Thursday, March 20, 2014

Making My Radio Debut

In late January, I wrote a post titled Five Really Good Reasons to Leave Your Church. I wrote it in response to an article that had appeared in Relevant Magazine a day or two before titled Five Really Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church. I figured that the original article needed a counterpoint; someone to give voice to the good reasons that I and others have had over the years for leaving churches.

I wrote it with the same attitude with which I write pretty much everything here: it'll reach a few dozen folks who have me queued up on their browser or who'll see my link to it on social media, and that'll be fine.

Well, something a bit bigger than that happened on that particular day. Among other things:

When someone like Rachel Held Evans is retweeting your article, it's bound to go a bit further than you're used to.

And it did. That post has over 4000 views and counting. I'm still amazed and thankful that so many people have read and appreciated it.

But there was still more. By the end of that week, I'd been contacted by someone from Moody Radio to appear on one of their programs to talk more about this article and to discuss the general issue of why people should or shouldn't leave churches. Given what prompted this contact, I'll likely be expected to give more of the "should" side.

So if you feel so inclined to listen in, here are the details. The show is called Up for Debate, and will broadcast on Saturday, March 29th at 8 a.m. Central (that'd be 9 a.m. Eastern). If you don't have a Moody affiliate in your area or it doesn't carry that particular program, you can listen to it online at the show's website. And if you have more important things to do that morning, it'll be archived on the site and on iTunes for you to listen to some other time.

I'll admit some nerves about this, for multiple reasons. But overall, it should be good. Feel free to tune in.