The Stand Radio

The Stand Radio is a weekly program highlighting the current topics covered each month in The Stand – the official online and print publications of the American Family Association. Through interviews with authors, writers, and newsmakers, host Jeff Chamblee helps listeners apply a biblical worldview to the latest developments in culture, faith and family.

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Episodes (15)
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Help for Single Mothers, A Neurosurgeon's Prescription for Grief, and a Former Narcotics Agent Sees the Grace of God
December 06, 2023

In this episode, we'll talk with Dr. O'Shea Lowery of Entrusted Hope Ministries about one of the largest demographics in our churches - single mothers. Also, Dr. W. Lee Warren, a prominent neurosurgeon, examines the connection between our brains and the way we process grief. Then, a former police officer looks back on a lifetime of service and God's grace through it all.

00:00-00:59 Program Intro

01:00-09:48 Dr. O'Shea Lowery on Single Mothers

09:50-17:18 Neurosurgeon, Dr. W. Lee Warren, MD

17:29-26:57 Kevin Parker, AFA Dir. of Security Operations

26:58 - 28:00 Next Week's Highlights and Program Close

Dr. Warren's Book, Hope is the First Dose

Christmas at the Ark Encounter, Living by Faith, and Young Pro-life Leaders
December 01, 2023

In this episode we'll talk about a unique Christmas get-away with Ken Ham, CEO of The Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter. Also, Chelsea Wildmon with the AFA Foundation explains the tax benefits of smart year-end giving. Then, we'll look at the next generation of pro-life leaders with 19-year-old Cheyenne Vandeventer of Students for Life of America.

00:00-00:59 Program Intro

01:00-06:28 Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis

06:38-09:50 Chelsea Wildmon with the AFA Foundation

09:56-18:29 The Stand Digital Media Editor, Dr. Ray Rooney

18:43-26:59 Cheyenne Vandeventer of Students for Life of America




The Toxic War on Masculinity, Christmas Shopping with a Purpose
November 22, 2023

In this episode, we'll talk about ways to spend your Christmas shopping dollars in Kingdom building ways. Then, best-selling author, speaker, and cultural commentator, Nancy Pearcey debunks the myth that evangelical men are most likely to engage in domestic abuse. In her book, The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes, She reveals new research showing that committed evangelical men have the lowest rates of divorce and domestic abuse, are the most engaged with their children, and have the happiest marriages.

00:00-00:59 Program and Guest Highlights

01:00-07:02 Christmas Shopping Suggestions

07:09-26:57 Nancy Pearcey on Biblical Masculinity

26:57-28:00 Next Week's Highlights and Program Close






Abortion Pill Reversal, 5 Reasons to Give Thanks, and The Blessings and Challenges of Adoption
November 15, 2023

In this episode, Pastor Joseph Parker, host of The Hour of Intercession, talks about the Delta Pregnancy Care and Hope Center and the abortion pill reversal option that can save babies' lives. Also, Matthew White gives us five reasons for thanksgiving the world can't take away. Then Adam and Amy Sudduth candidly discuss the blessings and challenges of being adoptive parents.

00:00-00:59 Program Intro and Guest Highlights

01:00-10:02 Abortion Pill Reversal and Crisis Pregnancy Ministry

10:03-18:13 Five Reasons for Thankfulness

18:26-26:58 Foster Care and Adoption

26:59-28:00 Next Week's Highlights and Program Close

Abortion Pill Reversal - www.abortionpillreversal.com - 877-558-0333

Christian Alliance for Orphans - https://cafo.org/

The National Bible Bee, AFA Retreat, WWII Documentary, and A Disciple's View with Todd Herman
November 08, 2023

In this episode, Brian Mullins, Executive Director of The National Bible Bee explains how churches and families are made stronger through the study of God's Word. Then Chelsea Wildmon gives us a preview of the 2024 AFA Retreat. Joy Lucius reviews the documentary, We Were There, and Todd Herman joins us to talk about his show, A Disciple's View, and his experiences as a Christian working in some of the largest talk radio networks in the nation.

00:00-08:50 The National Bible Bee

09:01-11:21 The AFA Retreat

11:28-16:34 Joy Lucius reviews We Were There

16:37-28:00 Interview with Todd Herman

Todd Herman's personal testimony - https://thetoddhermanshow.com/news/

Voting Wisely, IDOP for Persecuted Christians, Parents in Education, and the Matamoros Children's Home
November 01, 2023

In this episode, AFA VP Walker Wildmon previews the upcoming elections, Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs updates us on churches in the middle east and the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians, Sheri Few of US Parents Involved in Education talks about the film, Truth and Lies in American Education, and Dr. Saul Comacho tells the story of God's hand on the Matamoros Children's Home.

00:00-07:50 Walker Wildmon and upcoming elections

07:51-14:23 Todd Nettleton on the International Day of Prayer

14:24-20:35 Sheri Few talks about a new documentary on education

20:36-28:00 Dr. Saul Comacho and the Matamoros Children's Home

A Brave Pastor, The Healing Church, and Observing Reformation Day
October 26, 2023

This week, Pastor John Amanchukwu calls out public school boards on explicit books and author Sam Black with Covenant Eyes talks about Christians struggling with pornography. Then, it's collection time! Lizette Miller of Operation Christmas Child explains how to send a shoebox around the world and Pastor Bill Bradford shares how his church celebrates Reformation Day.

00:00-05:33 Parrish Alford talks about Pastor John Amanchukwu

05:43-13:13 Sam Black reveals good and bad responses to pornography use among Christians

13:21-17:53 Lizette Miller highlights the impact of Operation Christmas Child around the world

18:04-28:00 Pastor Bill Bradford explains why his church celebrates Reformation Day

When to Give Kids a Smartphone
October 21, 2023

In this episode we'll talk about Peoria, AZ school board member Heather Brooks and her First Amendment rights to quote the Bible at board meetings. Also, staff writer Hannah Meador gives her review of Anne Graham Lotz's new book, Preparing to Meet Jesus. Then, Dr. Kathy Koch gives helpful advice to parents on children and smartphones. We'll conclude by remembering the fears of the 1960's with staff writer Rusty Benson and his article, The Good Old Days Reconsidered.

For information on non-smartphone options - https://techless.com/

00:00-05:40 Heather Brooks and First Amendment lawsuit

05:50 - 09:30 Hannah Meador's book review of Preparing to Meet Jesus, by Anne Graham Lotz

09:42 - 19:53 Dr. Kathy Koch talks about children and smartphones

20:08 - 28:00 Memories of the 1960's and handling today's fears with Rusty Benson

Stewardship of Family and Nation
October 14, 2023

In this episode, Debbie Wuthnow of iVoterGuide explains the do's and don'ts of contacting your representatives in Congress. And Abraham Hamilton III gives us the biblical basis of family discipleship and shows us his own family discipleship routine. We'll also recognize the new editorial leadership at The Stand magazine and hear from staff writer Joy Lucius as she reviews the book, The Lord's Supper, by Dr. Jonathan Black.

The Lord's Supper, Our Promised Place of Intimacy and Transformation with Jesus by Dr. Jonathan Black - available (here).

To get your free 6-month subscription to The Stand magazine visit www.afa.net/theStand

00:00 - 06:29 The Stand magazine editorial change with Randall Murphree and Rebecca Davis

06:30 - 12:59 Book review of The Lord's Supper by Jonathan Black

13:00 - 19:00 How to contact a member of Congress

19:15 - 27:00 The importance of family discipleship

Light in Dark Places
September 28, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Ray Rooney describes the devastating effects a low view of God has had on churches in America. And Nathan Harper of Vapor Ministries give us an update on Christian persecution in Sudan and Iran.



The Battle for Hope
September 28, 2023

In this episode Ed Vitagliano, AFA Executive Vice-President, explains how Christians can maintain an attitude of hopefulness in spite of life's hardships. And Bert Harper, co-host of Exploring the Word, talks about the difficulties of leading a church and the importance of showing appreciation to pastors and their families.


Biblical Femininity
September 21, 2023

This week on The Stand Radio, we’ll talk about the surprising solution to declining church attendance. We'll also examine biblical womanhood with staff writer Hannah Meador and The Stand magazine editor, Rebecca Davis. Then, Patti Garibay of American Heritage Girls concludes the program by laying out some solutions to the dangers facing today’s young girls.




The Plain Logic in Gender
September 14, 2023

Dr. Frank Turek exposes the hidden faults in transgender ideology by applying logic to the issue of gender. The Stand staff writer Jordan Chamblee points out the lies our kids hear about their true identity and helps parents instill a biblical worldview.



Grandparenting - A Lasting Heritage
September 07, 2023

Dr. Jerry Newcomb of Providence Forum talks about the decline in patriotism in America and explains how parents can promote hearts of gratitude in their children. Plus, Dr. Josh Mulvihill of RenewaNation joins us to examine God’s design for grandparents and share some great advice on how they can be a better influence their grandchildren.



America's Founding Fundamentals
September 02, 2023

President of AmericanMinute.com, William J. Federer, explains why understanding the worldview behind the U.S. Constitution is key to our nation’s future. Plus, Attorney Steve Crampton talks about parental rights and child protection laws and how Target might be stepping over the line.




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