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ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Inspiring Sermons Around the Country

ABC’s ‘Scandal’ Inspiring Sermons Around the Country

According to the article “Why Pastors Are Talking About Scandal”, the ABC drama (its season finale airs tonight) is all the rage among evangelical pastors. The show is essentially a primetime soap opera—plots revolve around affairs, politics, religion, murder and all of the other makings of a trashy, scandalous hour of TV. But, according to The Atlantic, “Scandal is no more salacious than the accounts of Old and New Testament biblical figures, from King David and his philandering-but-wise son, King Solomon, to Apostle Paul, pre-conversion.” Evidently, pastors around the country have even started Scandal-inspired sermon series. If the article is any indication, a pop-culture breakout hasn’t been this popular in churches since edgy pastors started incorporating inspirational clips from Braveheart and The Matrix into their sermons …

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