The Duck Dynasty Family Works To Be The Salt & The Light!

The Robertsons

Credit: Christian Chronicle

I came across this article from the Christian Chronicle, a Church of Christ publication, that tells us about the faith of the Robertson Family on the hit Duck Dynasty. This is one of my husband’s favorite shows. I have slowly come to enjoy watching it as well. Each week we can be sure to have laughs thanks to the Robertsons. Last week my husband was watching and saw the church that they attended in an episode. They also shared a very intimate moment with us as they prayed and sang Christmas Carols after decorating for Christmas. They sang Silent Night in accapella that was amazing! It led me to do some research and I was so excited to find the information below. I love to support shows that are trying to share the message of God and his love. They are being faced with much resistance from producers about sharing any spiritual thoughts from the family. In the interview below you will see that they have decided to continue to let their light shine in any way they can. Softly and slowly they are working to be the salt and light in this world!

Faith, family and ducks: Behind the scenes of ‘Duck Dynasty’

as written in The Christian Chronicle by Bobby Ross JR

A&E’s hit reality series “Duck Dynasty” has made celebrities out of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, his wife Kay and their bearded, camo-clad sons Willie, Jase and Jeptha, not to mention “Uncle Si,” Phil’s younger brother.As the network portrays it, the series — whose Season 1 finale drew 2.6 million viewers — follows a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving duck call and decoy business while staying true to their family values.For the Robertsons, those values relate to the grace and salvation found in Jesus.But for the show’s producers, the family’s strong Christian faith seems to be an uncomfortable storyline — one frequently chopped in the editing room. “They pretty much cut out most of the spiritual things,” Phil Robertson, a one-time honky-tonk operator who gave up his heathen lifestyle in the 1970s, told The Christian Chronicle. “We say them, but they just don’t run them on the show. “Hollywood has run upon the kingdom of God, and there’s a rub there,” said the Duck Commander, a tenacious personal evangelist who has brought hundreds of souls to new life in the Ouachita River. “Well, we have to be as harmless as a dove and as shrewd as a snake in the way we deal with them.”

The entire Robertson family is active with the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ, which meets just a few miles from the Duck Commander/Buck Commander warehouse in this northeast Louisiana town of 13,000.

“They have been consistently evangelistic,” White’s Ferry Road minister and elder Mike Kellett said of the Robertsons. “Jase and Willie were both in my youth group years ago and were reaching out to the lost as teens.”

NO BEARD FOR ‘REPLACEMENT WILLIE’

Phil Robertson and his oldest son Al — the clean-shaven member of the clan who describes himself as a “Jacob in a family of Esaus” — both serve as White’s Ferry Road church elders.

After 20 years in the pulpit, Al Robertson recently stepped down as one of the 1,200-member congregation’s ministers.He left to help run the family business, which has exploded with growth since “Duck Dynasty” premiered last spring.

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