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Author Kirby, Ben, author.

Title PreachersNSneakers : authenticity in an age of for-profit faith and (wannabe) celebrities / Ben Kirby ; foreword by Joel McHale.

Publication Info. Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  241.68 KI    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234).
Contents That time I blew up the internet : How can a simple joke start a movement? -- Harley moments : Is it okay to get rich off of God? -- Kanye, Kim, and Carl : What do we do with Christian celebrities? -- Bad and boujee? More like God and Gucci! : Does God bless the bling? -- A note about $1,000 sneakers : How can a pair of kicks be worth so much? -- Registered flex offenders : Are your lifestyle posts a sin? -- Woke worshipers and politicking pastors : Should faith leaders use platforms for political influence? -- Pursue your promised purpose, particularly proving your predestination : Can self-help and the gospel coexist? -- Six flags over Jesus : Where does production value stop and vanity start? -- Church merch : What happens when a harmless brand becomes our golden calf? -- Callout culture, Christian Twitter, and clowning pastors : When can Christians question public figures from afar? -- Woe! You read till the end : What do we do now?
Summary "Founder of the phenomenon social media account PreachersNSneakers tackles how faith, capitalism, consumerism, and (wannabe) celebrity have collided. What started as a joke account on Instagram has turned into a movement. Through this provocative project, the founder of PreachersNSneakers is helping thousands of Jesus followers wrestle with the inevitable dilemmas created by a culture obsessed with image and entertainment. In PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities, the author boldly confronts many of the difficult questions plaguing countless Christians' minds, such as : Should pastors grow wealthy off of religion, and why do we get so angry when they do? Is it okay to stoke envy among others with curated "lifestyle" images on social media? Do we really believe that divine blessings are monetary, or is that just religious wallpaper to hide our own greed? Is there space in Christendom for celebrities like Kanye and Bieber to exist without distorting the good news? What about this: Is it wrong for someone like this author to call out faith leaders online and leverage "cancel culture" to affect change? PreachersNSneakers will navigate these challenging questions and many more with humor, wit, candor, and a few never-before-published hijinks. Each chapter will explore the various sides of the debate, holding space for readers to make up their own minds. The book will doubtlessly become a staple for church small groups, college ministries, and book clubs, emboldening struggling believers who want to live a more genuine faith." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Consumption (Economics) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christian life.
Christian life. (OCoLC)fst00859185
Consumption (Economics) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00876472
Added Author McHale, Joel, 1971- writer of foreword.
Added Title Preachers and sneakers
Preachers N sneakers
Preachers & sneakers
Other Form: ebook version : 9780785238904
ISBN 9780785238836 (paperback)
0785238832 (paperback)
9780785238904 (ebook)
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