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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Invitation to World Missions, Pt. 2

Norm concludes his discussion with Dr. Timothy Tennent of Asbury Theological Seminary as they look at seven 'mega-trends' facing the Church in the 21st Century.

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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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God Report

There are a million amazing stories floating around the world, stored in the hearts and minds of committed, faithful missionaries, pastors, teachers, evangelists and servants of the Kingdom. Wouldn't it be great if even a few of those stories could reach your inbox to inspire and motivate you?

Norm's guest, Mark Ellis, thought so. And he's doing something about it, as you'll hear today.

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Transform the World!

Luis Bush doesn't just have a unique view of the world - He's convincing millions to think just like him! He joins Norm for a timely and important discussion on where we should all be looking for God's hand at work, why we should, and a little of what we can expect when we find it!

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Putting Faith on the Line in Iraq

Never say "God-forsaken" around here... No matter how much the nation of Iraq seems hopeless these days, God has not forgotten this corner of His world, nor has He abandoned His children. He expects us to follow His lead. And yes, it's gonna take some God-sized faith to see transformation for the better. We'd better get busy...


Jim Governale joins Norm in studio, today.
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Do Hard Things

What are you most proud of? The things that came to you easily? Or the hard-won accomplishments in life? Beyond the obvious answer, we need to take a look at the cost of doing things right the first time. That's something we have to calculate each and every month around here, as we decide which projects to tackle, and how to present the opportunities to our partners - like you. Our producer, Jim Governale, joins Norm in studio today to discuss what it means to 'Do Hard Things.'

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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

Norm and Cher hit the road this Summer 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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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 4

In four days we've covered around 18 times zones to discover what God is up to in every region of the world. Norm wraps up the adventure in the Americas with his special guest, Dr. Charles Farhadian, of Westmont University, in Santa Barbara, CA.

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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 3

We pick up today on our round-the-world survey of contemporary Christianity with the continent of Africa. Dr. Charles Farhadian joins Norm by phone from Westmont University.

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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 2

Dr. Charles Farhadian continues his survey of current world Christianity. He leads us farther west across the world's largest continent, Asia...

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What in the World is God Doing? Pt. 1

Dr. Charles Farhadian wonders as he wanders. Good scholars do. He's a very good student of history, particularly that which concerns the Kingdom of God. And he has the 'Big Picture' in mind. So for the next four programs he'll be our guide on a round-the-world adventure as we consider what God is doing now, in the 21st Century, to advance His Kingdom. We'll start our trek just over the International Date Line...

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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  indepth look at the Sermon on the Mount.

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Rich Christians, Hungry World

Man cannot live by bread alone, Jesus said. But we can't live without it, either.

We're all hungry for something. If we have enough food to fill our bellies, we have the luxury of pursuing other meaningful spiritual things. So, first things, first. In a generation of unparalleled prosperity and unimaginable poverty, how do we imagine a future beyond the stalemate? Norm's guest, Ron Sider, has some ideas.

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