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Pastor preaches for 24 hours straight

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 23, 2010 | 2:11 pm

Sounds riveting:

One of the youngest megachurch pastors in the country preached what may have amounted to half a year’s worth of sermons in 24 hours.

Executing what he called the craziest, most asinine ideas he’s ever had, Pastor Steven Furtick stood in front of a live Web audience on Tuesday and Wednesday, teaching from the Bible for 24 hours straight.

Though hours of sermons may have easily sounded like a snooze fest for some, the online event was a big draw for thousands who were familiar with the young pastor’s passionate preaching.

The Christian Post read my mind with the “snooze fest” comment. I don’t know anything about Elevation Church, and I’m always a little skeptical of “megachurch” designations. But here are the websites for the baby-faced Furtick and for his church.

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