An Earthquake in China, Pt. 1

Frank Dunne had enough on his plate as it was. He was breaking new ground for the Gospel in the high mountains of western China. And then the mountain heaved beneath him, sending hundreds of thousands running for their lives. When others ran the other way, he ran to the very center of the action. In the process, he helped open China to the compassion of their own Christian believers. Frank shares the fascinating story with Norm.

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Iraq: Reaching the Diaspora

Iraqi Christians are as scattered as the Church has ever been - running for their lives in the wake of dreadful sectarian violence. The unintended consequences of the Iraq war have made them this century's 'lost generation.' Norm's guest, Enoch Wan, is on a mission to change that.

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China’s Persecuted Christians

He stood up to Chinese totalitarianism in Tiananmen Square. He organized the ongoing student truth movement. He pursued political freedom and openness with a fervor few had. And then something truly exciting happened in his life. Bob Fu met Jesus Christ. He's never been the same, and neither have the thousands and thousands who met Jesus because of him. Persecuted for his commitment, he reached the West by the skin of his teeth and continues his calling to help the Christians of his homeland. He tells Norm all about it today.

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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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Are You Ready for Christmas?

It's just a little more than a day away. If you have children in the house, they're reminding you every five minutes how many hours are left before all the gifts get to be unwrapped. But are you ready for Christmas? How much are you anticipating God's birthday? Today Norm asks some penetrating and important questions as we face this most holy and amazing birthday celebration of the year.

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Knowing the Will of God

Mary and Joseph had some decisions to make. Follow their own instincts, or follow the impossible, outlandish instructions of God as told to them through His messenger angel. And don't think for a minute is was an easy choice. But as they discovered, the necessary is always possible.

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Strength in the Time of Trouble

It was a deeply unsettling situation in a deeply unsettled time. An engaged man is driven from his hometown with his pregnant fiance in tow. Ordered to the town of his ancestors to answer to the brutal regime, Joseph is tried on every level. Yet God had a plan to redeem the world, and He had a plan for Joseph as well and with it, the promise of His presence. How do you respond to crisis and trouble in your life? You might find some important insight today.

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Strength in the Time of Trouble

It was a deeply unsettling situation in a deeply unsettled time. An engaged man is driven from his hometown with his pregnant fiance in tow. Ordered to the town of his ancestors to answer to the brutal regime, Joseph is tried on every level. Yet God had a plan to redeem the world, and He had a plan for Joseph as well and with it, the promise of His presence. How do you respond to crisis and trouble in your life? You might find some important insight today.

The Gospel Truth

The Advent means the revealing of God. And what did God want to reveal about Himself? Only the 'Gospel Truth.' Today Norm takes a  closer look at what the words 'advent' and 'gospel' mean to us today.

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God is in Charge

It is the Advent - the coming, the revealing of God Himself. And He chooses to reveal Himself in the form of a helpless infant. Does that mean that God is at the mercy of events and powers beyond His control? Certainly not. But it does mean that the 'hows' and 'whys' of what He does are often beyond our imaginings. Today Norm shows us a new perspective on God's plan for Christmas.

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Persecution is a Privilege

You've read the title. Your first response is probably "you've got to be kidding." We're not, and Norm defends it in all humility. If you want to understand what Paul really means in Philippians 4:11-13, then hear from today's modern martyrs. They're all around us.

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A Legacy of Heroism

When it seemed impossible, one praying, faithful man opened up China for the Gospel. It's an extraordinary story you've probably never heard. Today is no textbook lesson. Instead, Norm brings history to life! You'll see how the fruit of this extraordinary man's life is still nourishing the Church 200 hundred years later.

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House Church Revival in China

How did China become the world's largest Christian nation?  Well it began in a living room, and spread like wildfire.  You'll get the full story today.

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Persecuted But Powerful, Pt. 2

Norm concludes this two part series with his wife Cher in studio.

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Persecuted But Powerful, Pt. 1

Norm and his guest Peter Xu discuss what life is really like for the underground Christians of China and elsewhere in Asia. Part 1 of a 2 part series.

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China Fever: Commitment to God’s Work

There's a reason 'fervor' and 'fever' are so close to each other in the dictionary. Norm's guest, 'Brother Michael,' has been infecting people with his passion for evangelism in Asia for years. Why? Because he's seen what God can do... and still does! He shares just a few of those stories today.

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China Fever: Hunger for God’s Word

Today is another fascinating trek into the heart of China's amazing Church, through the eyes of another Westerner who's committed his life to helping China evangelize a new century and a new world.

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My Prison, God’s Garden

In the classic book "Hinds Feet in High Places" little Much Afraid learns her first spiritual lesson from a fragile flower hanging tenaciously to an inhospitable rock. "Acceptance with Joy" is the name of the lesson. Norm's guest today, George Chen, has a lot to say about "blooming where you're planted."

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Montage of China

How do you compress 30 years of ministry into a half hour? By selecting a few very important stories from China. While it's impossible to tell it all, today you'll get a taste of why we so firmly believe the future of Christianity is to be found in the back alleys, high-rises and factory breakrooms of China. Cher joins Norm in studio.

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Smuggling Bibles: A Matter of Obedience

Half a century ago, a young, idealistic Dutchman set out on an unlikely missionary endeavor, driving his little Volkswagen Beetle full of bibles into the Soviet bloc. He broke the laws of a number of nations as a result. It was the right thing to do, and kicked off a modern mission movement. We know him today as 'Brother Andrew.' His work continues today and is the template for the work we continue through Compassion Radio. Today, Norm shares from the heart about what it means to be 'obedient' to God even when the civil authorities may disagree.

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Journey of the Magi, Pt. 2

O star of wonder, star of light, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.

Across the desert sands Robin Wainwright and a gathering of latter-day wisemen followed in procession, this time discovering Jesus all along the way. Norm and his guest conclude their discussion on this most unusual anniversary celebration of one history's most famous quests.

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Journey of the Magi, Pt. 1

It's said we follow in the steps of others. Sometimes those we follow are giants of history and remarkable men. Norm's guest, Robin Wainwright did that in a very literal way! He followed the path beaten out across the Middle East by the most famous of 'seekers' - the Wise Men of biblical fame. He found much more than mere echoes of a bygone era. Today and tomorrow he shares what he discovered.

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