I finally fixed my car radio. It's been on hiatus for the time since I've owned it. So I decided to have a listen. I was amazed by the fact that at least half of the radio stations in our area are Christian.
And what kind of Christianity is being presented on the radio waves? The religious right kind. It's wierd shifting your radio by a few numbers and hearing the bashing of other religions, the separation of church and state or to hear a sappy song about the name of Jesus.
I suppose in the last couple of years I've been largely in a bubble. All the religious discussion I have, Christians I work with are mainline and most others are rightfully suspicious of the religion. It's amazing how easy it is to lose contact with a whole other world of discourse.
I'm not sure that bodes well for the culture wars. But it does suggest how novel the progressive Christian radio show that a friend and I do. And how vital these outlets (blogs, columns in the newspaper, etc.) are in presenting an alternative vision.