Institute for Global Engagement

Chris Seiple is entrepreneurial by any measure. He's also one of the few people in the world who gets the respect of governments and academia alike. Best part? He's an evangelical believer and a doer of the Word. Today he shares with Norm how his 'Institute for Global Engagement' came to be.

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Egyptian Physician Turned Missionary

Egypt is a country  that needs many things. Well-trained doctors would be prime among them. But the nation is suffering from a great spiritual sickness, as well. Norm's guest today, Dr. Kamil Shoukraua, knew he had to do something about both.

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A Kingdom Grows in Iran

Is the Kingdom of God a place or a people? The simple answer is the latter, but the places His people go aren't left unchanged! Though we don't hear about it much, Iran is very much alive as a growing outpost of the Kingdom. Our good friend, Shirin Taber, returns for an important look behind the Persian veil. 

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From China, With Love, Pt. 1

China ain't what it used to be - that's for sure! Norm and Cher know that first-hand. After 25 years of direct involvement in the life of that booming nation, they've seized on the opportunity to teach the leaders of the future through a summer session at Peking University, the "Harvard of China."

Norm joins Bram by phone from Beijing for an update.

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The Iraq We Have Lost

Even as God works through His people to heal and restore the wounds of war, some things about Iraq are lost forever. Yousif Thomas Morris joins Norm for a look into the hard realities, the spiritual challenges of the present and the hope for tomorrow.

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Who’s in Charge in Nigeria - Boko Haram or God?

Jim Jennings returns for a second day to provide some insight and perspective on another hot spot of religious persecution - Nigeria.

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Chaos in Iraq

Our hearts are heavy. The world's oldest Christian community is on the verge of extinction. That's no small thing. And the nation that surrounds them is unraveling at the seams. So what can we do? How can we pray? Our good friend, Jim Jennings, knows all about effective prayer. He also has a big heart for the people of the Middle East. We'll need both if we're going to do spiritual warfare on behalf of these war-weary family.

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Teaching the Truth in China, Pt. 3

When Christ moves in, He cleans house. Anywhere He's allowed, that is. Today Bram concludes a powerful interview with Jonathan Leftwich, pastor of the Fellowship at Plum Creek in Kyle, TX. Today they focus on the fruit of a recent revival in the government 'Three Self' church outside of Hong Kong, China.

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Teaching the Truth in China, Pt. 2

What do you do when you have a lot to say and you don't speak the language? Well, if you're sharing the love of Christ, you depend on the Spirit of Christ. Today, Bram continues his conversation with Jonathan Leftwich, pastor of the Fellowship at Plum Creek in Kyle, TX. For nine days, Jonathan had the privilege of leading a revival in the most unlikely of places - a government-sponsored church in Eastern China.

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Teaching the Truth in China, Pt. 1

It's your first trip to the Far East, China specifically. What would you do with the limited time you have? Explore the cultural landmarks? Get a picture on top of the Great Wall? Pick up a souvenir or two? Not if you're a young pastor named Jonathan Leftwich. He spent his entire nine day visit building the Kingdom of God. And he did it in an unlikely place - a government-controlled church outside of Hong Kong. We'd never heard of a western pastor invited to conduct a revival in such a place, so we just had to hear the story. Now you will, too! Jonathan joins Bram Floria in studio for part 1 of a 3-part series.

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Jesus in Beijing

David Aikman lives on the edge. From the collapse of the Soviet Union, to the the rise of China, he's been a major news bureau chief and the 'reporter's reporter.' He also has an abiding commitment to the Christian church. His knowledge of the rise of Christianity in China is widely read in the West, and by the Communist leaders of China.Norm digs into his conversation with this fascinating journalist with enthusiasm. You will too.

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Reaching the Elite Chinese Universities

Christianity is anything but a 'bookish' faith. Yet it's making tremendous inroads among some of the most educated and driven people on Earth - China's millions of college and university students. The universities are preparing them for the profound opportunities and challenging jobs of the 21st century. The Gospel is preparing them for the greatest growth of Christianity in 2000 years. Sharon Seeburger explains how in this interview with Norm Nelson.

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China Comes to George Fox University

The world is coming to America’s universities. And one small yet respected Christian university is taking it to heart. They’ve invited the world in. Now they sending Christ out. And the impact on the nations of the world - especially China - are immeasurable. Robin Baker, President of George Fox University joins Norm today to explain how they’re doing it.

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Seeking… And Finding God, Pt. 2

'David' wrestled with God. No, we're not talking about a mashup of Bible stories, here. The David we're talking about is one of the multitude of new converts to Christ in China. Yesterday, we learned how God led David to a supernatural encounter with TRUTH, starting with a deep investigation of the atheist scripture known to all Chinese as the 'Quotations from Mao Tse Tung.'

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Seeking… And Finding God, Pt. 1

What happens when you ask tough questions? Well, in China, it can mean serious consequences. But there are some questions that left unasked have eternal consequences. Norm's guest today, "David," had the courage to face life's most troubling questions and pursue the answers with a tenacity that you might call 'miraculous.'

Miracles are still happening, and you'll hear in this two part series.

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China Today, Pt. 2

Fred Messick and Al Deuck join Norm for a second day with the latest on the situation inside China today...

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China Today, Pt. 1

What is it really like inside China today? Has it drastically changed for Christians? Is it an enlightened time in the history of the world's most populous nation? OR is the situation a bit more complicated? We'll find out today and tomorrow as Norm interviews some new friends, Fred Messick and Al Deuck.

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God is the Provider

You're trying to reach one of the most remote regions of the world for Christ. It's steeped in mystery and historically demonic religions. What do you do? Well, first you pray. Then you follow the plan that God has for you. And funny thing about God's plan - it can be nothing like what you expected. But it is exactly where you need to be - in your home town, or half a world away.

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“Hold Fast!” - a Conversation with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

The Christians of Pakistan and the greater Muslim world are in the crosshairs - literally. Preaching the Good News and encouraging the weary - pastors and evangelists have their work cut out for them, to say the least. Norm's guest, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali knows all about it, and he'll give you the tools you need to help pray effectively for your brothers and sisters in Christ in Muslim nations.

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Peking University - We’ve Arrived!

 Not many are as savvy as Norm and Cher when it comes to international travel. That's not to say there's nothing new to discover! They're off on an entirely new adventure this week - one that will have eternal significance in a whole new community. And we get to share in it...

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From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

What links Jerusalem, the center of the religious world, to Irian Jaya, the 'outermost part' of the world? Norm's guest today, Ruth Tucker! Today you'll discover how God draws slender threads that link His family in the most unlikely ways.

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Global Education @ APU, Pt. 2

We admire good teachers. And we should. Everyone needs a good education to succeed. And the world's leaders need a top-flight education to adequately serve their countries, their companies, their organizations, their world. But does their education necessarily need to be worldly? Not if today's guest has anything to say about it! John Mendendorp joins Norm by phone to discuss one of the most important educational initiatives in the world today.

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