I was recently introduced to this rare bit of hipness by my friend and fellow seminarian, Susan Sevier.
An early attempt at cultural relevance, Pastor John Rydgren’s circa-1967 Silhouette radio shows are so much fun. Rydgren was serving as the head of the TV, Radio and Film Department for the American Lutheran Church at the time he produced this series. With his hip, rhythmic baritone jive, Rydgren was seeking to connect people with the Gospel message in fresh and down-to-earth ways, and he was doing so in the midst of the cultural upheavals that characterized the Summer of Love.
Talk about dramatic parables! Can you dig?