Uh oh. Arthur (from “the voice of one crying out in suburbia“) is in trouble. He has the gall to question the “The cult of celebrity.” You know what that means, right? You know, where Christians flock to hear the latest and greatest speakers. Conferences boast big names – the bigger the better… the better the book sales the bigger the audience.
Here’s the interesting thing… Scripture always points us to imitate or follow someone’s life. Even Paul pointed to his way of life. So, why are we so interested in “following” people that we don’t really know? I mean, we may know what someone writes about marriage, but we don’t know how he treats his wife or children. We may know what someone says about leadership, but we don’t know if she really serves other people.
So… how long will the cult of personality continue? How big will it get?