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Is The Christian Church Marketing Not Working? Athletes Have More Influence Than The God Man!?!?!?

Is Christian Church Marketing not working? The Barna Group, a market research firm that specializes in studying religious beliefs among Americans and how they impact faith and culture, recently released a study claiming that athletes have more influence than pastors. An estimated two-thirds of Americans- about 64 percent- believe that professional athletes influence people in American society more than professional faith leaders, according to the report released on the Barna Group website.

What's going on here? I'm not one bit surprised at this new finding at all. We live in a celebrity obsessed culture. Last year Jesus Tim Tebow drew a crowd of about 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service. Why?  The comment below is a powerful one for me.
"I’m sure there are many reasons for the trend of decreasing influence of pastors. No doubt some of them are self-inflicted. What strikes me most is that we are living at a time when the Christian Church markets itself more than e…