Friend of the show Dave Barton of Wall Builders joined us to discuss America's founders and in particular their views on immigration and taxation.
Jason Mitchell joins Greg to talk about his new book, No Easy Jesus. To learn more about Jason or the book, check out his website by visiting
More than a decade after Bill Wiese shared his story in the New York Times best-seller, “23 Minutes in Hell,” a recent Pew Research study suggests that the belief in hell may be waning among young people. The study shows that 41% of young adults ages 18 to 29 either do not believe in hell or simply don’t know if hell exists. Only 21% of 18-29 year-olds said they believe in a literal hell. Now, with the 10th-anniversary edition of 23 Minutes in Hell which released in May, Wiese expounds on some of the questions that this younger generation is asking.
To learn more about Bill Wiese and his 10th-anniversary release of 23 Minutes in Hell, visit the Soul Choice Ministries website here: https://soulchoiceministries.org/.
Melissa Francis was only eight years old when she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the world's most famous prime-time soap opera, Little House on the Prairie.
Now in Lessons from the Prairie, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set, and lessons learned from the show's dynamic creator, Michael Landon, that have echoed throughout Melissa's adult life. With novel insights on hard work, making mistakes, and even spirituality, Francis shares inspirational and practical life lessons that will appeal both to her current TV fans, and fans of one of the most adored TV shows of all time.
New York Times best-selling author, wife of Duck Commander CEO, star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, and mother of Six, Korie Roberston joins the show to discuss parenting tips from her new book Strong + Kind: Raising Kids of Character, and the new chapter on adoption. For more information on Korie or the book, visit her website here.
President of Focus on the Family Jim Daly joins Greg to discuss how the high expectations parents have for their kids can sometimes cause damage in the long run. The book, When Parenting Isn’t Perfect, addresses the drive parents have for perfection and shows how to be good families immersed in God’s grace. For more information on the book or Jim, click here.
Award-winning Christian singer, songwriter and author, Matthew West joins Greg to talk about his new book Hello My Name Is: Discovering Your True Identity. This new book focuses on our true God-given identity versus false self-perceptions and realize WHOSE you are. For more information on the book, visit Matthew’s site by clicking here.
Dr. Laurel Shaler a mental health professional and professor at Liberty University joined Greg to talk about her new book - "Reclaiming Sanity. Your emotional, spiritual and physical restoration can begin - right now." #reclaimingsanity
Tommy Littleton joined Greg in studio to discuss the pro LGBT group Faith in Action. This group has targeted the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Phoenix to further their agenda of "removing homosexuality from the sin list". A compelling and informative hour of radio.
Did you know the way we deal with our world shapes our children's beliefs in themselves, the world, and God? Jim Jackson, author of Discipline that Connects with your Child's Heart, joins the show to discuss the way we discipline today's kids.
The human body is fearlessly and wonderfully made. Our Creator built it to run efficiently on the proper fuel. Today, however, the rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer heart disease, and other chronic diseases are on the rise. The reason, says Mark Stengler, NMD, is that most Americans are mismanaging what they eat of how they use their bodies. And physical health is not the only place things are going wrong; many suffer from emotional illness or depression that he believes can be largely prevented.
The author of the bestselling (500,000 copies), Prescription for Natural Cures, is both a medical doctor as well as naturopathic doctor. Dr. Stengler says, “God has designed the human body to interact most precisely, efficiently, and safely with live foods, nutrients, and healing agents found in nature.” The problem is curable – by eating foods and engaging in behaviors that lead to a healthy and longer life.
Stengler and a host of other medical professionals are finding in their research and experiences most people are eating the wrong kind of food. “Today, the combination of technology and globalization has turned much of our food supply into semi synthetic genetically engineered, nutrient-lacking packaged goods.” He says that God’s design in Eden was best – organic plants, fruits, and vegetables. “Nature produces a variety of foods designed by our Creator that are perfectly compatible with the human body. The further we get from these naturally occurring foods, the worse our health becomes.”
In Prescription for Natural Cures, Stengler does not knock conventional medicine; instead, he looks at physical and mental health-related problems from A-Z and offers practical ideas for treating symptoms. In each entry, Stengler and his colleagues look at the condition, symptoms, root causes, testing techniques, and treatment. “We have incorporated the best of what science and nature have to offer in the field of natural medicine,” says Stengler.
Marriage has been redefined, reduced, manipulated, and increasingly ignored. Younger generations are waiting or opting out altogether. What’s happened? Since the 1960s, says attorney Charles Crismier, marriage has come under fire through the no-fault divorce decrees that hold no one accountable and leave kids hurting, in poverty, or vulnerable.
“We live in a disastrously broken world,” says Crismier, “devastatingly infected by the egalitarian spirit of the French Revolution.” Now, say Crismier and his wife Kathie, a million children each year are left as virtual orphans, fatherless, and floundering. Together they wrote Lasting Love: Enduring Secrets for Marital Success, a look at the seven elements that make for a marriage that works.
With so much research that shows how children of divorce suffer – higher rates of precocious sexuality and substance abuse, poor grades, weak relationships of their own – the Crismiers say we’ve excised God from the equation, rendering His will and purpose for marriage irrelevant. “Unfortunately, our progressively ungodly culture has been striving for two generations to remove the holiness from matrimony . . . leaving marriage only about me.” More people say the authors, don’t see the bigger picture of marriage – that it builds community, protects children, and reflects our Creator’s glory.
They offer a peek at their own seven point “Marriage Motto” which systematically helps those wanting to find marital peace. These include expressing gratitude, considering one another, preferring one another, pursuing one another, praising, protecting, and praying. In the busyness of life and fighting off our own self-centeredness it is easy to forget the ingredients that make for genuine happiness.
“Unless the family is protected, neither the nation, the city, nor institutions are safe,” say the Crismiers. “A secure home is a protected home.” And in the end, isn’t this exactly what most couples say they want for their children? But keeping the primary relationship intact creates greater security for children and produces greater happiness for couples.
John Stonestreet is president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and the cohost of BreakPoint, the daily cultural commentary founded by the late Chuck Colson. He holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Bryan College. He and his family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Timothy L. Smith is known as a leading expert in building the capacity of Non Profit Organizations. He has over 35 years of experience with Non Profit Organizations in Administration, Management and Fund Development. He has held a variety of roles in executive leadership for mega size organizations. Tim has advised numerous NPO’s in Leadership, Organization and Major Funding development. He is widely recognized as a leading authority in these fields. His book, Donors are People Too is required reading for many NPO’s committed to a ministry based philosophy when developing a major funding program. Currently he serves as Chief Development Officer for Museum of the Bible.
Even the strongest Christians have found themselves swarmed with questions and doubt surrounding their faith when facing some of life’s hardest moments. After the death of his mother, Pastor Randy Frazee began to think about the afterlife and aimed to understand one topic that many Christians still fear: Death. Frazee wrote his latest book, What Happens After You Die: A Biblical Guide to Paradise, Hell and Life After Death (Nelson Books, May 2, 2017), to cope with the loss of his mother as well as answer the many questions Christians have about life after death.
Alvin L. Reid joins the show to talk about his latest title Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out. Dr. Reid serves as Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is the founding Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism. A prolific author and speaker, Reid's books include As You Go: Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students, The Book of Matches (with Ashley M. Gorman), With: A Practical Guide to Informal Mentoring, and Evangelism Handbook: Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional, as well as others. Reid enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and their married children and their families.
Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network, joins Greg to discuss an upcoming film. He is a frequent co-host on The 700 Club, often filling in for his father, Pat Robertson. Gordon discussed the 50th Anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. From CBN News comes the gripping new docudrama IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM, bringing to life the miracle battle of paratroopers’ hard-won victory at Ammunition Hill that reclaimed Jerusalem’s Old City and the Western Wall. Listen now to hear the whole conversation.
Popular author and speaker, Jennifer Rothschild, joins the show to talk about her new book Me, Myself, & Lies: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. Whether you talk to yourself out loud or just mutter silent phrases, we all engage in either destructive or constructive inner-thoughts. In this book, Jennifer shows readers how to replace vicious lies with better-fitting self talk and how to speak life-giving truth to the inner you. Listen to the podcast to hear the whole conversation.
Friend of the show J. Warner Wallace joins Greg to chat about his new title Forensic Faith. For more information on J. Warner Wallace or any of his titles, visit his site by heading over to ColdCaseChristianity.com.