On the Road in Sri Lanka

The 'Gospel Explosion' in South Asia is impossible to miss - if you're looking for it... In 25 years, a village to village movement launched in Tamil Nadu, India has blossomed into a an international phenomenon, with millions of new Christian disciples. The transformation in war-ravaged Sri Lanka was the most powerful example. 

And then the Tsunami hit. In a matter of minutes, hundreds of thousands lost their lives and thousands of young churches were decimated. Was it the end of Christianity in Sri Lanka? Not if God and IGL had anything to do with it! Demi Floria brings the remarkable story of steadfast faith and resurrection and a praise report from her own mission field among this year's class of IGL nursing students. She joins Bram by Skype from Salem, Tamil Nadu.
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On the Road in India

Our South India correspondent's been a busy lady - documenting the 'Third Wave' of Gospel explosion in the world's most populous country. Today, two very personal stories bring it all into sharp focus. Demi Floria joins Bram by Skype from Salem, Tamil Nadu.

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The Mission of God, Pt. 2

Yesterday began a fascinating look at the life and work of Dr. John Stott, with someone who knows him best. Today Norm continues his discussion with Dr. Chris Wright, and accomplished author and thinker with his own rich list of book projects.

What is God up to? Where is the Church headed in the 21st Century? No one's better able to tackle those questions than Dr. Wright.

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The Mission of God, Pt. 1

Perhaps no one in the past century has had a more profound impact on world Christianity than Dr. John Stott. His many books have shaped the lives and ministries of millions. And no one knows him better than today's special guest Dr. Christopher Wright.

Today Norm and Chris discuss the capstone of Dr. Stott's career and final book, "The Radical Disciple - Some Neglected Aspects of our Calling."

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St. George’s Church in Baghdad

It's widely recognized as the world's most dangerous parish. It's inner-city, it's poor and it's old. And it's literally located in the navel of historic Christianity.

Yet this church isn't really 'poor' at all - at least not in the measurements that mean the most. St. George's is rich, full of joy and reaching an entire nation with the Gospel of Jesus. It grows daily in numbers and influence. It's the 'bleeding edge' of modern Christianity in more ways than one, as you'll hear today.

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Iraqi Refugees In Denmark

Your country is being overrun by Muslim refugees. A political backlash ensues. What's the Christian response? First step - the TRUTH. Norm's guest, Birthe, is facing the reality of misconceptions and xenophobia in one of the world's most tolerant countries - Denmark.

First surprise - the river of refugees from Iraq into northern Europe include tens of thousands of believing Christians. Whatever their religion, they need to see the love of Christ in action...

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Give a Cradle for Iraq!

It's been known as the 'Cradle of Civilization.' Now, it it the 'Crossroads of Terror.' Yet new life is still happening in the Fertile Crescent, and Christians are giving birth to HOPE. Jim Governale joins Norm in studio today to explain.

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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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Welcome to the ‘Dirty Pocket!’

Compassion Radio is a scrappy bunch. And our latest addition takes it to a new level! Dyanna Lynn joins us as our new Chief Administrative Officer and she's no 'shrinking violet' as you'll hear today. She's also jumping into action at a critical time in the history of this ministry and the persecuted church. Cher and Dyanna join Norm in studio for a quick look at what we've got to work with, and a serious look into what awaits Compassion Radio out on the frontlines this month.

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Farewell and Godspeed!

Two godly and broken people. There's a very special love story to be told when widowed people find new love after a great grief. In the case of Hanns and Jewel Manship, it's a story firmly rooted in Jesus Christ. That reality makes for testimony of genuine and powerful healing. And after a decade of ministry right here in our midst, it also means a new calling and a future full of hope and joy. Norm sits down in studio to help them share with you the incredible story we've been so blessed to witness.

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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 in-depth look at the Sermon on the Mount.

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Lost History of Christianity, Pt. 2

Today Norm and his guest, Phillip Jenkins, conclude an eye-opening and invigorating look into the real history of Christianity.

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Lost History of Christianity, Pt. 1

Where do my people come from? For millions of avid genealogy hobbyists, it's a burning question. They find it fascinating to uncover all the unique accomplishments and  discoveries of their ancestors. Learning how we fit into history can have a profound impact on how we live today.

The same thing is true of the Christian family. If we'll take the time to look, we'll find a the truth of our family tree can have a profound influence on how we live and witness in this generation. Norm starts this two part conversation with his guest, Phillip Jenkins.

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Let Justice Roll Down

The United States seems to remain stuck in the shadow of wars around the world and in our streets. The turmoil in Ferguson, MO is, unfortunately, familiar territory for today's guest. From the darkest days of Civil Rights movement to the toughest streets of today's inner cities, John Perkins has been shining like a beacon of hope. His life is a testament to the power of God to change circumstances and lives. His story is one of the most important narratives of 20th Century America. More importantly, it brings glory to God.

In an age that desperately needs heroes of the faith, we've found one in today's special guest.

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The Importance of Global Education

How important is a good education? In today's economy, it's a necessity. But what about a 'global' education? What we know about the world impacts everything we think; how we act; how we spend our money; how we pray.

Gayle Beebe is just the person to set us on the right path. Norm invites this new friend of Compassion Radio to explain why a global education is important and how to get it. 
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Faith-Based Diplomacy Works! Pt. 2

Brian Cox is back for a second day of discussion on how Christians can make a real difference in the world through the skill of diplomacy. As ambassadors of Christ, it's our calling!

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Faith-Based Diplomacy Works! Pt. 1

Brian Cox knows how to engage you in meaningful conversation. And when the lives of innocents are on the line, it's an incredibly important skill to have! Today begins a two part series on the importance of believers becoming literal 'peacemakers.'

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Interview with an Intern, Pt. 2

Demi Floria joins Bram, as he hosts this two-part series on the fascinating people at the heart of the India Gospel League. Millions of new believers are radically changing India for the better, and Demi explains how. She shares by Skype from Salem, Tamilnadu, India.

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Interview with an Intern, Pt. 1

If it's happening in the Kingdom of God, it's happening in India. It's why we're so enthusiastic about this month's 'Bibles for India Project.' One of our own is seeing it up close, as a six-month intern with our partner, the India Gospel League. How is the Word of God changing India? From the inside out, and Demi Floria has the story! She joins her dad from Salem, Tamilnadu for this two-part series

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