And the American church isn’t much better.
We Need to Counter the Fame Culture
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we feed into it.
Fame is about one thing. Pride.
And pride is a sin. But we treat it like it’s a virtue. Even in the church.
We elevate a handful of people to Christian Celebrity status (such an obnoxious term!), then we’re shocked when the weight of that celebrity contributes to their burnout and/or moral failure – several of which happened in 2016.
Meanwhile, most of the ministry being done by Christians goes unseen, unknown, unheralded and increasingly under-funded.
Let’s End Our Christian Celebrity Crush
Because we’re all made in the image of God and loved by Jesus.
Jesus taught us when you throw a party, don’t invite your rich and famous friends, invite the poor and the outcast. The ones who can’t pay you back.
Sit at the end of the table.
Have faith like a little child.
Don’t think of yourself more highly than you should.
And walk humbly with your God.
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