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Os Guinness on Our Current Cultural Moment

The Christian Outlook — February 09, 2019

In the wake of the controversy over the decision of Second Lady Karen Pence to teach at a Christian school, Kevin McCullough invites David French of the National Review to share the latest from Immanuel Christian, and how the school itself is now the subject of protest.

Glen Stanton of Focus on the Family sat in with Bill Bunkley to set the record straight when it comes to those who are against “toxic” masculinity.

Don Kroah turns to Marilyn Singleton, a doctor, writer, and pro-life activist, for a closer look at the latest horrific abortion laws and what it says about us as a culture.

Kroah invites Pastor Alistair Begg to share wisdom on how to keep a proper Biblical perspective in a world gone haywire.

Eric Metaxas turns to author Os Guinness for a fascinating critique of our current cultural moment and the forces that gave rise to President Trump.

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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 Review of 2018 and a Resolve to Practice Kindness in 2019


Christian Outlook – January 5, 2019

Mark Elfstrand talks with Warren Cole Smith of World Magazine and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview to sum up and review 2018. Mark Elfstrand’s guest, Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, explores what is female, what is male, in her piece, “Trans Madness: De-Sexing the World.” John Hall and Kathy Emmons invite Pastor Gavin Ortlund to talk about not only “loving” people, but “liking” them as well. Alistair Begg joins Craig Roberts to talk about witnessing in an increasingly secular reality.

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Renewing Love for God in the New Year


The Christian Outlook – December 29, 2018

Mark Elfstrand talks with the President of Wheaton College, Phil Ryken, about his 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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Advent: Preparing Your Heart for Christmas


The Christian Outlook — December 22, 2018

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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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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Looking for the Hand of God with Alistair Begg


Christian Outlook – October 27, 2018

Kevin McCullough turns to New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik for his thoughts about the suspicious packages, apparently pipe bombs, sent to key Democratic figures. Kevin McCullough talks with Michael Goodwin of the New York Post about the Dems threat to seek President Trump’s impeachment. The migrant caravan headed to our southern border highlights a campaign theme from the 2016 election and raises many questions. Mark Elfstrand and Glen Duerr of Cedarville University take a look. Don Kroah asks Allen West about his recent column, “Do You Prefer the Tyranny of Collectivism or Blessing of Liberty?” Albert Mohler explains what going on with the “T” in LGBT. Frank Sontag and author Ed Stetzer talk about his book, Christians in the Age of Outrage. Alistair Begg joins Don Kroah to tell us that if we’re not looking for the Hand of God, we’d do well to turn our hearts in that direction.

 

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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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