WHY ALL THE VIOLENCE

I read with interest "America the Brutal," by Caleb Rosado [Aug. 15]. Although he made many good points regarding our violent history, he missed the main point regarding why we are overrun with senseless killings in this country.

We put together a Christian parent support group over 11 years ago. We have had several thousand parents through the group. They all tell one story—out-of-control, rebellious, lawless kids defying their parents and, upon investigation, kids using alcohol, pot, hallucinogens, speed, coke, and in some cases, crack or heroin.

The "professionals" in our community and in our churches seem totally absorbed with trying to uncover what new psychological disorder these kids have. Our answer: very tough and very loving parents who see the problem for what it is and have the courage to do something about it

- Alice Benson

Tijeras, N. Mex.

WHY DOES CHRISTIAN RADIO EXITS?

After all the attention given to television's so-called televangelists, I'm glad to see CT giving some attention to the "original" medium of radio ["Making Radio Waves," News, Aug. 15]. While no one article can claim to be an exhaustive treatise on the subject, Kennedy's has raised some important questions that those of us in Christian broadcasting need to address. Basically, what is our reason for existence?

Is it to help fulfill the Great Commission by preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, or is it to become a conservative, political action committee? I realize there is a gray area about having a prophetic ministry in an increasingly corrupt society, but I wonder if some are more concerned about profits rather than being prophetic?

I admit to being upset at the constant characterization of the audience of Christian ...

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