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April 2014
April 23, 2014

Hour 1 – That Jew Died for You

Why did God allow six million Jews to die in the Holocaust? This agonizing question has been asked countless times. David Brickner, Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, will introduce a powerful new video which explores this question and invites Jews and Gentiles alike to meet the One Jew who died for all.

Hour 2 – Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare

Can Satan cause physical illness and death? Is he able to read our minds? Are some demons worse than others? With biblical wisdom and clarity, pastor and theologian, Dr. Mark Hitchcock, will answer your crucial questions about spiritual warfare. David Brickner, Dr. Mark Hitchcock

Featured: David Brickner, Dr. Mark Hitchcock
Host: Janet Parshall


April 22, 2014

Hour 1 – Three Parent Embryos / Corporate Discrimination

The FDA is debating a new technique in genetically modified in vitro fertilization. Biochemist, Dr. David Prentice, with the Family Research Council, will explain the risks.
You know Craig James as a professional football player and sports commentator. He’s also was recently cut by Fox Sports for supporting a Biblical view of marriage. Craig will discuss his new job and the recent firing of Mozilla’s CEO for his support of traditional marriage.

Hour 2 – Parent’s Rights / False Alarm for the Climate

A teenage girl has been forcibly removed from her parents because of a decision made by her physician. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, will discuss this frightening abuse of power.
For years, we have been warned of the imminent danger of global warming. Marc Morano, executive editor of ClimateDepot.com, will discuss the inconvenient history of these predictions. Dr. David Prentice, Craig James, Mat Staver, Marc Morano

Featured: Dr. David Prentice, Craig James, Mat Staver, Marc Morano
Host: Janet Parshall


April 21, 2014

Hour 1 – The Secret Language of Successful Couples

Why is it so hard for married couples to get in sync with each other? How is it that your mate can be a source of joy and of frustration all on the same day? According to best-selling authors Bill and Pam Farrel, marriages flourish when you tune into your mates’ secret language! Bill and Pam will share Biblical and practical insight into this language that God has programmed into every married couple.

Hour 2 – The Church and Mental Health

From Sandy Hook to Fort Hood, the headlines remind us that we live in a fallen world where people struggle with mental illness. What does the Church have to offer the mentally ill and their families? Shannon Royce, of ChosenFamilies.org, will discuss what we can learn from a recent gathering of believers who addressed this issue head on! Bill and Pam Farrel, Shannon Royce

Featured: Bill and Pam Farrel, Shannon Royce
Host: Janet Parshall


April 19, 2014

Magnificent Obsession

The late Christopher Hitchens once shouted, “God is not great!” How can we know if there is a God and if He is worth worshiping? With compassion and intellectual honesty, Scottish pastor and author, David Robertson, will explain why Jesus is the reason to believe. He is the One who is God and is Great! Rev. David Robertson

Featured: Rev. David Robertson
Host: Janet Parshall


April 18, 2014

Hour 1 – The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

Can the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ be proven? Theology professor, Dr. Michael Licona, will teach us to answer the skeptics with the evidence of our faith.

Hour 2 – The Jesus Family Tomb Examined

Continuing our conversation on facts and faith, theologian Dr. Rene Lopez will examine the archeological and historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Dr. Michael Licona, Dr. Rene Lopez

Featured: Dr. Michael Licona, Dr. Rene Lopez
Host: Janet Parshall


April 17, 2014

Hour 1 – Threat to Ukrainian Jews  /Targeting Terror / Free to Pray

In actions reminiscent of 1941, Jews in the Ukraine have been asked to register or leave!  Joel Rosenberg will discuss this disturbing news story.
Is Al Qaeda on the run or on the rise? Terror analyst and author, Erick Stakelbeck will discuss the latest news from the Middle East and around the world.
The religious freedom of a kindergartner has been threatened by her local public school. Jeremy Dys, Senior Counsel for the Liberty Institute, will discuss the case of a little girl who was not allowed to give thanks for her lunch!

Hour 2 – Spring into Shape!

As the weather warms, it’s time to get outdoors and get in shape! Personal trainer and fitness expert, Chantel Hobbs, will discuss her own dramatic weight loss journey and offer practical tips for healthy living! Joel Rosenberg, Erick Stackelbeck, Jeremy Dys, Chantel Hobbs

Featured: Joel Rosenberg, Erick Stackelbeck, Jeremy Dys, Chantel Hobbs
Host: Janet Parshall


April 16, 2014

Hour 1 – The Final Days of Jesus

The week before Easter marks the most important week of the most important person who ever lived. With a fresh look at the events of Passion Week, professor and theologian Dr. Andreas Kostenberger will help us understand the eternal impact of Jesus’s last days.

Hour 2 – How God Became Jesus

Did the earliest disciples believe that Jesus was God? Did Jesus Himself claim to be God or was this some invention of the Church? From the pages of Church history and the depths of Scripture, New Testament scholar, Dr. Craig Evans will explain the historical account of the deity of Jesus of Nazareth. Dr. Andreas Kostenberger, Dr. Craig Evans

Featured: Dr. Andreas Kostenberger, Dr. Craig Evans
Host: Janet Parshall


April 15, 2014

Hour 1 – Making Happy

It may seem counter-intuitive, but marriage doesn’t make us happy; in reality, we make our marriages happy! With solid science and proven techniques, marriage experts, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot, will outline the path to new habits and greater happiness for every couple!

Hour 2 – Military Misconduct / Alone Yet Not Alone

As military sexual assault cases rise, who is looking out for the welfare of women in the military? Elaine Donnelly, director of the Center for Military Readiness, will discuss issues impacting women, men and the strength of our military.
An inspiring true story, plucked from the pages of American history, is now a major motion picture. The movie’s theme song, an old German hymn, has stirred hearts and stirred controversy. Dr. Jim Leininger will share this powerful story of God’s faithfulness though generations of his own family! Dr. Les and Dr. Leslie Parrot, Elaine Donnelly,  NRB - Dr. James Leininger, Joni Eareckson Tada

Featured: Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, Elaine Donnelly, Dr. James Leininger, Joni Eareckson Tada
Host: Janet Parshall


April 14, 2014

Hour 1 – Captivated

As Easter approaches, we will take a long look at the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. As we gaze at the cross and ask some hard questions, Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile will lead us to Biblical answers that reveal the never-ending treasure of Jesus Christ!

Hour 2 – Magnificent Obsession

The late Christopher Hitchens once shouted, “God is not great!” How can we know if there is a God and if He is worth worshiping? With compassion and intellectual honesty, Scottish pastor and author, David Robertson, will explain why Jesus is the reason to believe. He is the One who is God and is Great! Thabiti Anyabwile, Rev. David Robertson

Featured: Thabiti Anyabwile, Rev. David Robertson
Host: Janet Parshall


April 12, 2014

Hour 1 – Overwhelmed!

There is a myth that Christians are immune to depression. Some believe that if you right with God, you will never experience anxiety and despair. Perry Noble, founding pastor of one of America’s fastest growing churches, will shatter that myth and offer life-changing, Scriptural solutions to this silent struggle!

Featured: Perry Noble
Host: Janet Parshall


April 11, 2014

Hour 1 – Driving the Dialogue

The week opened with Biblical encouragement for those overwhelmed by life. We re-discovered a timeless tool for evangelism and heard about hundreds of Christians paying the ultimate price for their faith. We also addressed some national security concerns and talked with two women defending the lives of women in the U.S. and in China. Today, it’s just you and Janet, talking over important issues in the news!

Hour 2 – News in Review

This week we heard how a father’s love for his disabled son started a movement that changed corporations! We also discussed the impact of the Russia-Ukrainian conflict on Christians there and we did some hard thinking about the world views of Hollywood’s filmmakers. Now it’s time to look back on the headlines of the week and apply Biblical truth to the issues of the day! The conversation is never dull on Open Phones Friday! Open Phones


Host: Janet Parshall


April 10, 2014

Hour 1- China’s Children / Modern Day Martyrs

A father is jailed in China for defending his daughter’s right to attend school. Chinese women are forced to abort babies they long to keep. Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights without Frontiers will discuss China’s oppressive policies against women and the difference you can make!
The plight of Christians in Syria is desperate! Walid Shoebat, a former member of the PLO, will describe the slaughter of hundreds of Christ followers in this war-torn land.

Hour 2 – Common Core Machine / Whole Life Stewardship

The government is eager to implement the Common Core curriculum in every state. Will Estrada, with the Home School Legal Defense Association, will explain the goals of this federal education plan and the concerns it raises for our children’s future!

Stewardship is not just about tithing, managing our personal finances or preserving fossil fuels. Dr. Anne Bradley, Vice President of Economic Initiatives at The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, says it involves every choice we make. She will challenge Christians to impact our world by living with purpose, wisdom and urgency! Reggie Littlejohn, Wallid Shoebat, Will Estrada, Dr. Anne Bradley

Featured: Reggie Littlejohn, Walid Shoebat, Will Estrada, Dr. Anne Bradley
Host: Janet Parshall


April 9, 2014

Hour 1- Defense News / Women and Children First

Growing nuclear threats and high level corruption may sound like a great movie plot, but this is not entertainment! Bill Gertz, Senior Editor of the Washington Free Beacon, will discuss several areas of concern regarding our national defense.
Another woman has died on the abortion table. Dr. Alveda King, pro-life leader and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will remind us that every woman deserves the right to life!

Hour 2 – On Mission / Subverting the Truth

Greg Yoder, of Mission Network News, will share stories of lives changed as the Gospel is proclaimed around the world.

There is much more to Hollywood’s Noah movie than meets the eye! Theologian Brian Mattson, will reveal the twisted theology behind this not-so-Biblical movie! Bill Gertz, Dr. Alveda King, Greg Yoder, Dr. Brian Mattson

Featured: Bill Gertz, Dr. Alveda King, Greg Yoder, Dr. Brian Mattson
Host: Janet Parshall


April 8, 2014

Hour 1- Projecting the Good News / Religious Liberty in the UK

Movies continue to be powerful tools for sharing the Gospel. One film has stood the test of time and reached millions for Christ. It has become the most watched film in all of history! Dr. Erick Schenkel will discuss the impact this movie continues to have on lives around the world!
Colin Hart, Director of the Christian Institute in England, will discuss a victory for religious freedom in Britain and new threats facing believers across Europe.

Hour 2 – Sound Answers to Serious Questions

Does God ever change His mind? Can I lose my salvation? Where do infants go when they die? Pastor and theologian, Dr. Sam Storms, will take us into the Scriptures for solid answers your toughest questions about the Bible and the Christian life. Dr. Erick Schenkel, Colin Hart, Dr. Sam Storms

Featured: Dr. Erick Schenkel, Colin Hart, Dr. Sam Storms
Host: Janet Parshall


April 7, 2014

Hour 1 – Overwhelmed!

There is a myth that Christians are immune to depression. Some believe that if you right with God, you will never experience anxiety and despair. Perry Noble, founding pastor of one of America’s fastest growing churches, will shatter that myth and offer life-changing, Scriptural solutions to this silent struggle!

Hour 2 – No Greatness without Goodness

Reports show that one in five Americans has a disability and very few of them are employed. Randy Lewis, a former Senior Vice President of Walgreens, experienced these statistics in a personal way and he set out to change them! He will explain how a father’s love has sparked a movement, transformed corporate attitudes and opened doors for the disabled! Perry Noble, Randy Lewis

Featured: Perry Noble, Randy Lewis
Host: Janet Parshall


April 5, 2014

As It Was in the Days of Noah

The story of Noah is much more than a Sunday School story or a Hollywood movie. God issued a strong warning then that our world must heed now! Pastor Jeff Kinley will describe the striking parallels between Noah’s day and the end times—with warnings of God’s imminent judgment upon the world. Jeff Kinley

Featured: Jeff Kinley
Host: Janet Parshall


April 4, 2014

Hour 1 – Debriefing the Week

Our week opened with a conversation about Arabs, Christians and Israel. Then, Craig and Barry debated the merits of the Hobby Lobby case and Randy Alcorn discussed the logic of faith in the face of evil. Today, Janet will lead a lively discussion on several important stories in the news!

Hour 2 – Friday Perspectives

Looking back on the week, we had great conversations about life after life and the conflict between tolerance and Biblical truth. We were challenged by the faith of suffering Christians and heard a powerful story of fresh hope following a near-fatal choice. Now it’s time to talk over some crucial concerns making headlines this week. Open Phones

Featured: Craig Parshall
Host: Janet Parshall


April 3, 2014

Hour 1 – If God is Good

Every one of us is familiar with pain. Many of us are experiencing it now. Why would a good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? How can there be a God if so much evil exists? Author Randy Alcorn will offer biblical insight into these important questions.

Hour 2 – Life, in Spite of Me

She wanted to die but God had other plans. Kristen Anderson will share her gripping story of finding joy against all odds and will remind us that life is a precious gift to be treasured. Randy Alcorn, Kristen Anderson

Featured: Randy Alcorn, Kristen Anderson
Host: Janet Parshall


April 2, 2014

Hour 1 – Defending First Amendment Freedoms

It’s time for another friendly debate as Craig Parshall, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Religious Broadcasters, and Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, square off over important First Amendment freedoms.

Hour 2 – Religious Discrimination in the Military / Praying for the Persecuted

Air Force cadets and military service personnel continue to receive threats over religious expression while the Defense Department is slow to protect their rights. Dr. Ron Crews of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty will discuss efforts to ensure the Constitutional freedoms of every member of the military!

Recently returned from a trip to Southeast Asia, Todd Nettleton, of Voice of the Martyrs, will share stories of precious saints who risk everything for the sake of the Gospel! Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn, Dr. Ron Crews, Todd Nettleton

Featured: Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn, Dr. Ron Crews, Todd Nettleton
Host: Janet Parshall


April 1, 2014

Hour 1 – Passionate Discipleship / Irreplaceable

Dr. David Platt, pastor at The Church at Brook Hills and author of the best-selling Radical, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. He will discuss his first love, leading the Church to make disciples of all nations!
What is family and is it still relevant in our modern culture? Is God’s design for the family still the best model for any society? Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, will introduce a powerful new movie that will address these crucial questions!

Hour 2 – Truth or Tolerance

Is truth absolute or does it change over time? Is there anything that transcends time and applies to all people? Pastor and teacher, Dr. Karl Payne will help us answer these vital questions as we contend for our faith in the marketplace of ideas! Dr. David Platt, Jim Daly, Dr. Karl Payne

Featured: Dr. David Platt, Jim Daly, Dr. Karl Payne
Host: Janet Parshall


March 2014
March 31, 2014

Hour 1 – Arabs, Christians and Israel

Raised in a militant Muslim family under Sharia law, Nonie Darwish was taught to hate Israel, but something happened to change her heart. Nonie will explain how her heart was changed and why she now believes that Arabs should support the nation of Israel.

Hour 2 – What Happens After Life?

Are you afraid to die? Do you wonder if there really is an afterlife? Do ever imagine what that will be like? Trusted Bible teacher, Dr. Ron Rhodes will answer your questions and offer clear, Scriptural insight about heaven, hell and eternity. Nonie Darwish, Dr. Ron Rhodes

Featured: Nonie Darwish, Dr. Ron Rhodes
Host: Janet Parshall


March 29, 2014

Blood Moons Rising

Has the final countdown begun? Are the heavens telling us we are nearing the end? Do four blood moons indicate a major turning point in history? Prophecy expert and pastor, Dr. Mark Hitchcock, will explain what the Bible has to say about the times in which we live.

Featured: Dr. Mark Hitchcock
Host: Janet Parshall


March 28, 2014

Hour 1 – Friday Feedback

The conversations this week have been thought-provoking as we discussed Evangelical support for Israel and World Vision’s policy on same- sex marriages. We also addressed the place of blood moons in Bible prophecy and profanity in our culture. The thoughtful conversation continues as we apply Scriptural truth to the issues of the week!

Hour 2 – Talking Over the Times

The week opened with an inside look at the life of Billy Graham! We also addressed sensitive questions about women’s sexuality and, later, we were encouraged to wait patiently and live righteously as we watch for the Lord’s return! Today, we will discuss several important stories making the news as we seek to live Biblically in this present age! Open Phones


Host: Janet Parshall


March 27, 2014

Hour 1 – Profanity in Prime Time

Foul language on television has sky-rocketed over the past few years. What impact is this having on our real life vocabulary? Dr. Linda Mintle, Christian psychologist and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Health at Liberty University, will discuss the far-reaching implications of profanity in the media and the power of our own words!

Hour 2 – As It Was in the Days of Noah

The story of Noah is much more than a Sunday School story or a Hollywood movie. God issued a strong warning then that our world must heed now! Pastor Jeff Kinley will describe the striking parallels between Noah’s day and the end times—with warnings of God’s imminent judgment upon the world. Dr. Linda Mintle, Jeff Kinley

Featured: Dr. Linda Mintle, Jeff Kinley
Host: Janet Parshall


March 26, 2014

Hour 1 – Blood Moons Rising

Has the final countdown begun? Are the heavens telling us we are nearing the end? Do four blood moons indicate a major turning point in history? Prophecy expert and pastor, Dr. Mark Hitchcock, will explain what the Bible has to say about the times in which we live.

Hour 2 – The Discipline of Patience

In these days of instant everything, learning to wait on God can be a heart-wrenching challenge. Pastor Bryan Loritts will encourage us to hold fast through our trials with the joy that only God can give! Dr. Mark Hitchcock, NRB Bryan Loritts

Featured: Dr. Mark Hitchcock, NRB Bryan Loritts
Host: Janet Parshall


March 25, 2014

Hour 1 – Complete in Christ!

How should believers respond to those who say they are “gay” Christians? What would Jesus do? Anne Paulk, Executive Director of the Restored Hope Network, will offer Biblical insight into this crucial issue.

Hour 2 – Pulling Back the Shades

Christian women, whether single or married, may struggle to understand how their sexual desires intersect with their spiritual lives. How can these desires be met without compromising Biblical obedience? With solid Biblical teaching and transparent stories, author and speaker, Dannah Gresh, will address the most personal longings of women and the God-honoring ways these longings can be fulfilled. Anne Paulk, Dannah Gresh

Featured: Anne Paulk, Dannah Gresh
Host: Janet Parshall


March 24, 2014

Hour 1 – Standing with Israel / The Sparkle Egg

There is a troubling movement that threatens to curtail the Evangelical-Israeli friendship. Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, will discuss the need for Christian leaders to speak clearly on this important issue.
The gift of forgiveness is a precious treasure every man, woman and child needs to accept. Author Jill Hardie will introduce a new tool to bring home this life-changing truth.

Hour 2 – Christian freedom in the UK / Thank you, Billy Graham

A Christian group has been forced to withdraw their ads on London busses. Andrea Williams, founder and CEO of Christian Concern, will discuss this and other stories threatening religious liberty in Great Britain.
Then, two men will share powerful stories of hope, forgiveness, joy, and salvation from the lives of people impacted through the life and ministry of their godly grandfather, Billy Graham. Mark Tooley, Jill Hardie, Andrea Williams, Boz Tchividjian, Aram Tchividjian

Featured: Mark Tooley, Jill Hardie, Andrea Williams, Boz Tchividjian, Aram Tchividjian
Host: Janet Parshall


March 22, 2014

Against All Gods

The “new” atheism advanced by men like Richard Dawkins serves to make the Church ask the right questions based on the biblical answer. Dr. John Mark Reynolds will discuss whether scientific evidence leads to a materialistic naturalism or points toward a creator God.

Featured: Dr. John Mark Reynolds
Host: Janet Parshall


March 21, 2014

Hour 1 – In the Presence of my Enemies

In a remarkably honest way, missionary Gracia Burnham tells the story of her captivity at the hands of Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim extremist group in the Philippines. She will share how, under torturous conditions, the Burnhams befriended their guards, comforted their fellow hostages and kept their faith in a God.

Hour 2 – Cutting the Cost of Living

Are you feeling like your bills, particularly your grocery bills, are getting more expensive and your budget is getting tighter? Steve and Annette Economides, best-selling authors and better known as “America’s Cheapest Family,” will help us figure out how to cut our grocery bills in half! Gracia Burnham, Steve and Annette Economides

Featured: Gracia Burnham, Steve and Annette Economides
Host: Janet Parshall


March 20, 2014

Hour 1 - A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth

Rabbi Jonathan Bernis will share his own discovery of Jesus as Messiah through a careful study of the historic evidence and will help Christians learn to effectively share their faith with Jewish friends.

Hour 2 - Once An Arafat Man

Tass Saada, a trusted assistant to former PLO leader Yasser Arafat, will share his moving story of a personal transformation. He explains how he went from terrorist to Ambassador for Christ. Jonathan Bernis, Tass Saada

Featured: Jonathan Bernis, Tass Saada
Host: Janet Parshall


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