Guests: Jefferson Bethke,
Almost 17 million views. That’s the latest tally for 22-year-old Jefferson Bethke’s YouTube video of his spoken word poem “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” He thought a couple thousand people would see it; he was wrong. He was also unprepared for the debate it sparked. I called Jeff to talk about his intent behind the video, what he really thinks about the church, how it felt to be schooled by Kevin DeYoung, and what he’s learned through this experience. He and I also shared an awkward moment, but that’s not surprising, is it?