Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Swindoll Is Cursing Now

One of the most entertaining debates going on in the Christian blogosphere is over the appropriateness of certain kinds of language that push the envelope a bit. We all know about Mark Driscoll, and now John Piper seems to be getting more comfortable with profanity. What is happening?

Well now Chuck Swindoll has joined the camp of potty mouth preachers. Actually, this is not new, but recently the VCY Radio Network dropped Swindoll's Insight for Living Broadcast because of objections to some of the words that have come from Swindoll's lips. Here is part of the release from VCY:

Since 1979 VCY America has aired Insight For Living. Increasingly over recent years, VCY has been concerned about the content and direction of the IFL broadcasts with Chuck Swindoll. Through the years we have had multiple conversations with IFL regarding objections to content in their broadcasts. It is VCY’s position that certain language and illustrations used have been crude, vulgar, and from the gutter and have no place on Christian radio.

You can see a sample of the profanity Swindoll has been using here (if you so dare). While as Christians we should take great care the language we use, I wonder how serious this issue should be.

HT: C. Michael Patton

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