Issues, Etc. Day One

Mollie here. Apparently the live station for listening to Issues, Etc. was flooded yesterday and some people couldn’t get on. My husband, my mother and I all got on but my dad and various friends here in DC, Michigan and Missouri had trouble.

The first hour dealt mostly with just an acknowledgment of what had happened over the last 3 1/2 months. It was great to hear Todd and Jeff talk about the pain they endured and joy they experienced while going through everything. It was also fun to hear some folks call in from around the country. Issues, Etc. is remarkable in its ability to capture a huge proportion of males in its listening audience. A recent Pew Poll showed a large gender gap between men and women with regard to their spiritual activities. That Issues, Etc. appeals to so many men is a wonderful gift from God.

Anyway, the second hour made me so happy I wanted to cry. I hadn’t realized just how much I missed Issues, Etc. until I heard it again. First, Todd interviewed John C. Green from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. They discussed some of the results from that large landmark study on religion that just came out. Then Todd interviewed Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II of Concordia Theological Seminary speaking about the Gospel.

Thank you to Todd, Jeff and everyone else who put so much work into getting my “seminary for laymen” back on the air.

Did any of you get to listen? Will you be as Pirate Christian Radio’s Chris Rosebrough discusses a recent conference at Saddleback Community Church? Or to hear Craig Parton discuss “Evangelical Style, Lutheran Substance?” Or to hear what Chuck Burge of the Presbyterian Lay Committee has to say about the PC(USA) and gay clergy? Or how about for a discussion of relativism with Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason?

That’s right — Issues, Etc. is BACK!

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