The Danger Of Platform-Based Authority…

“Sadly, as our culture’s capacity to engage and maintain meaningful relationships has deteriorated, we have seen a rise in popularity-based rather than proximity-based authority.

And the same trend is evident within the church.

Just because someone has a large platform or ministry, or has sold millions of books, doesn’t mean we should automatically grant them authority over our life, faith, or congregation.

As many entertainers, politicians, and church leaders have proven, it is possible to build a large platform and yet lack the character or competency to faithfully wield it.”

~ Skye Jethani

4 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Wayne. This is a much-needed reminder in a world that places high value on “followers,” likes, shares, and viral posts.

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