On this episode of the podcast, Ruth Clark and I chat with Katelyn Beaty about her new book, Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits are Hurting the Church. Among the topics we discuss:
- – Why celebrity culture is a uniquely modern phenomenon.
- – What it means to say that celebrity is a “feature, not a bug” of the evangelical movement, and the spiritual implications
- – What it might mean to resist the values of celebrity culture in the church and in the Christian publishing industry
- – Why obscurity and ordinary faithfulness are so important for followers of Christ
Get Katelyn’s book: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/celebrities-for-jesus/406890
To read Ruth Clark’s review: https://inallthings.org/reckoning-with-status-and-realigning-our-hearts-a-review-of-celebrities-for-jesus/