Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My concern with Brad Cooper from NewSpring Church

I have been trying to get Brad Cooper Student Pastor from NewSpring Church to talk with me about his comments referring to FUSE. Brad Cooper used the acronym BAMF to describe the body of Christ. The acronym is so filthy and vulgar that I refuse to put it on my blog. For those of you interested in this relevant worldly "hip" acronym BAMF you can google it, but beware you will be in for a shock. How can a pastor use such a foul term to describe the bride of Christ?

I have been posting on Brad Cooper's blog, sending him Twitter messages, etc.. He deleted one of my post and called me a coward. When I presented the facts and offered to meet with him, he ignored my request.

In the Bible it deals with this type of filthy language.

Colossians 3:8 (NIV)
3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

I find it alarming that NewSpring has not dealt with this in public. Since Brad Cooper used this term twice, that I know about in public, referring to the body of Christ, then NewSpring should correct this in public and Brad Cooper apologize to our community in public.

This is not an unreasonable request by me. This type of filth should not be used to describe the church especially by a student pastor!

Parents, how would you feel if you son or daughter starting referring to stuff as BAMF? When you ask where did they hear such speech? The answer is,"Brad Cooper from FUSE! He is so cool and relevant to us!"

Join me and e-mail NewSpring Church to demand a public apology from Brad Cooper and NewSpring Church. Contact the local media and report this please. Help me to stand up against this type of abuse and irresponsibility by speaking out peacefully using our freedom of speech and freedom of the press.


  1. Terrible! All I can say is that this Brad fellow is full of Skubalon!


    How would you interpret Paul's use of a "curse" word?

  2. Many times in the Bible examples are given so that we do not repeat the mistakes. I believe Col 3:8 meant exactly what is said.

    As far as Paul goes in Acts 21:10-14, he was warned not to follow his own will vs God's will. Paul could have avoided this problem because God warned him.

    Acts 21:10-14 (New International Version)

    10 After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, "The Holy Spirit says, 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.' "

    12 When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."

    Paul was in rebellion because it was the Holy Spirit who was warning him. I see in this passage that Paul ignored the Holy Spirit to the point that God lead another prophet to warn Paul because Paul would not listen. Even after this warning from Agabus, Paul spoke his intention regardless of what was said.

    Good question my friend.