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January 2015
January 28, 2015

Last week a caller told a story about walking out with five paint cans but only paying for four. When she opened her SUV, one can spilled on her driveway. Was God disciplining her? What are the dangers of attributing things like this to God? Then, an update on the Pray Chicago movement from Dr. John Fuder and Joe Carlson. And we ask what you would say to your younger self about what you've learned about prayer. A Can of Spilled Paint // Pray Chicago

Featured: Kevin Zuber, Joe Carlson, John Fuder
Host: Chris Fabry


January 27, 2015

You don’t get much different stylistically with the musical artists we’ll hear from on Tuesday. Ginny Owens joins us in the studio to perform her encouraging songs. Then, rapper and author Trip Lee says society teaches youth is a time for carefree self-expression. Trip says God has called you to RISE—you don’t have to aim low. Live for the King! Believers young and old will be challenged by the message. In the Studio with Ginny Owens // Rise

Featured: Ginny Owens, Trip Lee
Host: Chris Fabry


January 26, 2015

Imagine you’re at a march in Washington, D.C. Protesters square off, one-on-one. "You hate women," one says. "You murder babies," says the other. Is there a better conversation between those of differing viewpoints on abortion? Then, if there is a gap between you and your dream, listen to Joël Malm’s story. He created a vision map to help him navigate the path toward a God-given dream. Don’t miss Monday’s program. Justice for All // Vision Map

Featured: Steve Wagner, Jordan Newhouse, Joel Malm
Host: Chris Fabry


January 23, 2015

It was one of the most moving conversations of the past year on Chris Fabry Live! Our resident computer guru Steve Hewitt joined us in December and talked about computers and smart phones—then he shared about Tami, a woman that he and his family have taken in. We get an update on her situation—and then, a moral conundrum. Chris is getting something for free that he shouldn't be getting. Has that ever happened to you? Join us Friday. Technology Q & A // Getting Something for Free

Featured: Steve Hewitt
Host: Chris Fabry


January 22, 2015

He said something about his struggle with cancer that Chris can’t forget, what some people term a “fight.” Thursday, Dr. Walter Wangerin, Jr., returns for a conversation about his stories, his teaching, his life and the lessons he’s learned in the land of cancer. Then, on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade—your stories of healing from abortion. A Studio Conversation with Walt Wangerin, Jr. // Healing After Abortion

Featured: Walt Wangerin, Jr.
Host: Chris Fabry


January 21, 2015

It's the return of Dr. Michael Rydelnik and Dr. Michael Vanlaningham take your questions about the Bible. We'll also discuss books written about people dying, going to heaven or hell, and coming back. Don't miss the two Michaels. Then, author and popular speaker Jill Savage and her husband, Mark, speak about Mark's infidelity. How do you pick up the pieces?  Don’t miss the conversations at the Radio Backyard Fence. Bible Q & A // Infidelity in Marriage

Featured: Michael Rydelnik, Michael Vanlaningham, Mark and Jill Savage
Host: Chris Fabry


January 20, 2015

Pastors, city officials and those with a heart for prayer will join us to do the most powerful thing a believer can do. Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor James Meeks, and many more will pray about what’s happening in our cities and our nation. Then, our good friend Michael Card is back with more biblical encouragement for you in the New Year. Pray for Your City // The Gospel of John

Featured: Roy Patterson, Paco Amador, Felecia Thompson, Erwin Lutzer, James Meeks, Michael Card
Host: Chris Fabry


January 19, 2015

On Martin Luther King Day, we rebroadcast a conversation with the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda King. Guest host Cisco Cotto talks with her about the King Rules—truths that are a little hard to handle in our politically correct culture. Then, a rebroadcast with Chris Fabry and Marie Chapian about Robert Sadler, a man who was sold into slavery at the age of five in the United States in the 1900s. Don’t miss this true story of God’s grace. King Rules // The Emancipation of Robert Sadler

Featured: Alveda King, Marie Chapian
Host: Cisco Cotto, Chris Fabry


January 16, 2015

Pastor Terry Erickson talks with guest host Melinda Schmidt about how we can – and should – make time to hang out in places where we can develop relationships with non-Christians, people who need our friendship and God’s Good News. Then, Spoken Word poet and recovery leader Michael Mark talks about his journey to freedom from addiction and his vision for the church’s place in an addicts’ recovery story. Intentional Relationships with Non-Christians // The Church's Role in Addiction Recovery

Featured: Terry Erickson, Michael Mark
Host: Melinda Schmidt


January 15, 2015

Miriam Neff is queen of responding to unwanted change in life. Thursday, we flip things around and ask what change do you want in your life and how do you achieve it? Then, did you hear Mary's story on Wednesday's program? She talked about an event in her childhood she couldn't figure out—but in her adult years things became clear. Has that happened to you? Don’t miss Thursday's program. Making a Wanted Change // Looking Back It's Clear

Featured: Miriam Neff
Host: Chris Fabry


January 14, 2015

New York Times bestselling author of The Five Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman, is back. Chris recently re-read the men’s edition of that book—and he started doing what Gary suggested—and it worked! Do you have a similar story? Join us Wednesday—and then Dr. John Trent and Dr. Deborah Gorton talk about dealing with childhood trauma that follows you into adulthood. The 5 Love Languages // Childhood Trauma that Follows to Adulthood

Featured: Gary Chapman, John Trent, Deborah Gorton
Host: Chris Fabry


January 13, 2015

It’s time for a Toxic Talk Tuesday. We discuss the new year and clutter. Hear tips for online organization, your email, as well as why you should not eat lunch at your desk in front of your computer. Do you do that? Then, author Ted Kluck is back to talk about idols—our household gods. One of them is cynicism. It’s alive and well in the church. Yeah, right, you say. Are you cynical and skeptical? Don’t miss Tuesday's program. Toxic-Free Tips: Controlling Clutter // Cynicism

Featured: Andrea Fabry, Ted Kluck
Host: Chris Fabry


January 12, 2015

Our correspondent to the pastorate is back for another conversation. Dr. John Koessler wants to know, what is your ideal church size? Most churches are small, but people tend to prefer larger congregations. Why? And how does the size of your church help determine your connectedness to the Body? Then, what’s the best news you heard over the weekend? Chris has some great news for you on Monday! Ideal Church Size // The Best Weekend News You've Heard

Featured: John Koessler
Host: Chris Fabry


January 9, 2015

The announcement took many by surprise. Dr. Erwin Lutzer told the congregation at The Moody Church in Chicago that he is stepping down as Senior Pastor. You’ll hear why Friday. Then, Drew Dyck says that modern believers have embraced a domesticated Christianity that seeks to serve a tame God. You’ll hear the antidote to that kind of faith Friday. Don’t miss the conversations! Making a Big Decision // The Dangerous Side of God

Featured: Erwin Lutzer, Drew Dyck
Host: Chris Fabry


January 8, 2015

Hear the impassioned voice of a caller to our listener line whose story is all-too-common. She stayed in a marriage because she believed God hates divorce—but there were consequences to that decision. Hear that conversation and then, Dr. Tony Evans examines the root of our nation’s social, economic and political unrest. Will our problems undo us, or will these struggles lead to a great revival? Let’s talk about it Thursday. Divorce and Abuse // Turning a Nation to God

Featured: Bob Moeller, Tony Evans
Host: Chris Fabry


January 7, 2015

What do you do as the new pastor of a church where the people are hurting? And the reason they’re hurting is that the former pastor is on trial. For murder. Don’t miss this true story—and stick around for a conversation about fear. How do you respond when what you were afraid of actually happens? How do you recover when you can’t remember the notes in a room full of people? Join us Wednesday on Chris Fabry Live! When Your Life is Taken Down to the Studs // Your Fears Realized

Featured: Billy Stevens, Dawna Stafford
Host: Chris Fabry


January 6, 2015

We reveal a touching letter from a mom to a new stepmother. Step-parenting expert Laura Petherbridge reacts to this viral phenomenon. Then, Chris wants to hear about your Christmas surprise, the thing you've been dying to tell everybody at work. Tell us at the radio backyard fence on Tuesday. The Relationship Between Moms and Stepmoms // Christmas Recap

Featured: Laura Petherbridge
Host: Chris Fabry


January 5, 2015

If you are an entrepreneur at heart but you’re stuck in a job you don’t like, if you’re being threatened with downsizing, if you have an idea for a business but are too scared to go out on your own, you need to listen Monday’s Chris Fabry Live! This is, in my estimation, one of the most freeing concepts you’ll hear about our current work environment. Robert Dickie III encourages you to take the Leap! Don’t miss the conversation. The Leap // Making the Job Change

Featured: Robert Dickie III
Host: Chris Fabry


January 2, 2015

Are you exhausted? Overwhelmed? Overscheduled? Bill Hybels has one word for you: simplify. If you live life at breakneck speed and you’re consumed by everyone else’s agenda, simplify. Refuse to be busy with things that don’t matter. This is an important and practical program you don't want to miss—and it’s a wake up call for the New Year. Don’t miss Pastor Bill Hybels and a "Best of" program on Friday. Simplify: The Principles // Simplify: Q & A

Featured: Bill Hybels
Host: Chris Fabry


January 1, 2015

On the first day of the New Year we’re going to introduce you to a group of people you may not have known existed. They’re the Used-to-Be’s. The people in Jesus’ day who were once blind or sick or lame, but aren't the same. Are you a "used-to-be?" Then, the warden of the bloodiest prison in the United States that is now known as one of the safest in the country. Hear Warden Burl Cain from the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Used-to-Be's // The Warden

Featured: Burl Cain
Host: Chris Fabry