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TJ and Jenn Menn never imagined when they signed on to be foster parents shortly after getting married that they would welcome 22 foster children into their home. The Menns talk of their incredible journey over the years since participating in the foster care system....

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Talks Mentoring

Dr. Harold Davis, president of the TALKS Mentoring Movement, shares about the young men he mentors. Without fathers in their lives, these young men are getting their cues from the street and making poor choices. Davis tells how mentoring these young men and exposing them to the gospel is changing li...

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Emotionally and physically depleted author Susan Yates whispered "Help me, Lord," and was surprised by the words God spoke to her heart. Her solution, she realized, was to get to know how big God was. Yates talks about making a conscious choice to trust God each moment of the day. Yates, a mother of...

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Wise Guys: Wisdom From Men Around You

Author Kent Evans, co-founder of Manhood Journey, discusses the impact his friend's father, John, had on him when he was young. Kent talks about the letter John wrote to him in college and how it influenced him to seriously consider putting his faith in Christ. Evans encourages men to unlock the ...

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The Real Root of All Problems

The character of a marriage is not set in the big moments, says author and counselor Paul David Tripp. It's found in the 10,000 little moments of everyday life. If our choices are all self-focused, then selfishness will destroy a marriage....

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From the 2016 Summit for Stepfamily Ministry, Lisa Anderson offers five things the church must do when it comes to singles. Lamar and Ronnie Tyler tell why they started their website, which promotes positive images of marriage and family in the black community....

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Befriend

Author Scott Sauls encourages believers to pursue those who are different from us. Sauls reminds us that Jesus befriended prodigals and Pharisees, sinners and outcasts. Believers are most like Him when we follow His lead into unknown territory, loving people who are not like us....

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Is God Anti-Gay?

When Pastor Sam Allberry accepted Christ in his twenties, he assumed God would remove his same-sex desires through prayer. But Allberry knows that God is committed to his good, even if the struggle remains. Allberry reminds believers that marriage only points to the ultimate marriage we have with Je...

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Back on Solid Ground

NASA Astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore and his wife, Deanna, tell how they met and how they've worked to build their marriage on Christ and the Scriptures. Barry shares how he came to be an astronaut, and Deanna explains how she encourages Butch to step up, especially when it comes to keeping their ma...

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If I Could Do it All Again

What would you do if you could do life all over again? What lessons have you learned in life? What's your favorite memory? John Gauger posed these questions and more to many top Christian leaders: Kay Arthur, Tony Evans, Ravi Zacharias, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and more....

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Jesus Outside the Lines

Scott Sauls reminds Christians to be in relationship with others even though they hold different political or social views. Cultural transformation can happen when believers love their neighbors as themselves. ...

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He Is Enough

More than a decade ago, Steven Curtis Chapman first joined us in the studio to share his heart for the orphan. His organization, Show Hope, has now helped more than 5,000 orphans. Chapman tells how they now have six care centers in China, and at least 500 of those kids have been adopted. Chapman tal...

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Unshaken: He Is the Stability of Our Times

Life is uncertain. How can we walk in confidence when the culture is continually changing? Dennis and Barbara Rainey remind listeners that regardless of what they're facing, Jesus is still the rock and firm foundation. The Raineys coach parents on how to teach their children to be anxious for nothin...

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Fear and Faith

Does fear plague you? Trillia Newbell, director of Community Outreach for the Southern Baptist Convention, talks about her long battle with fear. Newbell talks about the death of her father, and the fear she had of displeasing her husband. Newbell reminds believers to take every thought captive, and...

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None Like Him

How well do you know God? Jen Wilkins, author of "None Like Him," talks about the attributes of God. Wilkins reminds listeners that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom....

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Messy Grace

Caleb talks about what it was like growing up with a mom and dad who divorced because they were gay. He also explains how his attempt to prove the Bible was false actually started him on a walk of faith, and eventually led him into the pastorate....

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Being There

Pastor Dave Furman and his wife, Gloria, tell what it's like dealing with a disability in marriage. The Furmans tell what they lost as a couple, and how they've dealt with the loss with Christ's help....

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We Cannot Be Silent

Dr. Al Mohler explains that the dissolution of Christianity in our culture began long before the 60's, and we are reaping what was sown. Dr. Mohler helps us to have the courage to speak up for truth in a culture that tries to silence us. Dr. Mohler encourages parents to teach their children biblic...

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Your Home Is An Embassy

Dennis Rainey believes that Christians are called out of the "holy huddle" into a life that proclaims to a watching world the good news of Jesus Christ. Barbara Rainey explains that if believers are ambassadors, then their homes are the embassies of the King, and the love of the King should be exemp...

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The Beauty of Intolerance

Christians are often accused of being intolerant, but did you know that God is intolerant too? Best-selling author and speaker Josh McDowell talks about the beauty of intolerance. McDowell exposes the myth of tolerance and reminds us that there are all kinds of things we shouldn't be tolerant of lik...

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40 Years of Faithfulness

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Seminary Professors Heath Lambert and Denny Burk take a look at the topic of homosexual desire and identity through the lens of the Bible. Lambert and Burk remind us that sin has broken each and every one of us and that each of us struggle with sinful proclivities, homosexuality being just one of th...

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The Colson Way

Owen Strachan joins Dennis Rainey in remembering the life of Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson. Owen talks about Chuck Colson's love for prisoners....

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Hardwired for Awe

Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. It even affects our children. Paul reminds parents to point th...

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Museum of the Bible

Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, talks about his family's faith and the small arts and crafts business his father started in his garage that has turned into one of the largest retail chains of our time. Steve gives us a sneak peek at his new venture, the Museum of the Bible, opening in Washin...

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A Guide to Biblical Manhood

Can sports be a healthy part of a young man's development? Sure! But only to an extent. Randy Stinson tells how his sports-loving family opted out of baseball for 18 months in order to stretch themselves in other ways: through mission trips and other gospel outreaches. Randy talks about the importan...

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Marriage and Family for God's Glory

Renowned author and theologian John Piper talks to Dennis Rainey about the meaning and practice of praise. John considers what it means to worship God instead of focusing on ourselves. He also delves into the Bible to help us rethink our definition of love....

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Unshaken

Pastor Crawford Loritts reminds us that real faith isn't just optimism, but confidence in a holy God. Crawford distinguishes faith from presumption, and reminds us that God isn't obligated to do everything we ask. Faith says to God, "I believe You no matter what."...

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A Tribute to Vonette Bright

Join us as we celebrate and remember the goodness of God's work done in God's way, in the life of the late Vonette Bright....

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Engaging the Culture

Larry Osborne and Russell Moore give biblical and practical insight for engaging with a culture that is in opposition to the Christian community....

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The Dark Hole of Depression

Tommy Nelson, the pastor of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas, along with his wife, Teresa, talk about his recent bout with clinical depression that left him feeling numb and confused....

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The Power of God's Names

In biblical times, a name was more than just a way to address someone. A name revealed important information about the individual's character. What then, can we learn about God by studying His names? Pastor Tony Evans talks about the various names of God and the powerful meaning behind them....

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Glory Days

What best describes your spiritual walk? Vibrant or sluggish? If you're like most, your faith walk has seen better days. Best-selling author Max Lucado opens the Scriptures to the book of Joshua to discover a few lessons about overcoming obstacles and entering into the promises of God....

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God at Work Around the World

Christ came to rescue and redeem people from every tribe and every tongue. This week, as we focus on some of the world's most influential languages, we visit with missionaries in China, Russia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Israel. These stories are poignant reminders to be praying for believe...

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Growing up, Dove award-winning singer-songwriter Ginny Owens never imagined that's what she'd be. In fact, Ginny—blind since age 3—was not even considering music as a profession. Fortunately, God had other plans. Ginny shares her story and some of her great songs....

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Organic Mentoring

Wanted: Women who are willing to listen, love, and mentor younger women. No experience required. Barbara Neumann and Dr. Sue Edwards, professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, tell how they came to faith through the friendship and influence of older women. Barbara and Sue encourage women to forg...

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The Grace of Gratitude

How do we live contented lives? Bob Russell, former pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, talks to men and women about the importance of being grateful and tells how serving the "less fortunate" can encourage thankfulness....

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More than Championships

A coach can be a powerful influence in the life of a young man. Dru Joyce knows. As the director of the Northeast Ohio Basketball Association and head basketball coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio he has been mentor to some of the nation's best young players, including LeBron J...

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Woodlawn

Director Jon Erwin talks about the making of the inspirational feature film, Woodlawn. Set in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1970's, Woodlawn is a true story based on the life of NFL great, Tony Nathan, and the highest attended football game ever played in Alabama high school history. Woodlawn releases ...

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Warrior in Pink

Cancer is no respecter of persons. Cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni shares how she first came to faith in Christ as a teen. Mabuni recalls how she reacted when she received the faith-rattling diagnosis of breast cancer many years later. Hear how she rallied her prayer warriors -- "the awesome threesome...

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Counter Culture

Pastor David Platt wonders why believers are rising up against popular social injustices like poverty and slavery, but remain silent on other issues like abortion. Platt reminds Christians that they are called to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and tells how his church, and family, ...

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Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Rosaria Butterfield’s life wasn’t typical. An English professor at Syracruse University, Rosaria was a full-fledged feminist and lesbian bent on exposing a sector she believed was out to threaten her freedoms, the religious right. Rosaria recalls how she viewed Christians back then, when she was...

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Praying With Jesus

Have you prayed for your marriage and family today? David Nasser reminds us that Jesus has been praying for you, too, even before you knew what to ask....

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America: Turning A Nation to God

Dr. Tony Evans believes much of the unrest, crime, and financial and social problems we're seeing in America are directly related to God. While God may be directly involved in America's problems, Tony believes that God also offers a solution—turning back to Him....

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Redefining Marriage?

With the Supreme Court's recent ruling revising many laws governing marriage in the United States, the church of Jesus Christ finds itself at odds with the law of the land. In light of this development, how are Christians to live? In this special three-day series, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine examin...

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Jesus Continued

Jesus beside you or Jesus inside you. What would you prefer? Pastor J.D. Greear talks about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life. J.D. also shares how acquainting ourselves with Scripture is essential for our growth, our walk and our witness....

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I Still Believe

Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp talks about his early years in the Camp household, his college days when he met Melissa, and the faith struggle with his wife's life-threatening cancer....

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Firsthand

God has no grandchildren. Each person much accept Jesus for himself. Brothers Ryan and Josh Shook talk about their years of spiritual struggle, despite growing up in a Christian home led by their pastor father, Kerry Shook. Ryan and Josh talk about their crisis of faith which eventually lead them to...

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Homeless Men Stepping Up

What mentoring opportunities are available to you? Jim Reese, CEO of the Atlanta Mission, tells how he used FamilyLife's resource for men, Stepping Up, to mentor his sons-in-law. Joining Jim is Pastor Ricky Hall, who chimes in about his experience using Stepping Up at the Potter's House, a long-term...

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Spiritual Life Coaching

Did you know that there's a mistress flirting around your pastor's door? The mistress's name? Ministry. Dennis Rainey speaks to pastors about how they can avoid this marriage-destroying trap. He also alerts us to the dangers of what he calls "terrorism of the soul" as he explores the toxic effects o...

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Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage has arrived. Now what? Authors Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet remind believers that same-sex marriage isn't the root of the problem, but the fruit of the sexual revolution that began decades ago. Together they delve into the meaning of love as defined by our culture and the who...

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Women of the Word

Do you love God's Word? Bible teacher Jen Wilkin voices her concerns about Bible illiteracy among the body of Christ. Jen Wilkin also takes listeners through the "Five P's" of Bible study: purpose, perspective, patience, process, and prayer....

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The Early Seasons of a Woman's Life

Like a book, each life is made up of chapters. All this week Barbara Rainey allows us a peek into chapters of her life and tells us how she adjusted and kept her priorities in place in each season. Reminiscing about their past, Dennis and Barbara talk about their biggest marital adjustments and the ...

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Kisses From Katie

Eighteen-year-old Katie Davis had a desire to go and serve the children of Uganda for a season before college. She never imagined that her first trip would change her life, and the lives of many others, forever. Today Katie is the founder and director of Amazima Ministries and the foster mother of 1...

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Risky Gospel

Are you a risk taker? In what ways are you stepping out in faith? Owen Strachan, a professor of Christian Theology and Church History, challenges listeners to disregard their fear and follow Christ with abandon. With faith, Owen explains, it's possible to live a God-glorifying, risk-driven life, and...

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The Fifth Gospel

How are you living the gospel? Bobby Conway, lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, NC, reminds listeners that, while there are four gospels in the Bible, the 5th gospel -- the one we actually live out – is the gospel most people are ever likely to read. Bobby explains how we can walk...

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A Loving Life

What's the best way to learn about love? Dive in! Paul Miller, executive director of seeJesus, opens up the Book of Ruth to illustrate the meaning of hesed love, a steadfast kind of love and commitment that knows no exit strategy. Naomi lost all of her family except her daughters-in-law. She went ba...

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Preach the Whole Gospel

Do you feel like the culture is sliding away from Christian values? We shouldn't be surprised according to Dr. Russell Moore, President of Southern Seminary, but we should be strategic in how we address it. Dr. Moore shares some timely advice on how to address a sexually confused culture, and remi...

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Sex and the Single Christian Girl

Marian Jordan Ellis recalls the futile attempts in her youth to find the love she longed for. Marian tells how her sinful lifestyle left her empty and filled with shame, till she met Jesus Christ. Marian sounds the battle call to single women who are tired of always giving in to sexual temptation. S...

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Jumping Through Fires

He grew up culturally Muslim. His father was a general in the Iranian army. Pastor David Nasser tells how his family escaped execution and fled Iran during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. For nine months his family tried legally to get into the United States. It was only after his mother encouraged ...

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A Walk in the Market

Bobby Mitchell and Terence Chatmon of the Fellowship for Companies for Christ International, tell how they are taking a stand for Christ in the marketplace. They tell how they strive to live for Christ both at home and at work and explain how any business can be used as a platform for ministry. ...

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God Less America

FOX News & Commentary host, Todd Starnes, talks about some of the most crucial religious liberty issues facing us today and offers some sound advice for Christians as they live their faith in the marketplace. Todd also shares some of the latest eye-opening stories you may or may not have heard on t...

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I Beg to Differ

Words are like seeds. It's best then to be purposeful with the words that you sow. Tim Muehlhoff, an associate professor of communications at Biola, encourages listeners to anticipate the affect their words have on others and to think twice before they speak. Tim explains that behind each communicat...

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Orphan Justice

Adoption is good, but it’s not for everyone. So thought Pastor Johnny Carr until a missionary spoke to him about the desperate needs of deaf orphans in Belarus. Feeling burdened by what he heard, Johnny shares how he and his wife, a teacher to the deaf, came to adopt three special needs childre...

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Holy Is The Day

The road of life sometimes makes unexpected turns. That’s what Carolyn Weber found to be true when a college professor submitted her application for a scholarship to Oxford, and she was selected. Carolyn reflects on those early months as a student at Oxford and her spiritual awakening which began...

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The Secret of Contentment

When life is difficult what do you do? Most of us, if we're honest, tend to complain. Pastor William Barcley, author of The Secret of Contentment, reminds us how God is offended by our grumbling, just as He was when the Israelites, who were without food or water, complained in the desert. Instead ...

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Everyone a Chance to Hear

Dennis Rainey talks to Detroit pastors Bob Shirock and Dave Wilson about the recent recession and the response of the churches there to lift Christ up and make Him known....

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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas talks with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine about the controversial life and ministry of the German pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer....

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College Life 101

Packing for college? Don't forget to tuck away some wisdom in that suitcase. Ben Burns, director of Grad Guides, talks to graduates and their parents about making the transition from high school to college. Burns covers the pitfalls of starting over with new people and new places and gives advice fo...

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Bringing the Gospel Home

Sharing your faith with family members isn't a quick process. It may take years of even decades to see them come to Christ. Long time ministry leader, Randy Newman, talks about the mistakes he made when trying to witness to his family, especially his parents....

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Sharing Christ With Word and Deed

Kevin Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association, talks about growing up as the son of the great evangelist, Luis Palau, and admits to having some doubts during his college years, but eventually concluded that God was worthy of his faith and allegiance. Find out how the Lord has led him to reach...

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Jackhammered

Sometimes it takes a pivotal event to open your eyes to God’s truth about your life. Former Arkansas Congressman Ed Bethune and his wife, Lana, talk about the “perfect storm” they found themselves in while sailing across the Atlantic ocean. Their boat was hammered by 25-30 foot waves and shrie...

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The "Anything" Prayer

"We'll do anything." That's the prayer that Jennie Allen and her husband, Zac, told God as they sought His will for their lives. Even though it felt like death, Jennie explains, she was at a point where she didn't want to be normal but wanted to surrender to Christ completely. What was the result? P...

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Grace: More Than We Deserve

What's so unique about grace? Everything! Best-selling author Max Lucado explains why grace is so essential to the Christian message and why it frees believers from having to prove themselves to God. Max notes that we shouldn't limit grace to what Jesus already did for us; it's what He does—His pr...

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A Grace Revealed

Years after the death of his wife, mother and daughter, Jerry Sittser discusses how God uses suffering to write his story. He talks about the years as a single dad, and the events that led him to courtship and re-marriage. Ron Deal joins Jerry to remind us that our most pressing business right now...

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Remembering Howard Hendricks

Join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Howard Hendricks, a life lived to the glory of God, as recounted by his children and Dr. Michael Easley, who eulogizes his friend and mentor. ...

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Reflecting on Twenty Years

Recently, FamilyLife Today passed a milestone. Hear a very special 20th anniversary message as Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine join colleagues to reflect on the triumphs, failures, outtakes, and heart piercing moments from the last 20 years....

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Meet Eric Metaxas: A Candid Monologue from Bonhoeffer's Biographer

Author Eric Metaxas shares his personal journey to faith and purpose. He reveals how God used his English degree from Yale University to bring him to faith in a most unusual fashion--via a dream and an Episcopalian co-worker at his first job....

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Word Versus Deed

The gospel needs to be proclaimed both in word and in deed. Duane Litfin, shares his concerns about Christians who are eager to get involved in social issues, yet don’t feel the need to share the gospel....

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Glorious Mess

Our lives can get messy. But fortunately, God loves using messy people. Author Mike Howerton tells Dennis Rainey how his life began to change after he told the Lord in earnest that he’d like to be His.  Although the clouds didn’t part and he didn’t hear God audibly, He knew that God had a pla...

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The Neighborhood Cafe

Amy Lively, creator of The Neighborhood Cafe,  encourages listeners to love their neighbors in a whole new way by inviting them into their homes. Amy Lively, remembers what it was like the first time she knocked on doors to invite her neighbors over. Amy shares how anyone can easily reach out with ...

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Psalm 127

Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living". Many people avoid examining their own lives out of fear that they'll find it empty. Dr. Duane Litfin, former president of Wheaton College, gives an exposition on Psalm 127 recommending it as a tool to help us examine our own lives....

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Shame Interrupted

What is shame, and what is its purpose? How does shame uniquely play out in the lives of men and women? Best-selling author and Christian counselor Ed Welch explores the topic of shame with FamilyLife Today co-host, Bob Lepine. While all of us have felt shame at one time or another, Ed explains ho...

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Get Lost

Feeling empty? Sometimes the only way to fill an empty spot left by an old affection is to replace it with a greater affection. Author Dannah Gresh talks about our natural tendency to look for things other than God to fill us, and reminds us that those things, including relationships, can easily bec...

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Love Renewed: Lance and Jess Miller

Jess and Lance were young Christians. Away from home on an evangelistic outreach, they each found comfort, and a new friend, in each other. But the friendship soon turned into a romantic attachment. Lance and Jess tell how they went from being bright-eyes youthful missionaries to just another coupl...

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Road Trip to Redemption

Each life has defining moments. And for Brad Mathias, his couldn't have come a minute too soon. Brad tells Dennis Rainey how his self-obsession led to his failed marriage, but even that didn't detour him off his destructive course. It wasn't until a middle-ear condition landed him in the hospital th...

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Thoughts on Love

Dennis Rainey draws from the Scriptures to show us why we are called to be God's letter of love to the world....

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Pleasing People

Are you driven by the need for people to always like you? Lou Priolo, director of the Center for Biblical Counseling at Eastwood Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama, explains to Dennis Rainey why being a people pleaser can become a real problem when our desire to please others overrules our d...

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Finding Home

Dennis Rainey talks with Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family and author of the book Finding Home, about the tragic events that shaped his life and his faith. ...

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Tim Downs on Fiction

Dennis Rainey talks with Christian author Tim Downs about his latest novel, First the Dead. ...

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The God Conversation

When was the last time you shared your faith? Tim Muehlhoff, an associate professor of communication at Biola University, and J.P. Moreland, a distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola, tell Dennis Rainey about practical ways Christians can engage nonbelievers arou...

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Growing Up Christian

Christian school headmaster Karl Graustein, father of three and author of the book Growing Up Christian, gives parents a few tips for helping their children develop lasting convictions....

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Making Movies for God's Glory

Dennis Rainey talks with Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the writers and producers of the movie "Fireproof"....

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Praying for Your Family

Hear time-tested principles for praying for your children from international evangelist Sammy Tippit....

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A Life Transformed

Do you ever feel like something is missing from your life? Wayne Huizenga, Jr. talks to Dennis Rainey about how his life, as well as his family's, has changed since Christ became His Lord and Savior....

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Living Life to Win

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt and his wife explain how they keep it all in proper perspective as they live life in the fast lane of college football....

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Choosing Gratitude

Nancy DeMoss and Barbara Rainey talk about why our gratefulness reflects our faith in God and His goodness....

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Seeing the Power of God Among Us

Seminary president Bryan Chapell shares a powerful message about the God we love and serve, and why we should serve Him....

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No Room at the Inn

Michael and Haley DiMarco talk about travelling across America and into the homeless culture and what they learned....

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I'm Not Good Enough

Author Sharon Jaynes exhorts women to dismiss the lies of the enemy and to replace them instead with the truth of Scripture....

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Tea Parties With a Purpose

Bobbi and Robert Wolgemuth tell easy it is to bless a child with Christ's love by hosting a "tea party with a purpose."...

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Get Outta My Face

Long-time school guidance counselor Rick Horne helps parents better understand their teens....

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Entertaining for Eternity

Nan McCullough tells how hospitality can be the avenue through which you share Christ with others. ...

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Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Jennifer Rothschild learned to thrive by faith and not sight. ...

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Unfavorable Odds

Athletes in Action Director Corwin Anthony and his wife, Kim, talk candidly about their lives and marriage. ...

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In a Heartbeat

Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy tell how the movie blockbuster and story of their lives, The Blind Side, came to be. ...

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Castaway Kid

Rob Mitchell shares how he spent his teen years trying to make sense of his life in an orphanage. ...

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Choosing to SEE

Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman's life together hasn't all been like a fairy tale....

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Crosstalk: Where Life and Scriptures Meet

How much of the Scriptures are really applicable to your life? Christian counselor Michael Emlet prods us to dig deeper into the Scriptures for daily wisdom and guidance, and not to see the Bible as merely a book of dos and don'ts. ...

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Common Blessings, Familiar Miracles

Gary Thomas explains how we often miss God's current blessings while waiting for future miracles. ...

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Pure Pleasure

Author Gary Thomas talks with Dennis Rainey about pleasure--our God-given need for it. ...

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God Talk at the Mall

Rich and Charlene Sevcik tell how a trip to their local mall led them to start a ministry in a kiosk there....

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Stumbling Souls: Is Love Enough?

Chris Plenkenpol tells the story of how his Bible study group rallied around a homeless man and what they learned. ...

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Three Gospel Resolutions

Bob Lepine provides the first of three Gospel Resolutions--something worth resolving. ...

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Living on the Edge

Chip Ingram, president of the international ministry Living on the Edge, talks about understanding your spiritual gifts and employing them in the service of the body of Christ. ...

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Soul Surfer

Meet a remarkable young woman who refuses to accept defeat. Surfer Bethany Hamilton tells how she lost her arm in a shark attack when she was 13 and why she continues to persevere in the sport, despite the setbacks. Joining her to talk about her new movie, Soul Surfer, is her mother, Cheri. ...

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Surrender

If you're going to leave a legacy, it all begins with answering the question, "Who is your master?" Dennis Rainey talks about the greatest decision you'll ever make - choosing to surrender your life to Christ....

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The Reluctant Entertainer

If you think entertaining is intimidating, think again. Sandy Coughlin, founder of the blog, "The Reluctant Entertainer", and her husband, Paul, share the 10 Commandments of Hospitality....

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Ambushed by Grace

Caregiving demands that we love as Christ loved. Shelly Beach, a caregiver to her parents and father-in-law for many years, talks with Dennis Rainey about the realities of caregiving--both the stress and the joys....

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Generation Ex Christian

Authors Drew Dyck and Rob Rienow join forces to talk about prodigals....

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Feelings and Faith

Pastor Brian Borgman explains that your emotions are indicators of what you really value....

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Becoming a HomeBuilder

Dennis Rainey challenges men and women 50 years and up to plug into what God is doing in their communities....

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Water From a Deep Well

Jerry Sittser, a professor of theology, believes we can learn a lot from our early Christians forefathers....

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Why God is Enough

Bobby Scott shares a message from Psalm 63....

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You Are Not Who You Used to Be

Author Priscilla Shirer shares some lessons from the book of Judges. ...

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Introducing Athletes to Jesus

Find out the who, what and why behind the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. ...

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The Gentlemen's Society

Hear about the Gentlemen's Society, a program that seeks to train young men in the art of acting like gentlemen....

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Refreshment for Families

Dennis Rainey talks with Comedian Tim Hawkins. ...

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Respectable Sins

Ungodliness is ultimately at the core of our sin. Author Jerry Bridges talks about what makes a sin a sin....

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True Success: A Personal Visit with John Wooden

A player is only as good as his coach. The late, legendary basketball coach John Wooden talks with Dennis Rainey in an interview from 2002 about the thrills and challenges of his highlight-filled coaching career starting with what it was like growing up in the Midwest in the 1920s....

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Changing for Good

Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Raymond Causey about the events that lead him to set aside his dreams of pro-ball to become a shepherd of God's people....

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Christ and Your Family

Joe Stowell, president of Moody Bible Institute, explains how Christianity is more caught than taught....

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Trials and Tribulations: Encouragement, Hope and Help Found in Psalm 34

Dennis Rainey teaches from Psalm 34....

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A Life Well-Lived

CEO Jerry Foster, author of Life Focus, defines the five dimensions of wealth and tells how to achieve true life wealth....

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The Weight of Your Words

How does God view the words that we speak? Dr. Joe Stowell, President of Moody Bible Institute, addresses this question and more....

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Holly's Story: Reaching Teens for Christ

Cross Wind Productions Executive Director, Barbara Sundstrom, tells how she is using teens like today's guests, Amanda Gregory and Mitch Mitchell, to reach other teens with a message of hope portrayed through feature film like "Holly's Story."...

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The DNA of Relationships

Dr. Gary Smalley, author of the book, The DNA of Relationships, explains to Dennis Rainey that "life is about relationships, the rest is just details."...

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When I Lay My Issac Down

Carol Kent, well-loved author of the book When I Lay My Isaac Down, talks to Dennis Rainey about her son's sentence to life in prison. Find out how Carol and her husband are planting hope in the midst of despair....

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Eggs-treme Easter: Spreading the Gospel with Miss PattyCake

Easter time means egg-hunting time! Join children's entertainer, Miss PattyCake, as she tells Dennis Rainey about the fun children can have as they learn about Christ through FamilyLife's resource, Resurrection Eggs....

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Living Like You're Dying

If you knew you would die soon, what would you do? How would you live? Author Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters, talks about facing midlife and encourages us to look to Jesus as an example on how to live when facing certain death....

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Questioning Evangelism

If good questions help us understand others, shouldn't we employ their use when talking to someone about their faith? On today's broadcast, authors Randy Newman and Glenn Lucke tell Dennis Rainey how questions, when properly asked, can help to evangelize others....

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Breast Cancer Care

When things go wrong in our lives we often cope by denying the problem. Margaret Ashmore was no different. Unfortunately for Margaret, her denial about her breast cancer eventually meant a mastectomy and stem cell transplant. Hear how Margaret found hope and comfort in the promises of God on today...

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Living Whole Without a Better Half

Is God big enough to handle your singleness? He can be, if you'll let Him. That's according to 30-something single, Wendy Widder. Wendy and a panel of singles share their thoughts about walking by faith in the midst of singleness. ...

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Finding God in Vietnam

Bruce Bickel, president and founder of Transformational Leadership Group and F-4 pilot during the Vietnam War, tells the touching story of a Vietnamese orphan named Hi, who was willing to lay down his life to save the life of his friend, Dhow....

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The Good Life

Chuck Colson discusses how the only truly good life is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ....

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Too Small to Ignore

What does God’s love for us look like? Dennis Rainey talks with Compassion International President, Wess Stafford, about God's heart for His precious children....

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Finding Genuine Joy

Dennis Rainey encourages listeners with a message about true joy....

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Top 5 of '05

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's top 5 broadcasts of 2005....

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A Life Worth Living

Well-known writer and speaker, Elisabeth Elliot, talks about how difficulties matured her spiritually and molded her into a courageous woman of God. ...

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Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions

Studies show that most of us make up our minds about our faith by the age of 13. This being the case, George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group, encourages parents and those in the church to focus on reaching children if they want to win the world for Christ....

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The Second Chance

Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith and director Steve Taylor talk about their movie, The Second Chance, a film that authentically tells the story of how a rebellious son and a street-smart pastor struggle to bridge the gap between their respective churches and cultures. ...

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Battle Cry for a Generation

There's a battle being waged for the soul of your teen. Are you ready to fight? Dennis Rainey talks with Teen Mania founder, Ron Luce, about a teen's bill of rights....

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Authentic Faith

Author Gary Thomas explains the difference between authentic faith and cultural Christianity....

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The Main Thing

You've heard the saying, "Keep the main thing the main thing," but what exactly is the main thing? According to author and pastor C.J. Mahaney, the main thing and only thing that really counts in the long run is Jesus Christ and His Gospel. ...

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You Can Grow a Spiritually Strong Family

A rose won’t grow into the beautiful flower it was meant to be without a little nourishment. Neither will our family’s spiritual life. Dennis Rainey talks about growing a spiritually strong family....

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Between the Dreaming and the Coming True

Christian recording artist Bebo Norman talks with Dennis Rainey about his former life before marriage and what it meant to him to experience community within his own family, as well as the Body of Christ....

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Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America

Ace Collins, author of the best-selling book Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America, explains the origins of some of our country's greatest military ballads....

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The Best of '06

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2006....

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Truth About Creation, The

Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, a ministry devoted to upholding the authority of the Bible, talks about the teachings of Darwin and encourages parents to search the Bible for answers to questions posed by their children. ...

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Taming the Tongue

As small as it is, the tongue can still get us into BIG trouble. Dennis Rainey, tells how we can tame the tongue by listening and obeying the wisdom found in Scripture....

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Daughters of Hope

Michele Rickett, the founder and president of Sisters in Service, a ministry that informs, mobilizes and equips advocates to reach women and children in the least Christian regions, tells Dennis Rainey more about her ministry and about some of the women who are standing for Christ in their homelands...

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Hooking Up and Hanging Out

Elizabeth Marquardt, the director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values, talks to Dennis Rainey about the research she's done with college students about their dating habits and the interesting findings she's discovered there....

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What Happens When Women Say Yes to God

Are you experiencing the adventure of walking with God? In this series, join Dennis Rainey as he talks with author Lysa TerKeurst, author of the book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, as she tells about her profound encounter with the Lord and the big step of faith she and her husband took af...

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Unlimited Partnerships

What is your purpose in life? In this series, Bill Wellons, a pastor and Director of Church Planting and Consulting for Fellowship Associates, joins real estate developer Lloyd Reeb and Dennis Rainey to talk about using your time and talents to reach a lost and questioning world....

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Bible Study in the Digital Age

Scott Lindsey, director of ministry relations for Logos Research Systems, tells Dennis Rainey how their new bible study software can help anyone who wants a more in-depth study of God's word...

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Uprooting Anger

Robert D. Jones explains how submitting our wishes to the Lord can chip away at the core anger issues we have....

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Building the Christian Family You Never Had

God can redeem a troubled past. Author Mary DeMuth talks about how her life changed when she chose to forgive her abusers....

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Pat Summerall: On and Off the Air

Pat Summerall, a former mainstay of the CBS Sports broadcasting team for 32 years and author of the book Summerall: On and Off the Air, talks honestly with Dennis Rainey about his long-time abuse of alcohol and the intervention several years ago that saved his life. ...

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Out of the Depths

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. Hear from survivor, Ed Harrell....

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Don't Waste Your Life

John Piper, senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church and founder of Desiring God Ministries, encourages Christians who've been called by Christ to live every day for Him....

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