The Jesus Manifesto

Sometimes the things you see as obvious and true are radical ideas to others.  Norm's guest today, Leonard Sweet, knows that full-well. And sometimes the things that have always been true have to be proclaimed anew to a generation who hasn't discovered it.
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The Next Child

How do you change the world? One child at a time. Sounds like a great bumper sticker, doesn't it? A more important question might be why change the world, or bother with the children at all? Norm's personal quest for the answers led to some startling, and life-changing consequences.

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Remember & Forget - Themes for a New Year

Looking forward to amazing things in 2016? So are we. Sometimes discovering the 'new' means first forgetting the 'old.'

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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

In the Summer of 2014, Norm and Cher hit the road 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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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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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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The Case for Christmas

How do we know that the story of Christmas is true? And what do we mean by that? Today all across the world, billions of people are taking time out to acknowledge that something very important happened over two millennia ago. We say it didn't stop way back then - it's still happening. Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for this special, thoughtful, musical look at the meaning of Christmas, and the real person at the center of it all...

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The Case for Christmas

How do we know that the story of Christmas is true? And what do we mean by that? Today all across the world, billions of people are taking time out to acknowledge that something very important happened over two millennia ago. We say it didn't stop way back then - it's still happening. Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for this special, thoughtful, musical look at the meaning of Christmas, and the real person at the center of it all...

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Are You Ready for Christmas?

It's just a day away. If you have children in the house, they're reminding you every five minutes how many hours are left before all the gifts get to be unwrapped. But are you ready for Christmas? How much are you anticipating God's birthday? Today Norm asks some penetrating and important questions as we face this most holy and amazing birthday celebration of the year.

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The Most Important Thing

How are your Christmas preparations going? Got all the important things done? Checked off all the lists? No? Well, you've only got 2 days! Better get your priorities in order! Now, what if the real priorities have nothing to do with trees, shopping lists and post offices? Norm breaks it down for us.

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Knowing the Will of God

Christians all say they want to 'know the will of God.' But are we just paying lip-service? What if God's will is something we don't want? Well, then, something's gotta give.  We can either set ourselves up for misunderstanding and disappointment, or for unexpected grace and amazement. Hint, it's not just about figuring out what God intends.

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Prisoner for Christ in China

Norm is joined in studio by his wife Cher today, as they take an intimate look into the life of some of China’s great saints. What is it really like to be a ‘prisoner for Christ?’ We’ll find out today.

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The Church in China, Pt.3

For the past two days, 'Brother Michael' has given us one of the most important behind-the-scenes tours you're ever likely to experience. Namely, the real lives of underground Christian believers in China. These Christians understand New Testament Christianity. They're living it right now. They also understand better than all of us the urgency of reaching a lost world for Jesus. And they have a plan.

Brother Michael concludes this series with a look at where Chinese Christianity is going in the future and how it will affect all of us.

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The Church in China, Pt. 2

Norm continues his fascinating survey of the amazing growth of Christianity in China with his guide, 'Brother Michael.'

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The Church in China, Pt. 1

'Brother Michael' lives and breathes the Church. And the booming Church in China loves him for it. What is it like inside the amazing fellowships that form the largest Christian explosion in the history of the movement? You're about to find out!

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Smuggling Bibles: A Matter of Obedience

More than half a century ago, a young, idealistic Dutchman set out on an unlikely missionary endeavor, driving his little Volkswagen Beetle full of bibles into the Soviet bloc. He broke the laws of a number of nations as a result. It was the right thing to do, and kicked off a modern mission movement. We know him today as 'Brother Andrew.' His work continues today and is the template for the work we continue through Compassion Radio. Today, Norm shares from the heart about what it means to be 'obedient' to God even when the civil authorities may disagree.

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Going Is Better!

"Play it safe." "Don't take chances." "Be Careful." "Only do what you know will succeed." All things a cautious parent might say to protect their children.

Fortunately, our God is not a cautious parent. He intends to raise intrepid risk-takers. How else is he going to grow His family in every nook and cranny of the earth He created?
Jim joins Norm in studio for today's discussion on the hows and whys of Compassion Radio.
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China Today, Pt. 2

Fred Messick and Al Deuck join Norm for a second day with the latest on the situation inside China today...

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China Today, Pt. 1

What is it really like inside China today? Has it drastically changed for Christians? Is it an enlightened time in the history of the world's most populous nation? OR is the situation a bit more complicated? We'll find out today and tomorrow as Norm interviews some new friends, Fred Messick and Al Deuck.

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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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China Fever: Commitment to God’s Work

There's a reason 'fervor' and 'fever' are so close to each other in the dictionary. Norm's guest, 'Brother Michael,' has been infecting people with his passion for evangelism in Asia for years. Why? Because he's seen what God can do... and still does! He shares just a few of those stories today.

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