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December 2014
December 20, 2014

The Messiah

Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, is a timeless expression of worship and adoration heard in churches and concert halls around the world at Christmas. Did you know that the entire text of the Messiah is drawn from Scripture? Pastor Doug Connelly will bring these prophetic passages to life as he explains their fulfillment in the life and saving work of Jesus! Douglas Connelly

Featured: Douglas Connelly
Host: Janet Parshall


December 19, 2014

Hour 1 – Marketplace Discussions

Great conversations this week inspired us to revel in the wonder of the Incarnation and be prepared to share that joy with those who have wondered from the faith. We found help for handling difficult family members as we gather for Christmas and discussed threats to our national security and to religious freedom abroad. Today, Janet will examine some other important issues making headlines this week.

Hour 2 – Views on the News

Is your heart ready to worship this Christmas? Our guests this week kept our focus on the Lord, as they examined the lyrics of Handel’s Messiah, led us to spiritual rest at the Savior’s side, and shared great old Christmas stories! We also uncovered fresh facts about the religious life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson and discovered the man behind those popular tales - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Now it’s time for you to join the discussion as Janet reviews crucial concerns in the news. Open Phones


Host: Janet Parshall


December 18, 2014

Hour 1 – The Faith of our Families

It can be heart-breaking when your child or loved one rejects the Biblical truth they once embraced. What is the best way to encourage them to re-examine the claims of Christ for themselves? Bible teacher and Christian apologist, David Robertson, will teach us to effectively share the love of Jesus to those who have walked away from the faith!

Hour 2 – Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, are some of the most popular books of the last century. While we may be familiar with some of his written works, very few of us know anything about the man behind these epic tales. English professor and Tolkien scholar, Dr. Devin Brown, will give us a glimpse into the life of this beloved author and will explain why he very nearly didn’t write these great works at all! David Robertson, Dr. Devin Brown

Featured: Rev. David Robertson, Dr. Devin Brown
Host: Janet Parshall


December 17, 2014

Hour 1 – Defending the Nation and Our Faith

North Korea is facing kidnapping charges in the UN’s International Criminal Court and a new film by Sony pictures has this Communist country very angry! Bill Gertz, senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon will discuss the details on this and other threats to our national security. And, Christianity in Britain is facing significant challenges, including controversial new regulations for private schools. Colin Hart, Director of The Christian Institute, will explain what is being done to protect religious freedom in the United Kingdom!

Hour 2 – Finding the Messiah / Christmas in My Heart

Christmas is one of the holiest holidays in the Christian calendar, yet many of us are tired, stressed and even lonely in midst of celebration. Author Jane Rubietta will help you recognize the One who has pierced the darkness of our world to fulfill our deepest desires! Then, everyone loves a good story and no one tells them better than author and story collector, Joe Wheeler! He joins Janet with a special tale sure to warm your heart! Bill Gertz, Colin Hart, Jane Rubietta, Dr. Joe Wheeler

Featured: Bill Gertz, Colin Hart, Jane Rubietta, Dr. Joe Wheeler
Host: Janet Parshall


December 16, 2014

Hour 1 – Loving the Unlovely at Home

Christmas is just around the corner! It is a time of cheer and joy, wonder and going home again, but difficult family relationships can take all the joy and cheer out of our celebration! Christian psychologist and counselor, Dr. Linda Mintle will offer practical help for maintaining a heart of peace as we visit with those challenging people in our family tree!

Hour 2 – Doubting Thomas?

Is banning Christmas Nativity Scenes in public places what Thomas Jefferson had in mind when he proposed the First Amendment? What did he believe about the relationship between the Church and the State? Authors Mark Belisles and Jerry Newcombe will reveal new Information, little known facts, and a fresh evaluation of the faith of Thomas Jefferson. Dr. Linda Mintle, Dr. Mark Beliles, Dr. Jerry Newcombe

Featured: Dr. Linda Mintle, Dr. Mark Beliles, Dr. Jerry Newcombe
Host: Janet Parshall


December 15, 2014

Hour 1 – Pleased to Dwell

“Incarnation” is a big word with critical significance! Bible teacher and preacher, Dr. Peter Mead will share how God became man and dwelled among us, out of His love for us. Join us to learn about the Biblical introduction to the Incarnation.

Hour 2 – The Messiah

Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, is a timeless expression of worship and adoration heard in churches and concert halls around the world at Christmas. Did you know that the entire text of the Messiah is drawn from Scripture? Pastor Doug Connelly will bring these prophetic passages to life as he explains their fulfillment in the life and saving work of Jesus! Dr. Peter Mead, Douglas Connelly

Featured: Dr. Peter Mead, Douglas Connelly
Host: Janet Parshall


December 13, 2014

The Legacy Journey

What does God say about money? What does it really mean to be an asset manager for Him? How much is enough? Best-selling financial author and radio host, Dave Ramsey will answer these questions today as he challenges us to use God’s resources God’s way for an eternal impact! Dave Ramsey

Featured: Dave Ramsey
Host: Janet Parshall


December 12, 2014

Hour 1 – Reflections on the Week

It’s been a great week of thought-provoking discussions ranging from successful financial management to the use of Scripture by military chaplains. We also took a hard look at the history of the nation of Israel and learned about the secret ministry of angels. Today we will review the headlines of the week from a Biblical point of view. Grab your newspaper and your Bible and join the discussion!

Hour 2 – Connecting on Crucial Concerns

We opened the week with insightful conversations on terrorism in the US and threats to religious liberty by local governments and schools boards. We also discussed the problem of poverty and found answers to your tough questions about the Bible and the Christian life. Finally, a former atheist examined the evidence for the first Christmas! Now it’s time for you to join the conversation as Janet delves into the noteworthy news of the week! Open Phones

Featured: Craig Parshall
Host: Janet Parshall


December 11, 2014

Hour 1 – The Secret Life of Angels

Angels may be the most popular and least understood characters in the Bible! Very often media depictions of angels bear no resemblance to the angels of the Old and New Testament. Bible scholar and teacher, Dr. Ron Rhodes will help us sort fact from fiction as he takes us into God’s Word to discover the truth about angels and their work among us!

Hour 2 – The Case for Christmas

Is there any reality to the stories of the first Christmas? Was there a star of Bethlehem? Could Jesus have been born there? Lee Strobel was once a skeptic who thought the story of the nativity was just a fable, until he set out to prove it for himself! He will share the evidence he uncovered as he talked to archeologists, historians and philosophers about the facts surrounding the birth of Jesus, God in human flesh. Did it really happen? Listen and decide for yourself! Dr. Ron Rhodes, Lee Strobel

Featured: Dr. Ron Rhodes, Lee Strobel
Host: Janet Parshall


December 10, 2014

Hour 1 – Making David into Goliath

Forty years ago, the little nation of Israel was a highly favored country in the Middle East. Now, it has become one of the most reviled nations in the world. What caused this radical shift? Dr. Joshua Muravchik, of the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Michael Rydelnik, professor of Jewish studies at Moody Bible Institute, will discuss the forces that have re-shaped world opinion and threaten long-standing alliances with Israel.

Hour 2 – Solid Answers to Tough Questions

Do I need to be baptized to be saved? How much should I give to God? Will people be married in heaven? These are some tough questions but pastor, professor and author, Dr. Sam Storms will be ready to respond to them! Join Janet today as Dr. Storms brings sound, Scriptural answers to your most difficult questions about the Bible and the Christian life! Dr. Joshua Muravchik, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Dr. Sam Storms

Featured: Dr. Joshua Muravchik, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Dr. Sam Storms
Host: Janet Parshall


December 9, 2014

Hour 1 – Religious Freedom in the Armed Forces / Guarding the Government

Are military chaplains and personnel free to pray in Jesus name? It all depends on who is in charge! Chaplain Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, will reveal the double-standard between the policies on paper and the personnel on the field! Then, Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, will join Janet to discuss efforts to protect the Constitutional parameters for the federal government. He will also bring an update on efforts to free imprisoned pastor, Saeed Abedini.

Hour 2 – U.S. Military: Ready or Not? / A New View on Wealth

The National Defense Authorization Act is up for approval for 2015, which will set our nation’s military priorities. Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, will discuss the NDAA including some elements which could prove detrimental to our national defense! And Dr. Anne Bradley, with the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, will examine the Christian view of wealth and the freedom we can find even when money is scarce!

Featured: Dr. Ron Crews, Jay Sekulow, Elaine Donnelly, Dr. Anne Bradley
Host: Janet Parshall


December 8, 2014

Hour 1 – The Legacy Journey

What does God say about money? What does it really mean to be an asset manager for Him? How much is enough? Best-selling financial author and radio host, Dave Ramsey will answer these questions today as he challenges us to use God’s resources God’s way for an eternal impact!

Hour 2 – ISIS in our Borders / Defending American Values

Why should you care about events in the Middle East? Terrorism analyst Erick Stakelbeck will explain a disturbing new report which indicates ISIS fighters may be closer than you think! Then, Todd Starnes, host of FOX News and Commentary will bring some fresh stories from the front lines of the battle for religious liberty and the values that made this nation great! Dave Ramsey, Erick Stakelbeck, Todd Starnes

Featured: Dave Ramsey, Erick Stackelbeck, Todd Starnes
Host: Janet Parshall


December 6, 2014

​​Liberty on the Line

You are in for a lively and educational debate on the intersection of law and religious liberties as Craig Parshall, senior legal advisor to ACLJ and NRB, and Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, discuss our First Amendment freedoms!Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn

Featured: Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn
Host: Janet Parshall


December 5, 2014

Hour 1 – Have a New You by Friday

How many times have you tried to change habits, only to find that changing yourself is hard? With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, Dr. Kevin Leman will help us accept the truth about ourselves, boost our confidence by identifying the lies we may be telling ourselves, and lead us to change our lives for a more fulfilling life.

Hour 2 – What does the Bible say about Politics?

As a Christian, should we be involved in politics?  If so, what should be the level of engagement for the church?  Dr. Wayne Grudem, research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, will talk about politics according to the Bible. Dr. Kevin Leman, Dr. Wayne Grudem

Featured: Dr. Kevin Leman, Dr. Wayne Grudem
Host: Janet Parshall


December 4, 2014

Hour 1 – Humanity’s Intrinsic Value / Mid-East Perspective

What does "death with dignity" mean to those struggling with terminal illness? Bioethicist, Wesley Smith will share a moving account of one man’s plea to be considered valuable as long as his life will last. Then, best-selling author, Joel Rosenberg will discuss recent events in Israel and the conflict that simmers in and around the Holy Land.

Hour 2 – Workplace Religious Freedoms / Praying for the Persecuted

What recourse do you have when your job responsibilities conflict with your religious beliefs? Luke Goodrich, Deputy General Counsel of the Becket Fund, will discuss this very issue facing pharmacists in Washington State. And Todd Nettleton, from Voice of the Martyrs, will invite you to stand with believers suffering for their faith around the world! Wesley Smith, Joel Rosenberg, Luke Goodrich, Todd Nettleton

Featured: Wesley Smith, Joel Rosenberg, Luke Goodrich, Todd Nettleton
Host: Janet Parshall


December 3, 2014

​​Hour 1 – Liberty on the Line

You are in for a lively and educational debate on the intersection of law and religious liberties as Craig Parshall, senior legal advisor to ACLJ and NRB, and Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, discuss our First Amendment freedoms!

Hour 2 – Myth Became Fact

God, through His written word, is the greatest storyteller of all time! Brian Godawa, a professional filmmaker and writer, will discuss the use of imagination and imagery in the Bible to reveal truth about God, creation, evil and much more! Join Janet for this fascinating conversation as Brian explains fresh ways to understand and communicate the Gospel! Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn, Brian Godawa

Featured: Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn, Brian Godawa
Host: Janet Parshall


December 2, 2014

​​Hour 1 – Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots

The United States became a unique and prosperous nation because it was founded on godly principles. Years later, we find ourselves adrift from our Biblical moorings. What are the consequences of this shift? U.S. historian, David Barton will discuss the moral and spiritual condition of our nation and the role the Church must play if America is to be saved!

Hour 2 – Engaging with Hindus

Hindus make up the third largest religion in the world. How does this ancient religion differ from Islam and Christianity? Robin Thomson has ministered among the Hindus of India and Asia for decades. Today, he will offer an insider’s view of their world and will teach us to clearly communicate the love of Jesus with Hindus we know. David Barton, Robin Thomson

Featured: David Barton, Robin Thomson
Host: Janet Parshall


December 1, 2014

Hour 1 – Did God Really Command Genocide?

Would a good, loving God command the wholesale slaughter of nations? Apologist and philosopher Dr. Paul Copan will help Christians and nonbelievers alike understand the theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of Old Testament warfare passages.

Hour 2 - China’s Girls at Risk / Waiting to Walk Free

Reggie Littlejohn, executive director of Women’s Rights without Frontiers, will discuss China’s war on women through their brutal one-child policy! Next, pastor and U.S. citizen, Saeed Abedini has faced torture and illness in Iran’s prison system for over two years. Today, his wife, Nagmeh, will join Janet to share the latest on efforts to free Saeed, as their children face another Christmas waiting for their daddy to come home! Dr. Paul Copan, Reggie Littlejohn, Naghmeh Abedini

Featured: Paul Copan, Reggie Littlejohn, Naghmeh Abedini
Host: Janet Parshall


November 2014
November 29, 2014

The Pilgrim Chronicles

Most Americans know the story of the Pilgrims, people who braved seas and sickness to find a new land where they could practice their faith in peace, but there is so much more to this story! As we begin our own Thanksgiving preparations, Rod Gragg, an award-winning journalist, historian and author, will reveal little-known facts and firsthand accounts of the compelling drama that culminated in the first Thanksgiving!

Featured: Rod Gragg
Host: Janet Parshall


November 28, 2014

Hour 1 – Unbroken

An Olympic runner who was once a delinquent? The story is true and becomes even more incredible! When World War II began, the athlete became an airman and his life took an unforgettable turn! Laura Hillenbrand wrote this biography and she joins us to share the remarkable story of Louie Zamperini!

Hour 2 – God and Stephen Hawking

Well-known atheist Steven Hawking claims that the laws of physics brought the universe into existence, not God. Oxford mathematician, Dr. John Lennox, will scrutinize Hawking’s arguments and will show how his logic actually points to God as Creator! Laura Hillenbrand, Dr. John Lennox

Featured: Laura Hillenbrand, Dr. John Lennox
Host: Janet Parshall


November 27, 2014

Hour 1 – The Book that Made Your World

One Book has influenced virtually every facet of Western civilization. Christian philosopher and social reformer, Vishal Mangalwadi, will explain the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. From politics and science, to academia and technology, learn how the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind.

Hour 2 – Christian History Made Easy

Understanding the roots of the Christian church can solidify your faith and reveal the impact of Christ followers throughout history! From the time of Jesus through today, seminary professor and author, Dr. Timothy Jones, will introduce us to ordinary people God used in extraordinary ways to preserve this faith we hold so dear! Vishal Mangalwadi, Dr. Timothy Jones

Featured: Vishal Mangalwadi, Dr. Timothy Jones
Host: Janet Parshall


November 26, 2014

Hour 1 – Come Ye Thankful People Come

Thanksgiving is just a day away! Take a moment from your preparations and let us know what you are most thankful for this year. Janet will be joined by her husband, Craig and together we will give God the praise for all He has done!

Hour 2 – Recounting God’s Blessings

Before we gather with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, we want to reflect on the God’s goodness this past year. Join Janet and Craig for a special edition of In the Market and let us know what sparks your heart with gratitude! Craig Parshall

Featured: Craig Parshall
Host: Janet Parshall


November 25, 2014

Hour 1 – Islam and the Christian

Grab your Bible and prepare to exercise your heart and mind! It’s time for another spiritual workout with pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Karl Payne! Today he will examine the basic teachings of Islam and help us learn to share the love of Jesus with our Muslim friends.

Hour 2 – When the Bible Doesn’t Make Sense

Believers and unbelievers alike may find some moral issues in the Bible difficult to understand. Questions range from “Does the Bible condone slavery?” to “How can a righteous God condemn His own son on the Cross and give sinners a free pass?” Philosopher and theologian, Abdu Murray will dig into these thorny questions and offer sound, Scriptural answers to Christians and skeptics alike!Dr. Karl Payne, Abdu Murray

Featured: Dr. Karl Payne, Abdu Murray
Host: Janet Parshall


November 24, 2014

Hour 1 – Money Conversations

Talking about money can be awkward but not for Scott and Bethany Palmer! Known for reviving marriages and helping couples agree on finances, The Money Couple will help parents pass this wisdom on to the next generation as they outline 5 essential money conversations to have with your children at every age and stage of life!

Hour 2 – The Pilgrim Chronicles

Most Americans know the story of the Pilgrims, people who braved seas and sickness to find a new land where they could practice their faith in peace, but there is so much more to this story! As we begin our own Thanksgiving preparations, Rod Gragg, an award-winning journalist, historian and author, will reveal little-known facts and firsthand accounts of the compelling drama that culminated in the first Thanksgiving! Scott and Bethany Palmer, Rod Gragg

Featured: Scott and Bethany Palmer, Rod Gragg
Host: Janet Parshall


November 22, 2014

Backchat

The Apostle Peter charged Christians to “be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you” about the hope you have in Jesus. Respectfully answering those who question our faith is vital to our witness as believers! Today, pastor, professor and apologist, Dr. Chris Sinkinson, will help us talk back to the critics, not to win the argument, but to win their hearts for the Lord!Dr. Chris Sinkinson

Featured: Dr. Chris Sinkinson
Host: Janet Parshall


November 21, 2014

Hour 1 – Free to Worship, Free to Serve

Insightful interviews this week ranged from taking the mystery out of finding God’s will to understanding and addressing the questions of atheists! We also took a hard look at threats to our national defense and discussed the problems and solutions to the federal healthcare plan. Today, we will bring you testimony from Capitol Hill, where several national leaders met to debate the religious rights of our Armed Forces.

Hour 2 – Advocating for Religious Freedom

We opened the week with an insightful conversation about the roots of religious liberty in the United States. Later, we discussed the Biblical view of our personal and national financial state and took your questions on demons and the occult. We also examined a serious threat to those seeking freedom from same-sex attraction. Now, we take you into the halls of Congress, where the House Armed Services Committee deliberated the religious freedoms of our military men and women! Religious Freedom in the Military

Featured: Michael Berry , Dr. Ron Crews , Rabbi Bruce Kahn, Travis Weber, Michael Weinstein
Host: Janet Parshall


November 20, 2014

​​Hour 1 – Engaging with Atheists

How do you respond when a friend or colleague says they simply don’t believe God exists? Are you able to answer with understanding and insight or do you carefully back away from the conversation? Scottish pastor, David Robertson will help us address the underlying concerns atheists have about Christian faith so we can effectively share the good news of the Gospel!

Hour 2 – 50 Things You Need to Know About Satan and Demons​

The topic of the devil has intrigued people for centuries as evidenced by a long history of folklore, superstition and, more recently, films and television. It’s time to sort out fact from fiction! Bible and theology professor, Dr. Mark Muska will offer sound answers to your questions about evil spirits, Satan, and the occult from the most reliable source of information, the Word of God! David Robertson, Mark Muska

Featured: Rev. David Robertson, Mark Muska,
Host: Janet Parshall


November 19, 2014

Hour 1 – Backchat

The Apostle Peter charged Christians to “be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you” about the hope you have in Jesus. Respectfully answering those who question our faith is vital to our witness as believers! Today, pastor, professor and apologist, Dr. Chris Sinkinson, will help us talk back to the critics, not to win the argument, but to win their hearts for the Lord!

Hour 2 – Roadblock to Real Change

Hundreds of people have found freedom from same-sex attraction, with the help of skilled counselors. However, powerful voices are equating this counseling with torture. Anne Paulk of the Restored Hope Network will discuss the life-changing power available through Jesus Christ. Dr. Chris Sinkinson, Anne Paulk

Featured: Dr. Chris Sinkinson, Anne Paulk
Host: Janet Parshall


November 18, 2014

Hour 1 – Cyber Wars and Military Threats / Judging Federal Healthcare

Bill Gertz, Senior Editor of the Washington Free Beacon, will take us behind the headlines to the forces shaping our nation’s security. Then, the federal healthcare plan has faced tremendous criticism and the Supreme Court has agreed again to take up the debate. Sally Pipes, healthcare expert, will provide a fresh perspective on our national healthcare needs.

Hour 2 – Making the Financial Connection

Envy and jealousy are at the heart of many financial problems in our homes and our nation. Chuck Bentley, CEO of Crown Financial Ministries, says the often overlooked 10th Commandment is re-shaping federal policy, poisoning the American culture and compromising our future! Chuck will reveal transformational economic lessons from the Bible and introduce a new tool designed to help you find financial freedom God’s way! Michael Friedson, Bill Gertz, Sally Pipes, Chuck Bentley

Featured: Michael Friedson, Bill Gertz, Sally Pipes, Chuck Bentley
Host: Janet Parshall


November 17, 2014

Hour 1 – What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?

Understanding God’s will for our lives may seem like a daunting task. What if we accept the wrong job or choose the wrong spouse? How can we be certain our decisions are correct? As a former vice president and professor of religion at Liberty University, Johnnie Moore has counseled many people seeking wisdom for their future. Join the conversation today as Johnnie takes the pressure off your next big decision and invites you to start living the life God has planned!

Hour 2 – The Real State of the Union

As we watch the steady erosion of religious liberty in our nation, what is the Christian’s responsibility to the State and what is our hope for the future? Dr. Peter Lillback, president of Westminster Seminary and of the Provident Forum, will review the roots of religious freedom in America and will challenge believers to live as ambassadors of Jesus Christ in this present age! Johnnie Moore, Dr. Peter Lillback

Featured: Johnnie Moore, Dr. Peter Lillback
Host: Janet Parshall