Religious Liberty Celebrated, Contemporary Threats to Religious Liberty


Christian Outlook – January 19, 2019

Craig Roberts turns to Larry Fedewa, of the Washington Times to look at the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history as it continues with no end in sight. Bob Burney asks Pastor Tim Throckmorton to look at the crisis at the border and the innocent victims, the children, that are used as pawns. Kevin McCullough and Brooke Singman, of Fox News, take a glimpse at what divided government looks like. Albert Mohler has an in-depth look at the disturbing new education framework under consideration in California. Craig Roberts asks Brad Dacus, of the Pacific Justice Institute, about the California education framework’s skeptical look at the role of religion in the education of our children. Georgene Rice talks to Kate Anderson of the Alliance Defending Freedom about a women’s shelter in Anchorage, Alaska, that is under fire for sheltering women exclusively. Eric Metaxas and historian William Federer talk about religious freedom and the challenges America faced in its beginning and to some degree still faces today, the separation of church from state.

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U.S. Border Crisis and the Netherlands Turns on Christian Leaders


Christian Outlook – January 12, 2019

Kevin McCullough asks Dr. Albert Mohler about the harsh reaction of Dutch officials to The Nashville Statement, a statement of conviction, summarizing and affirming the Bible’s teaching on marriage and human sexuality. Frank Sontag and Larry Elder discuss the more controversial elements of the immigration debate. John Zmirak, senior editor of The Stream sits with Eric Metaxas to ask if the border wall, in and of itself, is somehow immoral. Frank Sontag asks how we’d like to live our lives in front of God. Bob Burney discusses at an article from the Economist “Why are so many teenage girls appearing in gender clinics?” Georgene Rice talks with Tim Muellhoff about his book, Defending Your Marriage – The Reality of Spiritual Warfare. Bob Burney looks at how the Colorado Civil Rights Commission continues its harassment of Masterpiece Cake Shop owner Jack Phillips.

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A Review of 2018 and a Resolve to Practice Kindness in 2019


Christian Outlook – January 5, 2019

Mark Elfstrand talks with Warren Cole Smith of World Magazine and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview to sum up and review 2018. Mark Elfstrand’s guest, Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, explores what is female, what is male, in her piece, “Trans Madness: De-Sexing the World.” John Hall and Kathy Emmons invite Pastor Gavin Ortlund to talk about not only “loving” people, but “liking” them as well. Alistair Begg joins Craig Roberts to talk about witnessing in an increasingly secular reality.

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Renewing Love for God in the New Year


The Christian Outlook – December 29, 2018

Mark Elfstrand talks with the President of Wheaton College, Phil Ryken, about his book, Why Everything Matters: The Gospel in Ecclesiastes. Pastor Dan Delzell joins Frank Sontag to explain anew what God has done for us by sending his Son. Max McLean talks about C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce with Don Kroah. Apologist Ravi Zacharias explains how we find truth in Christ. Pastor Alistair Begg shares thoughts on what he calls the “great exchange” in his sermon “After Darkness, Light.”

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Advent: Preparing Your Heart for Christmas


The Christian Outlook — December 22, 2018

Pastors Ray Pritchard and Dave Watson joined Kevin McCullough to discuss their books on Advent and how to prepare one’s heart for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Steve Estes provides a fresh application of the Proverbs for this Christmas season on the Georgene Rice Show. Alistair Begg helps create in us a sense of how much was fulfilled in the birth of the Christ child. Albert Mohler explains how many Christians get the Christmas story wrong. On the John and Kathy Show, Jerry Bowyer explains the social context of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Mike Gallagher shares how CBS fought almost everything related to the beloved “Charlie Brown Christmas” special when it first aired in 1965.

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