Radio interview about Noble’s Commandments sermon

A 60-minute interview¬†about the Perry Noble Ten Commandments sermon with Pastor Kevin Boling on the¬†the Knowing the Truth Program. Everything your pastor says has to be defended by Scripture, and if it’s not, you should lovingly confront your pastor. Scripture is really what matters and we don’t have the right, nor should we have the ...

Why isn’t the Bible good enough for Perry Noble?

Why isn't the Bible good enough for Perry Noble?
A few posts ago, in the pre-plagiarism era of celebrity pastors, I was working through a series on the implications of NewSpring’s use of former Congressman Gresham Barrett’s testimony to his conversion and baptism. The third and final part of that is still coming, but I need to set it up by paying a bit ...

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 ...

Exegesis by opinion poll

Perry Noble is going through a series of posts where he describes how he prepares his sermons–in case you ever wanted to preach like Perry. It took a while for Scripture to enter the conversation, but it made a cameo appearance yesterday as a subpoint under his main point about being creative. After acknowledging that ...

Purposefully ashamed of the Gospel

Besides giving away the Sabbath, Rick Warren advocates that preachers abandon the Bible in church. Consider this passage from p. 297 of The Purpose Driven Church. (All of the following quotes, except the third and fifth, are from the same section in Warren’s book and are reproduced in order and without any omissions, and are ...