Tuesday is for Preaching
In the Spring of 1994, an article appeared in Leadership Magazine titled, “The Celebrity-Pastor Syndrome.” Reading it now is like reading a piece of prophecy. Author Bob Shank talks about the tendency in larger churches to create a climate where people “follow the star and not the Son.
Some of you who are reading this have the skills, personality, and personal work ethic to become “the man”—the one whom people follow as a substitute for following Jesus as closely as they ought. They will put a good spiritual spin on it, you might too, but the reality is that they are more committed to you than they are to the church, to the congregation or to the mission Jesus has given to the church to reach the community.
[More later. I am off to see Voyage of the Dawn-Treader with my daughter]
Back. The movie was good, time to be with my daughter was even better.
Above was posted on Facebook, but I brought it over here because Rob Taylor and John Nunnickhoven got a good discussion going. I was going to write more but instead, I have copied their comments into the comment thread.