Televangelism Has Started to Come to Netflix

You may start noticing a new trend on Netflix. This December, sermon series from four prominent pastors—Joyce Meyer, Steven Furtick, Andy Stanley and Ed Young—were all added to the streaming content platform as part of a new effort led by Young to get Christian teachings on Netflix. In an interview with RNS, the executive director of marketing for Joyce Meyers said that Netflix asked that the pastors avoid promoting products and soliciting donations, but was relatively open when it came to the content of the sermons. Young told RNS, “Jesus said that we should become fishers of men. If I’m going to catch the most fish, I’ve got to put a lot of hooks in the water. But I’m most excited about Netflix right now.”

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Ben Suggs

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Ben Suggs replied to George Andrew's comment

Ruined? Don't be so melodramatic. God will use it to draw people to him. Sorry that doesn't fit in your box.

David Murrow

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David Murrow commented…

Her name is Joyce Meyer.

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David Murrow

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David Murrow commented…

Her name is Joyce Meyer.

Rachel Haws

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Rachel Haws commented…

Netflix is just trying to expand their audience as they continue to grow.

Also found this and thought it might be of use: http://www.myprizedraws.com/competition/win-free-netflix-for-a-year-and-...

Basically just a comp to win an Amazon fire stick and Netflix for a year.

theMKlife

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theMKlife commented…

You are inappropriately labeling this content as "televangelism". Teaching life lessons is not evangelism. Teaching lessons from the Bible is not evangelism. Are TedTalks evangelism? Evangelism is a process of attempting to convert. Your article comes across in a derogatory manner. You know full well that the term "televangelism" has a negative connotation. So, why do you choose to degenerate?

I've already enjoyed the content from Ptr. Furtick and Ptr. Stanley. It's great that Netflix is recognizing the faith market in this way.

Bill Stanley

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Bill Stanley replied to theMKlife's comment

Normally I would agree with you, but in this case I would say the 4 pastors mentioned are people trying to redefine what it means to be a televangelist, namely not soliciting money or promoting products is a great start for sure. And yes, I agree, great content from these as well.

James Shanks

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James Shanks replied to Bill Stanley's comment

So they aren't trying to convert? "If I’m going to catch the most fish, I’ve got to put a lot of hooks in the water. But I’m most excited about Netflix right now.” Argument invalid.

Christian

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Christian commented…

Is it wrong that with the quote from Young at the end about using a lot of hooks, my first reaction was "He should use a net."?

Michael Chapman

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Michael Chapman commented…

Satan will have his hooks in the water too! You will know them by their fruit. If their lifestyle is extravagant, then beware!

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