God Report

There are a million amazing stories floating around the world, stored in the hearts and minds of committed, faithful missionaries, pastors, teachers, evangelists and servants of the Kingdom. Wouldn't it be great if even a few of those stories could reach your inbox to inspire and motivate you?

Norm's guest, Mark Ellis, thought so. And he's doing something about it, as you'll hear today.

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Transform the World!

Luis Bush doesn't just have a unique view of the world - He's convincing millions to think just like him! He joins Norm for a timely and important discussion on where we should all be looking for God's hand at work, why we should, and a little of what we can expect when we find it!

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Putting Faith on the Line in Iraq

Never say "God-forsaken" around here... No matter how much the nation of Iraq seems hopeless these days, God has not forgotten this corner of His world, nor has He abandoned His children. He expects us to follow His lead. And yes, it's gonna take some God-sized faith to see transformation for the better. We'd better get busy...


Jim Governale joins Norm in studio, today.
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Do Hard Things

What are you most proud of? The things that came to you easily? Or the hard-won accomplishments in life? Beyond the obvious answer, we need to take a look at the cost of doing things right the first time. That's something we have to calculate each and every month around here, as we decide which projects to tackle, and how to present the opportunities to our partners - like you. Our producer, Jim Governale, joins Norm in studio today to discuss what it means to 'Do Hard Things.'

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Teaching China’s Best at Peking University, Pt. 2

Norm picks up on yesterday's theme with a new friend and colleague, Bill MacFarland. How do Christians make a impact on a generation of Chinese students? By teaching them well, of course. But how do Christians make an eternal impact on a generation of Chinese students? By getting to the heart of the matter...

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Teaching China’s Best at Peking University, Pt. 1

Norm and Cher hit the road this Summer for the academic equivalent of the Olympics - teaching the top-flite students of the world's largest nation. It was also the launching point for new avenues of ministry, as you'll hear today and tomorrow. Cher joins Norm in studio.

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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 4

In four days we've covered around 18 times zones to discover what God is up to in every region of the world. Norm wraps up the adventure in the Americas with his special guest, Dr. Charles Farhadian, of Westmont University, in Santa Barbara, CA.

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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 3

We pick up today on our round-the-world survey of contemporary Christianity with the continent of Africa. Dr. Charles Farhadian joins Norm by phone from Westmont University.

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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 2

Dr. Charles Farhadian continues his survey of current world Christianity. He leads us farther west across the world's largest continent, Asia...

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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 1

Dr. Charles Farhadian wonders as he wanders. Good scholars do. He's a very good student of history, particularly that which concerns the Kingdom of God. And he has the 'Big Picture' in mind. So for the next four programs he'll be our guide on a round-the-world adventure as we consider what God is doing now, in the 21st Century, to advance His Kingdom. We'll start our trek just over the International Date Line...

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Living the Sermon on the Mount, Pt. 2

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.

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Living the Sermon on the Mount, Pt. 1

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.

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Rich Christians, Hungry World

Man cannot live by bread alone, Jesus said. But we can't live without it, either.

We're all hungry for something. If we have enough food to fill our bellies, we have the luxury of pursuing other meaningful spiritual things. So, first things, first. In a generation of unparalleled prosperity and unimaginable poverty, how do we imagine a future beyond the stalemate? Norm's guest, Ron Sider, has some ideas.

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Giving Our Children a Global Vision

They say the way to know if someone is really committed is that they "put their money where their mouth is." Well, we take it a step farther, as any mission-sending family can attest. The measure of devotion for any parent is to put their children where their mouth is... Bram joins Norm in studio, today.

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Lebanon’s Syrian Refugees

John Bouchebel has been to the frontlines. Many frontlines. Why? Because that's where the ministry is. Today he discusses with Norm the current situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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What is God Doing for the World’s Refugees?

Enoch Wan, our good friend, is up to his armpits in crises and challenges. And he wouldn't have it any other way! So how do you know what God is up to in a hurting world? You chase down His people doing great work in seemingly impossible situations...

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From China with Love, Pt.1

Norm and Cher have done it all. Well, not really. But as your representatives they have gone more places and ministered to more people, than almost anyone alive. But this month is special, and for good reason! Norm talks with Bram about what's going on right now in the hallowed halls of Peking University, the "Harvard of China."

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A Legacy of Heroism – Story of Robert Morrison

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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Institute for Global Engagement

Chris Seiple is entrepreneurial by any measure. He's also one of the few people in the world who gets the respect of governments and academia alike. Best part? He's an evangelical believer and a doer of the Word. Today he shares with Norm how his 'Institute for Global Engagement' came to be.

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Egyptian Physician Turned Missionary

Egypt is a country  that needs many things. Well-trained doctors would be prime among them. But the nation is suffering from a great spiritual sickness, as well. Norm's guest today, Dr. Kamil Shoukraua, knew he had to do something about both.

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A Kingdom Grows in Iran

Is the Kingdom of God a place or a people? The simple answer is the latter, but the places His people go aren't left unchanged! Though we don't hear about it much, Iran is very much alive as a growing outpost of the Kingdom. Our good friend, Shirin Taber, returns for an important look behind the Persian veil. 

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From China, With Love, Pt. 1

China ain't what it used to be - that's for sure! Norm and Cher know that first-hand. After 25 years of direct involvement in the life of that booming nation, they've seized on the opportunity to teach the leaders of the future through a summer session at Peking University, the "Harvard of China."

Norm joins Bram by phone from Beijing for an update.

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