Here is an excellent quotation from yet another Carl Trueman article, If the Top Men take over, who will ask the hard questions? warning against the excess and danger of evangelicalism’s celebrity culture:
Celebrity brings with it such matters as a culture of false intimacy with complete strangers and a charismatic authority rooted in the person not in an institution. Thus, influence is often predicated on personality, not on the intrinsic merits of arguments etc.
. . . celebrities are routinely allowed to behave in ways which would not be tolerated in ordinary mortals.
. . . In short, normal rules do not apply to celebrities in the same way as they do to others.