239 years ago our country was born with a Declaration of Independence, and a subsequent Bill of Rights for all citizens to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But as Believers, we know that with rights comes responsibility.
Your radio station has the right to do anything you want within the parameters of certain legal, broadcasting, and financial regulations. You even have the right to be mediocre. Most Christian stations are just that.
But with every right comes a responsibility.
Yes, your station has the right to be just barely good enough to stay on the air, be just solvent enough to keep the lights on, and just legal enough to keep from having your license taken away. Yes, those are your rights. I challenge you, what are your responsibilities!
What if your station, instead of embracing the minimum, embraced the responsibility of setting the standard of excellence?
What if your station, instead of embracing the minimum, accepted the responsibility of unifying a community of believers?
What if your station, instead of embracing the minimum, accepted the responsibility of reaching out and meeting the needs of your listeners, and their neighbors, and their neighbors?
No church, no civic organization, no governmental agency in your city has the bullhorn to impact your community the way that your station does.
On this 4th of July weekend, let’s wave our flags, shoot off our fireworks, and sing our patriotic songs.
But let us not forget our responsibilities.
Inspired by Andy Stanley’s message “Younited States of America”, one of the most amazing talks I’ve ever heard.