De-Sizing the Church (pt 5): Forming a Goodness Culture In the Local Church, with Scot McKnight (ep 073)

"Meritocracy has reshaped pastors and churches, and a new culture has taken root, based on achievement and accomplishment rather than holiness and Christlikeness.”

Meritocracy has become embedded in the American church.

I wrote about the problems of meritocracy in De-sizing the Church, and I cited the writings of Scot McKnight to do so.

So, in this interview, I talked with Scot about why meritocracy is dangerous, how to notice the warning signs of a toxic church culture, the problems with being or following a narcissistic leader, and more.

Scot McKnight is the co-author (with Laura Barringer) of A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing.

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