Lebanon Has a Heart, Pt. 3

Norm and his guest, Camille Melki, wrap up a moving look at the ministry of 'Heart 4 Lebanon' - the leading evangelical relief agency serving tens of thousands of refugees crowding the border with Syria.

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Lebanon Has a Heart, Pt. 2

Today Norm continues his interview with the founding Director of 'Heart 4 Lebanon' the most effective outreach for Christ in the refugee camps along the Syrian Border. His organization is literally saving the live of tens of thousands. And they're doing it with no help from any government agency.

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Lebanon Has a Heart, Pt. 1

Camille Melki is entitled to be bitter and angry. Decades of his life have been spent ducking the bombs and bullets of one war after another. So many of his family and friends have lost everything - including their lives - that he has lost count. He has opportunity to exact vengeance on those who have persecuted him. Who could blame him?

Yet Camille chooses to forgive. More than that he is literally caring for those who once persecuted him. Why? In a word - JESUS. Today and for the next two programs you'll hear the amazing story of a refugee turned into a mighty warrior of the Kingdom and the impact of his faith on thousands of others.
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Christ’s Humble Disguise

Steve Quant has seen much of the world. As a senior project manager for the International Relief Organization World Vision, that means he's seen much of the world's suffering, as well. Funny thing about it, though. When you go to the places where suffering is apparent, you tend to run into Jesus everywhere you look. Steve joins Norm in studio for this penetrating look into the very eyes of Jesus.

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Christ in the Camps, Pt.2

Yesterday, we heard Norm's firsthand report from the refugee camps all along the Syrian War front. Today, Cher takes us deeper into the stories of the people he met there. She joins Bram in studio.

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Christ in the Camps, Pt.1

When there's a need, Compassion Radio Partners act! When the call comes in, we go! Norm's doing that this week, from the shores of the Mediterranean, to the desert valleys of Jordan, to the mountains of Lebanon. He joins Bram by Skype from Beirut, Lebanon for this report.

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ISIS - It’s a Battle of Ideas

As you think, so you act - and the poisoned thoughts of ISIS have lead to unspeakable obscenities and atrocities. Why would anyone bother to engage in a communication with someone from ISIS? Because God will, and He does. We may not be able to imagine it, but even the most corrupt hearts can be changed; the most evil, redeemed. But members of ISIS and those they are recruiting will never choose another path if they don't know it's there... Cher joins Norm in studio for a frank and needed discussion.

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Safe Place for Refugees

Pastor Fitsom is tackling an impossible problem in his country of Eritrea. Good thing he serves a God who specializes in proving "impossible" doesn't exist. This pastor's faith should be our reaching out to the millions of refugees currently on the run from dozens of tragic conflicts.

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Afghanistan: an Open Door Closed? Pt. 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. Part 3 of our 'Sobering Reality' Series.

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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. Part 2 of our 'Sobering Reality' Series.

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The Time is Short in AFGHANISTAN

In 2001 the doors of opportunity were thrown wide open in the nation of Afghanistan. A place many could not even find on a map was suddenly front page news. The opportunity was great in education, politics and faith.

So, how did we do in the faith department? The review is mixed. Compassion Radio has been part of the largest evangelistic outreach to the country since the time of the Apostles. Thousands of new believers spread out among the newly rebuilt universities. Aid reached more people than ever before.

And yet... persecution against Christians is more intense than ever. The government is fragile at best. Human rights and the rule of law are eroding. The 10 year American-sponsored war against the Taliban is more intense and costly than ever.

So, we ask the big question that needs to be answered - "What now?" We believe there is an answer, and there is hope. Cher joins Norm in studio today to discuss.

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Reaching the World’s Cities for Christ

Today: a discussion on how the route to reaching the world for Christ runs through its great cities. Brad Smith joins Norm from South Africa.

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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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“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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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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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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60 Minutes Covers Syrian Refugee Crisis

The World-class journalism of 60 Minutes finally tackled the issue most dear to our hearts this month - the human tragedy and hope surrounding the exodus of Refugees along the border between Syria and Jordan. Norm and Cher discuss the coverage, today.

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Julianna in Jordan

Our special ministry partner this month, Julianna Taimoorazi, brings a very personal and urgent update from the borderlands refugee camps of Syria and Jordan.

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A Peace Zone in Syria

Is there any peace to be found in the unending war zone known as Syria? Norm went to find out. He brings it all together in this conversation with Lauren Homer.

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Luke’s Gospel of Amazement

"Shock and Awe" - it's not just a military term for overwhelming force. When Jesus entered the scene over 2000 years ago, he turned the world on its head, by the power of his words, and the force of his miracle-making moral authority. It's still the same today.

Norm welcomes a new 'voice' to Compassion Radio today - the incomparable musician, poet and theologian, Michael Card. He'll bring to life the Gospel of Luke in a way that ought to 'shock' our sensibilities and instill a new 'awe' within us.
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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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A Plea to Pastors

To Pastor is one of the highest callings of all. The need for godly preachers cannot be overestimated. Norm and Cher have a few things to tell these essential servants.

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