I am not a fan of Diane Rehm, by any measure. Not only do I find her views unpalatable, her voice grates my ears. But as I was driving to an appointment today I clicked the NPR preset on my JEEP radio and in the matter of seconds had my attention arrested by the discussion between Rehm and her guest, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. Earlier this week Douthat released a book provocatively titled Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. This book was only on my “To Read” list – or at least, it was on the list to put on my list, but now it on my “Definite Read” list.
I have no doubt that there are areas of doctrinal difference that I have with Douthat, but as I listened to him make his points and respond to Rehm and some of her regulars, I could not help but nod in agreement. Douthat offers some astute cultural observations that, being missional, I cannot ignore.
To listen to today’s interview click: Bad Religion