Ravi Zacharias. John Crist. Carl Lentz. It hasn’t been a good year for famous Christians, specifically as it relates to sex. Today we revisit one of our most-downloaded conversations from 2020, but we add in a conversation about Carl Lentz, the celebrity pastor of Hillsong Church NYC fired for having an affair. Do we need Christian celebrities? We say no.
An important note: After we recorded this episode, RZIM released a statement revealing the truthfulness of the allegations of sexual misconduct (their words) against Ravi Zacharias. We don’t cover the latest news in this episode, but we encourage you to read the latest statement.
December 31 is the last day to sign up for the Ladies Night Book Club! Zoom 1 is on January 7, and we can’t wait to talk to you.
What is book club?
It’s a group of spiritually curious women who want to read, discuss, and grow together. In January and February we are reading Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms by Matthias Roberts. For $9/month you get to be part of private and personal Facebook conversations, weekly zoom chapter discussions (two time slots available), an exclusive podcast with Matthias and a Q&A session with Matthias at the end. What are you waiting for?! Sign up before January 1, 2021 to join us.
Intermediate Response: Allegations Against Ravi Zacharias a statement by RZIM
Ravi Zacharias’s Ministry Investigates Claims of Sexual Misconduct at Spas by Daniel Silliman for Christianity Today
In leaked call, Hillsong founder Brian Houston details ‘narcissistic’ Carl Lentz’s firing by Roxanne Stone for RNS
The Rise and Fall of Carl Lentz, the Celebrity Pastor of Hillsong Church by Ruth Graham for the New York Times
The Problem With Celebrity Pastors by Joe Rogan