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TCO 11/19/16: The Exalted God Is Eager to Be Our Friend

Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation talks with Georgene Rice about how Trump won and the depth of the Republican victory. Illinois Congressman Randy Hultren knows Vice President-Elect Mike Pence well and joins Mark Elfstrand to discuss how Pence will play a pivotal role in the Trump administration. Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness speaks with Don Kroah about the need for cultural renewal in the military. Eric Metaxas talks about the role of the media in the election with veteran journalist Terry Mattingly. Chip Ingram, the voice of “Living on the Edge,” joined Mark Elfstrand to talk about his most recent book, “The Real God.” Frank Sontag turns to author Rosaria Butterfield for an extended conversation on same-sex relationships.

 

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TCO 11/12/16: A Christian Response to President-Elect Trump

Cedarville University’s Mark Smith looks at the historic Trump victory with Bob Burney. Mark Elfstrand turns to the National Religious Broadcasters’ Jerry Johnson for further election analysis. Jonathan Yuan talks with Mark Elfstrand about the recent remarks of Jen Hatmaker on HGTV who called on Christians to embrace the homosexual lifestyle. Focus on the Family’s Paul Batura joins Eric Metaxas to talk about his book on adoption, “Chosen for Greatness.”Hugh Ross brings Georgene Rice up to date on his latest book about the creation order: “Improbable Planet.” Albert Mohler closes out the program with a few words on how Christians can support the new president-elect through prayer.

 

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TCO 11/5/16: Christian Duty and Election Day

Focus on the Family’s Tim Goeglein discusses the topic of voter fraud with Mark Elfstrand. Senator Marco Rubio joins Carmen LaBerge to talk about his race for the U.S. Senate in Florida. Dr. Albert Mohler gives the details of FBI Director James Comey’s decision to put Hillary Clinton’s e-mail back on the table. Russell Varney explains the latest examples of underhanded tactics by Democratic operatives with Darryl Wood. Terry Benedict, producer for Hacksaw Ridge, joins Michelle Mendoza to talk about the film. Jeremy Dys and Eric Walsh share with Bill Bunkley an outrageous form of religious persecution in the U.S. Health policy expert Dr. Merrill Matthews chats with Don Kroah about Obamacare.

 

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TCO 10/29/16: Persecuted for Following Christ in Iran

Michelle Mendoza speaks with security expert Robert Caltabiano about the U.S.’s response to Russia’s cyber attacks. John and Kathy turn to Editor of Gospel Coalition Gavin Ortlund to discuss the problem of evil. Matt Sharp of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins Darryl Wood to talk about the latest with Planned Parenthood. Matt Sharp of the Alliance Defending Freedom speaks with Don Kroah about gender identity. Gary Ingersoll of the Word of Life Bible Institute joins Bill Bunkley to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s humility. Gilbert Hovsepian shares his story of suffering for Christ in Iran and the persecution of his father on the Frank Sontag Show.

 

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TCO 10/22/16: Tim Keller’s “Making Sense of God”

John Zmirak, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholocism, spoke with Georgene Rice about the Wikileaks e-mails. David Gibbs, founder and president of the Christian Law Association, talked with Bill Bunkley about the Supreme Court and the presidential race. Peter Brooks was a guest on Rice’s program to discuss Syria. Cliff May appeared on the Don Kroah Show to discuss the increasingly aggressive nature of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Dr. David Jeremiah, voice of Turning Point, talked with Frank Sontag about where we are at in terms of the intersection of Christianity and culture. Pastor Tim Keller shared thoughts from his latest book “Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical” with Eric Metaxas. Rice spoke with Professor RR Reno about freedom and faith.

 

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TCO 10/15/16: Freedom of Religion Is More Than Freedom of Worship

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., joined the Don Kroah Show to discuss Hillary Clinton’s immoral record on the sanctity of life. John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, talked with Mark Elfstrand about why Christians need to show up and vote on Election Day. Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller has dug up the dirty deeds of the Clinton Foundation and he shares his findings with Kroah. Jake Mulder, author of “Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church, shares thoughts from his book with Craig Roberts. Phil Robertson, the patriarch of Duck Dynasty, joined the Eric Metaxas Show to talk about the presidential race and a new movie he worked on. When so much in the world seems to be going wrong, Bob Burney shares a story where something actually went right!

 

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TCO 10/8/16: Two Opposing Worldviews at the Vice Presidential Debate

The Vice Presidential debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine displayed two very different worldviews. Albert Mohler weighs in on the life issue discussed at the debate. Frank Sontag turned to California pastor Jack Hibbs to discuss the important issue of Christians turning out to vote. Lila Rose joined Craig Roberts to share news of a bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown that protects the abortion provider Planned Parenthood and punishes investigative journalists. Don Kroah speaks with Peter Sprigg about how to talk to your children about transgenderism. Jerry Bowyer, economist and writer, joined John & Kathy to talk about economics and the Bible. Georgene Rice turned to Steve Hawthorne to discuss prayer.

 

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TCO 10/1/16: The Presidential Debate and the Christian Electorate

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, offers his analysis of the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Professor Amy Black of Wheaton University discusses why the political season is a particularly feisty one with Mark Elfstrand. Alex McFarland of North Greenville University joins Craig Roberts to talk about evangelicals and voting. George Barna chats with Mark Elfstrand about the political climate and current trends among Christians. Health care expert Merril Matthews speaks with Don Kroah about the effects of Obamacare. Evangelist Ray Comfort shares about his new film with Frank Sontag. Travis Webber of the Family Research Center talks with Don Kroah about the Navy.

 

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TCO 9/24/16: Male and Female He Created Them

Georgene Rice turns to Rachel Alexander of TheStream.com to talk about the effect of third party candidates on the presidential election. Pro-life activist Lila Rose explains to Kevin McCullough the dangers of a bill being pushed through the legislature in California that would insulate Planned Parenthood from media inquiry. Don Kroah discusses the issue of religious freedom and the Syrian migration with Nina Shea. Kevin McCullough talks with Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute about gender identity. Carmen Fowler LaBerge turns to Rod Dreher of the American Conservative to discuss a recent, controversial TIME magazine cover and what it says about America’s soul. Focus on the Family’s Glenn Stanton wrote a piece for First Things about women and civilizational success that prompted Bill Bunkley to bring him on his show. Mark Elfstrand interviews Kirby Anderson about the unfortunate politicization of sports.

 

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TCO 9/17/16: Atheist Christopher Hitchens’ Journey of Faith

In a special edition of The Christian Outlook we look at the life and legacy of one of the most prominent atheists, the late Christopher Hitchens who died of esophageal cancer in 2011. We look at his life through the lens of Larry Taunton of “Fixed Point” ministries, a man who not only debated Hitchens, but who befriended him as well. Taunton wrote of his friendship with Hitchens in his book “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens.” He describes how Hitchens’ atheism just didn’t fit the full pattern of most other atheists. Taunton sat down for an extensive conversation with Salem Media’s Eric Metaxas and his “Socrates in the City” event.

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