Recently, my brother and best friend, Josh Via (those who are near and dear simply call him "Fro"), commented on my live blog posting of Perry Noble at the Innovate Church conference. His comment was worth noting and my response is even more worth noting (Just kidding… not really). Anyway, the comment in questions from Noble is highlighted below. Fro's comment and my response are below that.
|"Here's how you know you have a vision from God: It will make people mad."
28"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'
31" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
Speaker: Perry Noble
Pastor of Newspring Church – Anderson, SC
As you can tell, I skipped out on session 3 today. I wasn't just playing hookie, I actually had some work I had to get done. I'm looking forward to tonight's session with Perry Noble. I like Perry because he is a man who is not afraid to tell it like it is. Too many times, we refrain from saying things because we think they are "innappropriate." In reality the only thing that is innappropriate is not speaking the truth in love. Or sometimes we do speak it, but we water it down and speak in terms that are so vauge that no one even knows what we're talking about.
I already liked Perry, but I liked him even more when I saw that he posted a blog entitled "Attention Pastors: Keep you penis in your pants!!!
" last October. It's been a couple of years since I've had the opportunity to hear him in person. I'm looking forward to tonight. I hope you enjoy tonight's live blog as well.
Speaker: Ed Stezer
starting this one about 10 minutes late. Sorry about that…
Speaker: Francis Chan
Author of Crazy Love and Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA
Well, the time has finally come for me to break the blogging silence. I've been on a three week "fast" from blogging, which simply means that life got busy and blogging was low in my priority list.
For the next few days, I'll be at Innovate Church Conference in Lynchburg, VA. And Aaron Bauer
has inspired me to join the live blogging crowd. So for those of you that care, I'll be giving you juicy tid bits, for Innovate Church. It's like getting all the good stuff without having to sit through the whole thing, and you get it for free! What a great deal.
So without further adieu… Day 1: