Update on Pro-Family Issues 2008 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 00:00:00 EST Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson Republican presidential nominee John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. So, who is Palin and what does she stand for? Dr. James Dobson and several leaders in the conservative moment share their enthusiastic reactions to McCain's selection, describing Palin as strongly pro-life and pro-family, and a tremendous asset to the Republican presidential ticket. As the Republican National Convention gets underway this week, Dr. Dobson and his guests also explain why the platform may be the most pro-life platform in the history of the party.
Rescued by the Hand of God Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:00:00 EST Monday, September 1, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson David Anderson and his wife, Barbara, were flying home from a foreign missions trip when their small plane hit turbulence and crashed into the Bering Sea. Within minutes, the Andersons and their five companions would've drowned in the freezing waters, if not for a miraculous set of circumstances. Hear the Andersons' riveting story with its vivid illustration of God's saving grace.
If Jesus Lived in My House, 2 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Friday, August 29, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson What happens when arguments against God's existence are pitted against the case for Christ? On today's broadcast, the Rev. Lee Strobel describes the far-reaching spiritual impact that occurred when his church hosted a public debate between an atheist and a Christian. Strobel - a former atheist who's now an evangelist - offers practical suggestions for believers who want to share their faith with neighbors and friends. Listen in as the bestselling author of The Case for Christ discusses the importance of living with integrity and demonstrating Christ's love with action, not just words.
If Jesus Lived in My House, 1 Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Thursday, August 28, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson If Jesus lived in your house, how would He reach out to your neighbors? Lee Strobel once asked himself that question, and though he couldn't answer with certainty, Strobel knew one thing was for sure: Jesus' love for lost people would eclipse his own. Strobel - a former atheist who is now a pastor and evangelist - challenges listeners to actively share the love of Christ. The bestselling author shares practical suggestions for doing so, as well as inspiring stories of people coming to faith. Be encouraged to consider how you might better fulfill Christ's Great Commission: "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). Matthew 28:19
The God of All Comfort, 3 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson When tragedy strikes, we often wonder, "Why? Why did this have to happen?" We may not get an answer, but as today's guest explains, that's where faith comes in. We must trust that God is sovereign and that His good purposes are being accomplished, even in the most difficult situations. On the conclusion of this three-part program, Steven Curtis Chapman continues to describe how his family is dealing with the recent death of his daughter Maria Sue, and offers encouragement to other parents who have lost a child. The popular recording artist performs a stirring rendition of "Cinderella" - a song he wrote for all three of his daughters, but now has added meaning for Chapman as he looks forward to seeing Maria again in heaven someday.
The God of All Comfort, 2 Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson Steven Curtis Chapman says it's a great mistake if our hope is wrapped up in today - that hope for the Christian is all about looking ahead. As the Bible says, "If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men" (1 Corinthians 15:19). The recording artist and songwriter encourages listeners to focus on the hope of heaven - a hope made possible only through faith in Jesus Christ. Chapman explains how this hope comforts him with the knowledge that he will see his recently deceased daughter again someday, and he shares a powerful and moving story about a seemingly miraculous note Maria wrote just before her passing. 1 Corinthians 15:19
The God of All Comfort, 1 Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Monday, August 25, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson The Bible says that the Lord is "the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles" (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). But how do we trust in that promise in the midst of unspeakable grief? On today's broadcast, singer and songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman discusses the recent loss of his five-year-old daughter Maria Sue, who died in a tragic accident at their family home. Listen in as the popular recording artist tells Dr. James Dobson how faith in God and the support of the Christian community have sustained the Chapman family.
Steven Curtis Chapman on Adoption Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Friday, August 22, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson There are 150 million orphans around the world - have you ever thought about adopting one? Today's broadcast will encourage you to consider the possibility as recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman shares how he and his wife, Mary Beth, adopted a baby girl named Shaohannah from an orphanage in China. You'll want to tune in next week, too, as Chapman returns to our broadcast studio to discuss the recent death of his daughter Maria Sue, and how faith in God has sustained the Chapman family in the wake of this tragic loss.
The True Strength of a Pastor Thu, 21 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Thursday, August 21, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson They prepare sermons and handle the preaching. They lead Bible studies and counsel parishioners. They're responsible for hospital visits and administrative duties. They can act like "Super Pastors," but the truth is, they get tired and discouraged. And they need help, just like everyone else. Ministers need ministry, too. Rev. H.B. London, Focus on the Family's "pastor to pastors" - in his role as the ministry's Vice President of Church and Clergy - discusses the special challenges ministers face, encouraging listeners to support their pastoral staff throughout the year, and especially during October's Clergy Appreciation Month.
Depression: Encouragement for the Journey, 3 Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:00:00 EST Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Host: Dr. James Dobson How do you help a loved one suffering from an emotional disorder, especially when he or she doesn't want any assistance? What are some practical things you can do to avoid depression - or a relapse if you've struggled with it before? How do you find a healthy balance between addressing the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of depression? These are just some of the questions the Rev. Tommy Nelson addresses in the conclusion of this three-part program. Nelson offers helpful advice both to listeners and to a studio audience of college students from the Focus on the Family Institute.