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 ...

Shut up, they explained

I don’t know what kinds of questions Perry Noble is having to answer in his world, but if you survey the comments on this blog you’ll find a number of challenges to my position. While we await Noble’s explanation, I’ll offer this personal defense. You deserve it. It has been quite chilling to see this ...

Differentiating Jesus from the Word

(We temporarily return to regular PP programing. For newcomers, these are the kinds of statements that have kept PP going much longer than I ever imagined it would.) Perry Noble preached on how to hear from God today. We’ve chronicled problems with Noble’s extra-biblical view of revelation many times on this blog, but today’s statement ...

How do you ignore this?

What did NewSpring’s leadership know and when did they know it is one of the key questions in this story. We know what Jason Moorhead knew, but what about Noble and another of his lieutenants? We know that Noble and Brad Cooper routinely monitor messages coming into their Twitter accounts by people who send them ...

Noble ties himself to the mast

Noble ties himself to the mast
Besides the coordinated publicity blitz Noble set off yesterday, one of the most surprising aspects of their rejection of our deal was that Noble had given every indication that he was quite confident that the news about his staff would not come out. He seemed to go out of his way to embrace the cast ...

Looking again at NewSpring’s big announcement

Now that you’ve had a chance to read both sides, it might be helpful to take another look at NewSpring’s big announcement yesterday. In February an employee of the church met with this individual I didn’t start blogging about NewSpring until March, and this meeting was April 1. If they start their post with such ...

Another scandalous dollar amount

I understand that the $1.5m and $3m are giving a few people the vapors today, but there’s another number in this story that you might add to the mix. Zero. This has been Perry Noble’s offer to my family. Zero meetings. Zero calls. Zero apologies. Zero questions. Zero dollars. I’ve explained the number that I ...

Holy rage at the ‘Spring

Holy rage at the 'Spring
In mid October, Perry Noble made an intriguing statement in one of his sermons that the church had fired one of its employees for “going over the line” against a critic. “Don’t worry,” Noble assured his flock, the guy didn’t blow up anyone’s house. Noble gave no more details about what his employee had done ...