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May 23-28, 2016

Monday, May 23 – Bethany Hoang (In Studio)/The Justice Calling; Stu Epperson Jr./The Last Words of Jesus – God is a God of justice – and He calls us to live that out. On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes Bethany Hoang of International Justice Mission to the studio. We’ll explore what it means to seek justice in our lives. Then radio host Stu Epperson Jr. joins the program. We talk about the seven powerful statements Jesus made from the cross, and what they mean for our lives today.

Tuesday, May 24 – Christine Caine/Unashamed (FIRST HALF ONLY); Todd Nettleton/I Am N – What does it mean to live in shame? What does it mean that Jesus, on the cross, scorned the shame? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Christine Caine about how Jesus removes past guilt from our lives. Then we’re joined by Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs. He shares a challenging call to identify with persecuted Christians and step into greater boldness for the Gospel.

Wednesday, May 25 – Kim Fredrickson/Give Yourself a Break; Lina Abujamra/Resolved – Self-care and selfishness are not the same thing. On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Kim Fredrickson about how to recharge yourself spiritually. Then Dr. Lina Abujamra joins the program. We talk about the importance of resolve in living out your faith, and how to trust God when hard times come.

Thursday, May 26 – Will Davis Jr./A Man Who Told us the Truth; Caleb Kaltenbach/Messy Grace – We live in a very skeptical society, and sometimes that filters in to our faith. Listen to Susie’s conversation with Will Davis Jr. We’ll look at the statements of Jesus and why we can always take His words as truth. Then pastor and author Caleb Kaltenbach returns to the program. He shares what he’s learned about love, grace, and conviction after being raised by two gay parents.

Friday, May 27 – John Burke/Imagine Heaven; Dr. John Townsend/The Entitlement Cure (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) – Many people throughout history have reported near-death experiences. How do they line up with the Bible? On the next Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s talk with John Burke. We walk through biblical truths of heaven and what is waiting for us after we die. Then Dr. John Townsend joins us to unpack the danger of the entitlement culture and how to overcome it.

Saturday, May 28 – Carter Conlon – When we allow lesser things and personal agendas to distract us from following Jesus, we’re setting ourselves up for a fall. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise you’ll hear Susie’s powerful talk with Pastor Carter Conlon of Times Square Church in New York. Susie and Carter have an in-depth conversation about the early Corinthian church and its lessons of sacrifice and excess.

 

May 16-21, 2016

Monday, May 16 – Paul Hurckman (In Studio)/Venture Expeditions; Susie/Songs and Verses – Are you tired, or are you weary? Paul Hurckman of Venture Expeditions says there’s a distinct difference. Listen as he joins us in studio. We’ll unpack what it means to press in and serve others without growing weary or burning ourselves out. Then Susie takes your calls and talks about the importance of intimacy with God, while we listen to some powerful worship songs.

Tuesday, May 17 – Cheryl Martin/Distinctly You; Holley Gerth/You’re Loved No Matter What – When we’re tempted to be discontent, we can train ourselves to value what God has given us instead. Listen as Susie and radio host Cheryl Martin look at how to embrace the way God has wired us. Then author Holley Gerth joins the program. We talk about how to let go of striving, and rest in the knowledge that God loves us exactly as we are.

Wednesday, May 18 – Robert Morris (FIRST HALF)/Frequency; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships – How can we train ourselves to hear God’s voice? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor Robert Morris. We unpack how to hear God through His Word and His people. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley joins the program. We talk about God’s design for relationships, and what it means to honor and love each other in a way that honors God.

Thursday, May 19 – Sheila Walsh/The Longing in Me; Dr. Troy Spurrill (In Studio)/Health and Healing – What can we learn from the life of King David? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with author Sheila Walsh. We’ll look at the life of David and talk about how God fills the longings of our hearts. Then Dr. Troy Spurrill (SPURR-ell) joins us in studio. We’ll have a fascinating conversation about chronic diseases, and the connections between them and our mental and emotional health.

Friday, May 20 – Dr. Mark Rutland/The Lord’s Prayer; Heather Holleman/Seated with Christ (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) – How can the Lord’s Prayer transform our faith and mindset about life? On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Dr. Mark Rutland about how prayer can restore and renew your soul when you’re battling depression. Then Susie and Heather Holleman look at how to rest in the fact that we are ultimately seated with Christ.

Saturday, May 21 – Kay Wills Wyma – I’m Happy for You, Sort of – Our culture is hard-wired to make us discontent. It can be challenging to sit in peace and live with gratitude. On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we’ll hear Susie’s powerful conversation with author Kay Wills Wyma. They unpack how to get free from the sins of envy and comparison and embrace the circumstances God has given us.

 

May 9-14, 2016

Monday, May 9 – Ken Wytsma/Create vs. Copy; Chip Ingram/Heaven – God has given us the capacity to create. How can we use that to lead and empower others? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Ken Wytsma of Antioch Church about creativity and faith. Then we’re joined by Faith Radio programmer Chip Ingram of Living on the Edge. He looks at the biblical description of heaven and what it means to eagerly wait for it.

Tuesday, May 10 – Anne Graham Lotz/The Daniel Prayer; Tessa Afshar/Novel Talk – What does it mean to pray in faith as Daniel did? Listen as Susie talks with international speaker Anne Graham Lotz. We look at how Daniel’s prayers under pressure and persecution moved the hand of God. Then Susie is joined by novelist Tessa Afshar. She shares the story of her new novel based on the woman who found healing by touching Jesus’ cloak.

Wednesday, May 11 – TC Stallings/The Pursuit; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships – How can we seek God’s purpose for our life? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author and actor TC Stallings. He shares 14 ways we can discern and actively pursue God’s calling for us. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley joins the program to talk about building and sustaining God-centered relationships.

Thursday, May 12 – Andy Crouch - Strong & Weak; Jim Gash/Divine Collision –  We can be sidetracked by strength or by weakness – and true flourishing comes by properly understanding both. Listen as Susie talks with Andy Crouchabout true flourishing. And then, professor and attorney Jim Gash joins the program. He shares a powerful account of how God led him to help free an innocent boy sitting in a Ugandan prison.

Friday, May 13 – Paul J. Pastor/The Face of the Deep; Elizabeth Oates/If You Could See as Jesus Sees (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) – The Holy Spirit is a vibrant part of the Christian life. But what do we really know about Him? Listen to Susie’s conversation with author Paul J. Pastor. We talk about the person and work of the third member of the Trinity. Then Susie and Elizabeth Oates talk about how to see ourselves as Jesus sees us: pure, holy, and redeemed.

Saturday, May 14 – Jeff Kinley – Wake the Bride – Many in the church are living sleepy lives – it’s time to wake up! On the weekend edition of Live the Promise we hear Susie’s powerful conversation with pastor and author Jeff Kinley of Main Thing Ministries. Jeff has a passion for calling believers to a wide-awake and active faith, and we talk about reading the signs of the times and preparing for Christ’s return.

 

May 2-5, 2016

Monday, May 2 – Ron Rhodes/Bible Answers! – What are we to do with passages in Scripture that are challenging to understand? Listen as Susie welcomes back scholar Ron Rhodes for the May edition of Bible Answers. He’ll address your questions on the end times, the nature of Christ, and what it means to be saved.

Tuesday, May 3 – LeighAnn McCoy/Spiritual Warfare and the Family; Jill Savage/Better Together – What does it mean to do spiritual warfare on behalf of our family? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with author LeighAnn McCoy. LeighAnn shares practical tools to pray for your children and grandchildren. Then we talk with Jill Savage of Hearts at Home. We explore the power of community and how mothers can build deep relationships instead of living in isolation.

Wednesday, May 4 – TC Stallings/The Pursuit; Dr. Greg Smalley/Relationships – How can we seek God’s purpose for our life? On the Wednesday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author and actor TC Stallings. He shares 14 ways we can discern and actively pursue God’s calling for us. Then Focus on the Family’s Dr. Greg Smalley joins the program to talk about building and sustaining God-centered relationships.

Thursday, May 5 – Neil Cole/One Thing; Carol Lund (In Studio)/God’s Heart for Single Mothers – This world needs a revolution – but not in the way we might think. Listen to Susie’s conversation with Neil Cole. Neil shares how we can use love as the most powerful tool for change in our culture. Then Carol Lund of Bridging the Gap joins us in studio. We talk about God’s heart for single mothers and discuss an upcoming event designed to give them a time of rest, encouragement, and renewal.

Friday, May 6 – Philip Yancey/Soul Survivor; Gary Thomas/Marriage (BOTH HOURS RECORDED) – Sometimes we learn fascinating things about God from the most unexpected places. On the Friday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with author Philip Yancey about his unlikely journey toward faith and lessons he learned from the faith of others. Then we hear Susie’s conversation with Gary Thomas about the power of commitment and perseverance in marriage.

Saturday, May 7 – Jon Weece – Me Too – We serve a God who wrote Himself into our story and can say “Me too.” On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor and author Jon Weece. We talk about why it’s important that the God who created us entered our world, experienced our suffering, identified with our weakness, and died to redeem us.

 

April 25-30, 2016

Monday, April 25 – Os Guinness/A Free People’s Suicide; Dan Allender/Healing the Wounded Heart The health of a country is based largely on the freedoms of its people. On the next Live the Promise Susie welcomes social commentator Os Guinness. We talk about how to express our faith in a culture that is sometimes hostile to Jesus. Then counselor Dan Allender joins us to look at how past wounds affect our hearts today, and talk about the God who heals us one step at a time.

Tuesday, April 26 – Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha/Beauty Begins; Nika Maples/Hunting for Hope – Culture tells us many things, but God sees our value and beauty perfectly. Listen as Chris Shook and her daughter Megan Shook Alpha share God’s definition of beauty. Then Susie talks with Nika Maples. She shares her incredible recovery from a stroke that nearly took her life, and what it means that God alone is our source of true hope.

Wednesday, April 27 – Shelene Bryan/Ridiculous Faith; Jennifer Kennedy Dean/Synced God calls us to have ridiculous faith. What does that mean? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks with Shelene Bryan to talk about the steps of faith God asks us to take, and how He equips us to take them. Then author Jennifer Kennedy Dean joins the program. We talk about what it means to live a life of prayer that is in sync with Jesus and His power.

Thursday, April 28 – Dr. Michael Guillen/Amazing Truths; Bo Stern/Ruthless God – Many people believe science and faith can never go hand in hand. On the Thursday edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with Dr. Michael Guillen (GILL-en). We take a look at God’s creation and how science and the Bible can deepen our faith. Then we hear from Bible teacher Bo Stern. She explores the truth that God is ruthless on our behalf and fights for His children.

Friday, April 29 – Susie/Balance That Works When Life Doesn’t; Lauren Chandler/Steadfast Faith (Both Hours Recorded) – What does it look and feel like to have a truly balanced life? How does God bring balance? On the next Live the Promise Susie talks about how to maintain our focus and priorities in the different seasons of life. Then Lauren Chandler shares how God was her anchor in the aftermath of her husband’s cancer diagnosis.

Saturday, April 30 – Craig Groeschel – Struggles – How can we stay focused on God when trends and media are clamoring for our attention? On the weekend edition of Live the Promise Susie talks with pastor and author Craig Groeschel. We spent some time unpack the danger of a self-focused life, and the impact that technology and social media are having on our walk with God.