Anderson is intensely status-conscious, luxuriating in his national political role. The day after Pres. Obama revealed his new position on marriage equality, Wooddale's pastor-in-dotage issued his first tweet in a week: 1M + 1W = 1marriage. There will be no further discussion, the great one decrees.
Anderson is treated like a US senator at Wooddale, traveling within a two-yard force-field. To be approached by him, in the presence of others, is to have one's own status elevated.
In Jesus--he devotes considerable attention to the hypocrisy prevailing within first century religious institutions, where the rich purchased status-acknowledgement. The messiah came to overturn all of that--and to set a standard for just and equal social treatment, supposedly.
The bookstore woman mentions Pastor Anderson did preach at a recent funeral here. A high-status, longtime member of the church died. Wooddale employs 15 full-time ministers not including Anderson. To have Anderson officiate at one's funeral is perceived, within the flock, as the culminating endorsement of a life well lived. (Accountability isn't needed, mind you, as Anderson is morally pure.) In a pamphlet:
Anderson spearheads Wooddale's aggressive cultural assertion, as if from a position of self-confidence: A place this righteous, learned, pious and well-dressed insists upon its interpretive monopoly. Preaching happens at Wooddale, but the church also spends a lot of time telling you how to understand the experience.
The bookstore gives out a professionally-printed, multi-color study guide, to accompany Jesus. The guide assumes the reader lacks any critical faculty--one can only respond to the words of Wooddale's Dear Leader with submission and supplication. If you consider the book rubbish-laden, its lofty author can't be reached by people of your status: good day!