Hating the term "Celebrity Christian" by Rachel



How do I hate the term “celebrity Christian?” Let me count the ways!
I hate that it reflects a culture that idolizes success.

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.
I don't want to live in a world of fans and haters.


- excerpted from a great post about faithfulness by Rachel Held Evan. Read more here.

4 comments:

  1. Yes, I feel the same way. Amen!

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  2. The problem with a world full of fans and haters is it makes everything about the individual in question and little about Christ or even the issues involved.

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  3. what an awesome article and so very very true insights from her too. Thank you for sharing. :)

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