Salvation Project

May 16, 2007

In a little over two months (Aug 1) I’m going to publish my first podcast, Lord willing. As I’ve blogged before it’s called “The Salvation Project”, now I am determining which questions to ask. So, if someone would make a comment on a few questions that would be good to ask I would appreciate it very much.

The format will be like an interview type podcast with the interviewer being as silent as possible, allowing the interviewee to tell his story on his own. Of course, well maybe not of course, I believe in eternal security; so I will approach salvation from that theology.

For the next several months I will study salvation doctrine and reread the Gospels to gain a much firmer grasp on Salvation. It’s almost unbelievable to know that God would offer salvation to me, a sinner by nature, and a big one at that!

So if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to make comments and I will keep you updated on my progress.

My first victims interviewees will be my family and close friends. Or maybe if you’re willing to be interviewed please send an email or comment my way. A lot of podcaster say you just need to ask the big fish to have them help you, so I’ll be asking some big names once I get my feet wet. Some big fish like Chip Ingram, James MacDonald, James Dobson just to name a few. They could only say no, so what do I have to lose?

Salvation Project

April 23, 2007

Here are the plans for my first podcast. The title will be Salvation Project and the idea is to interview Christians that are; friends, family, church members and podcasters. Maybe I could even get a few authors and business people. The idea came about because I lead a book study on Pilgrims Progress. Bunyan and the Puritans were big on asking “what was your salvation experience?”

I believe we as Christians today tend to not talk about our salvation experience, what a shame. Are we ashamed, unsure? maybe we don’t think it’s all that important. That tells me something is wrong, the salvation experience is the beginning of our journey, our second birth (into God’s family).

We celebrate physical birthdays, why not spiritual ones? Won’t they mean more to us in the long run? So that is the spring board for my podcast. I have a few projects to wrap up and a commitment to finish and I will be ready to start. More than likely late summer, or early fall. So if you’re reading this and think that sounds interesting make a comment and share your experience or even better volunteer to be one of the Christians I interview.

My plan for now is an edited type of podcast where the interviewer’s voice is rarely heard. I’ve heard several NPR radio shows with the style which I plan to use. One that I remember is a podcast called StoryCorps and it is about African Americans telling about the person who had the most positive influence on them when they were growing up. It’s a great podcast and several of the stories are very moving. My podcast need not be always touching or unique because my goal is to make this a thing we as Christians do more often. How better to lead people to Christ, than our testimony of how Christ saved us.