Leslie's Omnibus

Sunday School

I wake up to this sappy, goopy, feel goody-goody on the radio. (Rick Kogan comes on immediately afterwards, which is the saving grace.)

I find the new evangelical broadcasts interesting, because the message is all about feeling good about yourself and God wanting you to be rich and successful, etc.

There's not a lot of mention of sin, or serving or the fact that Jesus, in fact, asked his followers to give up everything and follow him. (In fact, you'll be hard-pressed to find a mention of Jesus in those programs.) Now those are the teachings that I grew up on.

Some of you remember Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and the PTL Club on TV. Others remember Jimmy Swaggart. Those of you in the Chicago area heard at least one broadcast by Billy Graham. I grew up on the Rev. Rex Humbard:

I'm not one for organized religion... but if you're going to practice a religion, you might as well listen to the whole message -- not just the stuff that makes you feel good.


Anonymous said...

I'm not very religious - but I do believe that we have the founding fathers were right - God gives us our right - not Govt!


Anonymous said...

Les, pont of order. I believe the "feel good program" is on first, THEN the Lutheran Hour (very traditional) THAN Kogan.

It's been that way for many years.LOVE your blog - and I LOVE WGN radio.

Tom in Grand Rapids

Omnibus Driver said...

Tom --

You are correct. That Lutheran pastor actually is a toughy... but he's got such a soothing voice it's easy to gloss right over when he's giving you what for.

Thanks for the compliment, and keep on coming back!