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Soundcheck on Mike Guglielmucci

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Joanne Brokaw from Gospel Soundcheck has recently written with thoughts that echo those here about Michael Guglielmucci:

… Michael Guglielmucci has said that the guilt and shame he suffered over his addiction manifested itself in physical symptoms. He has offered to return any monies that people have donated to him to cover his medical “treatments” and is currently receiving psychiatric care.

The question is: How on earth did people not know that the man wasn’t really sick? Didn’t someone go to the doctor’s with him once in a while? Take him a chemo treatment? Have to pay a doctor’s copay or refill a prescription?

And how can a man with a 16 year addiction to porn hide it for that long? Were there really no hints?

And the even bigger question: are we bowing at the altar of the megachurch, rather than the foot of the cross, because it’s “culturally relevant?”

I’m all for being culturally relevant and meeting people where they are, but I’m not really a fan of the church-as-commerical-empire movement. I think people end up worshipping the church instead of God.

Did Michael Guglielmucci get lost in the megachurch-worship band-rock star mentality?

Obviously, we need to pray for him as well as for his family.

And I’d love to know what you think!

Let me repeat one of the final comments, and leave it at that: Obviously, we need to pray for him as well as for his family.

Written by Planetshakers Insider

August 26, 2008 at 11:30 pm