By his own admission, Lee Strobel was once a narcissistic, drunken, self-absorbed atheist. When his wife, Leslie, became a believer, he wanted a divorce. After two years of trying to disprove Christianity, the Chicago Tribune newspaper reporter was overwhelmed by the avalanche of evidence, and ultimately gave his life to the Lord. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Strobel continues discussing his new book and film, The Case for Heaven, which takes a look at evidence of the afterlife and answers poignant questions concerning what happens when we leave this life. After having almost died, himself, 10 years ago, Strobel interviewed one of his heroes, evangelist Luis Palau, who was dying of stage four cancer at the time. Palau offered invaluable advice -, No one will ever regret being courageous for Christ!
On today’s Family Talk, Christian apologist and scholar Lee Strobel discusses his new book and film, The Case for Heaven. In his conversation with Dr. Tim Clinton, Lee makes a strong argument for Heaven as a very real and viable place, and points to corroborated near-death experiences from several individuals, including a woman named Maria, who died of a heart attack. She described how her spirit separated from her body, which is consistent with God’s Word. Through Maria’s and other first hand testimonials, Strobel offers a consistent narrative of hope and promise.
On today’s edition of Family Talk, Tom and Dena Yohe assure hurting parents of children and teens in crisis that they are not alone. This mom and dad firmly believe that no matter what happens, you shouldn’t ever give up on your kids, and always trust in God! Throughout the Yohes’ heartache, God never abandoned them. After being in a revolving door of mental health therapy and in-patient care, Tom and Dena’s daughter moved back home where her parents established a tough-love, substance-free boundary. She was a prodigal daughter with destructive behaviors, but because her parents stuck together and provided unconditional grace with unshakable faith, the family was able to survive it all and help their daughter recover.
As a child, Tom and Dena Yohe’s (pronounced yoy as in joy’) daughter had a sensory processing disorder. In school she was bullied and, sadly, by age 12, started cutting herself. To numb her self-hatred and depression, she turned to alcohol and drugs. On today’s edition of Family Talk, the Yohes recount their heartache and desperation as their prodigal child spun out of control. Ironically, the cutting gave their daughter both a sense of release and control. Dena documents the emotional rollercoaster, the recovery, and their hope in God in her book, You’re Not Alone: Hope for Hurting Parents of Troubled Kids.
According to Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma, the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion that could overturn Roe v. Wade has changed the American conversation. The debate is no longer whether it’s convenient or not for the mother to be pregnant. Now we’re discussing the value of babies in the womb again. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Senator Lankford urges all Americans to move from making abortion illegal to making abortion unthinkable. In this fast moving and informative conversation with one of our country’s most respected conservative voices, Lankford leaves us with the assurance that, ultimately, in all our affairs, God is in control.
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