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I Want Manna, Not Mammon

jerrylogo.jpgI’ve been listening to the Jerry Bowyer Program on WORD-FM fairly often these days. Jerry replaced Marty Minto, who was fired under contentious circumstances. On the whole, I like the show. I like tone and style and I think Jerry handles callers well. There’s a good balance between charity and patience on the one hand and avoiding time-wasting arguments with nuts on the other. When he talks about Christian topics, I enjoy listening to him and calling the show. Something worries me, though.

Politics and economics are crowding out other topics. Jerry seems to have drunk too much Republican kool-aid. Some of his recent interviews, for instance, have had absolutely nothing to do with faith or Christian living. What do Steve Forbes’ tax obsessions or Pat Toomy’s healthcare reform crusade have to do with Christ?!

If you’re going to bring up a political or economic topic on your show, Jerry, try to make it relate it to Christianity.

Bye, Bye, Marty

June 22, 2005

I still get a number of hits to my post about the firing of Christian talk show host Marty Minto. I never quite finished it because I got tied up in more important things, so I decided to come back and do just that. For those interested, the original entry can be found in its entirety (misspellings, bad grammar, and all) here.

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