NewSpring gets its Catholic vibe on with its veneration of the saints this Easter 28

NewSpring gets its Catholic vibe on with its veneration of the saints this Easter
The Internet laughed at and chided Gary Lamb a few weeks ago when he asked the Twitterverse for ideas on what he could preach on for Easter Sunday. Lamb may have saved himself some grief if he’d just asked his former friend, Perry Noble, who was able to come up with a creative Easter idea without ...

Look who’s coming back

Gary Lamb has been hinting for a while that he wants to start another church, and an alert reader noticed that perhaps the first step in his rehabilitation occured a few weeks ago, on the same day that Noble was preaching a sex sermon inspired by Lamb’s own failure. The church that welcomed Lamb back ...

Chemistry at work

What-could-possibly-go-wrong-with-that advice from Gary Lamb’s friend and advisor: NEVER underestimate the importance of chemistry in regards 2 who you work with…doing WHAT u r called 2 do w/people u love is AWESOME! Lamb thought so too. Perhaps professionalism should be more important than chemistry, but who am I to argue with success? Share this:More

How Perry Noble’s legalism failed Gary Lamb

The Gary Lamb story will happen again, mainly because the men who think they’re learning lessons from this and other failings are clutching at solutions that will ultimately fail them. A few observations: Structures aren’t the same as sanctification. Perry Noble has preached IN CAPITAL LETTERS and exclamation marks to his fellow ministers about how ...

Who could have seen this coming?

Who could have seen this coming?
Look at Gary Lamb’s recent preaching series in light of his recently announced adultery with his personal assistant. His body just went where his mind has been all year. Share this:More

What’s next for Gary Lamb?

A few more thoughts on the Gary Lamb story. Elena Stoeckig is being trashed. I don’t know her story, but she’s not getting a fair deal here. Lamb didn’t apologize to her. Noble didn’t either. The official Revolution staff statement ignores her completely as well. She was a paid staff member who lost her job and ...

Gary Lamb resigns

Gary Lamb announced that he’s resigning from pastoring Revolution Church in GA because he has been having an affair with his married personal assistant, Elena, for the last six weeks. Ten months ago, she and her husband caught his eye. Speaking of the next generation of world changers…..We have a very cool young couple who ...

Can we use just anything in worship?

Gary Lamb opened his service with a new song from Montgomery Gentry last weekend. Here are some of the lyrics: There’s one in every crowd, brings the party in us out, good time Charley with a Harley, whiskey bent and hellbound, he’s got the next round, but he always drinks for free, there’s one in ...

Substituting scatology for theology

If you’ve listened or read to much material from pastors like Perry Noble, Steven Furtick or Gary Lamb, you’ve been exposed to a great deal of profanity. A search for “crap” turns up 141 pages on Noble’s blog, 145 for Lamb and 102 for Furtick (and now at least one for me). That’s commitment to ...

A pastor’s lament

Perry Noble recommended this post by Gary Lamb about the challenges that these emergent-church pastors face. Lamb says he doesn’t know what to do about it, though I think he is blind to the real problem. In the early days of people attending your church they will love your passion.  When the newness wears off, they will hate ...