Issues to Watch in 2018

The Christian Outlook — January 6, 2018

Kevin McCullough invites Herb London of the London Center for Policy Research to take a look at the Iranian protests there were spurred on by terrible economic conditions. John Zmirak, the senior editor for “The Stream” sat in with Eric Metaxas to discuss the aging Supreme Court and how it has cleverly re-interpreted the constitution to make new laws. Robyn Chamber,  with “Option Ultrasound,” a program affiliated with Focus on the Family, speaks with Bill Bunkley on technology that has lowered abortions nationwide. Albert Mohler examines the argument Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf made for upholding abortion after 20 weeks. William Briggs of “The Stream” joins Don Kroah to share about a Washington Post piece that tries to prove that Jesus never existed. Stephen Mansfield shares insights into faith influences of Donald Trump from his book Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him. Tom Nelson, the author of The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity, shares how we can glorify God more full in our community and in our work through commerce.

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“Walking Through Twilight” — Help and Hope for Primary Caregivers

The Christian Outlook – December 30, 2017

Don Kroah invites Lou Ann Sabatier from 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative to share some of the critical issues that are happening in Pakistan after a recent terrorist attack on a church. Herb London of New York-based London Policy Center joined Craig Roberts to discuss the recent “lone wolf” failed terror attack in New York. Frank Sontag invites Isik Abla, who grew up in Turkey and escaped to America, to tell her captivating conversion story from Islam to Christianity. Sitting in with Craig Roberts, Peter Rosenberger, founder of the ministry Standing With Hope and author of Hope for the Caregiver, shares helpful tips on how to live a calmer, healthier, and more joyful life while dealing with grim realities. Eric Metaxas invites Douglas Groothuis, author of Walking Through Twilight: A Wife’s Illness – A Philosopher’s Lamenton how to suffer skillfully as a Christian.

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Advent: Preparing Your Heart for Christmas

The Christian Outlook — December 23, 2017

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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Protecting Our Kids in a Toxic Culture

The Christian Outlook — December 16, 2017

Kevin McCullough invited Jordan Sekulow of the ACLJ to explain the latest regarding Bruce Ohr, an associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice, and why the focus needs to be on him. Albert Mohler gives his outcome analysis of the Alabama Senate election with Roy Moore and Doug Jones. Don Kroah turns to David Brog, director of the group “Christians United for Israel” on the announcement of the U.S. embassy being relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Bill Bunkley invited Bruce Hausknecht of Focus on the Family to share his analysis of what he witnessed in the courtroom during the Supreme Court Masterpiece Cake Shop case. John Stonestreet shares with Frank Sontag his insight into the swing vote, Justice Kennedy. Craig Roberts invites Rebecca Hagelin to share how we can protect our kids in a toxic culture as well as other immensely helpful relationship building concepts from her latest book, “30 Ways in 30 Days to Strengthen Your Family.” In celebration of the greatest Book, Frank Sontag turns to Hobby Lobby President Steve Green to explain the different compelling facets of the “Museum of the Bible” in Washington, D.C. Lila Rose of Live Action explained to Kevin McCullough the depths of curruption found in abortion factory, Planned Parenthood.

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Gets Their Day in the High Court

The Christian Outlook — December 9, 2017

Matt Staver, president and chief attorney of the Liberty Counsel, discussed with Bill Bunkley the latest of the Masterpiece Cakeshop U.S. Supreme Court Case. Dr. Albert Mohler shares how the Supreme Court is mirroring the different points of view of the media concerning the case. Eric Metaxas shares with Mark Elfstrand how when we naturally focus on the need to dethrone those convicted of sexual harassment and assault, it’s easy to lose sight of their souls. Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, joins Don Kroah to share about the upcoming March for Life Conference in January. Steve Aden, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Americans Unite for Life, shares the latest shocking CDC report on abortion. Jerry Johnson, president and CEO of NRB explains why we should care deeply what is happening to the internet as the federal government considers what to do next concerning Net Neutrality. Wrapping up, Albert Mohler shows how an increasing number of Millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology.


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North Korean Missiles, the Language Debate on Gender and a Reminder of the Cost of Christian Faith

The Christian Outlook — December 02, 2017

In light of yet another North Korean missile launch, Kevin McCullough turns to retired General Jack Kean and retired Colonel David Hunt on what an open conflict with North Korea would look like.  Rachel Greszler of the Heritage Foundation speaks with Georgene Rice on a clear eyed-look at the tax reform packages being pushed in Congress. Columnist and acclaimed Christian Peter Hitchens, brother of the late atheist Christopher Hitchens, shares with Eric Metaxas about the pressure to concede to new language on the transgender issue and how it is an infringement on free speech.  Representative Diane Black of Tennessee explains to Eric Metaxas how the Conscience Protection Act would protect employees who hold religious convictions. Albert Mohler shares how mainline Protestant denominations are almost competing for which one will go furthest left the fastest. David Peck of Azusa Pacific University speaks with Frank Sontag about the importance of setting good boundaries with technology in an effort to protect the companionship of family.  Bob Burney tells a story coming out of Nigeria of the dangers of Islam and how it tragically affects missionaries who interface with various Islamist movements.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Critical Pro-Life Case

The Christian Outlook — November 25, 2017

Matt Staver, president and chief attorney of the Liberty Council, speaks with Georgene Rice about an extremely important upcoming precedent-setting Supreme Court case that will determine the constitutionality of requiring California crisis pregnancy centers to tell patients where they can go to have an abortion. David Walker, author of “God and the Transgender Debate,” clears up some often repeated lies about gender on the Bill Bunkley Show.  Victor Davis Hanson shares from his latest book, “The Second World Wars,” a look at how World War II was fought and won. While on the Eric Metaxas Show, Ken Stern, former CEO of NPR, shares how his Left-leaning perspective changed in his book, “Republican Like Me: How I left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.” William Briggs explains to Craig Roberts how all legislation is a reflection of one’s moral code and goes on to explain the limits of legislation.

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Ours is a God of Redemption

The Christian Outlook – November 18, 2017

Dr. Richard Land, President of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, shares with Don Kroah insights from his article on the Texas shooting. While on with Georgene Rice, Lori Gano details her story of redemption from her book, “How He Loves Us,” and the immeasurable suffering she faced while being raised with an abusive family with mental illness. Following the 100th anniversary of communism, Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, and Jerrett Stepman, editor of the Daily Signal, detail some of the repressive efforts communism has had on millions of people around the world, and how Millennials are increasingly in favor of it.  Mark Elfstrand invites Calvin Beisner, the founder and national spokesperson for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, on how incorrectly human activity is often blamed for global warming. Lisa De Pasquale shares with Eric Metaxes some of the funny aspects of her latest book, “The Social Justice Warrior Handbook: A Practical Survival Guide for Snowflakes, Millennials, and Generation Z.” In light of the many tragedies that are happening worldwide, June Hunt, founder of Hope for the Heart, answers the question: Where is God in all of this?

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