Evangelical Epidemic: The Celebrity Pastor Problem with Katelyn Beaty

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Summary:

There’s obviously something wrong with Evangelicalism. Despite seemingly unending scandals at the hands of celebrity pastors and megachurches, we continue choosing the charismatic leader over the “boring” institution of the church. Is there a way to break this Christian celebrity cycle? Today, Keith talks with Katelyn Beaty, former editor at Christianity Today and author of Celebrities for Jesus, to find out. Katelyn shares her own definition of a celebrity pastor, making the crucial distinction between celebrity and fame. She explains why average Christians are so drawn to celebrity pastors, dissects the Evangelical industrial complex, and calls for the church to reexamine its relationship to celebrity Christians and institutions. Listen now!


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