Madness, Pt. 2

Today Norm concludes a disturbing, inspiring discussion on the current sanity of this consumer-oriented spiritually-staring world of ours, with special guest, Jossy Chacko.

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Madness, Pt. 1

The world's going somewhere fast in a handbasket, right? Well, for the next two programs, Norm talks with Jossy Chacko to learn what faith is like in the face of a world being marketed to 'Madness.'

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The Treasure

What do you treasure most? The Word of God describes itself as a treasure beyond compare. It's a gift that's meant to be shared. Many believers in Jesus would love to do that. Many people would love to receive it. But how do you do that, in parts of the world where so many can't even read?

Today, you'll find out! Norm is joined by guest, Greg Kelley, to share how the greatest treasure of all, now comes in a whole new package!

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The Summit

What does it mean to 'reach the top?' Norm's guest, Eric Alexander, has an interesting - and powerful - take on the subject.

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What Christians Really Believe

We all know what it means to be a Christian, right? WRONG... Norm's guest today, Rodney Stark has some compelling insight into the heart and mind of the modern Western church.  And he blows wide open the dissonance between what we SAY we believe, and what we actually hold to be true.  It's going to be a mind-blowing half hour.

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The Rise of Christianity

It's common knowledge that the Christian Church is on the decline. Or is it? Norm's guest, Rodney Stark has some surprising answers. They conclude a powerful interview today.

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Are American Christians Soft?

It seems like Christians get a bad rap on a lot of issues. That doesn't mean we're off the hook, though, when it comes to honest soul-searching. Today, Jim and Norm explore how the current generation of Western believers really stand in the history of God's Kingdom - and what more there might be for us if we're willing to go the extra mile...

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Tea with Hezbollah

Of the interesting, intrepid people we interview on Compassion Radio, Carl Medearis ranks at the top. He keeps pace with some of the most adventurous people we know. His newest book "Tea with Hezbollah" is a good indicator. It's not just a gripping real-life account of his journey through the contested territories of the Middle East, it's a modern guidebook to living the story of the Good Samaritan.

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Syrian Refugees in Antioch

Turkey is on the frontlines of the war in Syria. And that means millions of refugees. If the Christian world is going to have any positive impact - especially on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Christians caught in the crossfire - it's time to get an insider's look at the situation. Dr. Mark Gopin is just the guy, and he joins Norm, today.


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A Peace Zone in Syria

Is there any peace to be found in the unending war zone known as Syria? Norm went to find out. He brings it all together in this conversation with Lauren Homer.

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Realities Difficult to Hear

What's the difference between 'facts' and 'reality?'  Having to live with it.  Today Norm and Jim explore the current reality for refugees and the Jesus followers who serve them.

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Do Hard Things

What are you most proud of? The things that came to you easily? Or the hard-won accomplishments in life? Beyond the obvious answer, we need to take a look at the cost of doing things right the first time. That's something we have to calculate each and every month around here, as we decide which projects to tackle, and how to present the opportunities to our partners - like you. Our producer, Jim Governale, joins Norm in studio today to discuss what it means to 'Do Hard Things.'

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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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Fearless Love under Islamic Persecution

The "Hidden War" is not so hidden anymore. When worlds - and world views - collide, there can be untold suffering. For Christians living in Muslim countries a new wave of religious violence and persecution are threatening the very existence of the church. What should be our response to their plight? More importantly, what is their response to the tribulations they face? The answers will surprise and humble you. Norm is joined by special guest David Witt.

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Compassion Radio’s Outreach to Syrian Refugees

Today, Norm and Cher unpack from his recent trip to Jordan and Lebanon with news on how our current projects are bringing your compassion to current refugees.

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Voices of Iraq

We know there are real lives behind the headlines yet it's often difficult to have genuine compassion for people we've never met. Today, Norm addresses that issue in a very personal way. Shortly before ISIS made its move against Kirkuk, Norm sat down with some of the most public Christians in the region. What we hear from the Police Chief and a Pastor of the largest Evangelical Church in Kurdistan may disturb you. It will also equip you for serious spiritual warfare... 

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World Prayer Movement, Pt. 2

Norm concludes a powerful discussion on the real power of prayer in the 21st century. John Robb joins in to describe his work and vision.

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World Prayer Movement, Pt. 1

What happens when God's people pray? Healings? Breakthroughs? Miracles? What happens when millions of faithful Christians prayin concert? Norm's guest for today and tomorrow - John Robb - has dedicated his life to discovering the answer to that question.

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Stewards in the Kingdom, Pt. 2

Yesterday began a fascinating interview with Scott Rodin, a financial expert with a dream: liberating people to pursue their biggest, God-sized dreams. With a little intentional planning and a little faith it's possible to change the world. Sometimes we need more than just a little know-how. We need that extra encouragement from someone who knows what they're doing.

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Stewards in the Kingdom, Pt. 1

Scott Rodin is a financial expert with a dream: liberating people to pursue their biggest, God-sized dreams. What dreams are worth dreaming? What does it take to make them come true? And how much should you tip along the way? All important questions! Scott tackles them all today and tomorrow.

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Spy for Hope!

Dan Wooding and Norm Nelson each have a few secrets. Get them together, and they're likely to spill the beans. Today, we'll get behind the scenes in the world of international missions with two of the greatest characters in the business!

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Christ in the Camps, Pt.2

On Monday, we heard Norm's firsthand report from the refugee camps all along the Syrian War front. Today, Cher takes us deeper into the stories of the people he met there. She joins Bram in studio.

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