Brian Houston on NBC Today

 

NBC reports…

“Founder and senior pastor of Hillsong Church Brian Houston chats with KLG and Hoda about the process of writing his new book “Live Love Lead: Your Best is Yet to Come!” and he discusses the rising success of Hillsong Churches worldwide and the many challenges of his past. “

From http://www.today.com/health/brian-houston-hillsong-church-being-comfortable-your-own-skin-t44456

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5 thoughts on “Brian Houston on NBC Today

  1. You left Hillsong Church (as it’s now known) in 1995. What happened?
    “Oh, gosh. I burnt out, I suppose. At the time I was so convinced that God was asking me to leave and (now) I’m just not so sure…I just knew I had to go and I think, in a way, it was escaping a damaging spirituality that I’d allowed to happen. I don’t want to blame those guys for it – it was my problem. Now I have become a very different person and so you can see that there was a divergence of style and theology and concept that came from it. Unbeknownst to me, my marriage was breaking up at the same time and obviously there were relationship problems but I was too busy and too self-possessed and too church possessed to notice. And I think there were other political issues going on at the time. Hillsong had just
    Geoff Bullock on why he left Hillsong:
    “Oh, gosh. I burnt out, I suppose. At the time I was so convinced that God was asking me to leave and (now) I’m just not so sure…I just knew I had to go and I think, in a way, it was escaping a damaging spirituality that I’d allowed to happen.”
    exploded, the church had the Midas touch, and I don’t really think that we were counting the cost of what it really took. I had an inability to say no and in the end, I just disintegrated. I just totally lost my confidence and I honestly thought that when I left, I would slip out the back door and nobody would really notice I was gone…(I)t broke their hearts and to this day there is still real unresolved sadness and a sense of betrayal. And I’m really sad for them but that’s how it was. I feel tremendously responsible that I led them along the garden path of being so incredibly enthusiastic and incredibly faithful that eventually I sentenced them to disappointment because I was trying to fulfil something that I could never achieve…”\

    Geoff Bullock: http://www.postkiwi.com/2005/geoff-bullock-online/

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  2. Do you think Pope Franky will be selling off some of the fine stuff at the Vatican.

    I agree with him to a certain extent. The tax exempt status wasn’t just for charity – I think it was because churches were also seen as a positive influence and performed other functions.

    The problem is that while its okay for a minister on a normal salary living in a normal manse it was never meant so that the minister could be making more than the PM or President and living in something as big as the white house with a plane or two parked in the back.

    Then again, the Pope gave a special video message during a Kenneth Copeland message. Maybe he didn’t know much about him then and then found out that instead of one popemobile, Kennie’s got half a dozen Kenoplanes.

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