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Ep. 243: Should Christian Critics Give Asbury, The Chosen, and He Gets Us A Rest?

An important part of what we do here at MinistryWatch – especially with these “Extra” episodes — is to bring to you thought leaders who have important things to say both to donors and to ministry leaders.

That’s why I’m pleased to have back on the program Phil Cooke. Phil wrote a provocative article for his webite, PhilCooke.com.  It’s called “Can Christian Critics Just Give The Asbury Revival, The Chosen, and He Gets Us A Rest?

Phil graciously consented to let us reprint that article on the MinistryWatch website.  You can find it here. And to be on the program today to talk about the article and some of the ideas it raises.

Phil Cooke is a working producer in Hollywood who also has a Ph. D. in theology.  He’s the author of a half-dozen books on media and marketing and has been a contributor to Fast Company, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.  He is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as the Producer’s Guild of America.


In today’s program I mentioned my article about Lonnie Frisbee. You can find the article here.

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The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh.   We get database, technical, and editorial support from Stephen DuBarry, Christina Darnell, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth.

Until next time, may God bless you.