American Family Radio?

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  1. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritanboard Amanuensis

    What are y'all's thoughts on AFR? I listen to NPR because a) we have to know what the Enemy is doing and b) they are competent in production. But I can only take so much of NPR. They openly hate our President. They campaigned for HRC, etc.

    I found AFR by accident but I haven't listened to too much of them. Some of it is quality stuff. The dispensationalism and pro-Israel politics is annoying, but only rarely extreme (I think in one episode they came close to paratroopers securing the Temple mount).
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    I think AFR has been on the air for 20-30 years, but maybe they haven't been in your area for that long. They are based out of Mississippi, and the founder, Don Wildmon, also founded (or helped to found) a conservative independent Methodist seminary there. AFR is the broadcasting arm of the American Family Association which was known for organizing boycotts of Disney and similar things back when corporate America hadn't completely sold out to leftist secular progressivism.

    I haven't listened to it at any length in a long time. (I don't think they have an affiliate where I live now, and if I'm out of town, I tend to listen to something like Bott Radio Network instead, which basically just has preaching.)

    My recollection is that AFR is sort of a mix of CCM, "Christian America" talk and mixed bag when it comes to the teaching broadcasts they carry. I think they may have Alistair Begg, Michael Youssef, etc. and I don't recall them carrying any of the more outrageous heretical "prosperity gospel" preachers. (That's usually more of a staple of independent stations, at least where I come from, where Kenneth Hagin and Charles Capps were followed by Swindoll and MacArthur.)

    If they carry the Point of View program, it has a bit more sober analysis than some others, although it may be too Dispensational leaning for some, I guess. I don't know whether or not they carry Janet Mefferd, but it can be worth listening to depending on who the guest is.

    As for alternatives, there are a ton of podcasts, most of which I've never gotten around to listening to. Then there is Mars Hill Audio. The Mars Hill founder used to work for NPR years ago, and I think it is basically just a series of interviews. Albert Mohler's "Thinking in Public" is quite good. It is a podcast that he does about 8-12 times a year in which he typically interviews an author at some length, perhaps an hour or more.

    EDIT: Here is the AFR lineup: At least half of it consists of the same kinds of prominent broadcast ministries you'd expect to hear on the typical Christian station. I haven't really listened to any of it in about 10 years, but my recollection is that the stuff they produce themselves is sort of ok as a way to keep up with some of the latest "anti-family" threats if you are looking for that kind of thing and don't have time to take in any other news resource.
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  3. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritanboard Amanuensis

    Right now they are boycotting Target. The only reason I would be tempted to go to Target is because it isn't Wal Mart.
  4. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Senior

    I didn't know NPR had any ties to the Heritage Reformed Congregations! Have you ever heard Dr. Beeke on there?
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  5. Berean

    Berean Puritanboard Commissioner

    I believe he's referring to National Public Radio supporting Hillary Rod'em Clinton during the presidential campaign. I assumed you were serious since I didn't note any /s in your post.
  6. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Senior

    That's the unfortunate thing about the internet. It actually was a joke.

    I edited my post to make it more explicit.
  7. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    When I was RC I referred to AFR as American Families Raptured.
  8. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritanboard Amanuensis

    To quote Obi Wan from Episode III, "You were supposed to enjoy the joke. Not destroy it!"
  9. AnnaBanana

    AnnaBanana Puritan Board Freshman

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