CommendationsWhat prominent Christians have said about our broadcast
Chris Arnzen is not afraid to deal with difficult issues or ask the hard questions. I appreciate the straightforward way IRON SHARPENS IRON tackles vital topics. It’s refreshing to hear a radio broadcast regularly deal with truly important, rather than trivial, matters.
I thank God for Chris Arnzen and his Christ-centered ministry with IRON SHARPENS IRON. Most grateful am I for his unwavering commitment to the absolute truth of Scripture. Here is a rare voice on the radio today. May the Lord set a wide and open door before this vibrant program for all to hear.
It has been my joy to be interviewed by Chris on several occasions. Unlike some who simply want to have their own views validated, Chris is genuinely interested in biblical truth. He asks probing, weighty questions with the goal of equipping his listeners to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within them (1 Peter 3:15). IRON SHARPENS IRON is truly an excellent name for this program. In a world in which many try to tickle the ears to appeal to the masses, Chris strives to rightly divide God’s word to feed the sheep. I am grateful for his program and enthusiastically commend it to you.
The subjects Chris Arnzen covers are not only relevant to the USA but also to the church on the African continent. He deals with those issues that are a menace to the church today and you cannot miss the fact that he wants those he is interviewing to base their answers squarely on the Bible. Keep it up, Chris; we need many people like you on this side of the Atlantic!
What I appreciate most about Chris Arnzen is that he keeps the main thing the main thing. Chris’s unwavering focus on the sufficiency of Scripture to address social, cultural, and political issues facing the evangelical Church is refreshing to see in a time when even many who profess to believe in Christ are succumbing to the allurement of worldly ideologies and philosophies.
I had a fantastic time being on IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio! Very intelligent and thoughtful conversation, and we even had a few laughs! I had a genuine sense that we were discussing issues that are glorifying to God and help us grow in sanctification.
I always look forward to being interviewed by Chris Arnzen. He knows what’s going on in the Christian world. He wades through the fluff and gets to the core issues. We need more Christian talk radio to follow the IRON SHARPENS IRON format. Substance with solutions to today’s muddled theological thinking. May its reach spread far and wide.
I’m so encouraged to know that programs like ‘IRON SHARPENS IRON’ are boldly defending the Bible from its very first verse. These are challenging times, and more than ever we need Christians in the media like Chris who will stand up for biblical truths without compromise.
I appreciate Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON because Chris loves the truth. He is not afraid of where the truth will lead us or what it will demand of us and he is zealous to have the truth applied to the details of everyday life. If you’re interested in the truth, IRON SHARPENS IRON is worth your time and attention.
Chris Arnzen provides a packed hour of serious radio on Iron Sharpens Iron with meaty biblical and theological discussion which is a rarity in today’s world. Listen in. Stretch your mind. Learn the truth.
Chris Arnzen has his finger on the pulse of American culture and Christianity. His interviews are incisive and provocative. He brings Christian thought to bear on a host of contemporary issues that face twenty-first century Christians. Chris has the uncanny ability to get to the heart of a matter and to plumb the depths of what Scripture teaches on a particular issue. I most highly recommend Christians to listen to Chris’ broadcasts if they want to stay abreast of what is taking place in society and in the Church in our time.
Chris and I go back many years, discussing books along a broad spectrum of topics, whether biblical, ethical, social, and even law-related. One interview was on a matter of doctrine about which Chris and I have decidedly opposite views, giving proof-positive credence to ‘Iron Sharpening Iron.’ Despite whatever theological differences we have, our shared faith in Christ and passion for truth has been a blessing and encouragement even beyond the interviews, leading to a lasting personal friendship. The format of the program–unhurried, thoughtful, calm, and irenic–is uniquely suited to searching for truth. Where else can one find the luxury of explaining one’s thinking and writing without hype and ego getting in the way? And who else has such sheer, crazy fun in the midst of serious dialogue! It’s always a joy to spend time with Chris and his loyal listeners. Always an honor, my brother.
It has been rare for me to hear God’s truth and Christ’s majesty referred to on the radio. But these sublime subjects I have now heard for the first time in a radio programme. Thanks be to God that Chris Arnzen opens a precious radio channel which tells the listening world what are the most important subjects of all. It was my very great privilege to speak about Christian godliness and spiritual conversation and to face splendid theological questions on this fine programme.
In this era of social media, the church desperately needs a sound voice. Chris Arnzen of IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio is that voice who uses his platform to pierce this present culture with the true Gospel. The exchange Chris creates with his guests will not only challenge your way of thinking, it will challenge your way of living!
Thank you Chris for your kindness and tolerance in allowing me to present details of my exit from Seventh-day-Adventism. Thanks also for permitting me to give my views on a range of theological issues, and most of all on the Gospel of righteousness by faith. You are a gracious host and an incisive thinker. I greatly enjoyed the privilege of speaking with you!
IRON SHARPENS IRON is a good place to gather if you are among those who want real discussion of things that matter.
Chris Arnzen is an interview host without peer. He embodies the title of the program by being ‘sharp’. His rapier intellect cuts to the core of issues he discusses. It’s a delight for me to work with him!
If the rest of Christian radio would try to do what Chris Arnzen is doing with IRON SHARPENS IRON the body of Christ would be blessed and edified. As it stands, IRON SHARPENS IRON is unique.
Chris Arnzen is an exceptional interviewer with one primary objective–to know and make known the life, doctrine and ministry of the one being interviewed. He has a commanding personality and yet seems to disappear in the interview in order to give center stage to his subject. His questions were courteous, relevant and revealing. I knew that I was being interviewed by someone who studied my life and doctrine, and was interviewing me for the glory of God and the edification of God’s people.
IRON SHARPENS IRON is one of the most bold and informative programs on Christian radio. The discussions are refreshingly candid and reliably profitable and Chris Arnzen is a superb interviewer with sound biblical instincts and a knack for asking the right questions. It is always an hour well spent.
Spending thirty minutes on air with Chris is like riding a bull in a rodeo without a clown to save you. Fast. Hard. Challenging. And somebody inevitably gets stepped on. It was a gas!
Chris Arnzen represents a vital voice today. We are in a time that is growing ever darker. Furthermore, many Christian voices are capitulating to the culture on critically important issues. Chris Arnzen and IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio are where the light of the Gospel and the sufficiency of scripture remain key.
While broad evangelicalism sleepwalks to Babylon, smugly embracing the culture that intends its demise, Chris Arnzen on IRON SHARPENS IRON exposes idols and exalts the word of God.
In a sea of distractions from the central message of Christianity, Chris Arnzen brings insight, joy, and biblical wisdom to bear on issues of interest to us all. Beyond informing, it will transform your thinking with the renewing power of God’s Word.
[Iron Sharpens Iron Radio is forever indebted to Pastor Ron Glass and the brothers and sisters of Wading River Baptist Church on Long Island, NY, for their unwavering encouragement and generous financial support, without which this program would likely not exist.]
In a day of shallow teaching and preaching across the spectrum of contemporary evangelicalism, Chris Arnzen’s “Iron Sharpens Iron” broadcast is more than a breath of fresh air. It’s an urgently needed source of information and interaction on the timeless theological and practical issues relating to biblical Christianity. Defying his critics, Chris has developed a format in which guests with high levels of expertise can discuss these important issues in far greater depth than the ordinary talk-show format permits, but do so in a way that is accessible to ordinary lay Christians. This is a program unique to the genre of Christian radio. Personally, I look forward to a time when “Iron Sharpens Iron” is widely syndicated both over the air and on the internet. Meanwhile, if you can, make this program a part of your daily routine. You’ll be a far more informed and equipped believer if you do!
Chris Arnzen is absolutely serious about making a real difference in the lives of his listeners with this radio show, bringing a serious word for serious believers.
Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON combines astute cultural analysis with substantive theological understanding. It pairs a wide range of well-qualified guests with an articulate and gracious host. This is the best of compelling, relevant, and substantive Christian broadcasting. Listen in live. Listen in to the recording. Just be sure to listen in.
I turn down interview requests from radio programs nearly every week. Most are looking for a sensationalized program full of juicy prosperity gospel gossip and idle chatter. Chris Arnzen is in a whole different category. He has a mind for God’s word and a heart for lost people. Chris is theologically sound, objective, and keeps the main thing the main thing. His love for the gospel, passion for truth, and desire to equip his listeners makes IRON SHARPENS IRON one of the most edifying programs on the air. It’s an honor to be a guest and a listener of IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio!
It’s a blessing to get to talk with Chris Arnzen. Glad he’s doing his part, connecting and filtering culture and politics through the Gospel to help preserve our republic.
Have you sat by the fireside with your favourite refreshment, coffee or tea and a shortbread cookie, and chatted to your best friend? Don’t you love those times when you share fellowship at a God-honouring, and joyful level, parting with prayer and with the warmest affection, feeling stronger in faith and thankful for those precious ties that bind us to fellow believers? Those are golden hours and anticipate what lies before us in the glory to come.
It is that ethos of holy affection that Chris Arnzen unconsciously, but by the Holy Spirit, seeks to attain and frequently achieves on his IRON SHARPENS IRON broadcasts. They attain that happy blend of discovering more of the truth of Christianity and a growing desire to walk more closely with God. We who participate in the programs look forward to them and are blessed to be taking part.
Usually radio interviews are a thing one gets through with a sigh of relief but Chris Arnzen makes the experience more like a spirited discussion of important matters among friends that leaves you thinking. The gospel of Jesus Christ is front and centre and issues are addressed head on. It is a pleasure to know Chris and to have been a small part of this faithful radio ministry.
Chris Arnzen asked good questions in a long-form show that allowed for full exploration of the themes within a new book of mine. He unabashedly showed Reformed understanding and practiced Brian Lamb interviewing: short questions without froth and suds so the guest has time to impress or depress.
“In Chris Arnzen, host of IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio, the Lord has put together a great mixture of gifts. His theological acumen, network of relationships, radio experience, ready laugh, and love for God’s people shine forth on his program. The way he involves the audience in the live broadcast is masterful, making Iron Sharpens Iron unique and intriguing. A must-listen!”
— Dr. Barry J. York, President & Professor of Pastoral Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA
“In a world filled with social media that is little more than fluff and hype, it is vital that we hear voices of substance and weighty reality: Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON is such a voice. Great interviews and solidly biblical!”
— Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History & Biblical Spirituality, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
“A good interview, in my judgment, demands questions that enable one to speak about various aspects of the Christian and Reformed gospel of salvation by the grace of God in Jesus Christ–its content and its history, as well as the calling of true churches and faithful witnesses in our day to contend for it. For such an interview, an interviewer is required who both knows the gospel of grace–its content, history, and present struggles–and loves this gospel of sovereign grace. The questions have to be knowing, pointed, and substantial. These demands are met by Chris Arnzen and the program, IRON SHARPENS IRON. I admit that until I became aware of Chris and his program, it never entered my mind that such a program and such a radio host existed, or could exist, in our godless and religiously bland age. And then with such a large, far-flung audience! Interviews are discussions about the word of God, including the history of its making its way in the world, with a fellow believer–an exacting, discerning fellow believer, but a friend in Christ Jesus. The main thing is that the word of God goes out into the world.”
— David J. Engelsma, Professor of Theology, Emeritus (Retired), Protestant Reformed Seminary, Grandville, MI
“What a joy to be interviewed by a consummate professional in Chris Arnzen! He is gifted at speaking the truth in love and addressing the hard issues of blending theology into everyday living in a culture that often opposes biblical truth. I appreciate his candor and compassion for hurting souls and unwavering stance upholding truth.”
— Mark E. Shaw Founder & President of Truth In Love Ministries, Pastor of Clay Christian Fellowship, Clay, AL, certified Biblical Counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC), certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MLAP) with the Alabama Association of Drug & Alcohol Addiction, author of “The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective”
“It was a joy to spend two hours on-air with Chris Arnzen. He clearly has the expertise and gifts that allowed for a relaxing, yet in-depth discussion about the pertinent issues of our day. This combination of being able to discuss in-depth topics in an easy-listening format is drastically needed for listeners today and is something that IRON SHARPENS IRON provides.”
— Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard, Zion Lutheran Church, Gwinner, ND (LCMS), & author of “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 False Christs”
“It was my privilege to once again be a part of the IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio program. As in times past, Chris was well prepared with questions to uncover the heart of the issue. We live in a day where men want to exalt error and destroy the truth. The time spent on IRON SHARPENS IRON was for the recovery of truth and the refutation of error. May the Lord continue to mightily bless Chris as he labors to exalt the name of Christ and extend His kingdom.”
— Dr. Mark Allison Pastor of Free Presbyterian Church of Malvern, PA, President of Geneva Reformed Seminary
“It is always such an encouragement and great blessing to experience and observe believers who are effectively using the various means of communication available to us today for the sake of the Kingdom as we reach out to those who have not yet come to Christ and encourage the Lord’s people in their walk with Christ. Chris Arnzen and the IRON SHARPENS IRON radio program is one of those blessings. It was my privilege to benefit from it and to participate in it.”
— Harry L. Reeder, III Sr. Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church Birmingham, Alabama
“I enjoy the give and take on ‘IRON SHARPENS IRON’. Chris Arnzen asks thoughtful questions that reflect his theological understanding and take the conversation to do a deeper level. Also, listeners from around the country ask practical questions that are relevant to the topic at hand – he has a good radio audience.”
— Dr. Philip Graham Ryken (D. Phil., Oxford University), Former Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, PA (1st successor of the late Dr. James Montgomery Boice & 12th pastor in the church’s 180-year history), President of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (2010 – present)
“It is exhilarating to know that there exists such a radio program as IRON SHARPENS IRON where challenging ideas, questions, and contemporary issues are raised and addressed in a cogent and God honoring manner. The wide array of respected guests and scholars on the program provides a much needed resource of information to both the Body of Christ and society at large. Chris Arnzen is a superb host who does not fear to tackle the difficult issues of our day. This vital radio ministry has been raised ‘for such a time as this’ (Esther 4:14).”
— Dr. Tony Costa Author, Professor of Apologetics, Toronto Baptist Seminary
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is a delicious radio program that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning theological palate. It is filled with scrumptious topics, delectable guests, and luscious conversation. It is hosted by my friend, Chris Arnzen, a well-respected connoisseur in the world of zesty Christian radio programs. I highly commend Chris and his radio program to all who love to fill their minds with theologically sound delicacies.”
— Jeff Durbin,Pastor of Apologia Church, Tempe, AZ, Host of Apologia TV & Apologia Radio, World Champion martial artist with 5 Black-Belts, Fight Choreographer & Actor portraying Michaelangelo & Donatello for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” TV franchise
“Few men are willing to stand for the truth today, let alone broadcast their views over the radio – but Chris Arnzen is such a man. With great boldness and an unflinching commitment to the Bible, Chris deals with topics that are vitally important for the Christian community, especially in our day. Chris, thanks for all you do to keep us ‘sharp’ as the people of God. Your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
— Rob Ventura, Pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church, North Providence, RI, author, blogger for Reformation 21 (the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals), co-author of A Portrait of Paul and Spiritual Warfare, general editor for Covenant Theology: A Reformed & Baptistic Perspective on God’s Covenants by Greg Nichols, contributor to the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible
“Each time I have been on IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio it has been a great pleasure to participate on such a quality program that always deals with very important issues. Chris Arnzen’s program should be a steady diet for all believers who are able to listen.”
— Mack Tomlinson, Pastor, Providence Chapel, Denton, TX
“It was a great blessing to be a guest on IRON SHARPENS IRON. Chris Arnzen is a bold warrior of the cross who faithfully shines the light of truth on many of the issues facing the church today. His kind and balanced approach makes this program a valuable resource to the body of Christ.”
— Cindee Martin Morgan, Cofounder of Walter Martin Jude 3, which is continuing the teaching legacy of her father (the founder of the Christian Research Institute & original host of “The Bible Answer Man” broadcast, Walter Martin)
“All Christians should take note of IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio and the excellent job Chris Arnzen does with this program. He tackles controversial and important issues in Christian theology. Chris is a great host who asks tough but fair questions that need to be asked of Christian leaders.”
— Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D. Professor of Theology, The Master’s Seminary Editor, The Master’s Seminary Journal
“Chris Arnzen is an experienced and competent interviewer. As a first-time radio ‘interviewee’ I was concerned about being able to fill two hours. Chris’ insightful questions and friendly interaction on air made the time fly by (as he said it would!) and made for a very enjoyable discussion! His relevant inquiries drew out the most important points that I wanted to make about the Amish. “
— Pastor Chuck Vuolo Reformed Baptist evangelist to the Amish community, Pastor of New Life Community Church, Kingsville, MD
“Chris Arnzen, host of the radio broadcast IRON SHARPENS IRON, is one of the few voices left in this post-modern era who will deal with a subject matter with the hopes of bringing correction and instruction to the lambs of the Lord Jesus. He doesn’t shy away from difficult topics, but tackles them head on. I really enjoyed our time together and look forward to the next time.”
— Jerry Johnson, Researcher/Senior Writer for numerous documentaries including the best-selling “Amazing Grace: The History & Theology of Calvinism”; “The Marks of a Cult: A Biblical Analysis”; “The Late Great Planet Church”; and “Beware of False Prophets: The Case Against Charles G. Finney”
“What a pleasure it was to be interviewed by Chris Arnzen; even after two hours of grilling, I was ready for more! Chris had a good command of my subject (eschcatology) and showed himself more than capable of getting quickly to questions of great interest and importance. He certainly brought out the best in me, as I trust he does with all his guests. May you tune in often and be built up and blessed!”
— Dean Davis, author of “The High King of Heaven: Discovering the Master Keys to the Great End Time Debate”
“It was a great pleasure to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON. This show is a gift to any who are interested in an intelligent, well-informed expression of Christian faith in today’s America.”
— Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, Washington, DC, author of “Taking Back the United Methodist Church”
“Chris Arnzen loves God and loves people enough to speak God’s truth. Never fearing to tackle the hard subjects head on, IRON SHARPENS IRON is a safe place I can point people to in a sea of fuzziness, political correctness and deception.”
— John Samson, Pastor of King’s Church, Peoria, AZ, author of “Twelve What Abouts: Answering Common Objections Concerning God’s Sovereignty in Election”
“Having hosted radio shows for a number of years, and having been interviewed on other shows many times, my time on IRON SHARPENS IRON with Chris Arnzen was a wonderful experience. Chris is an enthusiastic, passionate, and well-informed host. His interviewing style is engaging and provokes conversation, as opposed to just Q&A. My interview with Chris was easy–not because the questions were simplistic, but because Chris really knows how to shepherd a conversation. And what a blessing to be interviewed by a host as passionate about the subject matter as the guest! I hope the Lord allows me another opportunity in the future to be a guest on IRON SHARPENS IRON.”
— Tony Miano, Founder of Cross Encounters Ministries and Host of Soul Winner Radio
“Providence is a wonderful instructor, and a rich encourager. When paths cross with people of like mind we feel like long lost friends redeeming time together. Such it was as we conversed today on ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ on a subject close to both our hearts, Jewish mission and Calvinism. Reformed mission to Israel is not an oxymoron; but rather biblically and historically, Jewish mission is an essential element of reformed theology. Thank you, Chris, for the opportunity to make a plea to my Calvinist friends not to neglect Jewish evangelism, and to my dispensationalist friends, to stop star gazing and start sharing Christ.”
— Stephen Atkinson, Asst Pastor Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, AR Director of Ministry: Christian Witness to Israel (N America Inc.)
“Chris Arnzen’s questions on ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ were probing and our conversation was stimulating.”
— Thomas C. Oden, (PhD, Yale University), Director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in Pennsylvania, former Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey
“Recently I was asked locally to speak on the dangers contained in much of what passes globally for ‘Christian Broadcasting’. It was therefore a joyous contrast and an honour to be the guest on ‘IRON SHARPENS IRON’; a program that genuinely and fearlessly upholds and defends Christian truth. Chris Arnzen was both engaging in his manner and respectfully incisive in his questioning. Listener involvement was also stimulating and challenging and gave opportunity to exalt the wonderful Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ. ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’ – a beacon of light in a sea of darkness.”
— Cecil Andrews, Director, Take Heed Ministries
“Chris Arnzen is a well-experienced and helpful radio host. He prepares his guests before they are interviewed with a clear outline of the direction of his interview. He is quick to ask further questions if he thinks listeners need more clarification, and he puts his guests at ease during the interview process. Chris has a deep interest in the church of Christ, its righteousness, and its grasp of biblical doctrine. The fellowship with Chris during ‘Iron sharpens Iron’ is a blessing for participants.”
— Walt Chantry, Author, evangelist, retired pastor, pioneer of the Reformed Baptist resurgence in mid-20th century America
“Utilizing the idea that a good discussion can serve to sharpen our focus, IRON SHARPENS IRON is a program that gets to the center of our most heartfelt discussions. All at once, Chris Arnzen was gracious, knowledgeable, as well as insightful–a rare combination among interviewers today.”
— Gary Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
“It was my pleasure to be a guest on the IRON SHARPENS IRON program. I found the host and panel well-prepared to discuss the subject of the holiness of God. Christian radio has been an important part of Ligonier’s growth and so we are always encouraged to see local programs faithful in their sphere of influence. The church needs a new reformation if it is going to impact the culture. Local radio is an important front in that effort.”
— Chris Larson, Executive Vice President Ligonier Ministries
“Chris Arnzen is providing a great service to the church in the twenty-first century. IRON SHARPENS IRON delivers precisely what it promises—it is edifying, encouraging, and challenging. I hope the Lord continues to bless the program and that Christians throughout the world continue to be thoroughly equipped for every good work by the truth of God’s Word through this vital ministry—all for the glory of God.”
— Rev. Burk Parsons, Associate Pastor with Dr. R.C. Sproul, Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida, and Editor of “Tabletalk” magazine
“I enjoyed greatly my appearance on IRON SHARPENS IRON. Chris is a good interviewer. He’s willing to tackle difficult subjects and controversies, and does so in a thoughtful and biblically-informed way. Keep listening!”
— Kim Riddlebarger, cohost of “The White Horse Inn”, senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church (URCNA), Anaheim, CA “IRON SHARPENS IRON is an invigorating and refreshing change of pace from what fills the airways of Christian broadcasting. This is a show where truth matters and God is still Sovereign. These attributes are to be greatly appreciated, the host is to be applauded and the show highly recommended!” —Ken Jones cohost of The White Horse Inn, Pastor of Greater Union Baptist Church, Compton, CA
“Dear Chris– Thank you very much for the opportunity to be on your program. I thoroughly enjoyed my time. Your background knowledge and the insight of your questions are very rare in today’s medium of talk radio. I commend this program to all who are able to listen to it. It is a breath of fresh air in this dreary religious landscape in which we live. Look forward to working with you more.” — Joseph Pipa president, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
“Chris Arnzen is a gracious yet unpretentious talk-host and interviewer, and draws the best out of his guests. I’ve enjoyed my three hours on IRON SHARPENS IRON and look forward to coming back for more.” — David Kupelian Managing Editor of WorldNetDaily.com & author of The Marketing of Evil
“I greatly enjoyed my interview time. The host prepared carefully, and that added to its value.”— Dr. Jay Adams, author & biblical counselor
“Chris Arnzen is a bold Christian who stands up for Christ and is not afraid to take on controversial issues. I found him to be a sharply intuitive and informed host who kept the conversation animated, fast-paced, and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with him… Thank you Chris!” — Carole Whang Schutter Author & Screenplay Writer of “September Dawn” starring Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight
“Chris Arnzen combines the depth of a well studied theologian and the lucid insights of an experienced journalist on his new radio program, IRON SHARPENS IRON. This is a very refreshing and much needed departure from the standard 22 minutes of preprogrammed info-sermons that usually is heard on most Christian radio stations. We can only hope that this is a taste of the future of Christian radio.” — Steve Camp, pastor, apologist and award winning Christian recording artist
“IRON SHARPENS IRON, artfully hosted by Chris Arnzen, provides a Christ-Centered forum for the honest and sensitive discussion of issues and topics of current interest to the Christian Community and beyond. My times as a guest on the program proved to be pleasant and profitable (albeit the topic was not without points of pain). Chris has a gracious facility for probing gently yet pointedly touching the tough as well as the tender spots. His range of topics span the spectrum from controversy to compassion and combine the “heart” concerns of spiritual pain and perplexity with the “head” issues of much-needed biblical and theological truth in a culture that seems to need a more clear direction with reference to God’s Word and God’s Will. May the Lord be pleased to prosper this Bible-based ministry.” — Ed Kuhlman author of An Overwhelming Interference
“Chris Arnzen is a well-informed host who does his homework and asks the kinds of questions that an interviewee wants to answer, and an audience wants to hear. Lively, collegial conversation and probing questions opened up opportunities for some really valuable exchanges of information and insights.” — Latayne C. Scott author of The Mormon Mirage
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is an exciting new Christian radio program that every believer should tune in. The program has informative and challenging interviews with some of evangelicalism’s most capable theologians, apologists, and teachers. If you are looking for an entertaining, educational, and dynamic radio show, you can’t afford to miss this program.” — Ken Samples author, former co-host of “The Bible Answer Man”
“Those who turn to talk radio for substantive treatment of timely and timeless issues too frequently find a vast buffet of intellectual junk food; the experience is `as when an hungry man dreameth, and behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty…’ (Isaiah 29:8). Chris Arnzen’s program IRON SHARPENS IRON is a blessed exception, offering red-meat discussions of the most critical issues of time and eternity in a very palatable way.” — William Norman Grigg Editor-at-large, “The Right Source”
“It was a distinct honor and privilege to be on Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON radio broadcast. I have always found Chris to be affable, articulate, and engaging. He knows what he believes (more properly stated, he knows in Whom he believes) and is crisp and clear in his stand for truth. He has a great radio voice and personality, but more important than that, Chris has a great heart for God and the kingdom of righteousness. I believe that those who tune him in will not tune him out because he is in tune with a higher power than even the radio airwaves.” — Victor Knowles author of Heavenly Hosts: A Panoramic Study of Angels and The Biblical Roots of Islam
“I would like to highly recommend to the Christian community a new radio program called IRON SHARPENS IRON. One of the great needs in the contemporary Christian community is some meaty discussions on theological issues. The Scripture places great value upon the necessity of sound doctrine. Many people desperately need to understand how the Bible applies to all of life. The programs that I have heard and participated in are very timely and helpful. Keep up the good work, Chris Arnzen!” — Rev. John M. Otis author of Danger in the Camp
“Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON is real Christianity. That is another way of saying he bravely tackles the hard questions of life from a Christian perspective with integrity and honesty. We need more Chris Arnzens in the media.” — Dr. Frank A. James III President & Professor of Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL
“The IRON SHARPENS IRON radio program by Chris Arnzen truly generates intelligent and animated discussions to sharpen believers and give the Gospel of grace to all. The soul-destroying lies of apostasy are demolished forcefully yet graciously. In the face of subjective irrational speculations of the present day IRON SHARPENS IRON presents the objective, rational, consistent, and all powerful truth of the written Word of God.” — Richard Bennett former Catholic priest, Founder of Berean Beacon
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is a welcome addition to the Talk Show genre. There are enough conservative talk shows that deal with politics. Chris Arnzen routinely deals with issues far more important than politics. People would do well to listen regularly to IRON SHARPENS IRON. No one does a better job than Chris Arnzen.” — David Dykstra author of Yearning to Breathe Free: Thoughts on Immigration, Islam & Freedom
“Chris Arnzen on Iron Sharpens Iron is salt in a decomposing culture, and light in a darkening generation. He takes on challenging and relevant topics that force the listener to search the Scriptures, avoid conforming to the world, and be transformed by the renewing of the mind. He delivers on his claim to sharpen our swords!” — Mark Chanski Pastor, Reformed Baptist Church of Holland, Michigan, Author of Manly Dominion, In a Passive-Purple-Four-Ball World; and Womanly Dominion, More than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit (Calvary Press)
“IRON SHARPENS IRON with Chris Arnzen is a tremendous benefit and blessing to Christians and the whole community. I can’t commend and recommend it enough.” — Pastor Wayne Rogers Managing Editor of The Counsel of Chalcedon, Stockbridge, GA
“Despite being a Muslim who strongly opposes the theological beliefs that IRON SHARPENS IRON adheres to and sometimes anti-Islamic stance that it takes, I would have to admit that I had a good experience appearing as a guest on the show. I felt very comfortable with the way Chris and his guests have questioned my beliefs. I appreciate the respect that I received and the courteous and considerate way questions have been put forth to me. Many Muslim speakers and apologists might possibly feel intimidated appearing on a Christian radio show, however I can say with confidence to any of these Muslims out there that they shouldn’t be worried about doing so with IRON SHARPENS IRON.” — Bassam Zawadi owner of call-to-monotheism.com
“Chris Arnzen is an outstanding talk show host, who does a splendid job contending for the faith through his radio ministry. His interviewing style is clear, honest, warm and Christ-exalting. I trust that only in eternity will he know the extent of the impact and contribution he has made to the cause of Christ.” — Johnny Farese Maintainer of the Reformed Baptist Church Directory
“I believe that Chris Arnzen’ radio program IRON SHARPENS IRON is providing Christians with a very helpful and useful means of keeping people aware of developments on the wider church scene. I commend him for what he is doing and fervently hope that it will continue to be owned of God and that it will prepare people to be like the children of Issachar who were ‘men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do’ (1Chronicles 12:32).” — Pastor William Hughes Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek, FL (former pastor of South Glasgow Baptist Church, Glasgow, Scotland)
“Thank you for your program IRON SHARPENS IRON. In an evangelical environment that tends to scorn a faith that thinks it is refreshing to listen to guests who know not only what they believe but why they believe it, and can engage the culture in a manner that forces unbelievers to recognize the validity of the Christian Faith. Your program also calls evangelicals to examine their own faith and what they are being fed via other psuedo-christian programs… Since both my interview and my husband, Pastor Bobby’s time on the Pastors Roundtable, God has done much for Tulip Reformed Church… Our small “house church” tripled in size the first sunday and almost doubled the following week. All this came about through your program and ministry. And, it is indeed a much needed ministry not only here in New York and Long Island but globally. May the Lord continue to bless you abundantly as you serve Him on the airwaves and via the internet.” — Nancy Almodovar Silent Cry Ministries, Tulip Reformed Church, Ridgewood, NY, author of “A Modern Ninety-Five: Questions Today’s Evangelicals Need to Answer”
“I have been on WNYG which has for its call sign ‘Babylon’ several times. Each time I have been gratified to speak the truth into the falsehoods of our generation–to lift up my voice for Zion in Babylon. Chris is a skilled interviewer and invariably has given me the openings I need to say the things that really need to be said. May God continue to bless his labors to buy the truth and sell it not!” — Dr. Sam Waldron author, pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky, professor of Systematic Theology at Midwest Center for Theological Studies
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is like water in a dry & thirsty land; it is a safehaven, a ‘tower’ to which a weary radio audience can run for substance & Truth.” — Judy Rogers Christian recording artist
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is one of few radio programs that address major biblical issues of the day without compromising truth. Chris Arnzen has just the right touch in hosting it, making the questions and commentary relevant to the listener while simultaneously bringing out the gifts of the scholar being interviewed. I highly recommend it.” — Dr. Joel R. Beeke President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“Chris Arnzen’s love for and confidence in Scripture causes him to address issues without fear while showing great respect for those who may disagree with his views. That’s what makes IRON SHARPENS IRON such an informative and beneficial radio program. If you want to hear clear, concise thinking from a biblical perspective, listen to this show!” — Dr. Tom Ascol author, Executive Director of Founders ministries, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, FL
“Chris Arnzen keeps the coals burning with vibrant, thoughtful Christianity. Join the conversation!” — Jim Elliff founder & president of Christian Communicators Worldwide
“It is encouraging to know that Chris Arnzen through his IRON SHARPENS IRON show genuinely strives to help listeners take seriously the Bible and its theology. I found Chris to be a capable, engaging and interested host, who tackled the challenging issues.” — Dr. Christopher W. Morgan Professor of Theology, California Baptist University, and author and editor of numerous books, including “Hell under Fire”, “Faith Comes by Hearing”, and “Suffering and the Goodness of God“
“Have political and sports talk shows made you a bit dull, lately? Do yourself a favor and tune in to ‘IRON SHARPENS IRON.’ Through this show, Chris Arnzen addresses vital issues that call for serious discussion, and he does it with a firm belief in the authority of Scripture. The result? A superb program in which edifying, grace-filled, God-glorifying conversation takes place. Here is a talk show that will have a sharpening influence on your life!” — Steve Burchett seminar leader, writer, and editorial assistant for Christian Communicators Worldwide (CCW)
“The Lord be praised for leading me to discover the radio program IRON SHARPENS IRON with host Chris Arnzen. As one who deals in apologetics, counter-cult ministry and Comparative Religion I am quite pleased to recommend ISI because of the fine way Arnzen handles the wide variety of hard-hitting and important issues facing the Christian in this time of growing apostasy within evangelicalism. Chris Arnzen is a knowledgeable and gracious host who is not at all afraid to tackle the critical issues facing the Body of Christ today. As a guest IRON SHARPENS IRON is one radio program I always look forward to being on.” — Ken Silva Pastor of Connecticut River Baptist Church, Director of Apprising Ministries
“In this age, in which there is evidence that a new religion has appeared that goes by the name Christian but is actually an innovation unencumbered by biblical discipline, IRON SHARPENS IRON is extremely important. This program calls its listeners back to the Scriptures and to the Christ these writings reveal. There is no greater mission!” — Dr. Joel Nederhood Director of Ministries Emeritus, Back to God Ministries International
“I am pleased to have known Chris Arnzen for over twenty years and to count him as a friend and an outstanding advocate for the Lord Jesus. His show, IRON SHARPENS IRON, is a refreshing addition to the radio waves, especially in an environment today where there is such compromise regarding the word of God and standing up ‘for all the counsel of God’. Chris has also been unwavering in his support and understanding of reaching all the lost, including the lost sheep of the House of Israel. We are grateful that IRON SHARPENS IRON has been a platform where we can get this message out. Keep up the good work, my friend.” — Martin Fromm Congregational Leader, Beth Yeshua Ministries, Plainview, NY
“Thanks Chris, for asking me to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON. I appreciate your dedication to truth and to getting it out there on the airwaves! I have been concerned for many years over the weak and insufficient gospel message most folks are presented with, so I appreciate the opportunity to share my testimony and discuss the topic of biblical salvation. God’s continued blessings on your ministry!” — Paula Webster wife of William Webster, noted Christian apologist, Church historian, author and founder of Christian Resources (http://www.christiantruth.com/)
“Chris Arnzen is an excellent and discerning program host. In interviewing me about my book, he stayed with the subject matter. He asked excellent questions that gave me an opportunity to explain the purpose and contents of the book.” — Dr. Jerry Bridges noted conference speaker, best selling author
“Now more than ever Christians need for their love to abound more and more with knowledge and all discernment (Philippians 1:9-11). Listening to Chris Arnzen and IRON SHARPENS IRON is a tremendous opportunity for Christians to be challenged to be more biblical so they are ‘sharpened’ in their thinking. Chris is a gracious host. But, he is also willing to stand for the truth even when that stance may not be popular.” — Pastor Chris Brauns author of “Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds“
“My experience of interviews with Chris were phenomenal. Chris a an excellent radio-show host in many areas. He knows his guests well and as a result asks questions pertinent to their strengths. He himself is very theologically nuanced and aware of issues, so much so that the audience receives carefully nuanced questions, thus providing for me the opportunity to answer them with confidence and comfort. Finally and most importantly, his work brings glory to the Triune God both by equipping Christians and inviting those who are not Christians to come to the Triune God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.” — Steven Tsoukalas Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Apologetics and Christian Thought, Wesley Biblical Seminary (Jackson, MS), Executive Director, Sound Doctrine Ministries (http://www.sdmin.com/)
“Where can you find theologically serious and culturally relevant conversation? At IRON SHARPENS IRON. Chris Arnzen graciously leads thoughtful, engaging, and tough conversations good for the soul. Tune in and be edified.” — Thabiti Anyabwile author of “The Decline of African American Theology”, Ligonier Ministries conference speaker, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman
“Dear Chris: Thank you very much for having me as a guest on your show. I enjoyed the time and believe you conducted the interview in a way that enabled us to highlight much important Biblical truth about an often neglected topic, church discipline. You had evidently done your homework well. May the Lord bless all your labors, brother.” — David Chanski Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, NJ
“In this day of information overload, with so much competition for our ears, eyes, and hearts, we need to choose our information sources efficiently and carefully. Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON program packages material in a way you’ll find useful and challenging. Don’t waste your ears on anything less than this clear-sounding, Bible-honoring broadcast. For the sake of your heart!” — Nelson D. Kloosterman Professor of Ethics & New Testament Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, Indiana
“It was a real blessing to be a guest on IRON SHARPENS IRON. Chris was such a solid host. I so appreciated his informed questions and passion for truth. Radio programs like ISI are very rare in our day, but so needed! I thank the Lord that we live in the age of the internet where such a program can been heard throughout the globe via live-streaming. May our Lord continue to expand ISI’s reach to glory of His name!” — Pastor Jerry Marcellino Audubon Drive Bible Church, Laurel, Mississippi
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is a treasure in the field of apologetics and deserves a wide exposure. Christians today are sorely in need of biblical discernment because of the great number of false teachings that are circulating in the church. Please continue producing IRON SHARPENS IRON as an effective way of responding to that need. I’m honored that I am able to be a part of it.” — Thomas McGovern former Jehovah’s Witness, founder of Dispel the Darkness Ministries
“I was privileged to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON with Chris Arnzen. He was the perfect host to withdraw the teachings of early Mormonism, also discussed in my newest book, Cult Insanity. I commend his integrity for raising up Jesus Christ and his willingness to listen to all view points. He informs, inspires, and edifies his listeners. I was able to discuss my upbringing in a Fundamentalist Mormon group, how I was involved in a cult that enforced blood atonement, and share how I came to Jesus Christ. Tune in as he blesses thousands, sowing seeds for the Kingdom.” — Irene Spencer NY Times Best Sellling Author of “Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife“
“It was a privilege for me to be a guest on IRON SHARPENS IRON with Chris Arnzen. Chris was always gracious and well-prepared. With a fresh approach he asked probing questions leading both listener and guest to an in-depth discussion that challenged and edified both soul and mind.” — Sarah Zacharias Davis author of “The Friends We Keep“
“We heartily endorse Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio Program. Chris chooses a wide range of interesting topics and people. His interview process on the program is fresh, inspiring and challenging. He truly seeks to reach the world for Christ through love. We’re always honored to be in his presence, and feel his love for Christ.” — Jerry & Fern Hill founders, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch (home for abused & abandoned children)
“I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Chris Arnzen on IRON SHARPENS IRON. I have listened to him more than once in California, via my computer at wnygspiritofny.com. His sense of humor, affable personality, and keen mind help make it the great talk show that it is.” — Roger Nelson award-winning actor, founder of “The Friends of John Wesley & Saint Patrick“
“I certainly commend IRON SHARPENS IRON and its host Chris Arnzen for the tremendous work being accomplished. The program is thought-provoking and helpful for those working in the Kingdom of Christ. Keep up the good work Chris.” — Doug Richey, Pastor-Teacher, Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, MO”I certainly commend IRON SHARPENS IRON and its host Chris Arnzen for the tremendous work being accomplished. The program is thought-provoking and helpful for those working in the Kingdom of Christ. Keep up the good work Chris.” — Doug Richey Pastor-Teacher, Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, MO
“IRON SHARPENS IRON and Chris Arnzen are in a class of their own. Brother Chris’s love of Christ was evident in the way he conducted the interview. He was compassionate, respectful and asked great questions, that I beleive his audience wanted to know. The subject of Jonestown and the Reverend Jim Jones encompasses many dynamics, however Brother Chris centered his questions on areas that many other interviewers had not asked. I personally look forward to another interview by Brother Chris.” — Leslie Wagner-Wilson survivor of the Jonestown Suicide-Massacre
“We”re commanded to love God with not just all our heart, but also with all our mind. “IRON SHARPENS IRON encourages that kind of love. It”s truly a tonic for the Christian church, and I was honored and humbled to be a part of the show.” — Warren Cole Smith Publisher & Editor of the Evangelical Press News Service, author, “A Lover’s Quarrel With The Evangelical Church“
“Chris Arnzen is providing a great service to the country by educating the public through IRON SHARPENS IRON. In this age of political correctness run amok, it takes real courage to tell the truth about the people and movements that are working to destroy Christian culture in America. It was an honor to be on the program.” — Scott D. Lively Esq., founder, www.DefendTheFamily.com, author, “The Pink Swastika“
“Chris Arnzen, and IRON SHARPENS IRON remind me not only of what Christian radio can be, but what godly discourse of the things of God can be. A prepared host, earnest discussion, and an intelligent and motivated listenership make for more than merely passing the time, they encourage us to redeem the time. I look forward to visiting with Chris again soon.” — Dr. RC Sproul Jr., founder of Highlands Ministries, Teaching Fellow at Ligonier Ministries
“IRON SHARPENS IRON provides an admirable forum and opportunity to disseminate various aspects of Biblical truth to a wide audience. In these days of general declension and spiritual inertia in many realms of the Christian church, this programme sounds forth a very clear and sound Scriptural message, often to listeners who might not otherwise have the benefit of such good teaching or edifying instruction. May God bless its continuing proclamation to His honour and glory!” — Jim Handyside Pastor, Reformed Baptist Church in Anniesland, Glasgow, Scotland, author, “Melt the Icebergs: A Fresh Look at Prayer“
“Chris Arnzen uses his program IRON SHARPENS IRON for the defense and confirmation of the faith. His careful and thoughtful selection of topics, his deftness in posing questions, and his clarity in speaking to issues make this program an important witness for the gospel. When so much of the media seeks to discredit orthodox Christianity, Chris uses his slot like Goliath’s sword in beheading the taunters of God’s people with a weapon they have falsely assumed as their own. IRON SHARPENS IRON is an hour well-spent.” — Tom J. Nettles Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, finalist for the John Pollock Award for Christian Biography
“In Chris Arnzen and IRON SHARPENS IRON we have a clarion call to declare and apply timeless biblical verities to all aspects of life. Chris’s unique blend of gracious wisdom, holy boldness and theological insight pan out into serious, sustained discussion that challenges and edifies all listeners with the robust truth of the Scripture. This ministry stands out as an encouraging exception to the vast number of Christian claimants flooding the media. It profits us all to listen and learn.” — Michael Leach Pastor, All Saints Redeemer Church, Decatur, GA, coauthor of “Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity“
“I enjoyed being a guest on IRON SHARPENS IRON. This was an unusual opportunity to have serious theological conversation about important topics in the Christian life on Christian talk radio.” — Dr. John Jefferson Davis Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, author of “Christ’s Victorious Kingdom“
“The program IRON SHARPENS IRON provides a marvelous opportunity for people in what is probably the largest regional radio market in America an opportunity to hear timely topics discussed in a conversational form by Christian leaders. The host Chris Arnzen does a great job of probing into the various issues that concern Christians in these confusing and challenging days. It has been my privilege to be a guest several times and I always look forward to it.” — John F. Thornbury church historian, author & conference speaker
“Chris Arnzen and his program, IRON SHARPENS IRON, is a theologically and Biblically driven radio program, not afraid to tackle the tough issues facing the world in general and the Christian church in particular. Chris is gracious and magnanimous to his audience, encouraging diverse opinion on the issues at hand, while always seeking to have the mind of Christ, drawn from the Scriptures. I look forward to being on IRON SHARPENS IRON in the future.” — Allen M. Baker III author of “Seeking A Revival Culture: Essays on Fortifying an Anemic Church”, host of “Between Two Worlds” Radio Broadcast, pastor, Christ Community Presbyterian Church, West Hartford, CT
“I was privileged to appear as a guest on IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio with Chris Arnzen. His interview of my journey from independent Baptist fundamentalism to reformed theology was done gracefully and with respect for listeners of all varieties. His show aims to help the wider evangelical church through encouraging reformed theology, and a wise use of apologetics. Chris consistently deals with important topics and hosts influential church leaders. Downloadable mp3s of his show are available for free. I encourage you to check out sharpens.org for yourself — you will be both intrigued and blessed. I’m sure of it.” — Bob Hayton, founder, FundamentallyReformed.com
“Chris Arnzen manages to achieve what is very rare in Christian media. First, he tackles controversial subjects. Second, he does so in a non-abrasive manner. And, third, his aim is not point-scoring or debate-winning, but more truth and clearer truth for his growing audience. I’m grateful to him for the sacrifice of time thought and energy that he devotes to this helpful broadcast.” — Dr. David Murray former pastor at Lochcarron Free Church of Scotland & Stornoway Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI (2007-Present)
“Arnzen and his IRON SHARPENS IRON program offer what our culture needs so badly today–careful analysis of biblical doctrines and pressing contemporary issues. Arnzen’s refreshing wit and personable style make critical thinking entertaining! — James S. Spiegel Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Taylor University, author of “The Making of an Atheist”
“Professional, knowledgeable, thorough, challenging–These are the words that came to my mind often while I was on your IRON SHARPENS IRON program. Those qualities separate your approach from many I’ve done with other radio programs. You are to be commended for your excellence in helping the body of Christ be equipped and trained to ‘give an answer for the hope that is in us’! Thank you for honoring our Lord with IRON SHARPENS IRON” — Clete Hux Counter-Cult Apologist, Apologetics Resource Center (ARC)
“I enjoyed being on the IRON SHARPENS IRON radio broadcast. Chris was extremely cordial and seemed to ask all the right questions. I would gladly be on the radio broadcast in the future… Thank you, Chris… for being a friend and a great radio host.” — Leon Brown pastor, founder of EvangelismTeam.com
“Chris Anzen was well prepared and IRON SHARPENS IRON moved along at a nice, fast pace. Chris gave me the time to tell a nuanced and complex story about producing theatre from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience through a theatrical adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. And he engaged his listening audience in the process.” — Max McLean award winning actor, Artistic Director, Fellowship for the Performing Arts
“What could be more valuable to the Christian community than a radio program, like IRON SHARPENS IRON, which discusses in a godly manner the differences we have as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ! Surely this gives us a greater respect for one another and teaches us how to disagree without being disagreeable. For that purpose it was a joy for me to take part in such a program!” — Dr. Richard Belcher founder of Evangelizing India for Christ & Richbarry Press, author of “A Layman’s Guide to the Sabbath Question”
“It was a delight to be interviewed by Chris Arnzen on IRON SHARPENS IRON. He is a great interviewer asking provocative and insightful questions that get to the heart of the issue under discussion. His judicious management of the time provides an optimal learning experience for both the guest and the listener. Chris is to be commended for a quality program that addresses many important issues. I encourage you to listen to IRON SHARPENS IRON; it will help you think Christianly!” — Bruce A. Little PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
“Any time Christian people want to talk seriously about God’s truth, the Church is better for it. “Iron Sharpens Iron” is such a place and I applaud what they are doing.” — Dr. David F. Wells Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is a unique radio program hosted by Chris Arnzen, webcasted around the world. It is rapidly becoming a very popular program because of the many different issues it tackles from a Christian worldview. Chris Arnzen is a very gifted talk host, and brings to the program a wide range of guests each day, including some of the most gifted Christian scholars and leaders in the world, who always prove to be thought-provoking and stimulating in their contributions and commentary on the topics addressed. Listeners will be challenged, edified, instructed and informed by tuning in daily to this much needed ministry for the times in which we live.” — David T. King Presbyterian minister, and co-author of the three volume work, Holy Scripture, the Ground and Pillar of Our Faith
“A good interviewer knows how to be interesting, informative, relevant, and in the case of a Christian interviewer, bibical. Chris Arnzen exhibits all of these things on IRON SHARPENS IRON.” — John G. Reisinger author, conference speaker
“Arnzen and his IRON SHARPENS IRON program offer what our culture needs so badly today—careful analysis of biblical doctrines and pressing contemporary issues. Arnzen’s refreshing wit and personable style make critical thinking entertaining!” — James S. Spiegel Professor at Taylor University and author of “The Making of an Atheist”
“It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Chris Arnzen. He is a skilled host and understands how to bring out the best thinking of his guests. I applaud his commitment to discuss substantial subjects in a media environment that tends to promote superficiality.” — Dr. Gregory Reynolds pastor of Amoskeag Presbyterian Church (OPC), Manchester, NH, editor of Ordained Servant: A Journal for Church Officers
“In a world of shallow entertainment and halting opinions, Iron Sharpens Iron opens the microphone to a conversation that gets to a useful point without forgetting the priority of God’s Word. What more do you want?” — Dr. Fred R. Lybrand author, conference speaker, founding executive director and a past president of the Free Grace Alliance
“Chris Arnzen truly desires to sharpen the bluntness of Christianity in our day through lively, thoughtful, and deep discussion of the truths of God’s Word. It was my pleasure to join him in one such discussion and I look forward to more.” — Rev. Daniel R. Hyde Oceanside United Reformed Church, Carlsbad /Oceanside, CA, author of Welcome to a Reformed Church
“Chris Arnzen’s program is engaging, welcoming, and insightful. This is thoughtful broadcasting for thoughtful Christians.” — Dr. T. David Gordon Professor of Religion & Greek, Grove City College, author of Why Johnny Can’t Preach & Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is precisely what is says it is, an honest, intelligent discussion of major theological issues but sharpened to meet the needs of the average believer.” — Dr. Peter Jones Director, truthXchange, Scholar-in-Residence & Adjunct Professor, Westminster Seminary California
“The church would be well served to have more radio programs such as Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON. Chris addresses substantive issues that benefit God’s people, sharpening their understanding and their discernment. Highly recommended!” — Dr. Fred G. Zaspel Author, The Theology of B.B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary
“Chris Arnzen makes it a pleasure to be interviewed. He is prepared, professional, considerate, and thorough. He clearly cares about the minds and the hearts of his listeners.” — Kathy Kuhl Helping parents help children learn, www.LearnDifferently.com, author of Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner
“Chris Arnzen has a passion for truth and a strong grasp on the pulse of our times. Keep informed and sharpen up with IRON SHARPENS IRON”. — Richard D. Phillips Vice Chairman of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, Senior Minister at Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
“Chris Arnzen hosts IRON SHARPENS IRON with the acumen of a theologian and the practical wisdom of a pastor. The tough questions are not eschewed nor are his strong convictions put on the shelf with his guests. The balance he strikes makes not only for great listening but a compelling defense of the glorious truths of Reformed theology.” — Gabriel N. E. Fluhrer Assistant Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC, Editor, Atonement
“What a joy to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON! Chris Arnzen has a way of getting to the heart of the issue that allows the listener to learn deeply about varied topics while, at the same time, never losing sight of the fundamental truths of the gospel. I thank God for ministries like this and heartily commend IRON SHARPENS IRON to everyone!” — Rev. David Ould Rector of Glenquarie Anglican Church in Sydney, Australia
“I really appreciate the fact that Chris Arnzen is willing to take on the difficult issues. I have talked with other prominent ministries who are unwilling to address the issue of child sexual abuse in a substantive way. I look forward to doing interviews with Chris in the future.” — Dale Ingraham Co-founder of Speaking Truth in Love Ministries, Co-author of “Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing With Sexual Abuse in Our Churches”
“What an honor and a privilege to be a guest on your radio program, IRON SHARPENS IRON. Having made myself more aware of your radio ministry in educating the Church on vital matters of faith and, yes, planting seeds of thought that can only germinate in the production of the fruit of faith; I congratulate you in the effort, and encourage all who become familiar with this radio program to become faithful listeners and sustaining supporters of such an important and virtuous effort in our day. May God, and His Church, bless you and prosper you in all future programs and even expand the coverage area of this informative arm of truth.” — Jerry L. Ogles, D.D. Presiding Bishop, Anglican Orthodox Communion Worldwide & Chancellor, Latimer Hall School of Divinity, Nova Scotia & Faith Theological Seminary, Gujranwalla, Pakistan
“In his book, The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard observes that, in fellowship, “we engage in common activities of worship, study, prayer, celebration, and service with other disciples” (186). I not only agree with Willard but would like to borrow his language to describe my interview with Chris Arnzen (and Buz Taylor!). I found what so many have found — that Chris’s personality, skills and experience, combine to make his interviews as comfortable as a fireside chat with friends, and as helpful as one might expect when, in all true fellowship, Iron Sharpens Iron. I hope to return soon and thank the Lord for Chris and the opportunity to appear on the show.” — Gregg Hodge Lead Singer for “Princeton Revival“, author, speaker, teacher, & mentor
“Chris Arnzen is the man who runs IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio, a theological talk-show featuring scholars, pastors, and writers discussing . I’ve been on the program a few times and it is genuinely a lot of fun. Chris doesn’t just interview guests, he talks with friends and colleagues about things that matter. It’s a fun back and forth that is worth your time.” — Joe Thorn Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship, St. Charles, IL, author, conference speaker
“Iron Sharpens Iron delivers what it advertises, non-fluffy Christian radio. Chris is very gifted as an interviewer, asking the right questions at the right time to get the most out of his guests.” — Richard C. Barcellos, PhD Pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA, & founder of Reformed Baptist Academic Press (RBAP)
“It was a great honor to spend time with Christopher Arnzen and Buz Taylor. There is an often times overwhelming amount of information to deal with regarding cultural issues, but Christopher Arnzen is exceptional at facilitating a focused, meaningful discussion that really equips listeners with the knowledge to fight back against the cultural decay in society. Iron Sharpens Iron is an incredible program, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.” — Sean Ryan Director of Communications at MassResistance.org
“The interview turned out to be a pleasure; not an easy ride, but Chris Arnzen obviously understands Biblical theology and asks just the right questions (in quantity and quality) to bring out the subject. Without being soft, he gives the interviewee time to answer properly before following up and does so without avoiding the difficulties. The time flew by.” — Rev. David Silversides Minister of Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland in County Down, Northern Ireland, & author of “The Free Offer: Biblical & Reformed”, “The Antichrist: A Biblical & Confessional View”, & “The Worship of God”
“Chris Arnzen is a fantastic broadcaster. He is quite knowledgeable of the Bible, sound doctrine and church history. It was a pleasure to interact with his intelligent questions that concern important issues affecting the way Christians ought to think and act. His desire to glorify Christ and edify believers through the IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio program is a much needed ministry in our present day of shallow Christianity.” — Scott Christensen Pastor of Summit Lake Community Church, Mancos, CO, author of “What About Free Will?: Reconciling Our Choices With God’s Sovereignty”
“Chris Arnzen brings strong Christian conviction and considerable media experience to the interview process. He is an interviewer’s interviewer. Unlike many interviewers, he believes something in particular and is able to get down to the issues at hand. I appreciate his competence and and am thankful for his presence on the radio.” — Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. Author, “As It Is Written: Genesis: Literal or Literary?”
“Bold and biblical, Chris Arnzen tackles the tough issues Christians face in an increasingly secular culture. I love his commitment to speak the truth in love. His intelligent questions prompt scintillating discussions that enrich listener and guests alike.” — Bill Blankschaen, Writer, Speaker, Author, “You Will Be Made to Care” with Erick Erickson
“Chris Arnzen and everyone affiliated with IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio deserves commendations for the great job they are doing. It is so important for biblical Christians to have outlets to communicate our worldview, and IRON SHARPENS IRON is clearly one of those outlets. Mr Arnzen is not dealing with entertaining fluff. He is not interested in you having your best life now. He is tackling serious issues while being gracious and fair. God bless and keep up the good work for the Kingdom!” — C.L Edwards Salafi Muslim convert to Christianity, #outofislam, Confronting-Islam.blogspot.com
“Chris did a superb job asking pertinent and sometimes fearlessly pointed questions as well as directing the ‘traffic’ of questions from the audience. And he did it with good humor and gracefulness. I recommend his program without reservations!” — Darío Fernández-Morera Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Northwestern University, author of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain
“Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio offers guests the opportunity to give longer, more detailed answers to questions than the sound bites typical on most shorter shows, and when you’re dealing with very complicated issues, as we were when I was a guest, that definitely helps! The co-hosts take the trouble to learn plenty about the subject beforehand, so their questions are intelligent and lead to more than knee-jerk responses. They also engage listeners. IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio offers an effective way for Christian thinkers to bring their message to an intelligent and engaged audience.” — E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Founder & National Spokesman The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
“It is always a pleasure to talk with Chris Arnzen on IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio. He is a host par excellence. He asks insightful questions without resorting to the ‘gotcha’ mentality of some other hosts. I highly recommend him and his program to potential guests and to his listeners without reservation.” — Dr. Don Kistler, Founder of The Northampton Press, author of “A Spectacle Unto God: The Life and Death of Christopher Love” & “Why Read the Puritans Today?”, & editor of over 150 books
“It was an inspiration and a joy to be on Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio show today. As an old soldier for King Jesus of 81 years, being on his show was like being welcomed into the fortress of a fellow soldier and knight and slayer of dragons, who was as intent on advancing the territory of King Jesus on earth as I was. And though I never met him before, it was like we were old friends who had fought many bloody battles together on the battlefield and had the same scars from the swords of the same enemies. This man Chris Arnzen has been around and knows the battlefields and who are our friends and our enemies, and I found it very refreshing and encouraging to be on his show.” — Dr. Jay Grimstead, Founder & Director, Coalition on Revival
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is an excellent program. It is designed to edify the church and bring glory to God. The host, Chris Arnzen, is biblical, gracious and gets to the point of the issues of our day. It was a pleasure to work with him and I thoroughly commend this Kingdom work.” — Gavin Peacock, Director of International Outreach at The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, author of “The Grand Design: Male & Female He Made Them”
“I greatly appreciated the opportunity and privilege to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON. Chris Arnzen is a master at conducting an interview, keeping focused on the subject at hand, and bringing to light strong, Biblical truth. The two hour program flew quickly as we (Chris, Buz Taylor, his co-host, and I) engaged in discussing the practical application of Scripture and addressing pertinent issues many believers wrestle with in today’s confused society, and often in a confused church.” — Dr. Terry Burlingame, Author of “When God’s Will & My Will Disconnect”, Counselor with the Biblical Counseling Center in Jenison, MI, Board Member at David’s House Ministries, Wyoming, MI
“I always enjoy being on Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON program. Chris is insightful, hard-hitting and thoroughly biblical in his critique of contemporary culture. If you cannot get it on the radio listen on-line; it will be worth your while.” — Dr. Tedd Tripp, Elder, Biblical counselor, educator, conference speaker, founder of ShepherdPress.com, author of “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” & coauthor of “Instructing A Child’s Heart”
“Chris Arnzen of IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio prepares thoroughly and executes a well rounded interview, keeping the conversation grounded in the Word and focusing on Biblical truth. I praise God that He has gifted Chris and provided a forum for interviewing the creative Christian community whom God has called to share the Gospel.” — Jim Winder, Actor/Musician for “Journey to the Celestial City” & “Blessed Assurance”: Jim-Winder.com
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is a dramatic and essential voice for the Christian home, church, and community. It is time to break out of the spiritual, social, and theological lethargy of the relatively safe and conservative experience of life in the last century. Chris and Pastor Buz create a lively and honest atmosphere for direct and incisive responses to the most painful and brutal life issues confronting Christians today. Christians must be as clever, creative, and unabashedly pointed about our nation’s (and the world’s) dilemma, its causes and the Gospel cure as the culture is in spewing out lies and wickedness. IRON SHARPENS IRON is doing that.” — Margy Tripp, Coauthor of “Instructing a Child’s Heart”, cofounder of Shepherding the Heart Ministries (www.ShepherdingTheHeart.org), cofounder of Immanuel Christian School & counselor at Grace Fellowship Church in Hazel Township, PA
“It was a pleasure to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON. Chris and Buz are great hosts who asked good questions, were genuinely interested in learning about a pretty strange subject for many of us, and were fair with the material even though it is out of some Reformed people’s comfort zone. Thanks again guys for tackling this unusual topic and for being great hosts.” — Douglas Van Dorn Author: “Giants: Sons of the Gods” & “The Unseen Realm: Q & A Companion”
“In our day, it has become the norm to either hear sound bites or monologues. IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio provides substantive dialogues on the most important issues of our lives. I heartily recommend Chris Arnzen’s ministry!” — Jason Wallace, Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church (OPC), Salt Lake City, UT, producer of of the documentary on Mormonism, “An Earnest Plea to Latter-day Saints”: LDS.video
“You can always trust that Chris Arnzen will lead you in thoughtful conversation and into a more thoughtful Christian life.” — Prof. David C. Innes Chairman, Program in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics Assoc. Professor of Politics, The King’s College, NYC
“I love the quality of the speakers and subjects that are interviewed on Chris Arnzen’s IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio Show. He is doing the body of Messiah a great service through his and his volunteers’ service for the truth of Scripture!” — Rev. Ron Elkin, founder Ammi Ministry, Willow Grove, PA (Theologically Reformed Outreach to the Jewish people)
“Today’s interview was my introduction to IRON SHARPENS IRON. I was sincerely grateful for your seriousness (sober-mindedness) in addressing matters vitally important to the Christian faith. I am very happy to know of a broadcast which is fully-informed by the doctrines of grace as revealed in the inerrant Scriptures. I look forward to listening more often!” — John T. Mabray, Pastor Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), Monroe, LA
“Listening to Chris is like a breath of clean, clear, fresh air! What he offers is rare and wonderful–the naked, unapologetic truth. Chris presents God’s grace through the stories of compelling guests whose lives have been profoundly changed by the Gospel of Jesus. How the world hungers for what God freely offers! We thank God for raising up servants of the King who speak the truth in love.” — Dr. Lynn K. Wilder, Former tenured faculty member at Brigham Young University (BYU), mentor to hundreds of students, producer of more than 50 scholarly publications, & author of 4 books, including “Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church”
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is never a dull moment, and Chris is one of the best hosts one could ask for!” — Dr. Jamin Hübner, Author, Advocate of Christian Libertarian politics, Director of Institutional Effectiveness & founding Chair of Christian Studies at John Witherspoon College, Rapid City, SD
“‘Evil communication corrupts good morals.’ How refreshing it is to know that amidst a forest of corrupt airwaves, Chris Arnzen emerges as a clarion for biblical truth and pure doctrine. I’ve known Chris for over twenty years, and I find his style and commitment to biblical truth virtually unmatched.” — Marc J. Grimaldi, Pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Long Island in Merrick, NY, author of “Gossip: The Church Killer” & “OCD: Finding Hope on the Edge of Insanity”
“Chris Arnzen wasn’t afraid to deal with the tough issues all Christians must face for their namesake: how should we treat our neighbor and how does that translate to what’s right to enshrine as law. America will be a better place with more Christian voices like Chris Arnzen’s.” — David Gornoski, writer for World Net Daily (WND), a fellow of the Moving Picture Institute, guest contributor to Affluent Investor, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), & Altar & Throne, featured journalist in The New York Times, St. Pete Times, & The Discovery Institute, producer for a nationally syndicated radio program as well as an on-air personality & founder of A Neighbor’s Choice
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is a terrific program for stimulating discussion about the Christian faith. Chris is a fun interviewer and I look forward to speaking with him again!” — Dr. Norman Horn, Founder, President & Editor-in-Chief of LibertarianChristians.com & the Libertarian Christian Institute, the main organizer of the Christians for Liberty Conference, award-winning writer & researcher, author of multiple peer-reviewed publications in science, economics, & political theory, & published contributor to “Young American Revolution”, “Students for Liberty”, LewRockwell.com, & “The Washington Post”.
“Chris Arnzen is one of best interviewers in the business. He is knowledgable and gets to the core of issues. His demeanor and sense of humor make talking with him a pleasure. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview.”
— Dr. Russell T. Fuller,
Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, coauthor of “An Invitation to Biblical Hebrew”
“The lack of clarity in our culture, even in evangelicalism, is troubling. Therefore, I am thankful for a clear, articulate, and trustworthy voice in radio like that of Christopher Arnzen. Chris is simply one of the finest interviewers on radio and his show IRON SHARPENS IRON does not disappoint! It is without reservation that I commend Chris to you!” — Dr. Ray Rhodes, Jr. Author, historian, President of Nourished in the Word Ministries, Pastor of Grace Community Church, Dawsonville, GA, conference & retreat speaker specializing in themes related to marriage & the life & ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“This was my first experience being interviewed on the radio. Brother Arnzen asked good questions which opened the discussions admirably. We were able to speak on a variety of pertinent subjects which, I trust, were edifying to the listeners. Such a program is an effective outreach with the greatest potential. It was a privilege to be on it!” — Dr. William R. Downing, founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Silicon Valley, CA, author of 14 books, director & president of Pacific Institute for Religious Studies (PIRS) & Sovereign Grace Baptist Theological Seminary (SGBTS)
“The Word of God says, ‘Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend’ (Pro 27:17). That is the purpose of Chris Arnzen’s broadcast, IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio, and I believe the Lord Jesus has granted him success in accomplishing that. IRON SHARPENS IRON presents informed discussions on vital theological and cultural themes. Declaring the infallible Word of God, defending the doctrines of God’s grace, and exalting the crucified and resurrected Christ, Chris’s radio show will encourage and edify both new and seasoned believers. Those who tune in regularly will be delightfully sharpened as they grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.” — Jeff Pollard, Pastor of Mount Zion Bible Church, Pensacola, FL (home of the Mount Zion Bible Institute), director of Chapel Library, primary editor of Free Grace Broadcaster, author of “Christian Modesty & the Public Undressing of America” & “Discipline: The Biblical Doctrine” & coauthor of “A Theology of the Family”
“Thanks for the opportunity to be on your program today! You have developed well as the affable host of IRON SHARPENS IRON, and I am thrilled with its increased visibility and usefulness in the Reformed community and beyond. You make the interview easy, fun, and full of leading questions enabling your guests to address issues that are of great importance in the Reformed and evangelical community. I must also say that I am quite impressed with the quality of the questions from listeners. Keep up the great work!” — William Shishko, Pastor of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square, NY (1981-2016), instructor for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Ministerial Training Institute, Adjunct Faculty member (Dept. of Applied Theology) at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Taylors, SC, contributing writer to “New Horizons”, “Ordained Servant”, & “The Banner of Truth” magazine, conference speaker, host of “A Visit to the Pastor’s Study” & Regional Home Missionary for Reformation Metro NY (www.ReformationMetroNY.org)
“Chris Arnzen of IRON SHARPENS IRON is my favorite radio host. He has the rare ability to bring the very best out of his guests by asking just the right questions and then getting out of the way. Too many radio hosts are constantly making sure you know how much they know. Chris seeks to display the knowledge of those he interviews and not himself. His humor adds to his program and his humility underlines all that he does. He always closes his program by reminding his listeners that ‘Jesus Christ is a far greater Savior than you are a sinner.’ Those are always welcome words.” — Michael Gaydosh, founder, Solid Ground Christian Books (www.solid-ground-books.com)
“IRON SHARPENS IRON provides an excellent forum for wide-ranging and fresh discussion of Reformed Christianity, its roots and its vital relevance to the church and to the world at large. The host, Chris Arnzen, is a seasoned interviewer who steers the conversation with perceptive professionalism. An excellent resource for anyone interested in discovering more about the Christian faith in all its different facets.” — Rev. Mark G. Johnston, Minister at Bethel Presbyterian Church (EPCEW), Cardiff, Wales, author & conference speaker
“From heavy theological issues to personal testimonies, Chris Arnzen handles them both with deft and sensitivity. He dives into the tough issues with tenacity yet tenderness while always keeping biblical truth front and center. Both the church and the secular world would do well to listen and learn from his show.” — Anthony Uvenio, co-founder and blogger at www.NewYorkApologetics.com
“Thank you, Brother Chris, for your ministry! You are a great encouragement to me. I am a missionary (SBC) in Slovenia and I use your broadcasts extensively with those I’m discipling here.” — Joe Kelley, Southern Baptist Church missionary in Slovenia
“In light of a world so tolerant of half-truths, Chris Arnzen isn’t afraid to ask questions that speak directly to the heart of our Christian faith. Whether challenging to address or not, his well rounded approach to seeking the answers that matter should inspire us all to equally commit to such a thorough search for excellence.” — Jenny Reese Clark Certified Peer Support Specialist with the Alabama Department of Mental Health, founder of The Spencer Project (a ministry to United States Military & VA Hospital chaplains, counselors & therapists), author of “Field of Influence”
“To listeners, I recommend that you listen to as many IRON SHARPENS IRON broadcasts that you can. The host was especially kind to allow me on his program to talk about my 4-year old book, ‘With Christ in the Voting Booth’. To potential Christian guests, you should jump at the opportunity to be on the show. Brother Chris Arnzen is fair, and gives guests plenty time to talk about the topic at hand. Interchanges are full of the love of Jesus and His word. Finally, to potential donors, your money could hardly be better spent. Thanks, Chris!” — David Shedlock, leading contributor & assistant editor of Caffeinated Thoughts, & author of “With Christ in the Voting Booth”
“In a cacophonous world where voices clamor to be heard, IRON SHARPENS IRON rings out above the fray with truth. Both wise and compassionate; forthright and unequivocal, Chris reaches the lost with the gospel and exhorts believers with theological definitude.” — Christina Fox, author, licensed counselor, editor of the Presbyterian Church in America’s (PCA’s) women’s ministry blog: enCourage.pcacdm.org, book manuscript editor for the PCA’s publishing arm, & advisory board member at Covenant College
“Chris Arnzen knows how to ask questions, how to listen, and how to engage his guests in a way that will ultimately serve his listeners and God’s Kingdom. It’s encouraging that he, being a Reformed Baptist, is willing to engage with the broader Reformed community. It was a pleasure to discuss church-based pastoral training with a man who loves Christ’s church.” — Stephen Baker Dean, Clearnote Pastors College
“Chris Arnzen is a knowledgeable, biblical, and gracious host. Chris interviewed well, which stirred up a number of listeners to ask questions. IRON SHARPENS IRON hosts influential authors and theologians from the Reformed faith, and each interview is well worth every listener’s ear.” — Dr. Robert Davis Smart, Senior Minister of Christ Church (PCA) in Normal, IL, part-time seminary teacher, conference speaker, active worker in world missions & author
“IRON SHARPENS IRON RADIO is a top notch radio show that refuses to skirt around the tough issues surrounding the church and Christian doctrine. Chris Arnzen possesses a mature skill to grasp biblical truth and to engage people in an interactive interview that’s refreshing and needful in our day.” — Josh Buice, Pastor of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church, Douglasville, GA, Director of the annual G3 Conference
“I’ve met Chris Arnzen in person a couple of times before appearing on his show, but never got the chance to know him. We had a wonderful discussion facilitated by Mr. Arnzen’s ability to ask the right questions and elicit quality questions from his listeners. As edifying as the discussion was, it was actually prior to the show, when Mr. Arnzen prayed with me, that I really recognized that he ‘gets it.’ This is not a show that is about entertainment. Chris Arnzen has a genuine heart for the lost.” — Sye Ten Bruggencate, Presuppositionalist apologist, conference speaker, producer of the film “How To Answer A Fool”, founder of AbsoluteApologetics.com & ProofThatGodExists.org
“It was a delight conversing with Chis Arnzen on IRON SHARPENS IRON! Chris is a consummate interviewer, with probing questions as well as refreshing commentary from a biblical perspective. Interacting with the global audience of IRON SHARPENS IRON itself is a testimony to Chris’ growing influence on the Christian mind and thought.” — Dr. Diana Lynn Severance, author, historian, & Director of the Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University
“IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio provides ample opportunity to discuss biblical truth in an in-depth manner. If you want to know more about God’s Word, tune in to Chris Arnzen’s show and soak in the rich truth that he serves up on a daily basis.” — J. V. Fesko, author, Academic Dean, Professor of Systematic Theology & Historical Theology @ Westminster Seminary California
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is a delight and a challenge. Chris and his worldwide audience of inquisitive listeners gave me the opportunity to think again about Christianity, American culture, and American history.” — Dr. Joshua Guthman, a Jewish historian, Associate Professor of History at Berea College, Berea, KY, author of “Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists & American Culture” & blogger @ www.JoshuaGuthman.com
“My time with Chris Arnzen was a delight. His years of experience as an interviewer were in evidence as he deftly led through the salient issues of forgiveness raised in my book. His knowledge of Scripture and embrace of the whole counsel of God were apparent as he interjected comments that enhanced discussion. IRON SHARPENS IRON provides a service to Christ’s church for its edification and expansion.” — Dr. Stanley D. Gale, author of “Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel”, pastor of Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in West Chester, PA (1988-2017), pastor of Iron Works Church (PCA) in Phoenixville, PA (2017 – ) & founder & director of Community Houses of Prayer.
“Chris Arnzen’s thoughtful questions, clear convictions, and proper concerns, allied with his genial spirit, make his interviews both stimulating and enjoyable. It is both engaging work and genuine pleasure to be his guest.” — Jeremy Walker, pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, West Sussex, England, author & blogger @ Reformation 21 & The Wanderer
“Clearly IRON SHARPENS IRON is doing a good work and God is richly blessing Chris Arnzen’s faithful labors for His kingdom and Name. I did very much enjoy talking with Chris on the program. I felt very comfortable with him. I was surprised how fast the time went—at least it did for me. I sincerely hope and pray that our discussion of Systematic Theology was of benefit to God’s people and servants, and most of all, that it glorified God.” — Greg Nichols, pastor at Grace Immanuel Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, MI, author of “What Does the Bible Say about God?”, “The Biblical Doctrine of God (Truth For Eternity)” & the 7-volume “Lectures in Systematic Theology”
“As a daily radio host, I know the tension which exists: you want the guests to have enough ‘rope’ to answer your well-crafted questions, but you don’t want them to hang themselves, or you! Chris has the knack of leading his guests to talk about the sovereign grace of the Lord Jesus. Pietists, moralists and fundamentalists must be irked when they listen to Arnzen. Mission accomplished, Chris!” — Mike Abendroth, Pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church, West Boylston, MA, author & host of “No Compromise Radio”
“It was an honor to be invited onto IRON SHARPENS IRON once again. I’m excited and encouraged that a program like this exists which looks to exalt Christ and expand the kingdom of God with a desire to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints.” — C. Matthew McMahon, Th.D., Ph.D, author, founder of APuritansMind.com
“IRON SHARPENS IRON is lively, informative, devotional, and biblical. Chris Arnzen is an engaging host and the listener directed questions keep the show moving and make its content gripping. Chris introduces his audience to interesting guests who wrote interesting books. Listen to IRON SHARPENS IRON to grow in your love for Christ, your knowledge of God’s Word, and your dependence on his Spirit.” — Ryan McGraw, Professor of Systemic Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Taylors, SC, author of “The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life in Light of the Sabbath” & “By Good and Necessary Consequence”
“Chris is a very knowledgeable interviewer. He does his homework and partners with those he interviews in communicating biblical truth, even where this requires confronting cultural idols or entrenched but erroneous shibboleths. Cream of the crop!” — Andreas Kostenberger, Founder of Biblical Foundations™, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Seminary
“I very much appreciated the opportunity to discuss my new book, Searching for Adam, with Chris Arnzen and his co-host, Charlie Liebert. Their questions were thoughtful and our interaction was substantive. The questions emailed by listeners also revealed that Chris has attracted an audience that is serious about understanding the issues and thinking carefully, which is very much needed in the church today.” — Dr. Terry Mortenson, Speaker, writer and researcher for Answers in Genesis
“IRON SHARPENS IRON, and Chris Arnzen is the right host to bring it to its proper point! With insightful questions and timely comments on a wide ranging variety of interesting topics, this show provides metal for Christians concerned with contemporary issues.” — Dr. James M. Renihan, Dean & Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute For Reformed Baptist Studies
“I was blessed to be on IRON SHARPENS IRON RADIO! Chris is a gracious host who clearly wants the focus to be on the saving power of the Gospel. His concern for the lost who might be listening was evident. Chris gave me all the freedom a guest could want and he encouraged me to proclaim Jesus Christ and Him crucified. What more could I ask for?” — Steve Cooley, Mormon convert to Christianity, Associate Pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church, West Boylston, MA, & cohost of “No Compromise Radio”
“My recent interview with Chris on IRON SHARPENS IRON was professional, courteous, edifying and warmly personal. It is always gratifying when an interviewer seems to have grasped the crucial issues and posed the right questions.” — William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
“Chris Arnzen does a great job interviewing guests on his IRON SHARPENS IRON radio program. I greatly appreciate his strong commitment to the supreme authority and sufficiency of Scripture, his excellent grasp of significant theological issues, his deep love for Christ, and his humble and pastoral heart—a delightful combination. Tune in to be built up and blessed!” — Dr. Craig Biehl, author & founder of www.pilgrimsrock.com
“Chris Arnzen is to be warmly commended for his sincere concerns for biblical truth, the spread of the gospel, and the Christ-like balancing of grace and truth (John 1:14). He asks the hard questions, but not to humiliate or to divide in this polarized age of ours, but to draw from his guests’ learning and experience that which benefits the worship, living, service, and witness of the body of Christ. In the process, his questions stimulate fresh thought and study; which all goes to say, to God’s glory, that iron truly does sharpen iron. May God long bless and widely use his discerning servant and his ministry of love in truth (2 John 1; 3 John 1).” — Dr. Tim J.R. Trumper (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh), Senior Minister, Seventh Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“Having been an avid listener to Christian radio for the past thirty years (and in some cases a participant), the IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio broadcast is a clear cut above what passes as the standard in this medium. No banter. No shallowness. But serious, engaging, biblical, heart-felt dialogue is what Chris Arnzen brings to the table through this broadcast. It’s two hours well worth spending for any Christian who sincerely desires to put away childish things and put on spiritual maturity. Having taken part in this broadcast with Chris, it is my personal joy and pleasure to encourage fellow Christians to listen and support such a needed ministry for Christian radio.” — Kurt M. Smith, author & pastor of Providence Reformed Baptist Church of Pine Mountain, AL
“Joining Chris Arnzen on IRON SHARPENS IRON was a fantastic experience. He set up the interview well; he was well prepared; he was relaxed and easy to relate to. I enjoyed my time with Chris and found it greatly stimulating.” — Dr. Tas Walker, Senior Staff Geologist at CMI (Creation Ministries International), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
“Chris Arnzen is a great interviewer and an excellent host for IRON SHARPENS IRON. His questions not only challenge the audience to think, they get his guests thinking too. I heartily recommend the program to anyone who is looking for insight into the vital issues of our day.” — Rev. C. R. Wiley, author of nonfiction and fiction, Pastor, and blogger at Patheos
“When you are about to be interviewed on the radio, wondering how in the world you can fill all those minutes with intelligent conversation, and the host invites you to pray, well, that’s the moment when the fears begin to evaporate. I loved hearing Chris’s heart as he prayed to kick things off, and hearing the echo of all the things I had been praying myself leading up to that phone call. Not only does IRON SHARPENS IRON provide stimulating intellectual fodder for the airwaves, it is a program that seeks to point people to Christ, and does so in a luxuriously unhurried, thoughtful way.” — Catherine L. Morgan, wife of Pastor Michael Morgan at Calvary Wellspring of Aurora, CO, author, conference speaker & blogger at CatherinesLetters.com
“If you are looking for saccharine platitudes, superficial discussion, and shallow Christianesque theology, avoid Chris Arnzen and IRON SHARPENS IRON at all costs. Chris Arnzen serves up rich, solid food for the Christian heart and mind with each broadcast, patiently and skillfully plumbing the depths of every subject he tackles. As an interviewer, he’s peerless, asking just the right questions to bring the breadth of his guests knowledge and experience to bear on every topic.” — Rev. Matt Kennedy, Rector, Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Binghamton, NY
“Chris Arnzen is a seasoned interviewer with a sharp mind for asking good questions and fielding responses. He keeps the discussion on topic while allowing room for relevant side discussions. I appreciate Chris’s passion for upholding God’s truth, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to have been part of his show.” — M. Scott Bashoor, Pastor of Bible Church of Buena Park (CA), Faculty Associate at The Master’s Seminary (Los Angeles), & author of “Visual Outline Charts of the New Testament”
“The IRON SHARPENS IRON broadcast, with Chris Arnzen, is outstanding! Chris is a great interviewer and the program provides quality substance that inspires, teaches and equips. If you’re looking for solid meat and potatoes, this broadcast is for you!” — Michael Anthony, host of the “Godfactor” radio broadcast, lead pastor of Grace Fellowship in York, PA, & author of “A Call For Courage: Living with Power, Truth & Love in an Age of Intolerance & Fear”
“IRON SHARPENS IRON, with Chris Arnzen, is not afraid to address hard-hitting issues in our culture with the truth of God’s Word. This program will challenge you to critically think through what you believe and call you to renew your heart and mind with the truth of God’s Word. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share both the truth and grace that we see in Christ and in His Word on this program.” — Camille Cates, Healing Hearts Ministries International, Assistant Director/Youth Division
“Because God has given Chris a gift for discussing timely issues in powerful ways, God has given the church a gift in Chris. Chris is serving the kingdom by equipping the saints to honor Christ as Lord. Thank you, Chris, for helping me and so many others be prepared to give a defense to those who ask about our gospel hope.” — Nancy Snyder, K-12 Student Support Services Coordinator @ Logos Academy in York, PA (retired), with experience as a homeschooling parent of 4 sons, & interpreter of conferences & translator of seminary courses for Deaf pastors, & author of “The Gospel For Moving Targets: Helping Active Children Grow in Grace”
“Chris Arnzen does a great a job as host of “Iron Sharpens Iron.” His interviews are on point and true to the Gospel, while maintaining an interesting and conversational tone throughout. You feel as though you’re having and hearing a conversation about the most important topic of life in your living room. My time being interviewed was thoroughly enjoyable. I pray that it would be of use in building the Lord’s church. Thank you, Chris!” — Timothy Shafer, Professor of Piano at the Penn State University School of Music, an elder at Resurrection Orthodox Presbyterian Church in State College, PA, music consultant for the recently published Trinity Psalter Hymnal
“What a blessing it has been to be on the IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio Show. Chris Arnzen and Buz Taylor are great hosts as they make the guest feel comfortable, yet challenged and edified by the Word of God. I pray that the Lord will use this show for His glory.” — Paul Flynn Megiddo Films/Megiddo Radio
“My interview with Chris on Jordan Peterson was an A++ experience! The questions asked by both Chris and his audience were insightful, informed and bored well and deep. There was, indeed, much thoughtful sharpening in the interview and, in the process, dross was wisely separated from the pure gold of eternal truth. — Professor Ron Dart, Department of Political Science, Philosophy & Religious Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, Editor of “Myth & Meaning in Jordan Peterson: A Christian Perspective”.
“We need more broadcasts like IRON SHARPENS IRON. In a day of spiritual shallowness and theological compromise, it is refreshing to know that Chris Arnzen knows what and why he believes. We all need that kind of example and encouragement.” — Dr. Curt Daniel, Pastor of Faith Bible Church in Springfield, IL, & author of “The History & Theology of Calvinism”.
“I’m excessively thankful for the impact of Chris Arnzen and IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio. Not only are Chris and his guests consistently exegeting the depths of Scripture, they’re doing so in practical ways to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry. My conversations with Chris are those of friends who so enjoy basking in the magnificence of God that they lost track of time rehearsing His grandeur.” — Aaron M. Brewster, Host of Truth.Love.Parent.
“It was a delight to be on the IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio program! Chris was a great radio host and very easy to work with. I look forward to getting to know him and his ministry more. I was also impressed with the sponsors, and plan to use the Post Tenebras Lux Bible Rebinding service that was advertised there. May the Lord bless the IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio ministry in years to come!” — Dr. Phillip G. Kayser, Biblical Blueprints, Omaha, Nebraska
“Chris Arnzen was clearly engaged in this serious issue of the Church’s response to Coronavirus. His interview skills are excellent and his questions were right on target. So glad for a second interview opportunity as there is so much to discuss regarding what is contained in the book, as well as the spiritual environment to which this book has largely been targeted. The issues go way beyond just a virus, or just a mask, and Chris seems to have a clear grasp of the importance of getting this message out to the Christian Church.” — Ernie Springer, Dr. Joel Yeager & Dr. Dan O’Roark, authors of “CORONAVIRUS & THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: A SACRED TRUST BROKEN”
“Chris Arnzen is an interviewer who gets to the heart of today’s issues with clarity and grace. IRON SHARPENS IRON lives up to its name. Believers are built up in their faith and equipped to think biblically, and Christ is exalted as His truth is not only discussed but proclaimed.” — Robb Brunansky, Ph.D., Pastor-Teacher @ Desert Hills Bible Church, Phoenix, AZ
IRON SHARPENS IRON unfortunately stands unique among radio talk shows in general and Christian radio in particular. With our culture rejecting the concept of truth and even the possibility of discussing competing positions of truth, Chris Arnzen stands as a beacon for all of radio in guiding discussions between the sylla of the banal “cult of personality” and Charybdis of the woke, “everything is offensive to me,” programs. Chris is focused, steady, committed to his view while being confident and gracious enough to allow those with whom he passionately disagrees to express theirs without devolving into ad hominem attacks, straw men assertions, or bombastic rhetoric in order to shut his guest down. I truly enjoyed our interaction though we might disagree on some matters of the faith. We laughed, shared personal encounters with our “heroes” of the faith, clarified some weighty theological and biblical issues for the listeners, and shared in true fellowship in Christ. I look forward to another possible opportunity to share air time with my brother in Christ, Chris. — Paul A. F. Castellano,
minister in the United Episcopal Church of North America & author of “As it is in Heaven: A Biblical, Historical & Theological Introduction to the Traditional Church & Her Worship”.
IRON SHARPENS IRON is a great place to hear trusted voices on the topics that matter most. Thanks to Chris Arnzen for not only asking great interview questions, but providing a platform for such important conversations. — Nathan Busenitz, Dean of Faculty & Associate Professor of Theology at The Master’s Seminary, author of “Long Before Luther”
What does IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio mean? To me, IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio means CLARITY. The subject matter presented on IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio is direct, clear and relevant. This is personal to me in the area of Roman Catholicism. Several years back, Roman Catholic apologists were attempting to get me to convert to the Roman Catholic religion. Although I never bought into all of their arguments, I went through a very ‘confusing theological wilderness’ for about 2 years. After much prayer and study, God led me to the truth of the matter: The Roman Catholic religion was definitely not for me. Of the many resources and people that God used to lead me to the truth on this matter, I am happy to include IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio and Chris Arnzen. God used IRON SHARPENS IRON Radio to help bring clarity to me on this matter. — George C. Jensen, Lead Pastor at Enola First Church of God, Enola, PA
“Chris Arnzen is a good man with a godly mission! I was pumped to be a guest on Chris’s show and found our time discussing the Christian faith and ministry riveting. Chris does not shy away from important, pressing issues, but speaks with genuine love for Christ and his church. I pray his audience expands exponentially!” — Jeremy A. Brandenburg, former Army officer & Pastor of Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, PA