Hillsong is an enormous church network and through its music, the church reaches far outside of that network. Many churches use Hillsong songs on Sunday mornings. But I wonder how many of them ever stopped to examine the songs for doctrine.
That’s precisely what Chris Rosebrough, Steve Kozar and Amy Spreeman did on a recent episode of Fighting for the Faith. Given the popularity of the music I highly recommend listening to it.
Andy Stanley Claims People are ‘Selfish’ for Choosing Small Churches
There’s an uproar going on after North Point pastor Andy Stanley bashed small churches and insulted people who choose them by calling them “selfish” and claiming they don’t love their kids.
There’s a ton of reaction online, including this one.
Here’s mine … the Bible tells pastors to be shepherds, not CEOs. Stanley and other mega-church pastors are CEOs due to the sheer size of their churches. I’ll take my tiny little church and its verse-by-verse Bible teaching and pastor who knows my heart for truth and actually listens if I’m concerned by a song we’ve used or if I don’t agree with something he says. I’ll take that anytime over a megachurch and a false teacher like Stanley who openly rejects the biblical calling for a pastor.
10 Reasons to Break Up with Joel Osteen
The Messed Up Church blog has 10 compelling reasons to “break up” with Joel Ostend’s teaching.
Apparently Hillsong’s Brian Houston spoke at Liberty University convocation recently and encouraged students to have a dream. The problem is he completely distorted the story of Joseph in order to try to sell this idea as Biblical teaching. Continue reading