“ . . . one of the most insidious aspects of modern culture: the celebrity brand. . . and the consumer is conned into buying something that is not what it seems to be. . . or is this just one more area where Christians are actually in the vanguard of setting new levels of ethical and cultural mediocrity?  Of course, this ties in with one of my pet peeves: that the evangelical subculture simply replicates (usually in a more mediocre way) the practices, values, and behavioral patterns of the advanced consumerist societies.”

Carl Trueman, Fools Rush In Where Monkeys Fear To Tread. Kindle, 85.