God is the Provider

You're trying to reach one of the most remote regions of the world for Christ. It's steeped in mystery and historically demonic religions. What do you do? Well, first you pray. Then you follow the plan that God has for you. And funny thing about God's plan - it can be nothing like what you expected. But it is exactly where you need to be - in your home town, or half a world away.

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“Hold Fast!” - a Conversation with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

The Christians of Pakistan and the greater Muslim world are in the crosshairs - literally. Preaching the Good News and encouraging the weary - pastors and evangelists have their work cut out for them, to say the least. Norm's guest, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali knows all about it, and he'll give you the tools you need to help pray effectively for your brothers and sisters in Christ in Muslim nations.

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Peking University - We’ve Arrived!

 Not many are as savvy as Norm and Cher when it comes to international travel. That's not to say there's nothing new to discover! They're off on an entirely new adventure this week - one that will have eternal significance in a whole new community. And we get to share in it...

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From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

What links Jerusalem, the center of the religious world, to Irian Jaya, the 'outermost part' of the world? Norm's guest today, Ruth Tucker! Today you'll discover how God draws slender threads that link His family in the most unlikely ways.

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Global Education @ APU, Pt. 2

We admire good teachers. And we should. Everyone needs a good education to succeed. And the world's leaders need a top-flight education to adequately serve their countries, their companies, their organizations, their world. But does their education necessarily need to be worldly? Not if today's guest has anything to say about it! John Mendendorp joins Norm by phone to discuss one of the most important educational initiatives in the world today.

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Global Education @ APU, Pt. 1

You can learn a lot by traveling. Today's guest did more than that - she turned a life of adventure and learning into a passion for teaching! And now she's primed to equip a generation of world leaders in industry, government and service to lead us through the 21st century.  Sound ambitious to you? Well, she wouldn't look at it that way - she's just following in the footsteps of someone more ambitious than herself... Dr. Frances Wu joins Norm by phone for an sneak peak at a new global education initiative that is destined to transform the world.

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Churches for the Sake of Others

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.

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God’s Work in North Africa, Pt. 1

Long the sleepy backyard to the modern world, North Africa is now the frontlines of a worldwide clash of civilizations, economics, religion and politics. Norm's guest today, David Witt, is going to take us into the center of the conflicts and opportunities. What is God up to these days? You're about to find out.

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Showing Up In the Syrian Refugee Camps, Pt. 2

Norm concludes his conversation with John Ditty and Glenn Owen about the heartbreaking realities at the bleeding edge of the Middle East war zones. What they've learned has greatly shaped their life calling.

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Showing Up In the Syrian Refugee Camps, Pt . 1

They came, they saw and they got a whole lot more than the T-Shirt. Glenn Owen and John Ditty are the kind of people that get the real story for themselves, and they do it in the world's toughest places. They do it so that Christ's Kingdom can advance and His compassion can be demonstrated. That makes them our kind of people.

Today and tomorrow, they share what they learned at the edge of war in Lebanon and Jordan.
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Afghanistan: an Open Door Closed? Part 2

Today Norm concludes a sobering and essential look at the state of religious freedom in today's Afghanistan. How did we get here? What's ahead? How do we pray? Our special guest "John" has the answers.

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Afghanistan: an Open Door Closed? Pt. 1

Since 2001, Compassion Radio has led our partners into the heart of this beautiful and troubled land numerous times. You've marveled with us as God has opened doors to the Gospel in many unlikely ways. You've trekked with us through mountain passes and visited with warlords in their bunkers. You've listened in on lessons in schools and Christmas gift distributions.

Is it all over? Has the window of opportunity closed to us? It's a hard question and a hard reality. Norm takes a hard look at it, today and tomorrow.

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Faith-Based Diplomacy, Pt. 2

Brian Cox visits again to discuss what it means for people of faith and conviction to engage in the biggest questions of our time, In the world of international diplomacy, a surprising number of believers are affecting the progress of nations.

For part 1 of this conversation, click here...
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A Lifetime of Wisdom

Some people are just wise - you can see it in their eyes; in the words that spill from their lips. One of the wisest people we know is Joni Eareckson Tada. Her survival after traumatic injury is worthy of a movie. Her amazing accomplishments as an artist, leader, spokesperson and writer are known the world over. But its her deep abiding love of Jesus, His Word and His way of life that will likely have the most profound impact. In this world and the next.

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Teaching @ Peking University

Compassion Radio, obviously, goes a lot of places. And we always feel there's just not enough time to get everything done that we'd like to... to get to know people in a deep way... to build more relationships that 'last for an eternity.' Well, some interesting new doors are opening for Norm and Cher, and it will be no surprise that they're stepping out with great enthusiasm! They'll tell us all about it, today.

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The Lazarus Effect

Norm welcomes author Ben Witherington for a discussion of his thrilling novel, The Lazarus Effect.

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Jordan’s Syrian Refugees

What's the latest from the warfront? Well, Norm recently returned from an investigative trip to Jordan. On this '3rd front' the humanitarian crisis is no less profound. In many ways, it's even more tragic than the frontiers of Lebanon and Turkey. 


What's the Christian Church doing to meet the needs? Cher joins Norm in studio to find out!
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Hearing Revelation, Pt. 3

Norm concludes his conversation with performance artist Karen Heimbuch about her amazing depiction of the Book of Revelation. And they go out with a bang!

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Hearing Revelation, Pt. 2

Norm continues his conversation with Karen Heimbuch, performance artist of the epic orchestra production of the Book of Revelation.

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Hearing Revelation, Pt. 1

In this powerful three part series you'll experience the amazing book of Revelation in a whole new way. Norm welcomes performance artist and visionary, Karen Heimbuch.

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Bee-Keeping for Afghanistan

Joe knows 'bees.' He also knows how much God loves the people of Afghanistan. He knows this because he's one of the intrepid followers of Christ bringing that love to the people of that fascinating nation. Norm explains today.

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TV to the Arab World, Pt. 2

Christian/Muslim understanding is only a click way - just ask Norm's guests today. In part 2 of this fascinating interview, we'll get a whole new perspective on Arab culture and entertainment. It's being used to bring the Gospel to Asia. And the audience is surprisingly appreciative.

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