Perhaps the largest platform in America is that of the Joe Rogan Experience. Joe Rogan is notoriously anti-Christian, yet he brought on Oliver Anthony, whose actual name is Christopher Anthony Lunsford, for an interview which talks faith, music, and drugs.
“Ironically” Anthony states, it’s Proverbs 4:20 which gets a slow laugh from Rogan.
20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.
Proverbs 4:20-27 NIV (the version read)
Joe Rogan responds by calling the passage profound to which Oliver Anthony says the whole book is like that. “It’s not preachy.”
Oliver Anthony is perhaps best described as a “Baby Christian” and does well at sharing his faith in a hostile environment. Many people heard Rogan agree to the profundities of Scripture and perhaps will turn to the Bible themselves.
“I’m still in the infancy stages in a lot of this.”
As Christians we should praise God that the Bible was read aloud by an imperfect man even though there is growing reason to be suspicious of the new celebrity.