March 24, 2008

National Review weighs in on "Issues, Etc."

Parishioner Mark Hemingway writes for National Review, and has an article about the scandal surrounding the Missouri Synod's summary firing of Rev. Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwarz, apparently without cause, and the cancellation of popular Christian radio program Issues, Etc. A portion of the article reads:

Though the show held fast to its confessional Lutheran identity, it was really a show for the broader Christian community, covering a wide range of religious, cultural and political issues. Topics on the program in just the last month included everything from the story of St. Patrick, Sigmund Freud and guilt, tithing, the ethics of sex changes to the latest news of interest regarding abortion and stem cell research. Religious heavyweights such as Fr. Richard John Neuhaus of First Things, Dr. Alister McGrath, and Dr. Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary could frequently be found as guests on the program. Guests on the program of interest around these parts include Edwin Meese, Robert George, Rod Dreher and our own Ramesh Ponnuru.

You can read the entire piece here.

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