‘God Blogger’ interview with Drew Marshall in Toronto 1

15-minute radio interview with Drew Marshall in Toronto, Canada, where we briefly review the NewSpring harassment, Driscoll publishing, Furtick baptisms, and Liberty University stories. Share this:More

Clayton King’s gospel of violence, or Why this will happen again

One of the reasons that I have resumed blogging even after our case against NewSpring was settled is that the underlying issues that caused the problems are still there. NewSpring shows no evidence of having learned anything from the events of 2009, and, remarkably, continued to preach a violent response to critics well after they ...

Don’t blame NewSpring’s haters

For the last day or two I’ve been working on a post partially titled “Why this will happen again,” the this being NewSpring’s angry harassment of Perry Noble’s critics. I found out this afternoon that the prophecy came true yesterday. A listener of Chris Rosebrough’s Fighting for the Faith show, which had broadcast an interview with me on Monday, ...

Noble’s big wink at the harasser

In the last post I reviewed Perry’s sermon from July 12, 2009, which was preached in the early and intense days of the harassment campaign by his staff and volunteers. The focus last time was on what Perry was saying to himself and to me, but there was one other important audience member: Josh Maxwell, the ...

A few details about our NewSpring lawsuit (abbreviated edition)

Three years ago I reported the story of the campaign of harassment against my family by a NewSpring staff member and some volunteers under the apparent supervision of NewSpring executives. In 2010 my wife and I sued Noble, NewSpring, two other pastors, the staff member and two volunteers over their behavior during the summer of 2009. After ...

You should, you can’t, you must, you may never again talk to Perry Noble

The story of my attempts to meet with Perry Noble is one of changing rules and massive discrepancies between what’s said in public and done in private. Whom I meet and why isn’t normally of much interest to anyone, but this particular story reveals important features of Noble’s character and leadership which should be concerning ...

Here’s what NewSpring’s pastors were reading in 2009

Here's what NewSpring's pastors were reading in 2009
Last time I posted here, I gave you a few details about the campaign of harassment that NewSpring staff and volunteers engaged in against my family and me because I dared criticize Perry Noble. In 2010, we did take legal action against Perry, NewSpring and others, and that process was resolved a couple of months ago. In ...

NewSpring’s curious silence

I don’t have much more to say about this whole thing, but I’m surprised at how quickly NewSpring’s leaders seem to have gone to ground after their big splash on Friday afternoon. I’ve learned that they actually sent their statement as a press release to the local newspaper, intending to get this on the front page ...

Some posts to re-read with new eyes

Especially for long-time PP readers, you might be interested to read a few of these older posts against the context of the weekend’s story. This is the Paranoid Pastors post that promoted Duffey’s “love the rage” conversation. Duffey suggests that running over critics is a useful tactic. Now you know why I believed him. From ...

A few of my favorite comments

As is usually the case on this site, the comments in these posts are often more interesting than the original posts, so I recommend you to scan through them. There are quite a lot, so I wanted to highlight a few that got my attention. This came in from Albert Lance on Friday night, after ...