The New Preachers
- By Wilson Matthews
- Published 02/29/2008
Wilson is the youth leader at International Punjabi Masihi Church in Vancouver, Canada. Everyone loves this radical preacher's passion for Christ and His Church. Wilson helped organize the South Asian Global Convention (SAGC 2004) under the leadership of Pastor Pritam Singh. He is as "hairy-as-a-yak," "spits-like-a-camel," and is a F.A.T. (Faithful, Available, and Teachable) Christian. Wilson, a Malayalee Christian holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University and his mission is to make Scripture relevant to today's generation. Famous quote: "Knock it off!"
There was a comment from a researcher the other day. He talked about the new preachers and how they start with a movie clip, joke and center there message around it but offer next to nothing in terms of Biblical content.
Than there are others who may offer 1-2 or even 4 Bible verses if you are lucky. He also talked about the growing illiteracy of the Bible with the new churches and generation. His research showed that new converts who go liturgical Churches are the only ones who have the highest rates of Biblical literacy.
God bless these churches.
The early church had a problem with literacy in general. So what they did was give there service over to public reading of Scripture.
I wish more churches would do this.
He also said that nothing worth having comes easily or quickly!