The Click-Bait Christian Media


I think the Christian media needs to quit this trend of latching onto vaguely spiritualized quotes from actors and artists and then labeling them “fearlessly faithful in a secular world.” It perpetuates a wrong divide between faith and culture, and at its core is merely smug ammo to secure our ivory towers. It’s already enough that we force mega-church pastors on a pedestal of celebrity. They’re people too, and such impossible expectations only breed false accusations of hypocrisy.

I don’t want to diminish the genuine faith of those in the spotlight, but I think the church needs to stop digging for non-existent nuggets of click-bait to validate an idolatrous “me-too” mentality. We can only pray for those who have been gifted with the unique platform of influence. And maybe support the unknown few who are doing the unsung work of ground-level change and charity.

— J.S.

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3 thoughts on “The Click-Bait Christian Media

  1. Pious words spoken in the midst of wealth and influence may be genuine, but based on Jesus’ view of the influence of wealth caution is advised. But I pray hard for those in the public eye – it can kill!
    Peace

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