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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The Two Sides of Thanksgiving

Hope you're having a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday! While we enjoy the fellowship of loved-ones and lightheartedly venture out into 'Black Friday' for shopping adventures, it's more of a genuine struggle for our Christian family around the world. 

The believers in Baghdad, Iraq, for example, have learned that 'gratefulness' and 'cheerfulness' don't always go hand-in-hand. They've had a tough row to hoe for some time now. But there's no mistaking their passion, faith, and even joy in extraordinary difficulties. Paul says "I've learned to be content in all circumstances - in plenty and in want..." So there are really two sides to Thanksgiving. Cher joins Norm in studio for this truthful, faith-building and even sobering look at how those far from our comfort and ease give thanks today. As a result, perhaps you'll give special thanks for them on this special holiday.

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

In this special, Thanksgiving edition of Compassion Radio we focus on how great is God's faithfulness to us. The only adequate response is a profound sense of gratitude and a worshipful heart. May your Thanksgiving be full of worship of the One "from whom all blessings flow"...

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The Challenge of Re-Entry

"Re-Entry"... for those of us who grew up in the early years of the NASA space program, that word has a very specific connotation. It elicits images of great mortal danger & risk. But it was also the only way home. Christians in Asia are facing something quite similar, as you'll hear today. We're convinced that in an era when the Church is being "burned out" of the Middle East, that it's really God's plan for re-entry. Cher joins Norm in studio for an up-close look at the Church in crisis, both East AND West. And, surprisingly, it's a story of great Hope, Joy, and Triumph.

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Power in Persecution

"I find I am strong when I am weak..." So the Apostle Paul lays out one of the foundational paradoxes of the Christian faith.  It's a living reality for the persecuted Church of China. We've seen that paradox close-up, and it changed this ministry for good.

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The Word for the World

What can a bible in China do? Save a soul? Encourage a believer? How 'bout "Change the World?" That is precisely what the Word of God is doing through the believers in China. Cher joins Norm in studio for this enlightening and powerful look at the real impact of scripture in the world today.

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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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Bibles, Prayers and Money

What does it take to reach a nation for Christ? Well, in China it often comes down to a copy of God's Word, faithful believers committed to prayer and a train ticket to the next town. In other words, faith. Today Norm and Cher discuss some important insights into God's economy, how He's multiplying the faith of believers around the world in almost unimaginable ways, and how we can stay up on the latest developments. The good news is that it's not too late to get in on the action!

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“Twinkle”

God is about to unleash the 'Light of the World' on an unsuspecting planet. Some important and learned men have a vague idea that something important is about to take place, but where? God has a plan to help them discover the truth and it will take the willing heart of one special little star to make it happen.

In a classic Dove Award-nominated musical for the whole family, the story behind the Star of Christmas comes shimmering to life. Cher joins Norm in studio to tell how "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" came to be, and how you can get a copy for your family.

China Comes to George Fox University

The world is coming to America’s universities. And one small yet respected Christian university is taking it to heart. They’ve invited the world in. Now they sending Christ out. And the impact on the nations of the world - especially China - are immeasurable. Robin Baker, President of George Fox University joins Norm today to explain how they’re doing it.

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The Impact of China

The Word of God has had a tremendous impact on the nation of China. Now China is 'paying it forward.' Today, Norm and Cher discuss how the 21st Century will be different because Jesus is building His Kingdom inside the Middle Kingdom... and beyond.

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The Word for the World

What can a bible in China do? Save a soul? Encourage a believer? How 'bout "Change the World?" That is precisely what the Word of God is doing through the believers in China. Cher joins Norm in studio for this enlightening and powerful look at the real impact of scripture in the world today.

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Project Pearl, Pt. 2

A million bibles floating in the open ocean - just a few hours to secure them before the authorities discover you're smuggling illegal contraband. A sinking barge and no communication from shore. What could go wrong? Norm's guest, Terry Madison, concludes this unbelievable story of Christian espionage that goes down as one of the most successful - and dangerous - acts of undercover evangelism, ever.

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Project Pearl, Pt. 1

If you were really motivated, what could you accomplish in twelve hours? How about under cover of darkness and in over your head in churning seas? Well, on one turbulent night 25 years ago, the most intrepid team of bible smugglers ever helped change the history of Christianity in China. Norm's guest, Terry Madison, was there.

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Paying the Price in China

Norm’s guest today, Carl Lawrence, has an insider’s perspective on the persecution of Chinese Christians. In a controlled society like China, the price of living your faith can be steep indeed.

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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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Comments on a Miao Village

For eons, people have fled to the mountains in pursuit of safety; inspiration; solitude; encounter with God. In recent years, Norm and Cher have journeyed to discover what God is up to in the 'highest' regions of the earth. What they found was awe-inspiring. And it had little to do with the scenery!

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Autobiography of a Chinese Bible

So the miracle of a Chinese language bible overcomes tremendous odds and lands in the hands of a believer who wants one. That's enough to celebrate, right there! But it's not even half the story!

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What the Chinese Church Can Teach Us

Living the great paradox of real Christian Faith, the Church of China has become powerful in unimaginable ways. We'll try to explain it, even so, as Norm welcomes Cher in studio for an exploration of lessons learned, and what the Chinese Church continues to teach us about real faith and real living.

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The Church That Grows

If you've listened to Compassion Radio for any length of time, you know how impressed we are with the modern day explosion of the Church in East Asia. Hundreds of millions of new believers in only two or three generations. Some have tried to dismiss the phenomenon economically or politically. But the Chinese believers know the real reason - God's Word unleashed.

Norm is joined by 'Brother Josh' today - someone who really knows the power of the Word and the power of the Church that knows how to wield it as a potent spiritual weapon.
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Twenty Years of Bibles for China

Of all the anniversaries we have celebrated as a ministry, this might be the most significant so far - 20 years, and half a million bibles to the House Church Christians of China! Today Norm and Cher look back on this extraordinary project, and look forward to what will be! We never imagined before we went how long it would last or how big an impact Compassion Radio Partners would make in the world's largest Christian Community... 

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