Alan Robertson on ‘Duck Dynasty’: Not ‘The 700 Club for Rednecks’
Q: You go to a Church of Christ congregation, but you seem to be more generically Christian on the show.
A: We’ve done that on purpose. We speak in all kinds of churches. Yes, Church of Christ is our background. We sing a cappella by choice. We like it better. We feel like God has raised us up to be a gospel-centered family that shows love for each other and for him. We want to be gospel spokespeople. We’re kind of the John the Baptists of the 21st century. It’s how you imagine, with the wild hair and the locusts.
FeedbackI understand that they speak in all kinds of churches. But is it really necessary to adopt denominational language, such as referring to him as “Pastor” Alan? Granted, not a major point, but one that didn’t have to be surrendered. Seemed like a teachable moment to me.David WallaceAugust, 22 2013Quacking it up here in ATL, GA for the Dynasty! Go Ducks!!Alan HendersonAugust, 22 2013The Duck Dynasty brethren have such a unique opportunity to spread NT Christianity. NT Christianity can bring folks feeling turned off by denominational teachings, closer to the Lord.ROY WOODSAugust, 22 2013My wife and I really enjoy watching DD we haven’t missed an episode.
Our prayer for the Robertsons is stay grounded. As you become more and more famous and wealthy there will be increasing pressure for worldly distractions. You all are in such a unique position for positive influence in this increasingly wicked world. Continue to stay Happy, Happy, Happy!Paul CrossAugust, 22 2013Since Churches of Christ don’t use the title “pastor” for our ministers, I’m not surprised that some members may feel like the Robertsons are compromising by Alan accepting the use of that title. However, what many may not know is that while Alan was serving as a co-minister with the White’s Ferry Road congregation, he also served as an elder at the same time, and the elders are “pastors” in Churches of Christ.Stanley CookAugust, 24 2013