Sunday, August 26, 2007

"Radio Orthdoxy"

I've found three or four interesting posts recently that have made me want to try out tracking back to other blogs. This Post on "Out of Ur" is an wonderful example of who is really in charge of Evangelical™ Churches - it ain't the pastor/elders/deacons or whatever - it's the folks on the air-waves. I've had conversations like this numerous times - it's aggravating to say the least. Thankfully, I haven't had one in a while though.


CoderForChrist said...

I think that one of the commenters does have a point regarding the "best-selling book orthodoxy" or whatnot.

I don't think the problem is so much "radio orthodoxy" but "celebrity orthodoxy." Radio is merely one venue that Evangelical celebrities get their message out. Others include television, books, etc.

But, seeing as you're in a bit of a different position than I am, having to deal, pastorally, with people daily, maybe you've seen differently?

Regarding the original author's desire for more dialogue and multiple perspectives on the radio, that may help, but my understanding of human nature indicates that most people would likely only actually listen to the perspective they agreed with, anyway...

wezlo said...

I think "radio" was used as a blanket term here - mostly because these conversations come from people who listen to Christian radio.

And, yes, I tend to think that religious broadcasting doesn't do all that much good.