A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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As many of you know I am in the middle of working on my PhD and I’m about to take my comprehensive exams for it next week, and while reviewing material for the test, I came across a book titled Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, published in 1985, and the book contains a chapter on television preachers and how they have turned religion into basically just another TV show that is full of entertainment and not scared discussions of Biblical text.
Remember this is from 1985, not 2015.
If Postman thought that pastors back in ’85 were becoming Rev. Feel Good with positive and entertaining messages void of real substance, then he should turn on the TV now and listen to a sermon or visit a church on a Sunday morning.
I’m not gonna mention any names, because we probably know all the names of the TV pastors that are more motivational speaker than a hell, fire and brimstone pastor of old.
It’s not that I disagree with what they say, they say good and positive things, but the problem is what they don’t say.
In our pleasure obsessed, social media and entertainment driven, P.C. culture where people are walking on eggshells not to offend anyone with one syllable, I don’t see sermons changing, but only getting more entertainment and fluff filled than Biblical sound and spirit filled.
I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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