Saturday, March 5, 2005

God's a Metallica Fan!

Here's a story about a pastor who knows how to communicate to his congregation right where they live. Ron Vanderwell, pastor of The Gathering in Sacramento, CA, provided earplugs to go along with his sermon last Sunday. "Pastor Ron Vanderwell of The Gathering was ready Sunday with earplugs and a message from Metallica.

The article in the February 28th Sacramento Bee says "Vanderwell posed as thought-provoking lyrics: 'Broken is the promise, betrayal/ The healing hand held back by the deepened nail/ Follow the God that failed.'"

And why does Pastor Vanderwell believe this is the right type of sermon for his church? "This is what happens when kids are too old for the Vienna Boys Choir."

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