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August 25 - 30, 2014

This Week on Live the Promise

Monday, August 25 – Laurel Bunker (IN STUDIO)/Selah – Reconciliation/The Artist’s Corner – What does reconciliation look like? Listen as Susie talks with Laurel Bunker, dean of campus ministries for Bethel University. We talk about what it means to have a church with people from every tribe, every tongue, and every nation. Then Susie welcomes the band Selah to the program to talk about their newest album and their heart for God!

Tuesday, August 26 – Liz Curtis Higgs/Bill and Pam Farrel (Recorded) – Redemption Stories/Man versus Woman When our life seems darkest, that’s when God is just starting to do His best work. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes Liz Curtis Higgs back to the program to talk about God’s redemption in our darkness. Then Bill and Pam Farrel join Susie for a fun look at the differences between men and women.

Wednesday, August 27 – Randy Singer/Dr. Greg Smalley – Novel Talk/Relationships On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor, lawyer, and novelist Randy Singer. We unpack the themes from one of his novels of trust, loyalty, and redemption through Christ. Then Susie’s good friend Dr. Greg Smalley joins the program to field your questions on life and relationships!

Thursday, August 28 – Os Guinness/Theme Show – Renaissance/Acts of Valor – Do you believe the gospel has the power to revive a dying society? Listen as Susie welcomes social commentator Os Guinness back to the program to talk about the call on Christians to shine light in the darkness. Then we look at what it means to be a man or woman of valor with insights from Eric Metaxas, Eric Ludy, and Stephen Mansfield.

Friday, August 29 – Chris Fabry/Matt Brown (Both Recorded) – Novel Talk/Spiritual Fruit When we’re wrestling with discontentment, it helps to refocus on the faithfulness and promises of God. Today Susie is joined by author and radio host Chris Fabry. Chris shares his own faith journey and talks about his novel, Every Waking Moment. Then evangelist Matt Brown spends some time unpacking the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Saturday, August 30 – Marilynn Chadwick – Hearing God What does it mean to hear the voice of God? How can we maintain a close walk with Him in every season? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise author Marilynn Chadwick joins Susie to share principles from her book, Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars. We spend time exploring what it means to discern God’s voice and follow His leading in our lives.


August 18 - 23, 2014

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Monday, August 18 – Brady Boyd and Yvette Maher/Tim Muehlhoff – Let Her Lead /I Beg to Differ – What is the role of women in the ministry of the church? Listen as Susie talks with Pastor Brady Boyd and Yvette Maher. They talk about what God says about women who lead. Then Tim Muehlhoff joins us to talk about how to communicate with others in a way that puts unity above our differences.

Tuesday, August 19 – Bill Arnold (In Studio)/Lincoln Brewster – Spiritual Disciplines/The Artist’s Corner How can we develop our spiritual lives? On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes Faith Radio host Bill Arnold back to the studio to unpack the importance of spiritual disciplines. Then worship leader Lincoln Brewster joins Susie to talk about his music, faith journey, and his brand-new album.

Wednesday, August 20 – Chip Ingram/Dr. Greg Smalley – Culture Shock/Relationships How can we talk about today’s cultural issues in an engaging way? On this edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Faith Radio programmer Chip Ingram about speaking the truth in love. Then Susie’s good friend Dr. Greg Smalley joins the program to field your questions on life and relationships.

Thursday, August 21 – Krista Carroll (In Studio)/Dr. David Anderson – Latitude/For-grace-ness – How can we get involved in our community? Listen as Susie welcomes Krista Carroll to the studio. They talk about her ministry, Latitude, and the engaging work they’re doing for the kingdom. Then Dr. David Anderson joins us to talk about the power of doing good to those who have hurt you.

Friday, August 22 – Jim Rubart/Jennifer Dukes Lee (Recorded) – Novel Talk/Love Idol – On the Friday edition of Live the Promise, listen to Susie’s powerful conversation with author Jim Rubart. They take some time to unpack the themes from his newest novel of prayer, spiritual warfare, community, and trust. Then Jennifer Dukes Lee talks about why God’s view of our lives carries infinitely more weight than the views of those around us.

Saturday, August 23 – Eric and Leslie Ludy – Wrestling Prayer When is the last time that you spent time wrestling with God in prayer? Do you believe He has the power to answer? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Eric and Leslie Ludy of Ellerslie Ministry return to unpack what it means to go hard after something in prayer and faith. Eric and Leslie’s book is Wrestling Prayer.




August 11-16, 2014

Monday, August 11 – Ed Underwood/Leslie Ludy – The Trail/Set Apart Motherhood – When we’re seeking God’s will, we’re seeking a place to experience His power. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie welcomes back pastor Ed Underwood to talk about Ed’s new novel on walking with God. Then Leslie Ludy joins us to explore the blessings and challenges of Set-Apart Motherhood.

Tuesday, August 12 – Jeff Kinley/Theme Show – The Days of Noah/The God Who Makes a Way How do we balance enjoying and living life with being watchful and alert for Christ’s return? Listen as Susie talks with Jeff Kinley, author of the book As It Was in the Days of Noah, about how to read the signs of the times. Then we’ll take your calls and look at how God uses music to bless and strengthen His church.

Wednesday, August 13 – Mark Buchanan/Brian Kluth – The Life of David/Generosity King David was a man after God’s own heart. What can we learn from him? Listen to Susie’s conversation with author and pastor Mark Buchanan about this well-known king and poet in the Old Testament. Then financial leader Brian Kluth shares insights on what it means to steward God’s resources with wisdom and generosity.

Thursday, August 14 – Bill English (Recorded)/Tricia Lott Williford –The 12 G’s/And Life Comes Back – What are the 12 G’s every person needs? Listen as Susie welcomes business owner and trainer Bill English to the program. We’ll talk about what it means to shore up your life in twelve specific ways. Then Susie is joined by author Tricia Lott Williford to talk about how God brought comfort after the sudden death of her husband.

Friday, August 15 – Jo Ann Fore/Jennie Allen (Both Recorded) – When a Woman Finds Her Voice/Restless – The wounds of life can leave us feeling unprotected and helpless. Listen to Susie’s powerful discussion with life coach Jo Ann Fore about what happens when a woman finds her voice. Then Jennie Allen shares her journey from a restless life to a risky, joy-filled place of faith.

Saturday, August 16 – Tullian Tchividjian – One Way Love Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. We are all in need of some relief. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor Tullian Tchividjian about his new book, One Way Love. They spend time exploring the power of raw, unflinching grace to set us free and set the world on fire.


August 4-9, 2014

Monday, August 4 – Ron Rhodes (Recurring) – Bible Answers with Ron Rhodes – What does election mean? How can we understand Jesus’ words about the kingdom of heaven? What does the Bible say about abortion? On the next Live the Promise Bible scholar Ron Rhodes joins Susie for both hours to tackle your questions about faith, the Trinity, and the end times.

Tuesday, August 5 – Jen Hatmaker/Jennifer Kennedy Dean – Interrupted/Praying in Adversity When Jesus calls us, He invites us to a challenging but fruitful journey. Listen as Susie talks with author and Bible teacher Jen Hatmaker about living for Christ in uncomfortable places. Then we hear from prayer warrior Jennifer Kennedy Dean about how to pray in times of adversity.

Wednesday, August 6 – Craig von Buseck/Andy Crouch (Recorded) – Grace and Truth/Power with Honor Join us for the next edition of Grace and Truth with veteran reporter Craig von Buseck. Susie and Craig explore what it means to engage culture with humble confidence. Then Andy Crouch from Christianity Today joins us to talk about how to honor God and others in a position of power.

Thursday, August 7 – Stasi Eldredge/Mimi Wilson (Recorded) – Becoming Myself/The Power of a Mentor – Who has God created you to be? Are you living that reality? Listen as Susie welcomes Stasi Eldredge back to the show to talk about the things that hold us back from the abundant life in Christ. Then we hear Susie’s conversation with Mimi Wilson about the power of having a mentor.

Friday, August 8 – Scott Todd/Shaunti Feldhahn (Recorded) – Hope Rising/Tips for Happy Couples – God calls us to bring His hope into every area of life, including social justice. On this edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Scott Todd of Compassion International about seeing and ending poverty in our lifetime. Then Shaunti Feldhahn offers tips for maintaining a successful marriage.

Saturday, August 9 – Dr. Juli Slattery – Pulling Back the Shades God wired us as sexual beings for a purpose. How can we redeem the culture’s view of sex and embrace purity? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise, Susie talks with Dr. Juli Slattery. They talk about the damaging effects of books like Fifty Shades of Grey and look at God’s original design for sex within marriage.


July 28 - August 2, 2014

Monday, July 28 – Liz Curtis Higgs (Recurring)/Susie Larson – Redemption Stories/The Uncommon Life – What past decision or event has God redeemed in your life? On this edition of Live the Promise Liz Curtis Higgs returns to the program to talk about how God turns negative things in our lives for good. Then we’ll take your calls as Susie unpacks what makes an uncommon Christian.

Tuesday, July 29 – Holley Gerth/Bill and Pam Farrel – You’re Going to Be Okay/Gender Differences When we encounter disappointment, God’s promises are still true. Listen as Susie welcomes author and life coach Holley Gerth back to the program to talk about how to trust God’s promises in hard times. Then we hear from Bill and Pam Farrel about appreciating our partner’s strengths and weaknesses.

Wednesday, July 30 – Leslie Vernick/Dr. Greg Smalley – Emotional Health/Relationships We all encounter conflict in our relationships, but how can we know when that conflict becomes destructive? Listen as Susie talks with counselor Leslie Vernick about how to recognize and respond to unhealthy dynamics. We’ll also hear from Susie’s good friend Dr. Greg Smalley, who will field your questions on building strong relationships.

Thursday, July 31 – Theme Show/Scott and Bethany Palmer – Muslim Witness/Finding Your Money Personality – We’re seeing a lot of turmoil in the Middle East right now, but many are being moved into the Church. On this edition of Live the Promise we hear powerful stories from Muslim-background believers who now follow Jesus as the Messiah. Then we’ll unpack the five money personalities with The Money Couple, Scott and Bethany Palmer!

Friday, August 1 – Bo Stern/Arlene Pellicane (Recorded) – Ruthless God/Choosing Happiness in Marriage – Do you know the God Who comes alongside you and fights for you? Listen to Susie’s powerful discussion with Bo Stern. Her husband has been battling ALS for three years, and she shares what they’ve learned about the God who is ruthless on our behalf. Then Arlene Pellicane shares how to maintain a positive attitude in your life and marriage.

Saturday, August 2 – Dr. Warren Wiersbe – Wisdom from Scripture Think of the phrase, “I am with you always.” God can say SO MUCH to us in just five words. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s discussion with Dr. Warren Wiersbe. We look at powerful, five-word statements from the Bible that bring us hope, joy, and reflection on God’s promises.