In the Name of Contextualization

I came across the following youtube footage from the friends at Pyromaniacs:

That was disturbing, but not so surprising since much of that kind of “preaching” is common in Asian-American churches. It’s another example of Asian-American pastors imitating from American “pop” Christianity. In this case, it’s a bad example of copying. Since Phil Johnson has already commented much on the subject of contextualization (for instance, here, here, and so on), I want to refrain from rehashing it here, except to point out that this guy does not represent all Asian-American pastors. That is, there are many faithful Asian-American pastors who proclaim the sanctifying word, with reverence.