If you saw Jefferson Bethke’s YouTube video “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus,” you need to watch this interview with Bethke on CBS; he offers some clarifications to the message and agrees with the critiques made by Father Beck (maybe that surprised the hosts of the show?). Overall, his manner was humble, he spoke clearly of God’s grace, and directed people to Jesus Christ.
Here are some related posts that analyze and give perspective on the video:
- Kevin DeYoung’s analysis was helpful, but perhaps a little over-the-top. (I had some similar concerns about the message of the poem, but I thought the critique was a bit excessive.)
- Jefferson Bethke’s email exchange with Kevin DeYoung in which he agrees with Kevin’s points about the church.
- Stephen Altrogge, a poet/songwriter/author, defends Jefferson and asks if we’d critique the Psalms in the same way.