Radio for the Sake of Others

So, why do we do what we do? Why do we bother? Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? Is anyone being helped and encouraged?

We're not afraid to ask the questions. And we're even brave enough to try answering them. Cher joins Norm in studio today.

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Sharing Christ with Muslims, Pt. 2

Last week we reintroduced our Compassion Radio Family to some very good friends, Mike and Samya Johnson from Call of Love Ministries. Today we pick up on the previous conversation about how to really reach out to Muslims in the name of Jesus. It's so much simpler and riskier than we thought!

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Thinking ‘Christianly’ About Muslims

If a Muslim walked in your door you'd know it, right? You'd know basically what he believes, where he comes from and what he thinks of you, right?

Let's stop right there. Consider the possibility - however remote - that you might just have some preconceptions about this person. Perhaps even a mistaken impression or two. OK - are we on the same page, now? We'll leave it to Norm and his guest, Warren Larsen to take it from here.
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Syrian Refugees, Need and Difficulty

Usually, you begin to define a nation by its boundaries.That's not so easy with Syria these days. the civil war has spread a large percentage of its population into three neighboring countries. Thousands and thousand more have fled even farther. Just because they've left the violence doesn't mean they're no longer a concern. Our good friend, Samya Johnson joins Norm for a searing look at the situation, and all from a Christ-bound perspective.

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The Syrian Refugee Challenge

Compassion Radio is always up for a challenge. And Syria certainly fits the bill! Cher joins Norm in studio today to discuss the what, why and how.

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Syrian Refugees in Antioch

Turkey is on the frontlines of the war in Syria. And that means millions of refugees. If the Christian world is going to have any positive impact - especially on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Christians caught in the crossfire - it's time to get an insider's look at the situation. Dr. Mark Gopin is just the guy, and he joins Norm, today.

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Sharing Christ with Muslims Pt. 1

Is it really possible to win Muslims to Christ? Not really. Then again, we don't ever 'win people to Christ.' The Holy Spirit does that. But that doesn't mean we're off the hook. There's also something about a little passage called the 'Great Commission' that contains a few items we probably should consider...

How does it all fit together? Does God really want to save Muslims? What's his plan? Where do we start? Ah, now we're getting somewhere. Today we begin a two-part series on what it's going to take to reach this generation of Muslims from all over the world. Hint, it starts with "Hello..."
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Good News From the Roof of the World Pt.2

Norm concludes his discussion with 'George' as they discuss the future of Christian outreach in some of the world's most inaccessible places. Just because it's difficult to get to doesn't mean God is not interested!

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Good News From the Roof of the World Pt.1

Norm welcomes his guest 'George' for a timely discussion on the state of evangelism in parts of Asia we don't hear much about.

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A Bible For Century 21

To modern sensibilities, the Bible has always been an 'ancient' book; dry, boring and out-of-touch. The truth is much different, of course. But to get us in touch with the power and immediacy of the most important book of all time, it sometimes requires extraordinary measures!

Hanns Manship joins Norm in studio to discuss one translation that is taking this generation by storm...
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The Bible Speaks To Everyone

Is the Bible even 'relevant' in this day and age? Depends on who you ask! For those who didn't grow up revering it as the Word of God, it seems a poorly written collection of fairy tales. What could possibly change their minds?

Norm and Jim discuss the problem and the solution, today.
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Iraq: Reaching the Diaspora

Iraqi Christians are as scattered as the Church has ever been - running for their lives in the wake of dreadful sectarian violence. The unintended consequences of the Iraq war have made them this century's 'lost generation.' Norm's guest, Enoch Wan, is on a mission to change that.

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Lebanon-Holding My Father’s Hand

Lucien Accad has an important story to tell. Before God called him home, he told it to Norm Nelson. And it's important we hear it, especially in these times of increasing tension, fear and despair in Syria. Does God have a way out of the mess? We don't know. But we do know He has a way through for His faithful.

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Helping Christians During the Syrian Revolution

Spring came to the Arab world. Something much less promising has descended on Syria. It's an epic struggle of entrenched despotic power vs. a tormented people. Is there any way to tell which way it will go? Possibly. The more important question is "What does God intend for Syria?" Now that question we can tackle with more certainty! More than that, we can share what God is doing right now.

Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for a timely and urgent look at God's work in a time of crisis, and how you can be part of it.

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War in Syria

How bad is it in Syria right now? Today's guest knows. Perhaps the more important question however, is "How is the church in Syria bearing up under such horrible conditions?" In the midst of the crisis are there signs of hope? If anybody knows it will be Jim Jennings.  He joins Norm by phone today.

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The Syrian Refugee Highway

The American Civil War had its 'Underground Railroad.' In the age of modern unrest in the Middle East, we have  endless streams of refugees.  Where are they going? What can be done to help them? Norm's guest today, Brian O'Connell, has some important information - and more importantly - a God-focused vision beyond the immediate need.

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The Treasure

What do you treasure most? The Word of God describes itself as a treasure beyond compare. It's a gift that's meant to be shared. Many believers in Jesus would love to do that. Many people would love to receive it. But how do you do that, in parts of the world where so many can't even read?

Today, you'll find out! Norm is joined by guest, Greg Kelley, to share how the greatest treasure of all, now comes in a whole new package!

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Compassion In Kenya, Pt. 2

Today, Norm concludes a power look into what effective compassionate action can accomplish in Africa. It's the 21st century, folks! It's time for some fresh thinking on a very old mandate. Richard Bransford joins Norm for part two of this interview.

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Compassion In Kenya, Pt. 1

Africa needs help. It has for a long time. So why should governments and non-governmental agencies keep pouring money in the continent? Arguments can be made for - or against - continuing international aid.  But something we need to keep reminding ourselves is this: There is NEVER a time to quit being compassionate! So - what does that look like? And how can Christlike compassion work in ways that government largess has failed to do? Norm's guest, Richard Bransford, has the answer. And he knows what he's talking about, because he 'walks the walk.'

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The Gospel-Driven Life

Ever felt like your spiritual life needed some 'oomph' in its 'get-along?' Who hasn't. Guess what? It's not just God Himself prodding you to get off your duff. It's really a passionate pursuit of you by the Holy Spirit Himself. It's a romance and He wants to overwhelm you with His love and approval. Draw the Good News deeply into yourself, and you'll find the passion to accomplish anything He puts in your heart to do.

If you've got the spiritual flu, Michael Horton's got the right prescription.

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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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God’s Village In Africa

Is there hope for Africa? Of course there is. Today Norm's guest, David Pinta, shows us a place where hope is alive and well. And it's more than a vain sort of wishing. In God's strength things are changing for the better - for those who were considered hopeless just a few years ago.

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