Radio Talk Show Hosts or the Bible?

One thing that bothers me about conservative Christians (and here I use the word “conservative” politically rather than theologically, although I acknowledge some overlap) is what influences them.

I know Christians who love the Lord and are faithful and active in their churches but much of their belief system is driven by Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and other conservative talk show hosts.

I’d love, just once, to ask them how many hours a day they read the Bible, or at least some good Christian books, compared to how much time they spend listening to these guys.

I know, I know, they only listen in their car between appointments, or if they’re retired they listen while gardening or doing whatever retired people do.

But couldn’t they listen to the Bible or good Christian books during that same time?

You see my point is this:

They devote so much time to these hosts that these hosts end up shaping their world- and life-views more so than the Word.

Which is ironic because they should be critiquing these hosts by the Bible but that’s hard to do when they’ve become your guiding light instead of God’s Word.

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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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