How do I hate the term “celebrity Christian?” Let me count the ways!
I hate that it reflects a culture that idolizes success.I don't want to live in a world of fans and haters.
I hate that it exposes my own dark desires and unhealthy fixations.
I hate that once someone decides you’re a “celebrity Christian,” they use that as an excuse to treat you as something other than a human being.
I hate that I’ve used it as an excuse to do the same.
I hate that it comes with the pressure to speak more definitively (even when you’re not sure) and lead more decisively (even when you have no idea where you’re going).
I hate that it reduces people to “fans” or “haters” when God only gave us neighbors.
- excerpted from a great post about faithfulness by Rachel Held Evan. Read more here.