I Am Pastor Kanye West

Ronnie Martin | April 6, 2016


“I am the greatest living artist.”

“I have created the greatest album ever made.”

“Who will invest one billion dollars in my ideas?”

Most likely, you’ll recognize these three quotes from Kanye West’s Twitter feed that exploded into the social media stratosphere a few weeks ago. For anyone even moderately familiar with Kanye’s prior antics, this only confirmed what most of us already knew about his Mount Everest-sized ego. Kanye does what Kanye does best, which is being Kanye.

I Am Kanye, Too

And yet, all my initial annoyance and disgust soon came grinding to a halt when I realized the horror of my own heart: Kanye was merely saying everything I believe about myself. And let me prove it by telling you how difficult my Kanye-sized ego made writing that last sentence.

My mind goes to King Nebuchadnezzar. There he was, strutting on the roof of his royal palace with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon spread out below in all their splendor. The pride swelling inside his chest, the glory beaming in his eyes, the belief that all of this grandeur was actually his design, his labor, his legacy (Dan. 4:4–37). I don’t read any of this wondering how he could’ve been…


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