Clayton King’s gospel of violence, or Why this will happen again

One of the reasons that I have resumed blogging even after our case against NewSpring was settled is that the underlying issues that caused the problems are still there. NewSpring shows no evidence of having learned anything from the events of 2009, and, remarkably, continued to preach a violent response to critics well after they ...

Don’t blame NewSpring’s haters

For the last day or two I’ve been working on a post partially titled “Why this will happen again,” the this being NewSpring’s angry harassment of Perry Noble’s critics. I found out this afternoon that the prophecy came true yesterday. A listener of Chris Rosebrough’s Fighting for the Faith show, which had broadcast an interview with me on Monday, ...

Perry Noble preaches about tough conversations

One of the key decisions amid a cascade of bad ones made by Perry Noble and other NewSpring leaders was his refusal to meet with me in July 2009. For context, I could see that senior NS leaders were supervising the vicious attacks against my family, so I needed to go directly to Perry to make ...

Worship song triggers high school evacuation

Try this thought experiment. If a high school teacher came across the lyrics from NewSpring’s worship band handwritten in a student’s locker or desk, would the school have to be evacuated? If you didn’t see them the first time, here they are: I’m here to battle, baby. I dance to kill. Time to go all ...

Let’s have the Bloods and Crips lead our worship!

First we had an endorsement of premarital sex. Then we had profanity directed at God’s house. Now, NewSpring’s youth group maintains its momentum with murder and hate in a tirade seemingly plucked from the hymnal of the Bloods and the Crips. Youth pastor, Brad Cooper, highlighted his band’s performance of a song whose lyrics are so ...