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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 C.S. Lewis Special: Narnia Unlocked


The Christian Outlook — November 24, 2018

Don Kroah is joined by Max McLean who has brought to stage some of the classic works of Lewis. C.S. Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham, explains the story behind Mere Christianity. Devon Brown, author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis was a guest of John Hall and Kathy Emmons.  Eric Metaxas interviews Joe Laconte, author of A Wardrobe, A Hobbit, and Great War about Lewis’ friendship with J.R.R Tolkien.  Eric Metaxas returns to interview C.S. Lewis scholar Michael Ward about his groundbreaking work, Planet Narnia.

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The Faith Community Reacts to Tragedies in California


Christian Outlook – November 17, 2018

Bob Burney talks with Shawn Thornton, Senior Pastor at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California, about the tragic mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill and the massive California wildfires that quickly followed. Don Kroah speaks with Pete Peterson, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine and how the school dealt with the fire that threatened the institution. Anti-Semitism is examined by Joe Carter, editor for the Gospel Coalition, on The Ride Home with John and Kathy, and by Dr. Michael Rydelnik, professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute, on the Mark Elfstrand Show. Mark Elfstrand talks with relationship counselor Debra Fileta about prenuptial agreements and the importance of trust. Eric Metaxas is with Michael Heiser for a conversation about his book, Angels: What the Bible Really Says About God’s Heavenly Host. Bob Burney asks if you claim you can legally identify with whatever sexual identity you want, why can’t you legally identify in other areas… like your age?

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Kavanaugh, the Court and Abortion


Christian Outlook – October 13, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh and he’s now heard his first case on the nation’s highest court. Greg Clugston of SRN News joins John Hall and Kathy Emmons for a closer look. Albert Mohler provides some historical context on conservative justices and understanding the Constitution. Progressive and “enlightened” school bathroom policies have real and harmful impacts, as explained by Georgene Rice and Christiana Holcomb of Alliance Defending Freedom. Matt Sharp, also of ADF, speaks into how to keep students safe at school with gender fluid children taking advantage of the bathrooms.  Don Kroah asks Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, about his point that each individual is a human deserving of dignity. Eric Metaxas talks to producers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer about the movie, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” the story of the trial of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell.

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How Roe v Wade is at the Center of the Kavanaugh Controversy


Christian Outlook – October 6, 2018

Eric Metaxas talks to John Zmirak, senior editor of The Stream, about all the allegations made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Don Kroah is joined by Dr. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, to discuss motivation underlying the attacks on Kavanaugh. Monica Crowley joins Eric Metaxas to explain one of the reasons Democrats are so opposed to Kavanaugh…abortion. In light of the smear campaign against Judge Kavanah, Frank Sontag takes a look at when anger is justified. Don Kroah asks Dr. Bryan Chappell how we can know the difference between good preachers and, not-so-good ones. Frank Sontag talks to author and pastor Francis Chan about his new book, Letters to the Church. Candi Cushman, of Focus on the Family, explains what happened when kids responded to “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” with Mark Elfstrand.

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How Should Christians View the Charges Against Kavanaugh?


With Democrats seeking to delay the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, Kevin McCullough turns to Karol Markowicz of the New York Post for the latest. Al Mohler examines the accusations of Professor Christine Ford against Kavanaugh and how Christians should view the charges. Byron York, of the Washington Examiner, joins Kevin McCullough to discuss President Trump ordering FISA documents to be declassified and how it affects the FBI Russia probe. Mark Elfstrand invites Ginger Hubbard to share about her book, I Can’t Believe You Just Said That, which offers advice to parents on a range of issues. Georgene Rice speaks with Robert Oscar Lopez, a professor at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, about his book, The New Normal, the Transgender Agenda, which details the issues believers face when facing a world calling for gender fluidity. Bob Burney shares shocking statistics concerning students at Yale University.

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Syria, the Shifting Center of Christianity and a Founder of Christian Rock


The Christian Outlook – April 14, 2018

Don Kroah turns to Cliff May of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies for his analysis of the recent chemical attack in Syria by the al-Assad regime.  With mid-term elections on the horizon and a number of Republicans in both the House and Senate leaving, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Kevin McCullough sits down with Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal to look at the possible ramifications. Facebook and it’s CED, Mark Zuckerberg, are under fire for how the social media giant sells or makes use of the data of their estimated 2.2 billion users and Karol Markowicz of the New York Post and Kevin McCullough examine issue. While some feel the future of Christianity looks dim, author Brian Stiller and Georgene Rice talk about how it’s only moved to Timbuktu as they discuss his new book, “From Jerusalem to Timbuktu: A World Tour of the Spread of Christianity.” Eric Metaxas and biographer Greg Thornbury travel back to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s  to look at the life of Larry Norman, widely recognized as a pioneer of Christian rock and roll. And while they are there, they also examine the Jesus Movement and the messy and undeniable work of the Spirit in the lives of many within that subculture.

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A Look at the Left’s Achilles Heel: Farrakhan

The Christian Outlook — March 10, 2018

Bob Burney examines the controversy surrounding Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Kevin McCullough invites economic policy analyst Stephen Moore to discuss the controversial steel and aluminum tariffs that President Trump promises to enact. Kevin McCullough talks with author and columnist Dr. Gina Loudon about the Hollywood-driven-bashing of all things conservative at the Academy Awards. Eric Metaxas invites Brian Bird, former executive producer of “Touched by an Angel”, to share about his more recent show, “When Calls the Heart,” that has grown into a monster hit.  Nick Vujicic shares his amazing story and details of his ministry, Life Without Limbs, with Frank Sontag. While on with Georgene Rice, Deborah Tilden, co-founder of SMART Women’s Health Care shares her powerful story of recovery from having an abortion and what she is doing to help recovering mothers. Bob Burney shares about a rather foolish Facebook moment involving Babylon Bee.

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