Should preachers (any religion) be preachers, or should they be celebrities?
The specific denomination or religion isn’t important here.
Some preachers do their thing – giving sermons, tending to their congregations, generally working within their communities to make the people and the community (small or large) better.
Other preachers seem to encourage a cult of personality, where THE PREACHER, not the message, and not the community, becomes the ‘draw’. Yes, people still go and worship, but not so much to pray, but rather to observe a ‘performance’ by the preacher.
One could argue that the method is not important as long as the message gets through. Others would argue that it is unseemly for a preacher’s personality to overshadow the message (whatever it is).
What’s the proper role for a preacher?