Radio, April 16: Render to Caesar?

Join us on radio every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, DenverTo listen online from anywhere, click ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The celebration of Easter and Passover sharply cuts our political issues down to size. Biblical faith, in the words of C. S. Lewis, holds that the individual is "incomparably more important" than any nation or civilization, "for he is everlasting and [its life], compared with his, is only a moment."

The timeless impact of God's intervention in history through Moses and Jesus, commemorated this week, outweighs all such concerns as immigration, taxes, or property rights. Yet the latter still have a claim on us. Render to Caesar and to God, Christ taught.

So we'll look at both realms, the eternal and the temporal, Easter night on "Backbone Radio with John Andrews." My special guests will be Dr. Douglas Groothuis, Denver Seminary professor and Christian apologist, and Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, editor of the Intermountain Jewish News.

Other topics on our April 16 show will include...

** What's next on immigration reform, after recent events in the streets and in Congress? We'll talk with border security expert Erin Anderson.

** Why are other states copying Colorado's TABOR, despite last year's Ref C vote? Bill Becker of the Maine Heritage Policy Center will have a report.

** Has the Kelo court decision, by igniting a national backlash, actually benefited property rights? Dana Berliner, Suzette Kelo's attorney, will be my guest.

Heckuva lineup. I hope you'll join Krista Kafer, Joshua Sharf, and me from 5-8pm this Sunday, April 16, on 710 KNUS in Denver and around the world. Call in with your two-cents at 303-696-1971. Or comment by email, during the show or right now, at

There's nothing else quite like Backbone Radio, the most principled, most patriotic, most faith-based, most Colorado-proud spot on the dial. Tune in for another lively Sunday evening of fact, opinion, and insight.

Yours for self-government, JOHN ANDREWS