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Christian Outlook 12/26/15: New Year’s Resolution: Love God More!

Mark Elfstrand talks with the President of Wheaton College, Phil Ryken, about his new 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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Christian Outlook 12/19/15: Advent: Preparing Your Heart for Christmas

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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Christian Outlook 12/12/15: “The Emmaus Code”

George Saieg of the ministry Arabic Christian Perspective joined Frank Sontag to discuss Islam and how our hearts should be open to share the good news with our Muslim neighbor. Albert Mohler took a closer look at how many Muslims around the world support ISIS-like thinking in his Briefing Program. Mark Elfstrand turned to Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation to learn more about important Supreme Court decisions that will be made next year. Dan Darling of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission also joined Mark Elfstrand to talk about Christian efforts to impact the “public good.” Pastors Ray Pritchard and Dave Watson joined Kevin McCullough to discuss their Advent books. David Limbaugh joined Frank Sontag to talk about his new book, “The Emmaus Code.”

 

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Christian Outlook 12/5/15: The Christian Refugee Crisis in the Middle East

Frank Sontag turned to Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Council to sort through the ISIS attacks in a way that honors Christ (2:00). Craig Roberts spoke with author and missionary Tom Doyle about the Christian refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria (4:35). Don Kroah talked with Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom, about what’s really happening with our government’s treatment of those seeking to flee the Islamic State (9:10). Don Kroah conducts an extended conversation with Canon Andrew White, who preached the gospel of Christ in Iraq until he was compelled to leave due to the rise of violence from ISIS (22:00).

 

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Christian Outlook 11/28/15: A C.S. Lewis Special

Don Kroah is joined by Max McLean who has brought to stage some of the classic works of Lewis (1:45). C.S. Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham, explains the story behind “Mere Christianity” (8:55). Devon Brown, author of “A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis” was a guest of John Hall and Kathy Emmons (13:00). John West, author of “The Magician’s Twin”, considers how C.S. Lewis would have confronted the argument over human origins today (18:05). Eric Metaxas interviews Joe Laconte, author of “A Wardrobe, A Hobbit, and  Great War” (28:00).

 

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Christian Outlook 11/21/15: The Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace

Pastor and author J.D. Greear reminds us about the true message of the Gospel (1:10). Timothy Paul Jones has co-authored “Proof: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace” (7:25). Doug Mazza, president of Joni and Friends, shares his story about raising his disabled son (13:00). Joni Eareckson Tada tells of her life with quadriplegia (22:00). Theologian David Wells joins Mark Daniels to discuss the unchanging God and his “holy-love” (27:50).

 

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Christian Outlook 11/14/15: “The Songs of Jesus”

After the GOP debate, host Don Kroah caught up with presidential candidate Ben Carson. Florida Congressman Dennis Ross spoke with Bill Bunkley about how the House of Reps. will be different under the leadership of Paul Ryan. Robert Muise from the American Freedom Law Center discusses a very important religious liberty case. Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute has been tracking with a gender story involving high school teenagers that will shock you. Timothy and Kathy Keller have written a new daily devotional called “The Songs of Jesus.” They share their ideas with Los Angeles’s Frank Sontag.

 

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Christian Outlook 11/7/15: “We Cannot Be Silent”

Eric Metaxas turned to Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers to discuss China’s new two child policy (1:35). Dr. Albert Mohler on his Briefing program took a look at a few more of the numerous challenges facing China as a result of population control (9:55). Don Kroah spoke with John Zmirak of the Stream about which GOP candidates are currently emerging as winners (13:00). Bill Bunkley talked with Dr. Ben Carson, the current leader of the GOP pack (16:55). John Stonestreet recently wrote about “bubble wrapping our kids.” He spoke with Frank Sontag about it (22:00). Bill Bunkley interviewed Dr. Albert Mohler about his new book, “We Cannot Be Silent” (28:00).

 

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Christian Outlook 10/31/15: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World

  • Ilan Berman, author and scholar from the American Foreign Policy Council, joined Georgene Rice to discuss the Obama administration’s handling of Iran (2:40).
  • Don Kroah caught up with Nagmeh Abedini, whose husband is being held hostage in Iran (7:40).
  • Travis Weber of the Family Research Council speaks with Bill Bunkley about a football coach who is being persecuted because he prays at his team’s football games (10:00).
  • Albert Mohler interacts with Bret Stephens’ latest column, “In Defense of Christendom” (13:00).
  • Pastor Craig Groeschel’s most recent book is #struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World.” He talked with Frank Sontag (22:00).

 

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Christian Outlook 10/24/15: Reviving the Black Church

  • California Governor Jerry Brown is attacking pro-life organizations. Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute explains (1:30).
  • Paige Cunningham of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity talks about another bill signed by Governor Brown that allows physician assisted suicide (4:55).
  • Brian Johnston of the California Pro-Life Council talks about how the physician assisted suicide bill can be stopped (10:00).
  • Israeli David Rubin gives insight into the latest round of attacks against Israel by the Palestinians (13:00).
  • Jim Denison says why Playboy’s recent decision to put clothes back on women is actually a sign of a loss for the culture (16:50).
  • Thabiti Anyabwile shares thoughts from his book, “Reviving the Black Church” (28:00).

 

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