skim & scan on days like today. Unless you’re looking for a unique baby name.

Bad advice for Balaam

Bad advice for Balaam
It’s a good thing Balaam’s donkey didn’t have access to Furtick’s tweeted wisdom. If you’re STUCK-mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally-remember: the only way OUT is THROUGH. Keep pushing… Isn’t reverse often the best option?