People always make me laugh…especially stupid people…Stupid people that think they have something on you. They are like little middle school girls that finally just got some new hot piece of gossip…running around telling everyone what they think they know. The sad part is that most of the time these type of people are Christians. They run around gossiping about something they have no clue about and yet they have some warped mentality…they actually believe they are more Christ-like than the person they are gossiping about. Stupid people!!
It appears a few people in town think they have me nailed on something, but how wrong they truly are and how humorous it truly is. Back in September when we launched Pine Ridge Church we launched with a teaching series called, “All In”. A teaching series that both me and Gary Lamb collaborated and shared everything on throughout our planning process. Most of you would remember because we both talked about it countless times on our blogs and I talked about it countless times with our launch team and our staff.
We shared graphics [even though we went a little different direction], sermons titles [again went a little a different direction], sermon notes, stories, illustrations, creative ideas…EVERYTHING [we do this with several pastors]. In fact both me and Gary gave all of our “All In” props and sermon stuff to another church in GA that used our stuff. I also gave some our stuff from that series to a student ministries pastor to use for his youth camp. I also just gave all of our “I HATE” teaching series messages and graphics to another church planter to use.
For the idiots out there that have done a lot of “research” on me…have obviously overlooked a few things. Like the fact that we planted our church out of Gary Lamb’s Revolution Church [the church that I planted with Gary back in 'o4] and the fact that me and Gary literally talk EVERY single day [just ask my wife or anyone our staff]. How about the fact that Revolution financially supports our church and gives resources to our church. Man…stupid people crack me up!!
These guys have accused me of plagiarism…how uneducated they truly are….I feel sorry for these so called “educated” men who aren’t even aware of the meaning of the words that they toss around. How can I plagiarize something that I helped write and research? How can some of my notes, some of my stories, and some of my points that were shared TOGETHER as pastors be considered plagiarism? That in itself is too funny! Why am I the one that is automatically assumed the plagiarizer? Guess I just have that look! huh? How do these stupid people know what stuff was mine and what stuff was Gary’s? That in itself just shows their motive, but their too stupid to realize that!!
It’s amazing how people want so bad to try to dig and expose something and they run with something as if they actually have something…only to find out that once again they are just flat-out ignorant. People that fail in life always what to drag people into their misery…honestly it’s sad!
These people email those that run the organization that we rent from in some attempt to get them to distance themselves from us or hopefully remove us from our meeting location. What a joke. They threaten to go to the newspaper as if they have a story [eww that scares me]…go for it!! No…seriously go for it because I can’t wait to watch that one blow up in your face!!
Back in July I posted the fact that me and Gary were doing the same teaching series, at the same time, and that we were all sharing all of our stuff. In fact Gary announced to his church on our launch Sunday and on the same day that we both started the teaching series that we were launching and that were doing the same teaching series. That definitely appears to me that we were trying to hide things.
Numerous people at Pine Ridge were aware of this as well [again just ask our launch team or our staff]. We have never had a reason to hide from it or deny it. Why would we both publicly podcast our sermons if we had something to hide? Especially since EVERYONE knows we are connected to each other and those that listen to my podcast and read my blog, listen to his podcast and read his blog. That is the most mind blowing part of the stupidity!
This wasn’t the first time I have done this and I can promise you it won’t be the last. I sermon plan, share, collaborate, and borrow stuff from pastors around the world. I have never been one to pretend like I don’t. I am just not that creative…so why not get with some other guys…share our stuff and see how creative we can really be? If you happen to have an issue with that, then let me give you some advice…GET OVER IT!
I mean I do this type of stuff with our staff…in fact this Wednesday night we are having our Creative Meeting. Where we plan out every aspect of our upcoming teaching series…from illustrations, to verses, to points, to stories, to music, etc. I guess if someone in the room comes up with an idea and I don’t give them public recognition…I guess I am plagiarizing from my staff as well. Come on boys…you guys have to do better than this!!
To the cowards out there that continue to dig, pry and try to find whatever they can to twist and turn into something in an attempt to destroy us…keep trying…keep searching because your weak attempts to shut us down have become an utter joke. We ain’t going anywhere, no one is listening to you because no one cares what you have to say!!
So try as you may to do your so called “Godly” work…to expose our false teachings and false doctrine and while you stay busy headhunting and running down other pastors and other Christians…we will keep reaching people!! I hope one day that I can become as “spiritual” as you are. I hope one day that I can become a Christian that has the luxury of sitting back behind my computer and doing absolutely nothing with the mission God has given me, but waste my energy chasing those that are out there actually doing something.
So PLEASE go public…send your emails…write your blogs…have your secret meetings…devise your master plans…you keep doing absolutely NOTHING and we will continue to DOMINATE the city with the message of Jesus Christ. Get used to it…cause we ain’t going NOWHERE and I can promise YOU that YOU won’t stop us!!