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November 24, 2017

Hour 1: In The Studio with Doyle Dykes

​Retailers call it black Friday—but on Chris Fabry Live we call it a Doyle Dykes kinda day. Join us for some finger-pickin’ good guitar playing by this world-renowned musical artist. You’ve heard him at the Grand Ole Opry, now hear him in the studio with a tuned 6-string and a heart full of songs. You’ll smile, you’ll want to sing along—it’s the perfect conversation to end the week and begin our march toward Christmas. Don’t miss this encore presention with Doyle Dykes that originally aired on November 25th 2016. 

Hour 2: Missing the (Hall) Mark

​It was probably the most fun program of 2016. What’s wrong with Hallmark movies? Don’t miss the smiles and meaningful conversation from this echo from Chris Fabry Live that originally aired on November 30, 2016.



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November 23, 2017

Hour 1: Thanksgiving with The Two Michaels

On our Thanksgiving edition —it’s the return of those boys of the Bible, the men from Moody, they put the “Rev” in Revelation—that’s right, we’ll present a best-of conversation with the Two Michaels! We’re told in 1 Thessalonians, “In everything give thanks.” What does that mean? Should we be grateful for some terrible things that happen in our lives? Gather round the Radio Backyard Thanksgiving table and enjoy Dr. Micheal Rydelnik and Dr. Michael Vanlaningham.  Join us as we listen again to a conversation that originally aired on November 21, 2016. 

Hour 2: Dealing with Fools

Jan Silvious wants to help you deal with those hard to love people at your Thanksgiving Table. Don’t miss the conversations from this best of broadcast that originally aired on November 21, 2016.

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November 22, 2017

Hour 1: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus

The first Sunday of Advent is December 3rd. How are you preparing room in your heart for the newborn King? Asheritah Ciuciu says we’re so busy that we don’t spend enough time on the real reason for Christmas. Her best advice—unwrap the names of Jesus throughout the scriptures. What’s your favorite name or title given Jesus Christ? Don’t miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.

Hour 2: What's Wrong With That?

​Stores are opening again this year on Thanksgiving evening. What’s wrong with that? Don’t miss the encouragement as we hear listener share their comments on the next Chris Fabry Live.



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November 21, 2017

Hour 1: Saying Sorry At Thanksgiving

​Is there an apology in your future? Do you need to tell someone in your family, someone you’re going to see for Thanksgiving that you’re sorry? The man of the love languages, Dr. Gary Chapman will join us. If you’re struggling to make things right with someone you love, you’ll want to listen to the conversation. How you apologize is an important part of the process—and you’ll hear more on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: The Unwelcome Guest

​Join us for a Thanksgiving story that may resonate with your life experience. Don’t miss the dramatic reading and conversation on Chris Fabry Live

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November 20, 2017

Hour 1: A Talk with Chris Brooks

We welcome the host of Moody Radio’s Equipped with Chris Brooks. With all of the racial strife in today’s culture, I keep hearing that the church should be on front lines of reconciliation. But from all accounts, we’re not stepping up. I want to have an honest conversation at the Radio Backyard fence, and you’re invited. Don’t miss Chris Brooks on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: Widows and the Holidays

​Our correspondent to unwanted change, Miriam Neff is joined by Valerie Hogan and we’ll talk about widows at the holidays. Overspending is a huge struggle—and there are other financial concerns. Join us for Chris Fabry Live.

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November 17, 2017

Hour 1: Skeletons In Your Closet

We’re going to open the closet and look at some of your skeletons. Is there someone in your family line that you don’t like to talk about? Some infamous rascal who did something really bad and you want to forget it? If so, you have something in common with a popular biblical character. He had some people in his family tree who were…well, you’ll hear about the unlikely lineage of Jesus, on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: The Marriage List

​Chris has a question for those who are single OR married. It's about your requirements for a spouse—what's on your list—and what was erased from the list? Don't miss Chris Fabry Live.


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November 16, 2017

Hour 1: Anchor For the Soul

​Do you have honest doubts and questions about God? If so, join us today and chat with author and speaker, Dr. Ray Pritchard of Keep Believing Ministries. We’re going to have a Gospel-centered conversation about life, dealing with struggles many have, like—how can I know God? What does it mean to be a Christian? Can I know for sure if I’m going to heaven? Don’t miss this important discussion on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: Words that Heal

On past programs, ​we’ve talked about some of the devastating words that have hurt you. But what about the words that have healed you? We'll hear from you about the words that have helped soothe your soul, so don’t miss the encouragement today on Chris Fabry Live.

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November 15, 2017

Hour 1: Calm, Cool, and Connected

​If you’re on your phone and computer way more than you want to be and you see that as a problem, don’t miss Wednesday’s Chris Fabry Live. Arlene Pellicane has a plan that she says will help you love others by digitally decluttering your heart. Transform your relationship with technology by introducing a few easy habits into your daily routine. Find out what they are on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 1: In the Word

​That traveling troubadour of "hesed," Michael Card who's back for another biblically imaginative conversation.  Don't miss the opportunity to be in the word with Michael on Chris Fabry Live.​

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November 14, 2017

Hour 1: Churches Recovering After Tragedy

​Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, hundreds gathered to weep and worship a week after the massacre there. Tuesday on Chris Fabry Live, we’ll talk about churches recovering after tragedy. Whether it was a weather event or an accident or some other force that shocked your church to the core, we want to hear how that local body moved forward. What were the steps toward healing? Let’s talk about it on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: Prodigal At Home

​Parenting expert Mark Gregston wants to know if you have a prodigal in your home? They’ve living a prodigal lifestyle but still enjoying the comforts you provide. What do you do? Don’t miss Chris Fabry Live.​

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November 13, 2017

Hour 1: Spurgeon Study Bible

​We're going to talk about the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon. There's a new Bible out with notes from Spurgeon and we'll talk about that with another pastor—speaker on the program Truth For Life, Alistair Begg. What was it about Spurgeon's ministry and how he handled God's Word that keeps us talking about him after all these years? Don't miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: Mrs. Oswald Chambers

​The story of Mrs Oswald Chambers a woman who had a vision for what God could do through her husband’s writings. If you’ve been moved by My Utmost for His Highest, don’t miss Chris Fabry Live.​

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November 10, 2017

Hour 1: Chris's Christy Experience

​Don’t you dare miss the next visit to the Radio Backyard Fence as we conduct our patented Fabulous Fabry Friday Sigh. But wait—there’s more! Chris returns from a trip to Nashville, Tenn., and the Christy Awards. Hear behind the scenes stories, interesting anecdotes, and encouragement about attempting artistic endeavors against the odds. Take this as your invitation to tune in for the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: Questions from the Mailbag

​Listener queries from the past few weeks lead Chris to ask some interesting questions on the program.  You'll want to hear what's in store on this edtion of Chris Fabry Live.

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November 09, 2017

Hour 1: The Imam's Son Encore

​He lives in a country of 80 million people. Only 4,000 followers of Jesus are there. But Safak is trying to change that. He’s the son of an Imam and believes Jesus is Lord. Don’t miss the conversation that originally aired on October 6th on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: God and the Single Mother

​If you’re a single mom, you know what it means to feel “alone.” If you’ve ever asked, “God, where are you in this?”—don’t miss the encouraging conversation​ with Michelle Senters who ​has been there and knows the different needs of single mothers. ​This interview originally aired July 11th on Chris Fabry Live.

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November 08, 2017

Hour 1: Intentional Parenting

​Bob Lepine is your guest host—and his guest will be the one, the only Dennis Rainey from Family Life Today. Dennis says there are four areas of parenting that ought to be the focus for every mom and dad as they raise their children. Are you being intentional with your kids? Have a struggle with a teenager or a grown child? Talk with Bob and Dennis on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: Yours, Mine and Our Children

​The parenting theme continues with our correspondent to the blended family, Ron Deal. What are the unique challenges stepfamilies face in raising yours, mine and ours? Hear it Wednesday on Chris Fabry Live.​

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November 07, 2017

Hour 1: The Best of Fernando

​His music soothes the soul and draws us closer to the heart of God. On Chris Fabry Live, you’ll hear a new recording of some old favorites from singer and songwriter, Fernando Ortega. Don’t miss his story about learning to play the piano at a young age—how he wrote some of his most memorable and poignant songs, and more. Fernando Ortega join us at the Radio Backyard Fence,​ on Chris Fabry Live.​

Hour 2: Jews For Jesus

​It’s a debate that’s raged for nearly 2,000 years. Do Jews need Jesus? Avi Snyder joins Chris to give his perspective. He grew up in a conservative Jewish home and heard about the claim that Jesus was the Messiah.​ Don't miss this encore of a program that originally aired June 14th on Chris Fabry Live.

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November 06, 2017

Hour 1: Church Shooting in Texas

​You take your family to church. You expect to worship together. But in a small town in Texas yesterday, families faced unspeakable evil and death. Twenty-six people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. On Chris Fabry Live, we pray for those who are grieving and get a perspective on the event as we speak with several guests.

Hour 2: World View

Editor in chief of World Magazine, Dr. Marvin Olasky joins us. How do you speak biblical truth while you live out grace and mercy in today’s world? Don’t miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live®, two hours of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

Chris Fabry Live®

Chris Fabry Live® is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian man and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God. With his sense of humor, sense of people and no sense of direction, host Chris Fabry treks that journey with you each weekday. Current events and issues, caller interaction, special guests and a few surprises all complement each other on this program. Chris Fabry Live® challenges and encourages listeners in their journeys of faith.