Of course it is…but you’d never know it by the actions of Ed Young who sure seems to love gimmicks
Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, known for his creative sermons that focus on contemporary issues, is kick-starting a new series that takes a look at some of America’s biggest celebrities and how people relate to them.
Titled “What Would Jesus Say To…” celebrities such as Katy Perry, Lance Armstrong, Ellen Degeneres, LeBron James, Kim Kardashian and others, the five-part series, beginning the weekend of Jan. 5 and 6, will examine aspects of these celebrities’ lives and analyze how people might even see a part of themselves in these figures.
“I’m not slamming any of these celebrities – this is not a ‘slam these celebrities series,’” Pastor Young explained in a phone interview with The Christian Post.
“I am simply taking certain portions of their lives and I am talking about these things. I don’t know any of these people personally – we think we know people just because we read about them in an article or in a tweet, but only God knows their heart.”
The Texas pastor, who leads a church with over 20,000 members, is well-known for his colorful and creative sermon series, which are broadcast around the world on his official website. In Feb. 2012, Pastor Young hosted a “Sexperiment” series in which he and wife Lisa Young stayed 24-hours in a bed on the roof of Fellowship Church in the cold, discussing issues related to marriage and sexual health for a live video stream.
In April for Easter, he led a “Wild” sermon series that involved live animals such as lambs and lions to talk about Jesus…