Your Car Dashboard — The principle “lex radio, lex credendi,” loosely translated as “radio leads to theology,” has brought about a stunning development in Evangelical Christian theology for middle-class white women. Radio stations across the country have overplayed their “station identifications,” which all have been programmed to “sing” the phrase “Faith, hope, family” along to a catchy theme. This has led to the development of doctrine and change in women’s study bibles, small group materials, and devotionals. The theological virtue of love, classically translated as charity, has been eliminated in favor of the term “family” in 1 Corinthians 13:13—“And now faith, hope, and family abide, these three; and the greatest of these is family.” This development has been strongly endorsed by James Dobson and Focus on the Family, who believe that this clears up the fact that love can only take place within a familial relationship. Dr. Dobson said, “We are slowly, but surely, winning the culture wars. We are going to make this country ‘family friendly’ again, even if we have to change two thousand years of Scripture and Christian doctrine to do it.”

By Justin Schwartz

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