Christian radio has been a huge part of my spiritual growth. When a station switched from a Rock format to Christian, I inexplicably started listening. Until then I may have thought about God some on Sunday morning, but not much at all during the week. I don’t remember what I listened to first, but over time I was listening to sermons, family shows like Family Life Today and educational programs like the Bible Answer Man.
A few years later, Kim discovered the local Christian music station, KSBJ. She did so because our girls were getting past the toddler phase and she had to lunge at the preset buttons when a curse word would fly. My stereotype about Contemporary Christian music was, “Boring!” But after listening for a while, I found a lot of artists I really liked. When the family is driving together we listen to KSBJ almost exclusively. The girls enjoy it as well.
I’ll delve into the mysteries of this another time, but my observation is that over 80% of radio preachers (at least those on the stations I listen to) have sound, Bible based teachings, while over 80% of TV preachers teach some amount of false doctrines. So when in doubt, try Christian radio instead of TV.
Check out OnePlace.com for a sample of the many ministries you can listen to on local stations, online or via downloads or podcasts. More on that later.
Do you listen to Christian radio? What are your favorite shows?