David Wilkerson - on anguish

David Wilkerson had an impact on my life and our church. And later the early work of Francis Schaeffer had a similar impact. All of this is ancient history. There was a moment when these people brought light into darkness and we saw things clearly in that light. But decades passed and more decades and what we discovered was the visible church around us was not walking in that light. It sounds like Wilkerson came to that same conclusion. Schaeffer's manifesto had some elements of this but look around you now. I met with a pastor 30 years ago who had been a part of our work in the early '70s and I recall his reaction to Wilkerson's personal Vision. He was angry about it. I didn't argue with him but went away and thought about it over the years. When this pastor died his wife came out as a follower of Richard Rohr. The distance between Wilkerson and Richard Rohr is a chasm you cannot jump over. Wilkerson I understand. Richard Rohr is somewhere I wouldn't want to be.
 
David Wilkerson had an impact on my life and our church. And later the early work of Francis Schaeffer had a similar impact.

One might wonder what David Wilkerson could possibly have in common with Francis Schaeffer. The name of the work in Switzerland was L'Abri and at one point in history the original Teen Challenge and L'Abri had one thing in common. In 1969 our church opened the Grapevine Shelter which was a hybrid of Schaeffer and Wilkerson. This work was staffed by young people who were seeking answers to very difficult questions. It was a time of cultural crisis no less profound than our current situation.
 
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LifeIn

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The speaker complains about music taking over the house of God. He says this while using emotional background music for his entire 7+minute sermon. If he is going to complain about music taking over the house of God, maybe he should not bring in that music for his purposes either. I just found it ironic.
 

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The speaker complains about music taking over the house of God. He says this while using emotional background music for his entire 7+minute sermon. If he is going to complain about music taking over the house of God, maybe he should not bring in that music for his purposes either. I just found it ironic.
I don’t know if it was added later by others or not. But thank you for mentioning it.

What he says is urgent and true.
 
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