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LeRoy & Cindy Metzger have absolutely no business attempting missions work in the central African nation of Malawi. They're both previous beach bums and drug abusers.
But something interesting happened on their way to Hell. God saved them. And not just from themselves. They've been saved to a life of amazing ministry. Today Norm asks the right questions to tease out their amazing story.
Norm's guest today, Darrell McCarthy, is the kind of person you always wanted as a teacher - knowledgeable, compassionate, involved and inspirational. He's also the kind of person that just might change the whole world for the better.
It's the great smörgåsbord of faith. In a culture of on-demand, custom-made convenience, we treat our spiritual lives the same way. Not so, you say? You're totally devoted to an historical Christianity? Well, you might just discover a few surprising, even troubling, things about your spirituality today. So what do American Christians really believe, and what can we do about it? Today, Norm interviews someone who knows how to ask the right questions, George Barna.
He's seen things he'd rather forget. Horrors we don't want to even imagine. Where could God possibly be in the war-strewn streets of Iraq during the early days of the Second Gulf War? Norm's guest today, tells us. His personal experience stretched his faith to the limit. His commitment was close to shattering. Yet at the very moment of despair some amazing things happened in the heart of Sergeant Chris Plekenpol. We're please to bring his story to you today.
"Harder is it for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God..." Norm guest today, Kent Annan, decided to follow the call of Christ right through the 'eye of the needle' - living a humble and challenging life serving the destitute of Haiti. Never did simple things become so desirable than when he couldn't get them anymore. From air conditioning to cheeseburgers, pleasure after pleasure was stripped from his life. Funny thing, though. On the way he discovered wealth like he'd never known. Kent tells us his story, today.
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.
So you want to change the world. So? Into what? For what purpose? Why? We can't get to the real answers without asking the right questions. Norm's guest today, John Robb, will get us pointed in the right direction as we start an important series.
Everyday we hear from listeners that Compassion Radio is like "nothing else on Christian Radio." We take that as a badge of honor. But how are we different? Norm tackles that question today with help from his wife, Cher.
He was a sports jock, a fashion model and a talented photographer. He was also adrift and tired of living a life without meaning or significance. Where his life of emptiness collided with the despair of Haiti, God did a miracle. Jake Thompson joins Norm today to share how he was found, and what he discovered, in Haiti.
Norm concludes this important series on Christian persecution around the world with his guest Ronald Boyd MacMillan. In true God-fashion, the highlight of the story is triumph. And it's a story that continues to be written in some of the most unlikely places.
Norm continues his conversation with Ronald Boyd MacMillan, an expert on issues of religious persecution. His insights on the growth of Christianity in closed countries have profoundly influenced this ministry. We continue a survey of the world, today.
The lilting tones might soothe you, but the content of Ronald Boyd MacMillan's message ought to move, even disturb you. He takes us along for an amazing look inside the lives of persecuted Christians around the world.
Norm's guest today knows some of the deepest pain a man can experience, and he'll share it with uncompromising frankness, today. So why would you want to listen? Because his story is not one of despair or failure. In fact, what he has to say just might be the words you need to hear in your darkest hour.
Today Norm concludes a powerful conversation with Carl Moeller, President of Open Doors USA, and a great friend of Compassion Radio. Together Norm and Carl have been most of the 'hard places' highlighted in this survey of hostile nations. The story is ultimately one of triumph and encouragement.
No one knows the spiritual landscape like the ministry Open Doors. The president of ODUSA, Carl Moeller begins this series today with a compelling look at the daily reality for followers of Christ around the world.