I think this was my fourth time talking with Janet. Every time, it feels like this:
JANET: Happy to welcome Dan Phillips back to the show.Janet is a terrific interviewer, always studied up on whatever the topic is, and always loaded with on-target, intelligent questions. She pitches them right over the plate, with a little pepper. It gives you a chance for a mighty swing, but you'd better be ready. It's never a sleep-walk.
DJP: Delighted to be here, Janet.
JANET: Well, that's all we have time for!
Yesterday, the topic was my online article Encouragement for New Christians. Perhaps you didn't even know I had a web page, but ENC is one of the main articles hosted from the home page. The page is extremely low-tech, really nothing other than a document hosting site.
The articles linked directly from the home page form a natural progression:
Why I Am (Still) a Christian is an apologetics piece.So Janet's producer said she was looking for a reason to have me back on the show, came on that page, and off we went.
How Can I Know God? is the Gospel; then
Encouragement for New Christians gives encouragement and direction to converts
I was expecting Janet to ask about CBC, and hoped to get a chance to brag on the terrific folks I get to serve. At least a "Welcome to Texas!" But she was loaded for bear on the subject, so I neglected to work it in. In retrospect, wish I had. You know, like politicians do — "Great question about immigration... now let me tell you about my tax cutting plan."
At any rate, if you're interested, once again. you can listen to the show here, or download it here. And if you want to check out the sermon on the absolute necessity of local church involvement, it's here.