Of ghostwriters and elephants

Of ghostwriters and elephants
What did Mark Driscoll know, and when did he know it? Not about the plagiarism. About everything. As is becoming clear, when Mark Driscoll isn’t plagiarizing others’ work and thoughts, he’s relying on uncredited ghostwriters to write his sermons and books. Some Christian leaders are starting to call Driscoll and others out on the way ...

What kind of father sues his baby girl?

Earlier this month, I took my infant daughter to court and won. The legal complaint? That she wasn’t yet a Duncan. Our baby girl was still a Miller*, so my wife and I sued her to strip her of that identity and change it to ours. In less dramatic terms, her adoption was finalized earlier ...

Should Perry Noble be given the benefit of the doubt?

Over the next few posts, I will be going through my old case files and reviewing some of the more surprising statements that Perry made in sermons and podcasts after the details of the 2009 NewSpring harassment against us were known to them. Neither side publicized the fact that a lawsuit was underway, so most of ...

Theology, actualized to the nth degree slaphappy and cacographic

A few years ago I had a student writer who thought she could jazz up her writing by rewriting her plain language with the help of a thesaurus. Her prose ended up being utterly ridiculous and unreadable, or as her thesaurus might have written, her tongue came to a halt actualized to the nth degree ...

Did someone put ignorance on the agenda?

There’s a curious sequence of posts coming from NewSpring’s leaders this week. Perry Noble led the way, boasting about how God prepared him to lead 10,000 people by making him a theological and ecclesiastical know nothing. I did just about everything you could do in a church and in all of that God was preparing ...

Prettying up people who are far from life

I ran into an old friend today and asked what he’s doing for a job. “I help people who are far from life look their best,” he said. “Oh, so you sell makeup,” I replied. “No, not really. But I do apply it.” “You’re one of those beauty consultants at the mall?” “No, I said ...