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November 2014
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


November 15, 2014

The Hobbit Party

J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, have much to teach us about economics, government and our recent midterm elections! The questions stands: How would Bilbo vote? Dr. Jay Richards and Dr. Jonathan Witt, with their combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, philosophy, and theology, will reveal the vision for freedom reflected in the characters of Middle Earth! Dr. Jay Richards, Dr. Jonathan Witt

Featured: Dr. Jay Richards, Dr. Jonathan Witt
Host: Janet Parshall


November 14, 2014

Hour 1 – Silenced

Accusations of "blasphemy," "apostasy," or "insulting Islam" are increasingly used by authoritarian governments and extremist forces in the Muslim world to gain control and suppress reformers. The Hudson Institute’s Paul Marshall and Nina Shea will explain how radical Islam threatens the rights of religious minorities in the Middle East and stifles open discussion about Islam even in the West.

Hour 2 – Faith at the Breaking Point

Will your faith hold in the most challenging times? If circumstances change and you feel you can’t hold on, will you stand with Christ or deny Him? What do you do when your faith is at the breaking point? Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago, will explore the challenges to faith facing believers today and the rewards waiting for those who remain faithful to the end. Dr. Paul Marshall, Nina Shea, Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Featured: Dr. Paul Marshall, Nina Shea, Dr. Erwin Lutzer
Host: Janet Parshall


November 13, 2014

Hour 1 – 7 Days that Divide the World

What did the author of Genesis mean by 'the first day'? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? Professor John Lennox of Oxford University will explain a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture.

Hour 2 – We Shall See God: Charles Spurgeon's Classic Devotional Thoughts on Heaven

Renowned theologian and preacher, Charles Spurgeon delivered many powerful sermons. Author Randy Alcorn has compiled the most profound spiritual insights on the topic of eternity from Spurgeon’s sermons and arranged them into an easily-accessible, highly inspirational devotional. Whether you are familiar with the works of Charles Spurgeon or not, you are in for a treat! Randy joins us with a few great pearls of wisdom from the “prince of preachers”!

Featured: Dr. John Lennox, Randy Alcorn
Host: Janet Parshall


November 12, 2014

Hour 1 – The Hobbit Party

J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, have much to teach us about economics, government and our recent midterm elections! The questions stands: How would Bilbo vote? Dr. Jay Richards and Dr. Jonathan Witt, with their combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, philosophy, and theology, will reveal the vision for freedom reflected in the characters of Middle Earth!

Hour 2 – Answers for Tough Topics

From the question of suffering to the fall of Satan, the difficult questions of the Bible often intrigue us, readily confuse us, and sometimes disturb us. Drawing on nearly 40 years of teaching and ministry experience, pastor and theologian, Dr. Sam Storms will take you into the Scriptures for clear answers to your most puzzling questions about the Bible and the Christian life. Dr. Jay Richards, Dr. Jonathan Witt, Dr. Sam Storms

Featured: Dr. Jay Richards, Dr. Jonathan Witt, Dr. Sam Storms
Host: Janet Parshall


November 11, 2014

Hour 1 – Answering the Ebola Crisis / Good News from the Mid-East

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, according to the Centers to Disease Control. Dr. Scott Ries, Vice President of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, will discuss what is being done to eradicate this deadly virus and what you can do to help! Then, Tom Doyle of e3 Partners has seen first-hand how the love of Jesus is changing lives in the Middle East! He will bring some exiting news, live from Jerusalem!

Hour 2 – The Antichrist and the End of the Age

The Bible offers great insight into the End Times! Today, Bible teacher and author, Dr. Ron Rhodes will address the subject of the Antichrist. Is he alive today? What is the mark of the beast? With keen Biblical insight, Dr. Rhodes will answer your questions about the Anti-Christ and Bible prophecy! Dr. Scott Ries, Tom Doyle, Dr. Ron Rhodes

Featured: Dr. Scott Ries, Tom Doyle, Dr. Ron Rhodes
Host: Janet Parshall


November 10, 2014

Hour 1 – The Stories We Tell

It is no secret that Americans love to watch television and movies! We spend over $30 million dollars a year on movies alone! What does this insatiable desire for stories reveal about humanity’s longing for meaning and redemption? Author and pastor, Mike Cosper, will share insights into a wide variety of films and shows and will inspire us with a fresh perspective on all we choose to view!

Hour 2 – Unmasking Abortion / Iran, Israel and U.S.

In the years since Roe v. Wade, millions of families have experienced the hard realities of legalized abortion, but the battle for life still rages. Steve Soukup, with the Culture of Life Foundation, will delve into the harsh realities and difficult questions pro-abortionists choose to ignore. Next, terrorism analyst, Erick Stakelbeck will discuss Iran’s nuclear threat and fresh concerns over U.S. and Israeli relations. Mike Cosper, Steve Soukup, Erick Stakelbeck

Featured: Mike Cosper, Steve Soukup, Erick Stackelbeck
Host: Janet Parshall


November 8, 2014

The Last Rescue

It’s hard to comprehend the physical and mental challenges our combat veterans face when they return home. Former Navy SEAL sniper, Howard Wasdin was an elite warrior on the battlefield but he faced a more formidable foe when his tour of duty was over. Joined by his wife Debbie, Mark will share his deeply personal story of brokenness and the power of redemption, faith, and hope!

Featured: Howard and Debbie Wasdin
Host: Janet Parshall


November 7, 2014

Hour 1 – Friday Focus

We added some crucial items to our prayer list this week as we learned about thousands of orphans in the Middle East and persecuted believers around the world. We took a closer look at challenges to faith in the United Kingdom and the increasing sexualization of the American family. We were also encouraged to rest in our heavenly Father’s wisdom when His answers don’t match our expectations! Today, Janet will lead a lively discussion on several important stories in the news!

Hour 2 – Fresh Thoughts on Decisive Issues

News has been front and center as we examined the value of voting and the believer’s role in the political process. We also discussed a lawsuit against the HHS Mandate by a prominent Christian ministry and addressed a new case of religious liberty infringement by the Air Force. A former member of the Navy’s Seal Team Six shared his very personal struggle with PTSD and then another courageous couple offered hope to those trapped by pornography. Now it’s time for you to join the conversation as we review the headlines from the week!


Host: Janet Parshall


November 6, 2014

Hour 1 – The Sexualization of America

It’s no secret that sex and violence “sell” in the media. What price are we paying for this constant assault on our hearts? Christian psychologist and counselor, Dr. Linda Mintle will challenge us recognize the consequences of our viewing choices.

Hour 2 – Pure Eyes Clean Heart

They appeared to be a lovely Christian couple, active in their church and raising young children, but a secret addiction threatened to tear their family apart. Craig and Jen Ferguson will share candidly about their struggle and the spiritual truths that led them from shame and despair to true recovery! Dr. Linda Mintle, Craig and Jen Ferguson

Featured: Dr. Linda Mintle, Craig and Jen Ferguson
Host: Janet Parshall


November 5, 2014

Hour 1 – Challenges to Faith in the UK / Victims of Islam

Christians in the United Kingdom are being compared by some to violent terrorists and will be forced to accept the new British “values” or face the consequences! Colin Hart, of the Christian Institute, will discuss the increasing pressure placed on believers! Next, Walid Shoebat, a former radical Muslim, will discuss the plight of orphaned children in Iraq.

Hour 2 – The Last Rescue

It’s hard to comprehend the physical and mental challenges our combat veterans face when they return home. Former Navy SEAL sniper, Howard Wasdin was an elite warrior on the battlefield but he faced a more formidable foe when his tour of duty was over. Joined by his wife Debbie, Mark will share his deeply personal story of brokenness and the power of redemption, faith, and hope! Colin Hart, Walid Shoebat, Howard and Debbie Wasdin

Featured: Colin Hart, Walid Shoebat, Howard and Debbie Wasdin
Host: Janet Parshall


November 4, 2014

Hour 1 – Fall, Faith and Football / Beside Bethesda

The fall sports season is in full swing! Veteran sportscaster, Frank Giardina will join Janet to discuss the latest headlines and the testimonies of several big league ball players! Then, the Bible assures us that God hears our prayers but, what do we do when tragedy strikes and we don’t get the answers we expect? Joni Eareckson Tada has lived in a wheelchair for 47 years. Today she will share the most painful unanswered prayer of her life and the joy and wholeness she has discovered instead!

Hour 2 – Religion in the Military / Your Vote Matters

Men and women in the Armed Forces often face challenges to their faith, even as they work to defend our nation. Dr. Ron Crews, retired colonel and military chaplain, will discuss the latest efforts to preserve their religious freedom! Then, have you voted today? If you wonder if your vote really counts, David Barton has some encouraging words for you! Don’t miss his conversation with Janet, as you drive to the polls! Frank Giardina, Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Ron Crews, David Barton

Featured: Frank Giardina, Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Ron Crews, David Barton
Host: Janet Parshall


November 3, 2014

Hour 1 – A Case for Life / Praying for the Persecuted

We will take a closer look at a recent court case in which the NAACP was called into account by Black Pro-life leaders! Catherine Short of the Life Legal Defense Foundation will discuss civil rights issues at stake for all people of color! Then, Todd Nettleton, of Voice of the Martyrs, will update our prayer lists for believers who have suffered for the sake of the Cross.

Hour 2 – Abortion Pill Mandate / Gospel for Muslims

Christian organizations are being forced to pay steep fines if they don’t comply with the government’s HHS Mandate to provide abortion pills to their staff. The Liberty Counsel’s Jeff Mateer will explain what Chuck Swindoll’s ministry, Insight for Living, is doing to ensure they don’t compromise the very faith that motivates their ministry. Then, we will take a closer look at the call of God on the hearts of Muslims around the World. Dr. Samuel Naaman, professor and Pakistani believer, will discuss the exciting harvest happening in the U.S. and beyond! Catherine Short, Todd Nettleton, Jeff Mateer, Dr. Samuel Naaman

Featured: Catherine Short, Todd Nettleton, Jeff Mateer, Dr. Samuel Naaman
Host: Janet Parshall


November 1, 2014

Debating First Amendment Freedoms

You are in for an energetic discussion 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, engage in a friendly debate about our First Amendment freedoms! Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn

Featured: Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn
Host: Janet Parshall


October 2014
October 31, 2014

Hour 1 – What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?

Are you controlled by other people’s opinions? Peer pressure, shame, co-dependency and low self-esteem can create an insatiable hunger in our hearts. Dr. Edward Welch will share insight from Biblical truths for finding freedom as we learn to build genuine, loving relationships.

Hour 2 – The Color of Rain

It’s a real-life Brady Bunch kind of story! Two childhood friends died of cancer six weeks apart and God used the shared experience of loss to bring their grieving spouses together. Join us for a testimony of God’s grace and new beginnings with Michael and Gina Spehn. Dr. Edward Welch, Michael and Gina Spehn

Featured: Dr. Edward Welch, Michael & Gina Spehn
Host: Janet Parshall


October 30, 2014

Hour 1 – Have a New Teenager by Friday

“It’s complicated Mom, you wouldn’t understand!” If you’ve heard something like that before from your teenager, chances are you might be looking for some tips on how to get your teen in line. With his trademark humor, psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Kevin Leman will offer great answers for every parent!

Hour 2 – In Allah They Trust

Islam has become a politically correct minefield in America. Kamran Karimi, an Iranian born U.S. citizen and founder of the Voice of Freedom ministry, wants to rally the Church with answers to the rising tide of Islam. He joins us with a behind-the-scenes look at Islam and how to pray for the Muslim people at home and abroad. Dr. Kevin Leman, Kamran Karimi

Featured: Dr. Kevin Leman, Kamran Karimi
Host: Janet Parshall


October 29, 2014

Hour 1 – Debating First Amendment Freedoms

You are in for an energetic discussion 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, engage in a friendly debate about our First Amendment freedoms!

Hour 2 – Christ on Campus / The Hardest Peace

For decades, Christian groups have been allowed to minister in America’s college and universities but one state is changing the rules! Join us as Greg Jao of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship explains the new policy and what is being done to preserve this vital ministry! Then, a story right from the headlines. Whether it is a brain tumor or Stage IV cancer, dealing with a terminal illness has no easy answers. Kara Tippetts will share her story and why she is taking a different path from Brittany Maynard, who has chosen to take her own life. Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn, Greg Jao, Kara Tippetts

Featured: Craig Parshall, Barry Lynn, Greg Jao, Kara Tippetts
Host: Janet Parshall


October 28, 2014

Hour 1 – Free to Believe

In a world where faith clashes with culture, Christianity is in the cross-hairs from the courtroom to the classroom! Philosopher, lawyer and theologian, Abdu Murray will teach us to answer the critics and deliver a winsome defense for the Gospel!

Hour 2 – Before Amen

We all pray when there is trouble or heartache but wouldn’t you like to pray with more faith, fire and fervency every day? Prayer can be a struggle, even for Jesus’ disciples! Best-selling author, Max Lucado will take us back to the heart of prayer and remind us that this privilege is not for the pious or chosen few. This is a conversation all God’s children can enjoy! Abdu Murray, Max Lucado

Featured: Abdu Murray, Max Lucado
Host: Janet Parshall


October 27, 2014

Hour 1 – A Fresh Take on the Good Book / The Liberty Threat

The Duck Commander family continues to boldly proclaim their faith in Jesus! Al Robertson will join Janet to introduce a unique new project designed to encourage families to dig deep into the Word of God! Then, many Americans are deeply concerned about the increasing prejudice against religion and Christians in particular. What can be done to reverse this trend? Writer and commentator, Jim Tonkowich, will look back at the turbulent history of religious liberty and the issues that must be addressed if real change is to occur!

Hour 2 – Kidnapped by the Taliban

It’s the stuff of action films but for one man, it was real life! He was serving Afghan villagers in a rural clinic when, in a moment, everything was ripped away and all he could do was pray for a chance to live. Dr. Dilip Joseph will share his moving account of terror, triumph and the price of freedom! Al Robertson, Jim Tonkowich, Dr. Dilip Joseph

Featured: Al Robertson, Jim Tonkowich, Dr. Dilip Joseph
Host: Janet Parshall


October 25, 2014

Signs of the Times

With the rise of Islam, the threat of Ebola and the appearance of blood moons, many are asking if we are in the Last Days. What role, if any, do these things play in the End Times? Pastor and professor, Dr. Mark Hitchcock, will evaluate current events in light of Biblical prophecy and help us prepare for the Lord’s return! Dr. Mark Hitchcock

Featured: Dr. Mark Hitchcock
Host: Janet Parshall


October 24, 2014

Hour 1 – Friday Forum

It has been a week of sound teaching, from choosing faith over worry to building wise financial habits. We also examined God’s plan for the Church and Israel and discussed the spiritual realities behind magic, spells and the occult. Now, you are invited to join the discussion as Janet delves into the headlines of the week!

Hour 2 – Driving the Dialogue

Conversations this week have helped us be bold advocates of Biblical truth! We discussed the reality of heaven and hell and the uniqueness of Jesus in the face of mass marketed spirituality. We learned the untold story of Charles Darwin’s life and found ourselves lost in the embrace of a loving heavenly Father! Today, we will examine other crucial concerns in the news! Open Phones

Featured: Craig Parshall
Host: Janet Parshall


October 23, 2014

Hour 1 – The Bible and the Occult

What does the Bible teach about the occult, magic or spells? What should be a Christian’s response? Marcia Montenegro once practiced these dark arts but has since become a follower of Jesus Christ. She joins us to tell her story.

Hour 2 – Embraced by God

Society teaches us that we have to earn someone’s love but, award-winning gospel singer Babbie Mason knows that we are all loved by God – without having to earn it. Babbie will share from her heart as she encourages us to revel in the loving embrace of our heavenly Father! Marcia Montenegro, Babbie Mason

Featured: Marcia Montenegro, Babbie Mason
Host: Janet Parshall


October 22, 2014

Hour 1 – Replacement Theology

Has the Church replaced the nation of Israel in God’s plan for the ages? There is growing confusion among Christians on this question. Dr. Michael Rydelnik, professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute, will open the Scriptures for clear understanding of the present and future roles of Israel and the Church!

Hour 2 – Why Jesus?

Has the “New Spirituality” twisted Jesus into someone that fits into our convenience-driven lives? Christian apologist, Dr. Ravi Zacharias will offer a vigorous critique of this assault on rational thought and show why the uniqueness of Jesus matters. Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Dr. Ravi Zacharias

Featured: Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Host: Janet Parshall


October 21, 2014

Hour 1 – Root of Riches

The more money you acquire, the richer you become. True or False? Chuck Bentley joins us with that answer this important question and will offer insight and practical examples for wise financial stewardship.

Hour 2 – The Dark Side of Darwin

A single man stands behind one of the greatest deceptions in history. Charles Darwin’s ideas still penetrate every aspect of our culture, including science, religion, and education. And while much has been made of his contribution to the evolutionary hypothesis, little has been publicized about the dark side of the man himself and how this may have impacted his research. Dr. Jerry Bergman joins us today to a window to the very real and disturbing story behind Charles Darwin! Chuck Bentley, Dr. Jerry Bergman

Featured: Chuck Bentley , Dr. Jerry Bergman
Host: Janet Parshall


October 20, 2014

Hour 1 – Anxious

Worry wears many disguises and can control us in spite of our best intentions! What is holding us back from boldly following God’s best plan for our lives? Author Amy Simpson will take us back to the Scriptures to understand the roots of worry and to know the transformation that is possible as we fix our eyes on the Author and Completer of our faith!

Hour 2 – Relevant Truth

In a world that believes the Bible is out of touch with contemporary society, how can we effectively share our faith? Scottish pastor and apologist, David Robertson, will help us answer the critics and better contend for the faith. David Robertson, Amy Simpson

Featured: Amy Simpson, Rev. David Robertson
Host: Janet Parshall