Todd Herman, American Family Radio’s (AFR) newest radio host, begins each program by declaring: “When the God of the universe created the world, He didn’t snap His fingers or wink His eye. He spoke, ‘Let there be light!’ I believe this indicates that God values words.”
Then, Herman and his listeners examine how modern disciples of Christ should view (and confront) current cultural issues through the lens of God’s Word. Thus, the name of Herman’s show: A Disciple’s View, heard weekdays at 12 p.m. Central.
Facing the battle
Herman brings an expansive resume to AFR, including radio personality, digital political strategist, software executive, and media entrepreneur. He and his family reside in “the high mountains of free America” in North Idaho.
Recently, Herman spoke with The Stand and shared his excitement over the door God opened through AFR. He described the overall objective of A Disciple’s View as learning to see the world from a kingdom view versus the temporal view of human eyes.
“So when we talk [on the show] about news and things related to this world,” said Herman, “I always remind myself that I’m a visitor here. It’s not my ultimate home, and still, we’re to be good stewards of our time here.”
A large part of Herman’s stewardship comprises using his time to speak up and fight against the great evil currently being perpetrated against children in every avenue of life.
He confessed to hiding from the battle after he, his wife, and their teenage daughter went through a very difficult season a few years back.
But through the book of Job, God reminded Herman that he could not see the spiritual background of events. The realization of God’s omniscience and power was deeply convicting.
“I had allowed the Enemy to convince me,” said Herman, “that the earthly monsters, even the spiritual monsters, are greater than He who walks with us. Of course, that’s not true.
“At that moment, it couldn’t have been clearer to me that God said, ‘I need you to do this now.’ So I very seriously got into the fight.”
Advancing the front
God quickly opened new doors to a bigger platform for Herman to use in the fight, beginning with an opportunity to be a regular guest host of The Rush Limbaugh Show.
Through that door, David Limbaugh, Rush’s brother, introduced Herman to Christian apologist and AFR radio host Frank Turek. In turn, Turek introduced him to Tim Wildmon.
When Bishop E.W. Jackson informed AFR of his intent to run for president and that he would not be able to continue hosting his show, Wildmon contacted Herman.
Their conversations began one week before Herman graduated from a pastoral residency program that focused on making disciples. God’s timing was perfect; His battle plan was clear.
“The Enemy’s advancing the battlefronts into the minds and souls of our kids in a very, very open way,” Herman said. “That is probably my deepest concern.
“Either Satan knows his time is short, and therefore, he’s desperate, or he thinks he’s actually going to win. We know he has already lost; that’s not even a question.”
The question is … Will God’s people use their voices to fight and advance His kingdom?
Be it the battle over gender identity, critical race theory, or ever-increasing governmental involvement in personal medical decisions, Herman is committed to fight.
As he repeatedly declares via A Disciple’s View, “There’s only one problem and one solution: If we do not walk in the light of Christ, we will stumble and fall.”
And those are valuable words indeed.
(Digital Editor's Note: A Disciple's View can be heard weekdays on AFR at 12.00 p.m. Central. This article was published first in the November 2023 print edition of The Stand).