The Christian Outlook | Topics for Today's Believers
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The Christian Outlook | Topics for Today's Believers

Georgene Rice

In our fast-changing world, it can be difficult to sort through the issues of the day. From family to faith to the latest in the public square, it’s hard to stay up on what’s happening, much less interpret the news in a way that honors our Christian faith. That’s what Salem’s Christian hosts do for our listeners across the country every day—and “The Christian Outlook” draws from the best of their material to bring you an hour-long program you won’t want to miss.

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Defending Human Dignity
February 16, 2024 - 42 min
Albert Mohler discusses the normalization of gambling in American culture, particularly highlighted by the recent Super Bowl in Las Vegas.  Bob Burney criticizes the "He Gets Us" advertisements that aired during the Super Bowl for misrepresenting Jesus by emphasizing His humanity over His divinity. Georgene Rice and Louis Anderson of Oregon Right to Life discuss the recent Oregon Supreme Court ruling that rendered 10 pro-life senators ineligible for reelection, examining its impact on the ongoing legislative session. Greg Seltz talks with John Stonestreet of The Colson Center about the prominence of abortion in the Democratic platform, noting its strategic importance despite its ethical implications.  Greg Seltz and Jay Richards of the Heritage Foundation discuss the consequences of gender ideology. They highlight the dangers of disregarding biological reality, emphasizing the vulnerability of young girls and the need to uphold fundamental distinctions between male and female in sports, society and law.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Worth of Our Work
February 9, 2024 - 42 min
The Christian Outlook – February 10, 2024 Scott Furrow talks with Jason Romano, a veteran sports reporter and host of the “Sports Spectrum Podcast.” They talk about Brock Purdy, the young quarterback for the 49ers, who has caught the attention of a lot of people, not just because of his talent, but because of his bold profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Jerry Bowyer, host of Meeting of Minds, and David Bahnsen, author of Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life talk about the work ethic crisis America is having, in particular with the American Church. John Hall and Kathy Emmons talk with Adam Gustine, who recently wrote a piece titled, “Sabbath Is Not a Luxury Good.” They discuss the wisdom in observing the Sabbath and why it's still good to rest in Christ.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Instagram: It’s Your Child vs. Today’s Most Brilliant Behavioral Psychologists
February 2, 2024 - 42 min
The Christian Outlook – February 3, 2024 In this edition, we'll sit in the Washington D.C. Senate hearing room with Senators Marsha Blackburn, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley as they question Instagram and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the harm his platforms are having on teens, where it's revealed the monetary value Zuckerberg has on your teenager. John Hall and Kathy Emmons talk with Chris Martin, author of The Wolf in Their Pockets: 13 Ways the Social Internet Threatens the People You Lead on why social media sites are so effective at doing so much harm to children. Eric Metaxas talks with Christina and Jarret LeMaster, who helped develop Legacy Christian School Private Satellite Program to equip Christian parents to teach their children at home or church. Christina encourages parents who say to themselves, "I can't do that" or "I'm not qualified" to don't be so quick to say you can't. They also discuss the dangers that giving your child a smartphone can have, even one locked down. Watch the entire interview with Eric Metaxas and Christina and Jarret LeMaster, here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Life After Roe, Two Years On
January 26, 2024 - 42 min
The Christian Outlook – January 20, 2024 Georgene Rice reports on the impact the Dobbs decision has had on the abortion industry, revealing that 32 states have reported a significant decrease of 31,951 legal abortions in 2022. Bill Bunkley warns about an extreme pro-abortion constitutional amendment in Florida that, if adopted, could permit abortions up to the moment of birth. Sign the petition to protect life. Greg Seltz and Focus on the Family's Jim Daly discuss the selfish nature of Planned Parenthood, emphasizing their focus on abortion and lack of support for women in need. They advocate for empowering the church and families to provide assistance, highlight the success of ultrasound programs in saving lives, and express concerns about the erosion of family values in society. Greg Seltz and Tim Goeglein discuss the 2024 March for Life theme "Every Woman for Every Child," emphasizing the need to challenge the narrative and expose the reality behind the pro-choice euphemisms.  Eric Metaxas and Alexandra DeSanctis, co-author of Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing, discuss the one-year anniversary of the Dobbs decision, the importance of the overturning of Roe v. Wade and what's next for the pro-life movement.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Christian Persecution and the Anticipation of Christ's Return
January 19, 2024 - 41 min
The Christian Outlook – January 20, 2024 Bill Bunkley questions U.S. government transparency on global persecution, and Jeff King, President of International Christian Concern, criticizes the politicization of the State Department's list, citing Nigeria's exclusion due to political and geopolitical factors, including oil interests and the influence of radical Islamists.  Rick Probst and Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs discuss attacks on Nigerian Christians over Christmas, highlighting the religious targeting. Nettleton also mentions financial charges against Chinese Christians and expresses concerns about the potential reelection of Prime Minister Modi in India, predicting increased persecution for Christians under his leadership. Kathy Emmons asks Chris Davis about his latest book, “Bright Hope for Tomorrow,” He highlights the anticipation of Christ's return and its role in providing hope, clarity for ministry, and prophetic patience in afflictions, suggesting Sabbath rest as a rhythm to stay aware of the Lord's return and reorder priorities. Georgene Rice and David Closson, author of “Male and Female He Created Them: A Study on Gender, Sexuality, & Marriage,” discuss the challenges of maintaining biblical views on gender, sexuality, and marriage in a hostile culture.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Renewal in Gospel Hope
January 12, 2024 - 41 min
The Christian Outlook – January 13, 2024 Greg Laurie and J.D. Greear, author of Above All: The Gospel Is the Source of the Church’s Renewal, discuss the importance of the Gospel, emphasizing that it is the same powerful message that transformed lives in the Book of Acts, and it remains unchanged. Rick Probst and Erin Smalley, of Focus on the Family, talk about the common issue of "the drift" in marriages, where couples can lose connection over time. Smalley suggests addressing it through open and non-defensive conversations, sharing a positive impact story from a couple who attended a conference. She also mentions resources like Hope Restored for intensive support in overcoming marriage challenges.  Jim Daly, and Molly DeFrank discuss the negative impact of excessive technology usage on children, and how it hinders social development and creativity. She shares her family's experience with a digital detox, emphasizing the importance of unplugging for two weeks to encourage a healthier and more imaginative lifestyle. Find the full episode at Focus on the Family. Scott Furrow invites radio host Bob Lepine to discuss his latest book, Build a Stronger Marriage: The Path to Oneness. Lepine talks about the importance of shared spiritual convictions, ensuring that the couple's core commitment to Christ remains the central focus in their marriage, even when facing disagreements on smaller matters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Social Media and the Shaping of a Generation
January 5, 2024 - 41 min
The Christian Outlook – January 6, 2024 John Hall and Kathy Emmons talk with Sarah Zylstra, an editor for the Gospel Coalition, about the implications of social media on children. They address the concerns raised by the Surgeon General, highlighting the detrimental effects of social media on the mental health of our youth. Albert Mohler raises alarm about TikTok's harmful impact on teenagers and reminds parents to protect their children from the pervasive darkness and corrosive effects of social media.  Scott Furrow invites Ryan Miller, founder of Share the Struggle, to share about the development of courses to help people manage various struggles. His organization aims to provide practical tools, foster community, and offer Jesus' love and healing.  John and Kathy talk with John James, an editor with Crossway, about how social media distorts discussions about death, promoting inhumane and emotionally destructive responses. He emphasizes the need to be aware of the negative effects of internet life and the importance of protecting one's emotional well-being. Brian From asks Sarah Zylstra about her decision to leave social media, and she explained that witnessing the negative impact it had on Gen Z girls made her realize its detrimental effects on her own life, leading to shallow relationships and increased loneliness. Bill Bunkley discusses the Go Dark, Shine Bright initiative with James Spencer, who explained that the goal was to start a prayer movement by encouraging people to take a 10-day break from social media. The campaign aims to create a quiet space for individuals to focus on God, pray, and make wise decisions free from the distractions of social media noise.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An Appreciation of Handel's Messiah
December 29, 2023 - 41 min
The Christian Outlook – December 30, 2023 Greg Seltz talks with Jerry Newcom, director of Providence Forum, about a classic musical masterpiece of Christian worship that has stood the test of time, Handel's Messiah. Brian From and Pastor Steve Coble, of “The Common Good” on AM1160 Hope for Your Life in Chicago, talk with Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, of The Gospel Coalition, talk about how our young people have been transformed by social media. John and Kathy, the Ride Home, talk to Doug Bursch, writer and former pastor, about cherishing and nurturing your marriage and your spouse. Jim Daly and John Fuller, Focus on the Family, talk to Shaunti Feldhahn about her research on marriage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Embracing Christ This Christmas
December 22, 2023 - 41 min
The Christian Outlook — December 23, 2023 Pastors Ray Pritchard and Dave Watson joined Kevin McCullough to discuss their books on Advent and how to prepare one’s heart for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Steve Estes provides a fresh application of the Proverbs for this Christmas season on the Georgene Rice Show. Alistair Begg helps create in us a sense of how much was fulfilled in the birth of the Christ child.  Albert Mohler explains how many Christians get the Christmas story wrong. On the John and Kathy Show, Jerry Bowyer explains the social context of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”  Mike Gallagher shares how CBS fought almost everything related to the beloved “Charlie Brown Christmas” special when it first aired in 1965.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Parental Rights at Risk
December 15, 2023 - 41 min
The Christian Outlook – December 16, 2023 Albert Mohler looks at the massive problem on our nation’s southern border, highlighting record-breaking numbers of illegal entries and gotaways. Eric Metaxas turns to Thomas Homan, former acting director of ICE, to share what’s behind the intentional subversion of the United States of America and its laws. Georgene Rice talks with Michael Johnson, President of the Slavic Gospel Association, about how many who escaped the attacks of Russia in Ukraine moved to Israel, only to be attacked again by Hamas. Gino Geraci talks with Kate Anderson, director of the Center for Parental Rights at Alliance Defending Freedom, about a story in Jefferson County School district in Denver involving a minor who was forced to sleep in a hotel room with a boy who identified as a transgender girl. Greg Seltz, sitting in for Don Kroah, talks with Sarah Parshall Perry of the Heritage Foundation about the latest developments in California, where school districts usurp the authority of parents, to essentially take ownership of school children, going as far as removing them from parents who don't go along with the child's "preferred pronouns."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Georgene has been a talk show host with KPDQ for more than 30 years and has traveled internationally as a station correspondent. In 2003 Georgene served as the chief spokesman and debater for the Defense of Marriage Coalition, which successfully amended Oregon’s constitution. She has lectured on university campuses and is a frequent speaker and worship leader at Christian conferences and retreats. Georgene has served on several Boards and regularly volunteers for charitable organizations. As a musician, Georgene and her husband Dan have traveled around the world teaching and performing Gospel music.
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