Trueman and Upfront Fees

Carl Trueman skewers those Christian leaders who demand upfront fees and minimum attendance at conferences they speak at. It’s worth a read. Here’s a quote:

That the aesthetics of power have moved from the televangelists of the 80s to the orthodox evangelical Ubermenschen of the present day is most depressing.  It is also perhaps the greatest example of postmodern irony, given how oddly and obviously deconstructive it is: at least the televangelists preached an upfront message of worldly aspirations in an idiom which was only in the vaguest sense Christian.  We use the aesthetics of power to preach the theology of the cross.

Read the rest here.