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September 25, 2017

Becoming Mom Strong

The world is telling moms these days to stand down. But our guest on Chris Fabry Live will encourage you to STAND UP. Heidi St. John will join us to talk about becoming “Mom-Strong.” How can you fight with all that’s in you for your family and your faith? If you’re facing accusations of intolerance or you’re being told to be quiet, stop asking questions, don’t miss Chris Fabry Live.

Navigating Life's Challenges

One of Chris Fabry's favorite people on the planet, Dr. Crawford Lorritts will help us navigate life’s challenges. Don’t miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.

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September 22, 2017

Elsie at 105 Years Old

This edition of Chris Fabry Live is 105 years in the making. Don’t miss the celebration as we salute and talk with the one, the only, Elsie Young. Elsie was born the year the Titanic sank. And you’ll hear her thoughts about birthday number 105. But wait, there’s more! Last time Elsie was on the program many called and left a message. You’ll hear an unforgettable hour of encouragement and warmth—and Elsie’s laugh on Chris Fabry Live.​

A Conversation with Jim Dobson

​Our guest has been in radio for 40 years. We’ll talk about the life and ministry of Dr. James Dobson, Friday on Chris Fabry Live.

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September 21, 2017

Thoughts on "The Pursuit of God"

Read great Christian thinkers and theologians and you’ll no doubt encounter the works of A.W. Tozer. Moody Bible Institute professor Dr. Winfred Neely talks about Tozer’s The Pursuit of God. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” How are you doing in your pursuit of God? Don’t miss an encouraging discussion on Chris Fabry Live.


Keith and Kristyn Getty have a passion for congregational singing. They believe worship can transform your life, your family, and your church. Fresh from their worship conference, Keith Getty joins us for Chris Fabry Live.

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September 20, 2017

Blended Family Success Stories

If you’re in a blended family, you'll want to listen as we talk about the problems, the struggles, and issues that come from blending one family with another. On our next broadcast, our correspondent to the blended family, Ron Deal, is going to spotlight some success stories. That’s right—a little good news. Do you have a blended family success story? Don’t miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.

Purity in a Pornographic Age

How do you pursue holiness and purity in a pornographic age? Author and speaker Clarence Shuler knows the trap of pornography. He’ll give help and hope to men and women struggling with pornography on Chris Fabry Live.​

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September 19, 2017

Rich Mullins 20 Years

He was born to a tree farmer in Indiana in 1955. They called him by his middle name, Wayne, and he switched to his given name in college—Richard. On the anniversary of the day he died 20 years ago, we’ll talk about the life and music of Rich Mullins. What’s your favorite song or story about Rich? We’ll hear about a new project that celebrates his life and music on Chris Fabry Live.

When a Nation No Longer Reads

​Dr. Rosalie DeRosset returns to talk about the death of reading and what it’s doing to our souls as a nation and a church. Don’t miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.​

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September 18, 2017

Remembering Nabeel Qureshi

Chris and Ray Pritchard remember Nabeel Qureshi after his home going on September 16th.  Raised as a devout Muslim, Nabeel came to know Christ and became an author and apologist.  We'll hear how his life and ministry touched so many.  Don’t miss the conversation at the Radio Backyard Fence on Chris Fabry Live.

Avoiding Becoming a Victim

She’s back—my toxic life coach joins us for a rare Monday appearance as we deal with being a victim. To be or not to be. Let’s talk about avoiding becoming a victim on Chris Fabry Live.

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September 15, 2017

National Back to Church Sunday

How long has it been since you’ve been to church? If the answer is, “I can’t remember,” this could be an important discussion for you. Our correspondent to the pastorate and the pew is Dr. John Koessler and we’ll talk about National Back to Church Sunday. What’s your biggest fear in trying church again? What happened when you did return? Is there a way to encourage a friend who’s struggling with going to church? Don’t miss the real, raw encouragement on Chris Fabry Live.

What You Did When the Power Was Out?

What did you do when the power was out? If you’ve been through a recent storm—join us with your story on Chris Fabry Live.

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September 14, 2017

Loving God

A young man had a mother who prayed earnestly for him. He was caught in a web of sexual sin and living for himself. You’ll hear the journey of this man and how his heart was captured by the gospel—and how another famous man found the same grace. If there’s someone in your life you’ve been praying for, don’t miss an encouraging reading from Chuck Colson’s book, "Loving God".

Echoes from Chuck Colson

We'll focus is on the life and legacy of Chuck Colson. His teaching after his conversion to Christ challenged believers and the church to take the Gospel seriously. Those words still ring true today. Join us as we hear echoes of Colson’s messages through the years, his voice and his heart on Chris Fabry Live.

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September 13, 2017

The Meaning of Hesed

Hold the presses—he says it’s finished! We’re going to have our monthly conversation with that troubadour of the soul, that wandering minstrel and Bible aficionado, Michael Card. If you’ve listened to the program for any amount of time you know the work he’s put in on the topic of “hesed,” the untranslatable word for God’s mercy and grace. Don’t miss the mini-celebration and conversation on Chris Fabry Live.

What's In Your Bible?

What’s in your Bible? Not the contents of the scriptures, but what picture, quote, memento or reminder have you placed inside your Bible.  Why is it there? What purpose does it serve? Don’t miss the stories we'll hear the answers from our listeners on this edition of Chris Fabry Live.

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September 12, 2017

Redeeming The Feminine Soul

The host of “Up for Debate” is up for a discussion on the next Chris Fabry Live. Julie Roys rejects the fundamentalist caricature and the feminist distortion of women. She says God wants women to be all they were designed to be, instead of feeling torn between the demands of motherhood, career, and ministry—and by a church that has conflicting ideas of womanhood.

The Crucifixion of Jesus

Fernando Ortega will take us to the cross of Christ. Don’t miss the live music and conversation from his latest project "The Crucifixion of Jesus".

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September 11, 2017

The Church in Times of Crisis

Monday is a somber anniversary—9/11 marks another year since the attack on America. We want to process some of our thoughts and memories by looking at how the early church dealt with crises. The same Holy Spirit that was with those early believers is with us today. How can he empower us to face the storms that rage around us? Author Erica Wiggenhorn will join us for this encouraging broadcast.  Don't miss the next Chris Fabry Live.

Cry Out America on 911

9/11 is the perfect day to cry out to God. Spend an hour in prayer with us for the church, our nation, and our world. Don’t miss this important time with several Christian leaders that will be in our studio on Chris Fabry Live.

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September 08, 2017


​How’s your love tank? Are you speaking other people’s love languages effectively?  We’ll take your questions, comments and relational struggles for the originator of that concept, Dr. Gary Chapman. Whether it’s a marriage problem, trouble with the in-laws, your teenager is acting up—we’ll open the lines and you can talk with this trusted pastor and counselor and NY Times bestselling author—Dr. Gary Chapman on Chris Fabry Live.

Sign off on Nashville

​The Nashville Statement was hailed and maligned. Christopher Yuan and Rosaria Butterfield will join us to talk about why that document is important to the church moving forward. Don’t miss this timely conversation on Chris Fabry Live.

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September 07, 2017

Mike Fabarez: Raising Men Not Boys

Do you have a son? Do you want to raise a godly man in a godless world? Pastor and teacher Mike Fabarez will join us to talk about raising men, not boys. Perhaps there’s never been a more challenging time to raise children than our current culture. How do you set a spiritual trajectory or deal with rebellion? What about changing technology? Raising men, not boys, on Chris Fabry Live.

Marriage And Family

​Our blessing correspondent, Dr. John Trent returns with some help and hope for your family. You'll want to be a part of the conversation coming on Chris Fabry Live.​

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September 06, 2017

Sexual Pleasure for Women

If you're a wife who longs for a better sexual connection with your husband you'll want to listen to Joyce and Cliff Penner. They pioneered work in sexuality and counseled thousands of couples. One of the struggles many Christian women have when it comes to sex is neglecting their own pleasure. Does God care about this? Can God help with sexual difficulties? Don't miss Joyce and Cliff Penner on Chris Fabry Live.

Life After a Plane Crash

28 years ago Jeff Miller was on flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. He told the harrowing story of the plane crash he survived on Moody Radio the next night. Don’t miss the conversation as we catch up with Jeff after all these years.  Don't miss the conversation on Chris Fabry Live.​

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September 05, 2017

Sharpening Our Vision

​One of the best things God does for the Christian is to open our eyes. To allow us to see ourselves fully in light of who he is and who we are. Do you believe that? On Chris Fabry Live, an email from a listener will help us unpack some dog food—and the truth about our own hearts. There’s encouragement for you if you feel like you’ve made a big mistake.

Barbara and Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest

You’ve poured your life into your children and the last one has gone away to college. What now? Our correspondents to the empty nest, Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates are back with encouragement.  Join 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.