The Christian Celebrity & Our Bloated Selfhood

In a culture where everyone feels entitled to their 15MB of fame, is it any wonder that Christian leaders define success by their celebrity influence? Leaders look at culture and deduce that if they can formulate a powerful platform then they will be able to wield influence. And that’s what they want, to influence the world for Christ, right?

This is why defining influence as leadership is dangerous in a culture where influence is perceived as celebrity capital.

Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.

He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.