Noble’s Defense of Multi-site Churches

Noble's Defense of Multi-site Churches
After watching this clip, I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or just be angry. I think I’m starting to settle in on anger, and here’s why: He starts out by saying people have problems with multi-site churches because they played basketball for a team that didn’t keep score because everybody was a winner, and ...

Should pastors be asking God to kill their neighbors?

Here’s a great example of what can go wrong when you preach from personal anecdotes rather than from God’s Word. Perry Noble is preaching about how he ignores his critics, and uses a cute little travel anecdote from a recent missions trip to help us see his point. It’s hard to ignore some things. It ...

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 ...

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?

One more thing

Today Noble lists 15 things he wishes someone had told him when he entered the ministry. A sample: #1 – Everyone Will Not Understand You…SO Stop Trying To Explain Yourself. Cast Vision…And MOVE Forward! #2 – Everyone Will Not Like You…So STOP Trying To Be Popular. #3 – You Don’t Have To Be The Person ...

Fill in the bio

Catalyst Conference’s bio for Perry Noble describes him this way: Perry is a gifted communicator and teacher, and his biblical wisdom and leadership insights exceed his years. I’ve seen a lot of Noble’s leadership insights on his blog, so that part of the bio isn’t terribly remarkable, even though IMHO they’re generally recycled authoritarian corporate ...

Running the Numbers

I made a comment in the When to Stop Eating thread that I think deserves a little more thought.  Last weekend, Elevation had their grand opening for their first permanent site. It drew their largest attendance yet. As Furtick reports: Over 7000 people at Elevation this weekend! Over 500 salvations! Eph. 3:20! Thank you Jesus! 500 ...

Another ignoble and gratuitous slam at the church

This week, Perry Noble is telling pastors how to avoid an affair, and this morning he’s recommending that they pay more attention to their families. Fair enough, but early on in his piece comes this reference: Too many pastors … let the expectations and demands of needy, clingy church people (notice I didn’t say Christians) ...

Great quotes from Perry’s latest sermon

Noble’s sermon from last Sunday apparently moved a few people here, so I decided to give it a listen… You didn’t honestly think I was gonna listen and not comment, did you?  Here’s what he has to say: Jesus called it the Great Comission, not the Great Suggestion. Sure about that one, Perry? I’m too ...

Impressive flexibility

A Sunday Noble tweet: For far too long the church gathering on Sunday has been a pathetic farce. Nine hours later: When our “ministry” is to tear others down we make hell so proud. Admirable intellectual flexibility.