Furtick crashes and totals his Chatterbox on the topic of Biblical inspiration

Furtick crashes and totals his Chatterbox on the topic of Biblical inspiration
In the introductory chapter of Steven Furtick’s new book, he assures us that God speaks to us outside of Scripture and gives an example of an encouraging “word” that assured Furtick that God had given Charlotte to him. At least, that’s what he thinks God said, and he qualifies the example with this telling passage: ...

The only reason you need to not buy Furtick’s Chatterbox

The only reason you need to not buy Furtick's Chatterbox
While Steven Furtick’s website wants my name and email address in exchange for a free sample of his new book, Barnes and Noble offers the first chapter for free on their website. In it, you will find the dramatic story of Pastor Furtick narrowly avoiding a nervous breakdown as he worries whether he’ll be able ...

Dear megachurch pastors, the Bible is not boring

I received this exciting email a week or so ago from the YouVersion Bible app (which I use and appreciate) with the subject line, See the Bible Come Alive this March: Have you ever tried to picture what Noah’s family experienced during the flood? What it looked like when Samson destroyed the temple? How it felt ...

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 ...

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 ...

Real wisdom from Furtick

A really promising tweet from Furtick tonight. It’s hard to differentiate between a vision & a delusion-both cause you to see things that no one else sees. No sarcasm here; it’s good that he’s recognizing this. Share this:More

Muddying the vision problem

Noble compounds his slippery personal revelation problem with this weekend tweet: Being filled with vision doesn’t always mean that God is inspiring us…but rather that He’s disturbing us! Two quick points. He acknowledges that vision does equal inspiration. Even though he assures us that it doesn’t “always” mean inspiration, the implication is that it is ...

How does God speak to us?

How does God speak to us and reveal his will? I’ve written about how preachers should talk about God’s revelation, so this will extend that to consider how we think and talk about how God speaks to us as laypeople. Has God stopped speaking to us? Just because God closed the book on his written ...

How good is your caller ID? (Updated)

Perry Noble advised pastors on how to hear from God last week. One of the KEYS to receive REVELATION is PREPARATION!  It’s not that God isn’t wanting to download HUGE vision into us as leaders…but many times we just aren’t ready for it. Now, I might have said that the key to receive revelation was ...

More on Revelation from the Visionary

More on Revelation from the Visionary
Furtick :  Prioritize the Presence of God. Your best innovation flows from revelation.  You must prioritize the presence of God in your life. More can be accomplished in a nanosecond of prayer, worship, and listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit than a month’s worth of strategy meetings in the flesh. Many leaders have ...