January 26 - 31, 2015
Monday, January 26 – J. Warner Wallace/Cold-Case Christianity; Clark Bartram/Fitness and Faith (Bill Arnold Hosts) – Can we really believe Jesus rose from the dead? On the next Live the Promise guest host Bill Arnold talks with Jim Warner Wallace about the evidence for the Christian faith. Then Clark Bartram joins the program to talk about faith, fitness, and how God redeemed his story.
Tuesday, January 27 – Tessa Afshar/Novel Talk (Recorded); Chris Fabry/Novel Talk –When tragedy sends us reeling, God’s hand never leaves us. Listen as Susie talks with Tessa Afshar. They unpack the themes of her new novel based on the life of Ruth and talk about how God works even in dark times to redeem and restore His people. Then radio host Chris Fabry joins us to talk about his book inspired by the new movie, The Song.
Wednesday, January 28 – Jeremy Camp/The Artist’s Corner (Recorded); Greg Smalley/Marriage – What does it mean to follow God’s leading in our lives? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s conversation with musician Jeremy Camp. Then Greg Smalley of Focus on the Family returns to shed light on the power of a spiritual connection in marriage.
Thursday, January 29 – J.R. Briggs/The Way Back from Failure; David Timms/The Power of Blessing (Recorded) – Our failures don’t have to define us. They can sometimes be the best teachers. On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by J.R. Briggs to talk about getting back up after a fall. Then David Timms returns to the program to talk about the power of our words in blessing and strengthening others.
Friday, January 30 – Ron Luce/Resilient; Selah/The Artist’s Corner (Recorded) –We have a strong foundation for faith, even in the shakiest of circumstances. Listen as Susie speaks with Ron Luce, president of Teen Mania Ministries, about building a strong walk with God. Then Susie welcomes the band Selah to the program to talk about their newest album and their heart for God!
Saturday, January 31 – Andy Crouch – Playing God – Power can corrupt, when turned for selfish reasons. But it can also be used to bring life, fight injustice, and create beauty. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie is joined by Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today. We take a fresh look at power, humility, and what it means to use our position for God.
January 19 - 24, 2015
Monday, January 19 – Laurel Bunker (Recorded)/Ethnic Reconciliation; Dan and Sandy Adler (IN STUDIO)/The Artist’s Corner – What does reconciliation look like? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Laurel Bunker of Bethel University about what it means to have a church with people from every tribe, every tongue, and every nation. Then Dan and Sandy Adler of Heart of the City worship band join us in studio to share their music and faith journey.
Tuesday, January 20 – Greg Paul/Simply Open; Kim Ketola/Cradle My Heart – What does it mean to be simply open to God? Listen to Susie’s powerful conversation with Greg Paul about connecting with God in prayer. Then radio host Kim Ketola will share how God healed her from the pain of a past abortion and is using her story and music to minister to others.
Wednesday, January 21 – Randy Alcorn/The Sovereignty of God; Greg Smalley/Marriage – How can we understand the sovereignty of God over our choices? On the next Live the Promise Susie unpacks that question with author and pastor Randy Alcorn. Then Greg Smalley of Focus on the Family returns to help us strengthen our marriage and family relationships.
Thursday, January 22 – Irene Garcia/Rich in Love; Duffy Robbins/Reaching Teens (Bill Arnold Guest Hosts)
What does it mean to hold on to hope in the midst of a dying marriage? Author Irene Garcia knows how God rescues those in tough spots and makes them Rich in Love. She joins guest host Bill Arnold to share her story. Then Duffy Robbins shares tips for reaching our youth with the message of the gospel.
Friday, January 23 – Eric J. Bargerhuff/Understanding Scripture; Bill Farrel/The 10 Best Decisions a Man Can Make (Bill Arnold Guest Hosts) – How often do we misuse and mis-apply verses of Scripture? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise guest host Bill Arnold talks with Eric J. Bargerhuff about learning to truly understand the Bible. Then Bill Farrel joins the program to talk about the ten best decisions a man can make in his life.
Saturday, January 24 – Leslie Vernick – The Emotionally Destructive Relationship – We all encounter conflict in our relationships, but how can we know when that conflict becomes destructive? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with counselor and Faith Radio contributor Leslie Vernick about how to recognize and respond to unhealthy dynamics.
January 12 - 17, 2015
Monday, January 12 – Carol Kent/Unquenchable; Dr. Kevin Leman/Happy Family –What does it mean to live an unquenchable faith? Listen to Susie’s powerful conversation with Carol Kent. We’ll talk about keeping the fire of faith strong in our lives. Then parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman joins the program to talk about how to have a happy family, by Friday.
Tuesday, January 13 – Dr. Tony Evans/America; Nik Ripken/The Insanity of Obedience – What will it take for America to turn back to God? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Dr. Tony Evans about the power of pray and repentance in our country. Then author Nik Ripken returns to give us an update on the persecuted church and challenge us to live a sold-out faith.
Wednesday, January 14 – Andrew Farley/Relaxing with God; Michael Smalley/Marriage – When Jesus invited us to carry His yoke, what did He mean? Listen as pastor Andrew Farley joins Susie to talk about taking on the easy burden of Jesus. Then Michael Smalley joins the program to challenge us to prioritize and care for our marriage.
Thursday, January 15 – Jurgen Matthesius/PUSH Prayers; Philip Yancey/Vanishing Grace – What does it mean to PUSH through your prayers? On the next Live the Promise Susie and pastor YER-gen Mah-TESS-eeyus look at how to Pray Until Something Happens. Then author Philip Yancey joins us to talk about encountering grace in the church today.
Friday, January 16 – Tullian Tchividjian/It Is Finished; Liz Curtis Higgs/Redemption Stories – On the cross, Jesus said ‘it is finished.’ On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, Tullian Tchividjian shares what he’s learned about resting in the finished work of Christ. Then Liz Curtis Higgs returns to the program to unpack the Old Testament redemption story of Leah, wife of Jacob.
Saturday, January 17 – Stephen Kendrick – The Love Dare – Sometimes loving our children is a challenge – what we need, is a Love Dare. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Stephen Kendrick, well-known for the movies Fireproof, Courageous, and Facing the Giants. We talk about how to love our children the way Christ loves us.
January 5 - 10, 2015
Monday, January 5 – Ron Rhodes/Bible Answers – What does original sin really mean? What does the Bible say about Jesus’ return? What does the Bible teach us about the end times? On the next Live the Promise Susie is joined by Bible scholar Ron Rhodes for our monthly edition of Bible Answers.
Tuesday, January 6 – Anne Graham Lotz/Heaven, My Father’s House; Matt Chandler/The Mingling of Souls – When you think of heaven, what comes to mind? Listen as Anne Graham Lotz joins Susie to explore what it means to be absent from the body but present with the Lord. Then pastor Matt Chandler of the Village Church joins us to look at God’s original design for physical intimacy.
Wednesday, January 7 – Craig von Buseck/Grace and Truth; Elyse Fitzpatrick/Good News for Weary Women – How can we pray over current events? Craig von Buseck is back for another edition of Grace and Truth. He’ll help us think biblically about racial reconciliation and how to pray for our nation. Then author Elyse Fitzpatrick shares what she’s learned about resting in God.
Thursday, January 8 – Susie/Humility and Pride (Recorded); Jon Weece/Jesus Prom – Our culture holds up pride as a positive trait. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie unpacks the aim and power of humility, with input from Andy Stanley and John Dickson. Then Jon Weece returns to talk about how to practically live out the message of Christ in our daily life.
Friday, January 9 – Gerard Long/Awakening; Greg and Julie Gorman/What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me About Marriage – What does it mean to awaken to God? On the next Live the Promise Susie speaks with author Gerard Long about intimacy with God. Then authors Greg and Julie Gorman return to talk about what we should know before tying the knot, and the steps that lead to a healthy marriage.
Saturday, January 10 – Pete Wilson – Let Hope In – Hope is a force that will shatter your fear, remove your doubt, and leave you permanently changed. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Pastor Pete Wilson of Cross Point Church. We talk about finding hope in dark places, and the four choices that will change your life forever.
December 29 - January 3, 2014
Monday, December 29 – Susie/The Best of 2014; Erin Smalley/The Wholehearted Wife – Jim Cymbala, Kay Warren, and Skye Jethani are just a few of the guests we’ve been blessed to speak with. On the next Live the Promise we’re taking a look back at some of our most powerful programs of 2014. Then Erin Smalley is back to talk about choosing to use your influence within your marriage.
Tuesday, December 30 – Owen Strachan/Risky Gospel; Gary Thomas/Lifelong Love, and Preparing for Marriage – The Christian life is one filled with joy, challenge, and risk. On the next Live the Promise Owen Strachan (STRAN) joins us to share his views on the risk-filled life of the Christian. Then author Gary Thomas returns to talk about living out a strong, sacred marriage.
Wednesday, December 31 – Lisa Bevere/Fierce Faith; Chris and Kerry Shook/Be the Message (Recorded) – What does fierce faith look like? Listen as Lisa Bevere joins the program to unpack what she’s learned about standing firm on the Rock of Christ. Then Pastor Kerry Shook and his wife Chris share what it means to live the gospel and Be the Message.
Thursday, January 1 – Susie/The Uncommon Life (Recorded) – When you think of the word ‘uncommon,’ what comes to mind? Does it make you think of the life of a Christian? On the next Live the Promise we’re kicking off 2015 with a message from Susie’s book, The Uncommon Woman. We’ll unpack the strengths and characteristics of a strong, Christ-centered life.
Friday, January 2 – Jeff Kinley/As it Was in the Days of Noah; Aaron and Ben Pierce/Steiger International (Recorded) – Jesus told His followers to be watchful and ready for His return. What does that mean for us today? On this edition of Live the Promise, Susie welcomes Jeff Kinley of Main Thing Ministries to the program. We explore the sweep of Bible prophecy and how to read the ‘signs of the times.’ Then Aaron and Sam Pierce of Steiger International join us in studio to talk about a global outreach to secular youth.
Saturday, January 3 – Stasi Eldredge – Becoming Myself – Who has God created you to be? Are you living that reality? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Stasi Eldredge. We look at the things that hold us back from the abundant life in Christ, and talk about how to let go of our past and live in freedom.