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The Core Christianity radio program was created to address a growing problem in the United States—people do not understand what the Bible teaches. Seminary professor, author, and theologian Michael Horton helped launch the show that is now hosted by Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier. Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as the host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.Dr. Bill Maier is a veteran broadcaster with a background in both general market and Christian radio. He also holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Biola University in Southern California. Many listeners may be familiar with Bill's work for the national media ministry Focus on the Family, where he hosted the “Weekend Magazine” program and the “Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier."

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The Core Christianity radio program was created to address a growing problem in the United States—people do not understand what the Bible teaches. Seminary professor, author, and theologian Michael Horton helped launch the show that is now hosted by Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier. Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as the host of the Core Christianity national radio broadcast.Dr. Bill Maier is a veteran broadcaster with a background in both general market and Christian radio. He also holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Biola University in Southern California. Many listeners may be familiar with Bill's work for the national media ministry Focus on the Family, where he hosted the “Weekend Magazine” program and the “Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier."

Does God Know Who Will Be Saved or Does He Choose Who Will Be Saved?

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Episode 1111 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Before the fall, could all the animals talk like the serpent?

2. Will we eat in heaven with our glorified bodies?

3. How do foreknowledge and predestination relate to each other in election?

4. Will our family pets be with us in heaven?

5. How can I help my friend understand that Christmas isn't a pagan holiday?

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Core Guide - 5 REASONS CHRISTMAS IS NOT A PAGAN HOLIDAY

Dec 02 2022

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Should Churches Cancel Their Worship Services On Christmas Day?

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Episode 1110 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. I’ve reconciled with my ex-husband. Are we still married in God’s eyes?

2. Why did Jesus make wine if people were going to get drunk at the wedding?

3. What should I do after recognizing that I have idols in my life?

4. How can I explain to my friend why Christians worship on Sunday and not Saturday?

5. Should pastors cancel church on Christmas day?

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Core Question – Why Did the Sabbath Day Change to Sunday?

Dec 01 2022

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Are There Steps to Becoming a Christian?

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Episode 1109 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. What does it mean that the devil is “bound for a thousand years”?

2. Does the Bible say anything about the existence of ghosts?

3. Is becoming a Christian a process?

4. What should I do if I have romantic thoughts about the same-sex?

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Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie

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Core Guide – 10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality

Nov 30 2022

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Is the Rapture Literal or Symbolic?

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Episode 1108 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Do all Pentecostals believe the oneness doctrine about the Trinity?

2. What is the meaning of the wheels in Ezekiel 1?

3. Is it wrong to marry someone who got divorced without biblical grounds?

4. Is the rapture literal or symbolic?

5. I am Greek Orthodox. When we pray we say “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Is that ok or should I just pray our prayers in Jesus’s name alone?

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Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie

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Core Guide – 5 Things You Should Know About the Bible’s Final Book

Nov 29 2022

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How Should Christian Parents Respond if Their Child Comes Out as Gay?

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Episode 1107 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Should we focus on the legacy of a pastor’s ministry?

2. Why was Jesus’s earthly ministry only three years long?

3. How should I respond to my son who has come out as gay?

4. Does the Year of Jubilee have anything to do with the overturning of Roe v. Wade?

5. Is it inappropriate for pastors to reference fantasy movies in their sermons?

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Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie

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Core Guide – 10 Things You Need to Know About the Bible and Homosexuality

Nov 28 2022

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I'm Addicted to Shopping. Can the Bible Help?

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Episode 1106 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Was Joseph's coat miraculous and powerful?

2. What is the "sin that does not lead to death," in 1 John 5:17?

3. Is it a sin to have money?

4. I'm addicted to shopping. Can the Bible help me?

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Core Guide - 5 BIBLICAL REMINDERS FOR THANKSGIVING

Nov 25 2022

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Why Does the Bible Tell Us to Give Thanks When We Are Sorrowful?

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Episode 1105 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. What does thanksgiving to God look like when we are suffering?

2. How can I lovingly engage family members who believe in conspiracy theories?

3. How can I understand John 17:3 regarding the divinity of Jesus?

4. Did God plan for Adam and Eve to fall?

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Core Question - How Do I Live the Christian Life?

Nov 24 2022

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Should Churches Be Aggressive Towards the World?

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Episode 1104 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. If Adam and Eve sinned by eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Good and Evil, is it a sin to pray about knowledge, to gain knowledge? I know there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.

2. The church I grew up in was extremely aggressive in the way it talked about judgment and the truth of the Bible as opposed to the ways of the world. I left the church for a time mainly because of this but am plugged into a church now and the teaching is very different. They still teach the Bible but things just aren’t as strict or demanding. I’m just wondering which form of Christianity is true, and do you have to be aggressive towards the world in order to prove that you are really a Christian?

3. My son is asking me if God created evil and if he used it for his own purposes?

4. What does the Bible say about conspiracy theories?

5. How can I bring someone to God who is afraid of him without pushing them away?

6. My son is incredibly smart and while he agrees that there is a God, he is having a hard time figuring out Jesus. How do I share the truth of the gospel with him when he seems too smart for his own good?

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5 Biblical Reminders for Thanksgiving

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Core Question - How Can Christianity Be True if God Allows Evil and Suffering?

Core Question - How Can I Share My Faith?

Nov 23 2022

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Why Was the Serpent in the Garden of Eden?

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Episode 1103 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Gideon asked for signs to prove God’s will, was he wrong to do this? If not, should we still do this in the Christian life?

2. If the Garden of Eden was perfect, why was there something that could cause sin in the garden?

3. If I disagree with some of the theology that is taught in my church, should I look for a new place to worship?

4. How do you explain the trinity to muslims?

5. How should we understand the reference to angels in 1 Corinthians 11:10?

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5 Biblical Reminders for Thanksgiving

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Core Question - Why Do You Talk About the Difference Between Law and Gospel

Nov 22 2022

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Should Churches Require Members to Attend Small Groups?

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Episode 1102 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Is it OK for Christian couples to purposely not have children?

2. Is a Christian who attends Sunday service faithfully but does not attend midweek small groups or other church activities throughout the week considered “forsaking the fellowship of the saints”?

3. What does 2 Thessalonians 2:11 mean?

4. Is it too late to be saved on our deathbed?

5. How should you respond when someone says that they’ve forgiven you but continue to bring up past sins again and again?

6. Could you please unpack Matthew 13:38-39? Are the people mentioned here the Sons of Perdition?

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5 Biblical Reminders for Thanksgiving

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Core Guide - 7 Things Children Teach Us

Nov 21 2022

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What Does it Mean that "Money is the Root of All Kinds of Evil"?

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Episode 1101 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. What does Revelation 22:14-15 mean?

2. How should I understand Hebrews 6:4-5 and the idea of losing my salvation?

3. Is money really the root of all evil?

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Core Question - Can I Lose My Salvation?

Nov 18 2022

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What Do I Do If My Church Has Wrongly Excommunicated Me?

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Episode 1100 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Is it wrong for Christian couples to live together before marriage?

2. Does the Bible require me to confess to my wife that I cheated on her?

3. What do I do if my church has wrongly excommunicated me?

4. What are the main differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants?

5. Should all churches unite and become non-denominational?

6. How can I begin to heal after learning of my wife’s infidelity?

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5 Biblical Reminders for Thanksgiving

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Core Guide – 7 Things You Need to Know About Marriage and Sex

Nov 17 2022

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How Can We Persuade Skeptics of the Truth of the Gospel?

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Episode 1099 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. What should we think about false teachers who still confess Jesus as Lord?

2. Is it idolatrous to spend more time on my hobbies than I do praying?

3. How can we persuade skeptics? Is it even possible?

4. How did unbelievers perform miracles in Jesus’s name in 1 Corinthians 12:3?

5. What does Ecclesiastes 7:15 mean when it talks about people being “overly righteous” and “overly wise”?

6. Why do we close our eyes when we pray?

Nov 16 2022

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Are There Different Levels in Heaven?

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Episode 1098 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. What did Jesus mean, let your “yes be yes and your no be no”?

2. What comfort does the gospel provide when a loved one is dying?

3. What does it mean that God’s wrath is being stored up?

4. When should I rebuke someone publicly?

5. Are there different levels of rewards in heaven?

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Called to War: The Christian and the Military

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Core Question – How Do I Live the Christian Life?

Nov 15 2022

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What Does the Bible Say About Race and Ethnicity?

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Episode 1097 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Should the church just focus on the gospel and ignore politics?

2. What does the Bible say about the origin of race and different ethnicities?

3. Why don’t Christians follow the civil laws of the Old Testament?

4. Is getting piercings a sin?

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Called to War: The Christian and the Military

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Core Question – How Does the Church Relate to the Government?

Nov 14 2022

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What Does the Bible Say About Serving in the Military?

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Episode 1096 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Should I ignore my parent’s bad theology in order to keep the peace?

2. Are our souls and spirits the same thing?

3. What does the Bible say about being in the military?

4. Are sermons necessary if all Christians have the Holy Spirit?

5. Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?

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Core Question – How Does the Church Relate to the Government?

Nov 11 2022

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How Should Christian Worship Services Be Ordered?

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Episode 1095 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Should Christians mirror the miraculous parts of Jesus’s ministry?

2. How should Christian worship services be ordered?

3. Is the worship service a place for political discourse?

4. Can my habitual sins make me lose my salvation or prove that I am not saved?

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Core Question – Can I Lose My Salvation?

Nov 10 2022

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How Are Our Bodies Temples of the Holy Spirit?

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Episode 1094 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. Is, “God will never give you more than you can handle” a biblical saying?

2. Does Matthew 23:8-10 teach that we can’t call people pastor or reverend?

3. How are our bodies temples of the Holy Spirit?

4. Where in the Bible are we taught to pray for the salvation of unbelievers?

5. Can a true Christian lose the Holy Spirit?

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Journey’s with Jesus by Dennis Johnson

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Core Question – What are the Parables?

Nov 09 2022

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How Should Christians Bring Their Faith into the Voting Booth?

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Episode 1093 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. What is Christian Nationalism?

2. How does our Christian faith affect our voting?

3. When did Jesus know that he was the Messiah?

4. Why does God seem different in the Old and New Testament?

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Journey’s with Jesus by Dennis Johnson

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Core Question – How Does the Church Relate to the Government?

Nov 09 2022

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How Does God Feel About Us When We Sin?

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Episode 1092 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions.

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Questions in this Episode

1. How can I explain to my friend that God does not give us new revelation?

2. Is God displeased with me when I sin?

3. Is breaking the speed limit sinful?

4. My husband uses pornography every day. What should I do?

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Journey’s with Jesus by Dennis Johnson

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Core Guide – 7 Things You Need to Know About Marriage and Sex

Nov 07 2022

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Honest questions, honest answers

By Insectophile - Mar 07 2020
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The range of questions asked is very wide. Great for the skeptic as well as the believer.

Awesome podcast!

By aspensorensen - Jun 21 2019
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Love to hear how M Horton answers both simple and complicated theological questions.