I watched the premiere of the greatly anticipated, 'Preachers of L.A.' docu-series two times and was a bit disturbed on both occasions. While I'm all for spreading the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world, I don't necessarily think this was the better way to convey the message.
First off, you have a minister and recording artist who was caught up in a scandal last year that nearly ruined his career on the show. He comes to a meeting known as 'Man Cave' and stirs up what some Christians may refer to as dissension, targeting a bishop who was trying to express his opinion after being asked a question.
Then there is the loving couple who puts their affection on display for all of television land to see (nothing wrong with that), and a pastor and wife who are trying to find balance between ministry and home (again, all good). There is the bishop who returns to his roots to share the good news of Jesus with gang members and even invites them to one of the pastor's concerts. He is then, however, told to expedite by the same pastor who invited him to come and speak while giving the altar call that compels the gang members to come to Christ.
I honestly don't know how to feel about the show. There is a part of me that is happy that something about Jesus is on television but then there's a part of me that kind of wishes He were represented in a better light (I'm referring to the editing that shows more bling than ministry, not the preachers themselves). I'm not going to go so far as to call the show junk but I'm not going to refer to it as being fully wholesome, either. So my feelings are mixed.
What are your thoughts?