How Celebrity Christianity Has Hurt the Church

Dr. Michael Horton responds to the question, "is there a connection between celebrity Christianity and the rejection of Christianity as ordinary?" 

In our culture, we love to make idols and break idols. We are fascinated with “celebrity” and I think that has crept into the church to a significant degree. It’s one thing to be popular because people are really attracted to what it is you are saying. It’s another thing to aspire to be popular, to aspire to have a certain charisma, a certain personality that you hang out there for people to see…

Watch the video for Dr. Horton's full answer. 

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Michael Horton

Michael Horton (@MichaelHorton_) is the Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. The author of many books, including Core Christianity, he is also the host of the new Core Christianity radio show, a daily Bible question-and-answer show broadcasting nationwide. He lives with his wife Lisa and four children in Escondido, California. 

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