Elevation Church’s revival is seeing some theological controversy. An apologist and blogger is claiming that Matt Chandler’s sermon was censored during a rebroadcast.
Chandler, a Reformed evangelical pastor, spoke as a guest speaker at Elevation last Friday, the third night of the Code Orange Revival. But Chris Rosebrough, blogger and host of Fighting for the Faith, told The Christian Post that Chandler’s sermon was never rebroadcast afterwards like the other speakers’ talks were.
Elevation Church is in the midst of its 12-night revival in Charlotte, N.C. Each night, the worship time and speakers' sermons are rebroadcast on the Elevation Network at 10:12 p.m. and 3:12 a.m. EST.
Rosebrough told The Christian Post that when he went back to watch Chandler’s sermon at both of the appointed times they never showed up. Elevation rebroadcast the worship time leading up to Chandler’s talk, but “right when it got to the time for the sermon it was cut out.” They put a prayer update in its place.
Elevation’s spokesperson, Tonia Bendickson, told CP, “We decided to do prayer time live during the first rebroadcast time. We were getting so many requests for prayer.”
The Motion Graphic Designer for Elevation Church, Geoff Schultz, also explained on his Facebook wall that Chandler's sermon was edited out of the revival's rebroadcasts because "the team decided to focus the rebroadcast on Jesus - so we reformatted the content a bit - We are trying to stay in the flow of what the Spirit is leading us to do." To read more, click here.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Elevation Church Accused of Censoring Reformed Pastor's Sermon
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