Every Sunday morning here in Los Angeles, Jesus Christ gets behind a microphone. He takes calls and answers questions about his divinity, humanity and everything in between. More often than not, callers are looking more for spiritual comfort in the midst of life’s pain than answers to theological ponderings.
The genius of this show is that it truly does position itself to be Jesus Christ doing a radio appearance on a Sunday morning. “Good morning southern California, this is the day I have made…” The Jesus Christ Show has been broadcasting for a couple years, and runs on one of the top Arbitron rated talk stations in the country—not a “Christian” station. (I am surprised it has not caught on quicker in syndication.)
At first, my wife and I were furious at the blasphemous notion that some wacko would call himself Jesus Christ and do a radio show. It didn’t take more than a few minutes to realize this guy knows his stuff. He doesn’t predict futures or tell people to walk on water. He doesn’t broadcast from graveyards and raise people from the dead. He simply communicates the Gospel message in a loving and convincing way. The show is not sponsored or backed by any church or ministry—it is definitely a station-sanctioned program.
You can stream the show on Sunday mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
I wonder how churches could tap into this concept? Whether it be getting behind the show or taking a similar idea to their own communities, certainly a church could learn something from this idea.