Remember that CL comment I mentioned earlier? I’m going to go ahead and drop that now.
I think there can DEFINITELY be something to this one. Being Christian, I do feel some kind of way when people guiding a flock forget that they are, themselves, people. I have seen some amazing pastors, and I have visited some congregations that I never plan to go back to because of the relationship I see between the person delivering the sermon – the pulpit – and the people they’re delivering the message to.
You get the sense that some may view themselves AS the pulpit itself and that others may view them as such. I tend to shirk away from things once I get the vibe of that dynamic.