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 ...

It’s all about timing

A note to Perry and Steven, Perhaps today is not the day for this: RT @stevenfurtick: Note to all pe0ple pleasers: there R some people you don’t want to like you. Don’t chase the affirmation of your haters! Forget about the haters for a moment; sometimes you need to worry about the affirmation of your lovers.

That’s an expensive conversation (Updated)

That's an expensive conversation (Updated)
Perry Noble hosts a small $10,000 conference for youth ministers. My mistake, it’s just a conversation. Wait, we were right the first time; it really is a conference. Talk about words fitly spoken. UPDATE: Steven Furtick was inspired by the idea. Really, really inspired. The charge for five hours of Furtick’s wisdom? $700 a person, ...

You can’t make this stuff up

A few weeks ago our friend, BRink, posted the following video on his blog to highlight the fact that his pastor says some odd things. The point of the video seems to be the hilarious (Albert, that’s sarcasm) bit at the end about weed-smoking grandmas. I found the first part the most appalling, where Noble ...

Translating leadership talk (Virginia edition)

Translating leadership talk (Virginia edition)
Once again, the translation department of Pajama Pages offers this service for the benefit of our readers. A translation of Noble’s leadership talk at Innovate on Tuesday: If you are a pastor in the South, you have to be strapped [own a gun]. BCoop is on the fast track to greatness!!! I didn’t say ”˜What ...

Noble vs. Noble Jr.

Father Noble: Uh…Charisse is repeating everything she hears…which is NOT good when they say “the best [email protected]#+ sports show” and she yells it out! Pastor Noble: The kid said, ”˜I want to go back to the damn church.’ I said, ”˜Get his name because he’s going to be on staff someday.’ HT: Albert.

Would it hurt to use some evidence?

Perry Noble made a characteristic complaint yesterday. Why is it that most “Christian” music makes me think Jesus wears a dress rather than being THE MOST HIGH GOD? Ahhhhhhh! While we’re somewhat surprised to learn that Noble listens to Christian music, we’re not surprised that it makes him angry. Noble’s complaints about all things Christian ...

Quick prediction

For what it’s worth, I’m guessing that PN announces tomorrow that he’s getting a TV show. The good news is that if it’s on cable, FCC rules on bad language won’t apply to him. UPDATE: No TV show, but a new, larger building in Greenville.

Inconsistency is so liberating

Perry Noble now: Jesus addressed seven different churches in Revelation 2-3…and He addressed each one of them differently! He didn’t say, “here is an org chart for all of you guys, here are some titles for key staff members and here are some books to read on leadership development…” Perry Noble then: Hands down…it is ...

It didn’t take long to forget Tony Morgan

Perry Noble then: Our approach to leadership and the execution of the vision were slightly different…and while we DO agree on most things there was a slight disagrement on the methodology of as to how execution of the vision was to take place. Perry Noble now: In the Christian world we allow our difference to ...