One of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram is “PreachersNSneakers.” The unique social media influencer captures the image of megachurch pastors’ attire and then researches how much was spent on shoes, jackets, or jewelry.
Recently, the “PreachersNSneakers” found that Steven Furtick of Elevation Church was preaching in a $600 sweatshirt. Just doing the Lord’s work in fine threads…
Is the church failing people when it creates a celebrity mentality around pastors and Christian cultural figures? Human nature is to crave better based on what we see and what others have.
“We want what we think they have: Their happy marriage, beautiful appearances, perfectly behaved children, or successful career. As we virtually consume the lives of others, our hearts begin to crave attention, accolades, and superiority,” said Elizabeth Woodson on the CBF Podcast Conversation.
Woodson is a Bible teacher and an author. We sat with her to discuss her new book, Embrace Your Life.
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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.