My “Friendly” Beer and a Bible Interview
As you probably know, over the past few months we’ve had a couple of media outlets feature Beer and a Bible (USA Today and the News and Observer). Well, Thursday night there was another opportunity.
I was contacted Wednesday by an online radio station to be interviewed live and on air about Beer and a Bible. The broadcast is called The Virtual Bible Study and is a live, internet only, call in show that airs on Thursday nights at 9pm out of Tennessee.
At first I was very excited to talk to them, as I am with any media outlet willing to let me talk about Beer and a Bible. But, after visiting their website and watching a couple of the past interviews I then became very hesitant to agree to the interview. From what I saw on their website and from what I assumed is their base demographic I wasn’t sure it would be beneficial. Only because the crowd in which we are focused on for Beer and a Bible is not really within the church. We do have christians that come, but our intention is not to create a cool christian hang out, but a place where people who are not a part of a church or have been disenfranchised from the church can come and engage in spiritual conversations. They see the value in Jesus and that he is worth learning about, but at this point in their lives they probably wouldn’t step foot in a church.
They still wanted to do the interview and assured me that they would keep the discussion friendly and laid back.
I was sure that we would have different views on what we do and was sure that their views were much more conservative than mine. But, again…I was assured with this, “While we’ll likely differ on some of your views, we’d like to have a cordial discussion in which your view point can be heard.”
The show is about an hour long, but here’s the 20 minute portion where I was interviewed. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂
I did enjoy being able to share about Beer and a Bible. Any chance I get to share about the good that is happening through that I’ll always take. I do wish, however, that the interview had been a little more cordial conversation and a little less debate, but hey…we can’t always have what we want, can we?