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Alan Robertson on ‘Duck Dynasty’: Not ‘The 700 Club for Rednecks’

In an interview with Religion News Service, the newest “Duck Dynasty” cast member — beardless brother Alan Robertson — discusses his faith and his family’s Church of Christ background:

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.

Read the full interview and see a related story on the cable TV sensation.
See The Christian Chronicle’s profile of the Robertsons titled “Faith, family and ducks.”

  • Feedback
    I 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 Wallace
    August, 22 2013

    Quacking it up here in ATL, GA for the Dynasty! Go Ducks!!
    Alan Henderson
    August, 22 2013

    The 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.
    August, 22 2013

    My 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 Cross
    August, 22 2013

    Since 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 Cook
    August, 24 2013

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