Wednesday, November 28, 2007

An Unlikely Preacher

December 2006: Jay Bakker, the 31 year-old son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker has founded a "nondenominational congregation" called Revolution. The main gist of this is that Jesus loves even those who are generally unlikely church-goers: skaters, punks, those who are "tatted up" and all. After a sex scandal and his father's imprisonment, Jay dropped out of his school and turned to alcohol. To him, God had ultimately forsaken him. Several years, later he taught himself the Bible and became a preacher for others like him who have felt that God has forsaken them.

Even though this article is a year old, I find it interesting and surprising that I hadn't heard of this happening. I think it's great and not mainstream which makes it even more attractive. There should be a sect for every group of people where they can go and pray and learn without feeling uncomfortable, but rather being surrounded by others with similar interests as them.

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