The Evangelical Industrial Complex

Skye Jethani:

“Today it isn’t simply Christians who are creating celebrity pastors, it’s the Christian market. We live in a new age where consumerism and mega-congregations have resulted in a self-perpetuating evangelical industrial complex that not only creates, but also depends upon a growing number of celebrity pastors.”

Skye doesn’t go this far, but a the very least, the evangelical machine that’s adding cogs and rods with every conference and book release is far more susceptible to the enemy’s influence than the Church. It’s easier than ever to substitute obedience to Christ with Christian-themed content and activities. It’s more important than ever to keep a long view of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God.…