Has anyone heard this guy, Neil Saavedra, who has a talk show on a.m. radio where people call in to talk to Jesus Himself (or rather, Neil pretending to be Jesus)? He’s been decsribed by the Religion News Blog as a “a self-trained, unordained minister of the Gospel” and professes to be “The voice of KFI Jesus – a strong, smooth bass – belongs to Neil Saavedra, who does not believe he is the Messiah, yet he assumes the godly persona during a three-hour call-in show that airs Sunday mornings.” Saavedra is admittedly non-denominational and often too tired to from his show to even attend services. He claims his servies are his “informed opinion”. Informed by what?
Personally, I find it arrogant and a mockery. Self-trained? I find that pretty concerning.
Oddly enough I also wonder if there might be a way to do something similar for our Youth Groups, not with Jesus, but perhaps blessed Mother Theresa.
What are your thoughts about this? I’m very curious to hear what others think. Do you think it’s helpful or harmful?