Now, do I really think God hates Christian radio? Probably not. But, He might. He might avoid it on the dial as much as I do.
Here’s a good reason:
Approximate quote heard on the radio today…
I’m just so amazed every time I see the sky and think “Wow, God created that just for me.” Or when I see a flower and think “I can’t believe God created this beauty just for me.” Or when I see (insert random miracle God created) and think “God created that just for me.”
OK, it’s obvious. It’s been said, and written about, and lectured on a thousand times: we are self-centered. We live in a culture that breeds it. And the church in many cases does little to proclaim the bizzaro world reality of the Kingdom of God (where the self finds its center in sacrifice and service and death). And if the church doesn’t counter it, why would Christian radio?
The last time I checked, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1) So the skies don’t actually declare my need to be entertained. The skies don’t declare that they were created for my consumption. The skies were made for two reasons: to showcase God’s handiwork and to point to the unknowable brilliance of His character.
Maybe I’m just holding Christian radio to too high of a standard?