Who knew you needed an excuse NOT to play Highway to Hell?

Who knew you needed an excuse NOT to play Highway to Hell?
A couple of weeks ago, NewSpring’s Twitter account linked to a blog post written by one of its members praising Perry Noble and the church. NewSpring rarely links to other blogs, so this appears to be a careful choice to advertise the virtues of their church and pastor. The post, written by Sarah Monk, whom I ...

What if we did football by multisite?

To show that I can do bad football analogies as well as anyone, I have been wondering lately what would happen if advocates of multisite churches applied their thinking to football. From what we’re told about multisites and online churches… We get just as much out of watching a video screen as being there in ...

Preventing problems with podcast preachers

Talk to any engaged 20-something Christian these days, and you’ll likely find that they can rattle off a list of their favorite podcast preachers. For some, a quick scan of their iPod will probably tell you more about their doctrinal commitments than their local church membership. The relatively recent phenomenon of being able to carry ...

Coop, perhaps you want to reword this

Coop, perhaps you want to reword this
NewSpring preacher, Brad Cooper, summarizes his latest sermon on worship like this: Worship should matter to us because WE BECOME WHAT WE WORSHIP! So right now as you read these very words you are evolving into your object of Worship. There’s only 2 kinds of Worship objects in this world: GOD & BAD – So ...

Perspective

Perspective
Some picture! Some perspective: He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing… The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke… And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power? ...

Mega-Church Conundrum

Mega-Church Conundrum
First, note the new signature. On a few occasions now, readers have mixed up James Duncan and myself.  While this is much more damaging to his reputation than to mine, a little clarity never hurt. Now, I’d like to open a discussion about mega-churches. Let me make it clear that I have never heard James ...

Pssst. Wanna hear a good preacher?

Someone asked us in a comment yesterday why PP doesn’t just oppose every pastor. The answer, obviously, is that there are many, many pastors doing fine work and preaching God’s word faithfully and intelligently. Besides my own pastor, one of my favorite preachers is Sinclair Furguson of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. While every sermon ...

Worship without thinking

Brad Cooper offered this curious observation over the weekend: Worship is the ONLY activity of the HUMAN SOUL…. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE WORSHIPERS! What? Worship should be the most important activity of the human soul, but you’re stealing a whole lot of bases if you assure yourself and your followers that you’ve got the whole endeavor sown ...

Why worship is more important than evangelism

In a recent discussion about what you lose if you try to reproduce church worship online, a commentator posted the following response: what does it matter? as long as people are being reached for Christ and the doctrine is sound, who cares if online worship replaces physical in-house worship for some? think of it this way, ...

Sproul on seekers

This clip is the subject of some discussion in the Nice Perspective post. R.C. Sproul explains what’s wrong with the seeker sensitive movement. The first 3:20 is the best, but it’s all worth a look. Share this:More