TCO 12/24/16: A Christmas Special

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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TCO 12/17/16: A Spectacle of Glory

Don Kroah interviews Peter Morici from the University of Maryland about what Donald Trump’s economic nationalism could do for the country. John and Kathy talk with Salem Radio Network’s Greg Clugston about the alleged Russian hacking in America. Kroah learns more from Marc Morano of Climate Depot about Trump’s pick of Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency and why it’s driving liberals crazy. Kroah asks Nina Shea of the Center for Religious Freedom what Trump should do to protect Christians being persecuted in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq. Joni Eareckson Tada shares thoughts from her latest book, “A Spectacle of Glory,” with Mark Elfstrand. Frank Sontag and Pastor Dan Delzell talk about the difference between Jesus and religion. Why is a teacher in trouble for posting pictures and quotes from Charlie Brown’s Christmas? Bob Burney reports.

 

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TCO 12/10/16: Left Wing Groups Target Christian Stars of Fixer Upper

Eric Metaxas talks with Owen Strachan of the Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary about the persecution being aimed at Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the reality show Fixer Upper. Don Kroah continues on the same topic with Jerry Johnson of National Religious Broadcasters. Don Kroah interviews Merril Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, about how the GOP can successfully repeal Obamacare and replace it with a law that works. Bob Burney talks with Stu Epperson Jr. about his new book on Christmas. Don Kroah chats with Shane Idleman about the important topic of not judging. Bob Burney wraps up the show by reporting on a company that would like to see fewer Bibles in its hotels.

 

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TCO 12/3/16: Alistair Begg on the Message of Christmas

Veteran writer and historian Victor Davis Hanson joins the Don Kroah Show to discuss the Trump political upset in the presidential election. Craig Roberts turns to Brian Johnston of the National Right to Life to discuss how a Trump presidency might affect the fight to preserve life. Don Kroah interviews former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. Kevin McCullough talks with Herb London of the London Center for Policy Research about how Fidel Castro and his legacy should be viewed. Ana Quintana of the Heritage Foundation speaks about Fidel Castro on the Don Kroah Show. Daniel Huerta of Focus on the Family gives good Christmas advice on Bill Bunkley’s show. Pastor Alistair Begg chats with Eric Metaxas about his latest book, “Christmas Playlist”–a book that looks at the four songs found in the gospel of Luke.

 

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TCO 11/26/16: 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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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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