Counterfeit Gods

You'd know an idol if you saw it, right? And, of course, you'd have no trouble recognizing the real deal, right?

Well, Norm's guest today, Tim Keller, is here to challenge you on both scores. Get ready for a no-holds-barred look at the state of western Christianity. Can it hold a candle to the faith of first century Christians? Tim's answer will challenge and inspire you.

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A Great and Terrible Love

Norm welcomes guest Mark Galli -  a man with a lot to share. Some of it joyful. Some of it painful. But it's all about God. And that means it's holy.

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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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Wealth and Poverty for Christians, Pt. 2

Norm concludes an eye-opening discussion on the real meaning of wealth and poverty on today's broadcast with his guest Brian Matz.

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Wealth and Poverty for Christians, Pt. 1

Brian Matz, Norm's guest for the next two broadcasts, sheds light on what the bible has to say about wealth and poverty. Think you know where this one's headed? Don't jump to conclusions too quickly!

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Prayer, A New Wave is Coming, Pt. 3

Today wraps up a fascinating discussion of Norm's recent trip to the World Prayer Assembly in Jakarta, Indonesia. Does prayer really make a difference in this day and age? You're about to find out! Cher joins Norm in studio.

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Prayer, A New Wave is Coming, Pt. 2

Today continues the discussion on the amazing World Prayer Assembly recently held in Juakarta, Indonesia. Cher joins Norm in studio.

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Prayer, A New Wave is Coming, Pt. 1

Prayer sometimes moves the hand of God. Sometimes it moves people to do impossible things in His name. For the next three programs, Norm and Cher explore the power of prayer in a modern world. Can it really make a difference? Norm's recent trip to the World Prayer Assembly in Jakarta, Indonesia leaves no doubt.

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Invitation to World Missions, Pt. 1

Who were the greatest missionaries of all time - The original apostles? William Carey, Mary Slessor, or Hudson Taylor? Or was it David Brainerd, John Paton, Adoniram Judson, or Robert Morrison? Well, if today's guest has anything to do with it, someone - maybe many - from this generation will join the pantheon of God's 'Lions of the Faith.' Norm welcomes Dr. Timothy Tennent of Asbury Theological Seminary for part 1 of an enlightening discussion on where missions and the Church of Christ are headed in the 21st Century.

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Is God on America’s Side?

America will be voting in the next few weeks. Who does God want you to vote for? Norm's guest, Dr. Irwin Lutzer, would argue that God has no opinion. God does, however, have legitimate demands on the Christian family, and America as a nation. So, what does God want?

As pastor of America's premier evangelical church, Moody Bible, Dr. Lutzer has never shied away from culture clashes, faith vs. ignorance, and yes, even politics. Will God continue to bless America? Listen today and find out!

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Children of the Nations, Pt. 2

Chris and Debbie Clark conclude their discussion with Norm Nelson.

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Children of the Nations, Pt. 1

New friends, Chris and Debbie Clark, join Norm in studio, today and tomorrow.

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What Good is God?

Suffering continues around the world. Our brightest scientists and philosophers have dismissed the notion of a God who cares and engages with His creation, much less the wayward people He left in charge of the place. How can God possibly be real? And even if He is, what difference could it possibly make? Norm's guest today, Philip Yancey, doesn't shy away from such questions. In fact he doggedly pursues them with the tenacity of a journalist. He's got plenty to share with us today.

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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 prayin 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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Arabs in the Shadow of Israel

"If you prick us, do we not bleed?" So says the misunderstood Shakespearean character Shylock. The troubled Merchant of Venice also happened to be a Jew in a society suspicious of all things Jewish.

The same words are said today by the people living in the shadow of the modern Israel. The Arabs of the West Bank, many of them Christians, simply ask of us in the West that we notice their suffering. It's what Christ would do - and does today. Norm's guest, Tony Malouf, explains.

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Faith in the Fog of War

He's seen things he'd rather forget. Horrors we don't want to even imagine. Where could God possibly be in the war-strewn streets of Iraq during the early days of the Second Gulf War? Norm's guest today, tells us. His personal experience stretched his faith to the limit. His commitment was close to shattering. Yet at the very moment of despair some amazing things happened in the heart of Sergeant Chris Plekenpol. We're please to bring his story to you today.

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Fearless Love under Islamic Persecution

The "Hidden War" is not so hidden anymore. When worlds - and world views - collide, there can be untold suffering. For Christians living in Muslim countries a new wave of religious violence and persecution are threatening the very existence of the church. What should be our response to their plight? More importantly, what is their response to the tribulations they face? The answers will surprise and humble you. Norm is joined by special guest David Witt.

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Christians in the Age of Wealth, Pt. 2

Craig Blomberg joins Norm for part 2 of a thought-provoking discussion on Kingdom living in all aspects of life: material, emotional and spiritual.

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Christians in the Age of Wealth, Pt. 1

Life in the modern world is a struggle, right? There are bills to pay, responsibilities, futures to plan for. And often we're reminded that we're living in the most prosperous times in the history of the world. On top of that, our faith calls us to a kind of generous living that requires serious stretching of our faith, our time, our pocketbooks. Something's gotta give, right?

Our guest today and tomorrow has some fascinating things to say about Kingdom living in a marketing age. Norm welcomes a new friend, Craig Blomberg.
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Life is a Teacher

Sometimes the only way to learn a lesson is to live through it. And, sometimes, that's exactly what God intends. Jim Governale joins Norm in Studio today to discuss what makes for a good 'learning experience.'

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Missing the Path and Losing Your Way

Wide is the path that leads to destruction. And across the Middle East, Destruction is paving a very wide path, indeed. How did it get to this point? In the simplest terms, one lie after another. And don't think for a second that we're safe at home from the deadly consequences of deception!

Today, Norm and Cher dig in deep on one of the most important questions of the day: "How do we raise our kids to know the Truth and to fear God?"
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