Christians of Iraq—Your Family in Baghdad

Once there were more than a million worshipers of Jesus in Iraq. How long ago? Oh, about ten years or so. Today they're almost gone. The 'sobering reality' is that most of Iraq's Christians had to flee the violence of the second Gulf War and the resulting Civil War. Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of your Christian brothers and sisters have lost their lives in the conflict. The small remnant that remains is desperately poor and under constant threat.

To everything there is a season. Compassion Radio has been with the Believers in Baghdad in triumph, and now in tragedy. Today is a sobering look back and a cautious look forward with steely-eyed faith. First in a five-part series.

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Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle

"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.

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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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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 pray in 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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70th anniversary – Almost There!

My how time flies... As you get a little older, you might wonder where the time went. Around here, we wonder 'where's God going?' That's what makes life a true adventure, not matter what your age. And at Compassion Radio, we're in hot pursuit! Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for a look at what is, what might be, and where God's leading right now...

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Ambassadors for Peace, Pt. 2

Peace is built on the foundation of freedom and respect. In many nations of the world, personal freedom and conscience are under constant threat. How will that ever change? Through knowledge and understanding. Today’s guests complete an extraordinary interview with Norm as they discuss how Christians can make a profound and lasting difference in the lives of today and generations of tomorrow.


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Ambassadors for Peace, Pt. 1

Freedom of speech, assembly, and worship. Freedom from unlawful search, confiscation of property or imprisonment. The right to face your accuser, a fair trial and proportionate punishment.  Everyone believes in these things, right?  Well, it’s only possible for those who have heard of the Bill of Rights.  America is only one of a handful of nations on the planet which guarantee such rights to its citizens.

Today’s guests aim to change that.  And they’re making headway, as you’ll hear today. What makes them so passionate about human rights? Their unwavering commitment to the Gospel of Christ. Norm welcomes Gary Ansdell and Emil Haddad for the first of two programs in a series titled “Ambassadors for Peace.”

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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.3

Norm concludes a power three-part series on the Power of Prayer, with his guest John Robb, who wrote the book on the subject.


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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.2

So prayer can change things. How? John Robb continues his conversation with Norm today in part 2 of this important series on prayer.


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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.1

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.

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Understanding John Wesley

Together with his brother Charles, John Wesley transformed the spiritual topography of the 18th Century. His unabashed enthusiasm for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ turned the staid religious traditions of the day on its head. But how did he come to experience the 'Power that Transforms?'

Norm's guest, Andrew Atherstone is a resident expert and scholar on the life of John Wesley and shares with us from those hallowed halls of Oxford University where it all began.

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The Confession of Saint Patrick

Roger Nelson joins Norm for a final special 'Compassion Radio Theatre' broadcast. For the past three days, Roger has powerfully brought to life the incomparable ministry of John Wesley. This time he gives voice to one of the most venerated and mysterious missionaries of all time.

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 3

Roger Nelson completes a tour de force on the life of John Wesley today. Oh... and there's something special coming up tomorrow, too!

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 2

If yesterday's program inspired you, get ready to jump even deeper into the life and ministry of John Wesley, the great preacher, revivalist and communicator. Dramatist Roger Nelson joins Norm in studio for a second installment.

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 1

Do you ever wish you could hear a recording of the famous preachers of history? Spurgeon; Chambers; Whitfield; Edwards; Luther; Calvin; Augustine... All great voices of the Faith. Thank God they gave us their hearts and minds through their writings. And there is one Brit whose preaching, writing and music have had an incalculable impact on numerous denominations around the world over the past two and a half centuries - John Wesley. Wouldn't it be amazing to bring the man to life for an hour and hear his passion and power for yourself?

Well, get ready to climb in a time machine with us, friends! Today, and for the next two days, Norm is joined in studio by the talented dramatist, Roger Nelson.

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Spiritual Freedom For Russian Prisoners

What does it mean to be 'free?' What kind of freedom can Russian prisoners hope for? When despair abounds, where is Jesus? Dean Malespina has some surprising and powerful stories to tell!

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From Tough Guy to Jesus Guy

He was packing heat but the little lady offering him a cold drink didn't know that. She also didn't know he was in organized crime using this painting job as a cover. So they sat and talked.  Soon the conversation turned an unexpected direction, and Brian Marcoux's life was never the same.

You'll hear all about it, today.

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Divine Appointments

Serendipity - 'an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.' The faithful Christian life can and should be full of unexpected and delightful coincidences. But it's no accident, of course. When God sets the agenda, we find ourselves in the most joyful place we could possibly imagine - the center of HIS will.  And others will discover a loving God through us.

We don't think it's an accident that Norm welcomes author Bob Jacks to discuss Divine Appointments, today...

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Joy Junction

He's living the American dream. An immigrant working his way up from poverty to great riches and success. Except this immigrant story turns the concept of 'success' on its head. Jeremy Reynolds didn't come to America to gain wealth and fame. He came to serve. And the kind of wealth he's building can only be counted in another Kingdom. And wherever Jeremy serves, there is an abundance of joy. Jeremy Reynolds and Joy Junction is a very different kind of success story.

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God’s Pantry

How do you go about stocking your pantry? An organized list? Whim? Leading with your stomach? However you go about it, it's all about filling a void. How would God go about it? He has no needs, but His pantry feeds more than bodies. It nourishes souls.
Tom Sweeny joins Norm for a discussion on what you might find in God's Pantry.

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