About The Show
You Are Forgiven! These words—and the fact they describe—are at the very heart of the Christian faith.
Sadly, though, far too many representatives of Christianity would have you believe the heart of the faith is described by words like “You can do better!”, or “What would Jesus do?”, or even “God helps those who help themselves!”
You Are Forgiven! radio is here to bring the truth of Christ’s forgiveness for you into clearer focus. The cacophony of information these days—especially “Christian” information—offers you a myriad of tips, techniques and checklists, all purporting to help you become a better Christian, or to show you how you can get closer to God, or even how to make yourself acceptable to God.
What’s wrong with that? One big thing: Checklists don’t provide the power to do what they demand, and we ultimately fail. To paraphrase the great Christian Reformer, Martin Luther, checklists say “do this,” and it is never done. Good news—the Christian message—says “believe this,” and it is already done. You Are Forgiven! radio is here to proclaim what’s already been done for you. Believe it!
So, yes, You Are Forgiven! radio hopes to be a different sound amidst the noise. Our goal is to proclaim the genuine good news—that’s what “Gospel” means—of Christ’s forgiveness for you. We do not offer you better tips, techniques or checklists. Instead, You Are Forgiven! radio is sermons by faithful pastors who will clearly show how you cannot be forgiven by your own efforts, no matter how well you do on your homework, your checklist of tasks. But they will also show how you are actually and already forgiven because Jesus has done all that is needed, for you!
Thank you for listening, and for visiting our site. We encourage you to contact the pastors directly with any questions you may have. You can find their email and phone info on our Contact page.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, YOU ARE FORGIVEN
Scott has worked as a Recording Engineer and Broadcast/TV Audio mixer in and throughout Hollywood for most of his career. "I wanted to bring the unique, first-order preaching style of my pastor (Ron Hodel) at Faith Lutheran Church to our local airwaves." With the guidance and support of 1517 The Legacy Project, Scott’s vision grew into the concept for the You Are Forgiven radio show. You Are Forgiven features several area pastors, and aims to proclaim the gospel locally via radio, and worldwide through the internet.
The Voice Of You Are Forgiven
Dale, a talented lay reader, provides the announcement and scripture readings for You Are Forgiven. Dale is a life-long Lutheran Christian. He is a husband of 31 years and father of three girls. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. After teaching Philosophy at Calvin College, Valparaiso University and elsewhere, he left academia and became a ‘recovering academic’. He now works as a Software Engineer for Siemens in Aliso Viejo, California.
The Guy behind the Curtain, You Are Forgiven
Steve has been a key player in the concept and development of You Are Forgiven, and continues to be a valuable resource behind the scenes. Steve is the Director of Publishing for 1517 and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Capistrano Beach, California. He is a graduate of Christ College Irvine (now part of Concordia University Irvine), majoring in English Literature, and Westminster Seminary in Escondido, where he took a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.