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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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Coercive State Governments, Corrupt Priests, and Christ’s Help in Time of Need


Frank Sontag turns to Jonathan Keller, of the California Family Council, to share about the latest on California AB2943 and the open hostility it and the LGBT Caucus has towards Christian morality. Georgene Rice invites Alliance Defending Freedom‘s Kristen Waggoner, who successfully argued Jack Phillips’ Supreme Court case (Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission), to share about Colorado’s renewed effort to destroy Jack’s business. Dr. Albert Mohler takes a look at the implosion of the Catholic church in Pennsylvania involving over 300 predatory priests and over 1,000 abused children. Catholic John Zmirak of “The Stream,” shares his deep-seated concerns about what this means for the Catholic church as a whole. Craig Roberts turns to Annabelle Rutledge, of Concerned Women for America, share her efforts to put pressure on Congress to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Eric Metaxas has accomplished Christian author and apologist Douglas Groothuis share the story of he and his wife “suffering well” in his book, Walking Through Twilight: A Wife’s Illness—A Philosopher’s Lament.”

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Fighting for the Family in Our Toxic Culture


The Christian Outlook – June 23, 2018

Kevin McCullough looks at the IG report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal and has comments from Trey Gowdy. Eric Metaxas invites Mollie Hemmingway, of The Federalist, to share her reaction of the report. Don Kroah and Faith McDonnell of the Institute of Religion and Democracy looks at the issue of human rights within the big story on North Korea. Albert Mohler takes on the issue of religious liberty in North America that directly affects Christian higher education in Canada. Frank Sontag talks with Gina Pastore about her book, Picking Up My Shattered Pieces: Bouncing Back When Life Throws You a Curve Ball, her story about life after the death of her husband, Frank Pastore. Leonard Sax, author of “The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups,” joins Eric Metaxas to share tips on protecting our children from the world’s toxic culture.

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The State of the Church in Our Fast-Changing World


The Christian Outlook – April 28, 2018

Pastor John MacArthur and Frank Sontag examine the state of the Church and how there is an up and coming revival of genuine desire for Biblically sound doctrine. Albert Mohler explains details of California bill AB2943 that would make it illegal to sell certain books found on book tables at religious conferences such as Pastor John MacArthur’s recent “Shepherd’s Conference.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is an evangelical Christian and is convictional on Christian moral issues which, though now too late, New Jersey Senator Corey Booker seemed to think was sufficient grounds to disqualify him. Don Kroah turns to Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel to discuss what the U. S. Constitution says about the office qualifications. Jesus Christ’s Great Commission is examined by Don Kroah and Wayne Pederson, Executive Director of the group, “International Day for the Unreached.” Emerson Eggerich, author of “The 4 Wills of God: The Way He Directs Our Steps and Frees Us to Direct Our Own,” joins Eric Metaxas. Bob Burney reports on the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruling against the parents of seriously ill, 23 month old Alfie Evans, denying further medical treatment outside England and, against the parent’s wishes,  allowing the state-run hospital to “pull the plug.”

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Religious Freedom Faces Major Challenge in the State of California


The Christian Outlook — April 21, 2018

Kevin McCullough discusses with New York Post reporter Michael Goodwin the James Comey interview with George Stephanopoulos, as well as Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.” Don Kroah invites Frank Wolf, co-founder of the 21st-Century Wilberforce Initiative, to share about 50-year-old pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been serving the people of Turkey for 23 years, and is in desperate need of  prayer as he battles Turkish courts for his freedom. Frank Sontag discusses with Jim Daly of Focus on the Family, the ominous Assembly Bill 2943, which is racing through Californian legislature, taking religious freedom with it.  Don Kroah speaks with Jerry Johnson, president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, who has been warning many of the growing trend of Christian and conservative censorship online. While sitting in with Georgene Rice, Joshua Chatraw makes the Biblical admonition to “contend earnestly for the faith” a tad easier with his book “Apologetics at the Cross: An Introduction for Christian Witness.” Bob Burney exposes how anti-God the New Yorker Magazine is by reading from an article about how Chick-fil-A is a cultural threat.

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