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Faith Under Fire – A local take on pro-life/pro-abortion debates – 1/25/24

Faith Under Fire – A local take on pro-life/pro-abortion debates – 1/25/24

As the abortion industry and many politicians look to put abortion into state constitutions, many in the pro-life movement seek to redefine the debate.

Christina Fadden is president of Syracuse Right to Life. The day after the National March for Life in DC, that group and its partners held a local rally and March for the Onandaga County region. The Syracuse March (held Saturday, January 20) is the longest-running march in New York State.

In this Family Life interview leading up to that event, Fadden talks about the “right” to have an abortion, and how that belief system has become embedded in many people’s thoughts and much of the media coverage. Local groups are working to clarify and correct the terms, so that people go beyond a “right to choose” and more toward “human rights” for everyone, including unborn children.

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Max Lucado – A Family Life News interview – 01/05/24

Max Lucado – A Family Life News interview – 01/05/24

Prominent Christian speaker, author (and advisor to presidents) Max Lucado is sharing a message of reassurance to anyone who feels they have strayed far from God:

“God never gives up on you”

Hear new comments from Max Lucado — for people who find themselves discouraged or hopeless, be that from personal situations, or exasperation about the tone of today’s culture. Using the Biblical story of God’s continual presence and grace in Jacob’s life, Lucado finds assurance that God relentlessly offers constant presence and new beginnings for all of us.


During this conversation, Greg also asked Lucado if he would offer a prayer for Family Life's listeners and web visitors, especially those who feel like they are facing the doubts and despairs which his Bible study addresses. Here is that prayer for you.

Family Life’s Greg Gillispie also interviewed Max Lucado when his book on Jacob was first released. We had that interview on the air in September 2023, and it is available among the podcasts of our News Features. You can listen to, download, or share that discussion here.

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2024, A Preview – Special Edition of the Noon Report – 01/02/24

2024, A Preview – Special Edition of the Noon Report – 01/02/24

With the start of this new year, what can we expect for 2024?

What are some decisions we can make now — regarding our personal health, our pocketbooks, and our politics?

Bob Price, anchor of the Family Life Noon Report, hosts this special 2024 preview. Included in this half hour:

  • MONEY: Grove City Economics Professor Shawn Ritenour analyzes trends for consumers and the overall economy expected for 2024 — dollars and cents for the new year
  • CULTURE: Commentator John Stonestreet says problems with responsible free speech go beyond a few Ivy League presidents, but all of higher education needs to be watched
  • POLITICS: Big issues coming up in this election year in Harrisburg, Albany and the entire USA, including analysis by retired Political Science Professor Steve Coleman
  • HEALTH: Encouragement for your 2024 fitness, faith and fortitude for 2024 — from Christian fitness expert Tom Nicolla (who also tells us his inspirational personal story, fighting through a childhood disease and recovery from a delibitating mountain biking accident)

     

Year in Review 2023 – Special program, plus expanded segments with bonus content

Year in Review 2023 – Special program, plus expanded segments with bonus content

It’s the annual “Year in Review” from Family Life News.

We aired a half-hour special remembering the event and the issues of this incredible year. Click this link for our Year in Review 2023.

However, 2023 was such a full and unique year, so there is no way all the highlights (and lowlights) of the year could fit in this one program.

So we have added bonus content to extended versions of each segment.

The Family Life News Team reviews and analyzes the biggest news of the year

The Sounds of 2023

Remembrances of some of the famous people who died in the year just past

Our “Capital Connection” commentators count down the biggest governmental and cultural stories from Pennsylvania and New York

 

Anytime, you can listen, subscribe, download or share any of our News Features from FamilyLife.org/newspodcasts.

Year in Review 2023 – Legacies

Year in Review 2023 – Legacies

We included a number of the prominent people who died during 2023 in our half-hour special at the end of the year.

In this expanded segment, we can remember the legacies of additional who found fame in religion, politics, music, sports, entertainment and other fields.

Our primary “Year in Review” special from the radio is also available online. It includes the roundtable discussion among Family Life’s news anchors about the Top 5 news stories of the year, plus analysis of the lasting issues which affect Family Life listeners in New York and Pennsylvania. (If you live beyond these two states, much of what you will hear discussed are also impacting many parts of the nation — and the world.)

 

Listen, subscribe, download or share all of our podcasts, news features and bonus content from FamilyLife.org/newspodcasts.

Bonus content included in this segment

Year in Review 2023 – Top 5’s from the Family Life News Team – expanded conversation

Year in Review 2023 – Top 5’s from the Family Life News Team – expanded conversation

It’s the annual “Year in Review” from Family Life News.

Beyond what we included in our Special Edition of the Noon Report on the last Friday of the year, the Family Life news anchors continued their conversation about the major issues and events of 2023.

This podcast includes additional parts of this Year End Roundtable as a website bonus. Listen for analysis of the year’s significant local, national and world news, from Sarah Harnisch, Bob Price, and Mark Webster. News producer Greg Gillispie is the host.

 

Listen, subscribe, download or share all of our podcasts, news features and bonus content from FamilyLife.org/newspodcasts.

Bonus content included in this segment

2023 Year in Review — a special edition of the Family Life Noon Report — 12/29/23

2023 Year in Review — a special edition of the Family Life Noon Report — 12/29/23

The Sounds of 2023

Remembrances of some of the famous people who died in the year just past

Family Life’s News Team reviews and analyzes the biggest news and the biggest issues of the year

Our “Capital Connection” commentators count down the biggest governmental and cultural stories from Pennsylvania and New York

 

It’s the annual “Year in Review” from Family Life News.

2023 was such a full and unique year, so there is no way all the highlights (and lowlights) of the year could fit in this one program.

So we will add bonus content to extended versions of each segment, as the New Year’s Weekend rolls out. Listen, subscribe, download or share them from FamilyLife.org/newspodcasts.

Preview of “2023 Year in Review” – 12/28/23 feature

Preview of “2023 Year in Review” – 12/28/23 feature

During the Noon Report and 5 O’Clock Report today, we aired brief previews of our “2023 Year in Review” which happens at noon on December 29, the last weekday of the year.

This is a sample to encourage you to join us for the Special Edition of the Family Life Noon Report on Friday, on the air and streaming online.

The full program, as well as extended bonus content, will be posted here on FamilyLife.org/newspodcasts during New Years weekend.

141 Baptisms – 1 Church – 1 Day – A Family Life Interview 12/27/23

141 Baptisms – 1 Church – 1 Day – A Family Life Interview 12/27/23

“I truly believe the culture is hungry for truth.”  — Pastor Wayne Bray

First Baptist Church of Simpsonville SC marked the Christian Baptisms of 141 people on a single weekend. Many of those were not scheduled to make that faith commitment and receive that Sacrament, but the lead pastor there says the Holy Spirit was moving.

This is not the only major, massive faith event of 2023. Family Life’s Sarah Harnisch asked the Rev. Wayne Bray about the event at the congregation he leads — and about faith trends of the year just past. He also talks about the church’s calling to be ready to respond to Spirit-led opportunities on the way in 2024.

First Baptist Simpsonville is the founding location of the multi-site Upstate Church. News coverage of the “overwhelming” response to the invitations for December Baptisms can be found here and here.

The History of the Nativity Scene – a Family Life Christmas Special – 12/21/23

The History of the Nativity Scene – a Family Life Christmas Special – 12/21/23

 

 

What we know as the traditional Christmas Nativity Scene turns 800 this year.

In December of the year 1223, Saint Francis of Assisi displayed the first creche in a cave in Italy.

 

Today on Family Life’s Noon Report, we hear some of the history of this display of the people — and animals — which were part of the original Christmas celebration a dozen centuries earlier. Reporter Lauren Guillen has studied the history of how the Nativity Scenes built upon some similar artwork of earlier years, but caught on to be a global aspect of how the birth of Jesus is commemorated — even with some localized varieties.

Guillen also authored the young-adult novel A Bellwether Christmas, set in medieval Italy, where her main character overlaps with Francis’ era. Her book speaks to the way the Christ Child’s arrival encourages love, honor and sacrifice.

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