Secrecy Must Be Stronger Than Applause

52 min


We live in a hyper-public culture, where being seen and understood is one of our society’s highest values. While there are pros to applause, it can be a detrimental drug. It wears off very quickly and drives us to keep proving ourselves to get that fix. Over time, the good longing for greatness gets twisted into insecurity and validation and turns into a type of drug that enslaves us.

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Suzy Silk is one of the pastors at Church of the City NYC, a diverse community, with an ambition to see the fame and deeds of God renewed in our time, and to practice a powerful faith that brings renewal to our relationships, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

Located In: New York City

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