Norm concludes a fascinating look at what it means to be a pro-active Christian in a globally-minded and increasingly interdependent world. Chris Seiple is our guide.
Should Christians engage in politics? What about diplomacy? Bureaucracy? Today's guest has a simple answer - where else would faithful believers be needed? Chris Seiple takes us on a round-the-world tour of God's hand at work through God's people embedded in some interesting places. First of a two-part series.
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.
For whom does the church exist? The answer to that question has the potential to steer the course of history. Sadly, for millions, there is no answer because the question is never asked. It's about time we do.
Norm's guest today, Todd Hunter, takes us into this crucial discussion and its far-reaching ramifications.
Every day news reaches our inboxes from around the globe detailing the suffering of Christians, punished for no other reason than simple hatred of their faith. Frankly, it breaks our hearts. But it also reminds us of something else - the incredible spiritual and numerical growth that results when true believers are put to the test. We remember those today who stand unspeakable tests of faith endurance, and honor their Lord in the process. And, we rejoice that it means a latter day miracle in places once impenetrable to the Gospel.
A dear friend, Steve Snyder knew all this intimately. His untimely death left an incredible void in our knowledge of the suffering church. But what he had to say before God called him home we need to pay close attention to.
When you think the Muslim world, what comes to mind? The Middle East? Central Asia? What about Africa? Algeria is at the heart of African Islam. It's also the heart of a growing Christian community. With the world rapidly entering a new era of opportunity and peril, it's important for us to know where the news frontlines are.
Norm welcomes a friend we'll call 'Youssef.'
Youth and Moxie - it's all you need to get ahead in life, right? Well, we all grow up eventually and discover that we can't control everything. Lindsay Vessey's a special breed. She's applied herself with youth, energy and wisdom in the pursuit of God's priorities. She's right in the middle of the ultimately important work of rescuing, sustaining and encouraging those persecuted for Christ around the world.
Jesus addressed the issue of true happiness in his most famous sermon. And He turned the world on its head as a result. The message He proclaimed is still revolutionary and troubling. It is also powerful and transformational for anyone who takes it seriously. Norm picks up a fascinating and, at times, uncomfortable look at the Sermon on the Mount with guest Glenn Stassen.
Glenn Stassen takes risks. He writes risky things. We like him.
Get ready for a whole new take on one of the most famous sermons ever spoken. Glenn joins Norm for a two part indepth look at the Sermon on the Mount.
Jesus, the Healer. It's one of the wonderful images of scripture. It gives us hope that He might just do for us, what He did for others two millennia ago. We believe in miraculous healing - we've seen it with our own eyes. We have also seen how God miraculously uses willing hands to do His healing work. You'll hear about that today as Norm welcomes some new friends, Jim Long and Steve Kelly.
Norm discusses the common link between the nations of Afghanistan and Myanmar (Burma). Both are situated at the frontlines of faith. And both are experiencing the best and worst of the Christian life. It's the 1st Century all over again.
Dan Wooding flung mud with the best of Fleet Street. A hard-drinking, gonzo journalist with missionary roots, he was a study in contradictions. Then God got ahold of him... again. Since then the biggest story has been what God is up to - and Dan is on the case! Norm interviews a good friend of this ministry and one of the most colorful people you're likely to meet on Christian radio.
Norm makes a new friend today. Jennifer Quigley is the voice of a new generation. If you think all young people are clueless on the issues of persecution around the world, think again. Working the halls of power in multiple nations, Jennifer is having a profound impact through the organization she represents, the Campaign for Burma.
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.
Norm welcomes back good friend and expert on the persecuted church, Terry Madison. In the country of Myanmar (Burma), Christian citizens are treated with contempt, harassment and even violence by their government. It is a truly closed and oppressive nation. Does that mean the Church is on the decline there? Hardly. But their lives truly are 'hard.' What can we do? Well, Compassion Radio is already doing it! You'll heard 'what' and 'how' today and tomorrow.