By Brian Blackwell, Message staff writer
BOSSIER CITY, La. (LBM) – Congressman Mike Johnson and his wife, Kelly, have teamed up to launch a podcast focused on hot topics and currents events from a Christian perspective.
“‘Truth be Told’ with Mike and Kelly Johnson” launched March 7 on their website, mikeandkellyjohnson.com. The couple, who are members of Cypress Baptist Church, Benton, discuss such topics as how America can be saved, why conservatism matters, what Christ followers must to do to preserve western civilization and the biblical basis for border security.
Johnson, who represents 15 parishes in Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District and has 20 years of experience litigating constitutional law cases, said he and his wife, who is a licensed Christian counselor, wanted to give others a glimpse through the podcast of what their family talks about at the supper table. They have been married nearly 23 years.
“We have been working in ministry side by side and together for our whole marriage,” Johnson told the Message. “It’s sort of a natural thing for us. This is what we talk about and do every day. It is neat to share it with others.
“Kelly has a lot of insight and a different perspective than I do on so many things because she is a woman and her angle is Christian counseling,” he continued. “I am really looking forward to the upcoming episodes where we dig deeply in those areas because there so many biblical insights she has in Christian counseling that can really be healing and liberating for people when they know the truth. People have commented they really enjoy the interaction between the two of us, a husband and wife, because we look at things a little bit differently, but we have fun with it.”
Johnson said he hopes the podcast will equip Christ followers with information they can use to defend their faith and be salt and light that Jesus has commanded.
“Our objective is to go right to the heart of big issues that people are grappling with right now and issues on which there are not always readily available, biblically-based answers,” Johnson said. “That has turned out to be a real niche. There are a lot of political people talking about politics, and there are pastors and evangelists talking about ministry, but there are not a lot of people who have a foot in both who address spiritual things from what is perceived as a political platform.
“We are trying to bring very compelling content and address hot topics and current events from an eternal and a biblical perspective,” he continued. “It’s very different than what people hear in most places, and it’s been very encouraging to a lot of people. They are being encouraged in their faith and in what they know intuitively.”