Is This Ethical?
Many people simply didn’t believe me.
Not only do celebrity pastors have other people write their sermons, they often take those sermons and make them into books.
They sell said books and pocket the proceeds.
The ghostwriters name is rarely, if ever, mentioned.
Evangelical pastors, especially the celebs, make their mark by how well they communicate well crafted messages that create a sense of deep spirituality.
In reality, it’s often someone else’s or a team of someone else’s spirituality that is being noted, without anyone knowing.
It makes for good performances and lousy pastors.
Is it ethical?
Another story was brought to my attention recently.
Nelson Walker of Calvary Albuquerque made an unfortunate investment…and ended up $80,000 in the hole.
With the approval of Skip Heitzig, Pastor Neil Ortize’s daughter started a Go Fund Me page asking the “Calvary family” for $100,000 bucks.
To my knowledge the church has never started donation campaigns for parishioners who had staggering medical bills or lost their livelihoods because of Covid 19 mitigations…or from losing their shirts in the markets.
Perhaps they shouldn’t…but maybe a multi million dollar operation could find a way to help…
Is this ethical?