Matt Chandler recently spoke at the Code Orange Revival at Stephen Furtick’s church (Elevation Church). Justin Taylor posted on Monday about it. He wrote,
How do you go and preach in an environment where the pastor and the church have a very different understanding of theology, celebrity, and ministry philosophy than the one you live and proclaim? I thought Matt Chandler showed how in this talk at Elevation Church pastored by Steven Furtick. It’s a combination of boldness, winsomeness, and gospel proclamation
The video that Taylor had posted was from the official Code Orange YouTube page. It was removed shortly after posting. Chandler’s Christ-exalting, God-glorifying message runs smack in the face of much of the philosophy of Elevation Church. The video has since been posted elsewhere on YouTube. Chandler does not attack anyone by name or any church. His sermon is simply a powerful display, as Taylor pointed out, of gospel proclamation.