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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The Leadership Ellipse

Bob Fryling has learned a lot about leadership from the inside out. As the head of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Press, he guides the publication of much of the world's great Christian literature. His responsibilities extend to much more than the technical aspects of printing books. He also is a key leader within the larger ministry of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. A life of integrity and service go hand-in-hand with being productive.

Bob shares his unique view of leadership in a powerful new book. Norm asks him some penetrating questions, today.

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The Mirage of Peace

What does 'peace' look like? Something internal and soothing? Something political and national? Something fragile and delicate?

We can mean very different things when the subject of peace comes up.

Norm's guest, David Aikman, speaks with real authority on places where peace is needed most, and how that's going to happen.

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For the Life of a Child, Pt. 2

The world was literally crying for help outside the walls of Berea Baptist Church. God was listening. He tapped his faithful servants to heed that cry. Today, the Door of Hope project in Johannesburg, S.A. has rescued nearly 1000 children from certain death.

Today Norm concludes his inaugural interview with the founder, Cheryl Allen. And you'll understand why we are so proud to be involved. You will be too.

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For the Life of a Child, Pt. 1

Some people you meet change the way you look at life. Some people change your life. Cheryl Allen has a habit of doingboth. From a plan born in an inner city prayer meeting a  dozen years ago, the face of the Church in Johannesburg, S.A. has been forever changed. As a result the floodgates to a rich spiritual harvest have been thrown wide open. Oh, and it has also saved the lives of nearly 1000 abandoned newborns.

Cheryl joins Norm for this classic interview.

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A New Bible for Muslims

How do you reach Muslims for Christ? With the Gospel, right? And where do we find that? In the Word of God, of course. But which Bible is  the right Bible for the task? Now that's a more complicated question, and not so easily answered... until now.

Norm's guest knows a thing or two about reaching people for Christ in the world's hotspots. He's about as intrepid as they come and can hold his own in any discussion on the Great Commission. We're glad to welcome back our old friend, Dr. Viggo Olsen.

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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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Hope Among the Squatters

Don't judge a man till you've walked a mile in his shoes...

That phrase really means something to Norm's guest today. Sy Grayson has not only walked the hard soil of Africa. God is using Sy to change things for the better.

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Go Afraid

LeRoy & Cindy Metzger have absolutely no business attempting missions work in the central African nation of Malawi. They're both previous beach bums and drug abusers.

But something interesting happened on their way to Hell. God saved them. And not just from themselves. They've been saved to a life of amazing ministry. Today Norm asks the right questions to tease out their amazing story.

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What’s the Big Idea?

Jim joins Norm for a discussion on what's really important - and worth talking about!

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The World Evangelical Alliance

In part three of this special report from South Africa, Norm welcomes Geoff Tunnicliffe, CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance. We’ll see just how willing and able evangelical Christians are in the 21st Century to working out the Great Commission together.


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The Bible on Orphan Care

Moses was sent down the River Nile on a basket and a prayer. On the hard streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, many newborns don't even have that. They are left to die in dumpsters and gutters by desperate women who see no way to save their own lives, much less their children.

So, what does the Word of God say about such things? Norm is joined in studio by his wife, Cher, as they take a hard look at the cruelty of modern life. Along the way they discover some surprising pockets of hope.

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The Door of Hope, Pt. 2

Today Norm and Cher complete their very personal assessment of the Door of Hope project in Johannesburg, S.A.


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The Door of Hope, Pt. 1

When God puts beautiful children in your arms, words cannot adequately describe it. Every parent who has ever longed for a child understands. And there is never a child that God does not also love with an all-consuming passion.

In the suburbs of Johannesburg, S.A., God said to Norm and Cher "Here, would you hold this for a moment?" And their lives haven't been the same since...

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Rescuing a Generation

What do you see when you look in the window of a nursery or childcare center? Joy? Trouble? Potential?  Well, when the folks at Door of Hope look in on  the orphans they've rescued from the streets of Johannesburg, they can't contain their emotion. In front of them are not the rejects of society, but the very future of their nation. Cher joins Norm in studio to discuss why.


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Remembering Marilyn

Compassion Radio is not about bully pulpits. It's about thousands of gentle voices, big hearts and mustard-seed faith. One such soul embodied all of that, and she was right at the heart of this ministry. Today we give tribute to Marilyn Huizenga, a lady who quietly ministered to thousands, and made Compassion Radio much of what it is today.

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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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Look What God is Doing!

Is God all about pat answers and no arguments? Well, Jim Eastman says God is enthusiastic about our questions.  He wants to answer our "?" with His "!" So where can we see what excites God? Listen today and you'll find out!


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Billy Graham – Nearly Home, Pt. 2

Norm finishes a moving discussion on the life and growing legacy of Dr. Billy Graham. Jim Lutzweiler joins Norm by phone.

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Billy Graham – Nearly Home, Pt. 1

As one of the world's most famous saints nears his homecoming, it's appropriate to reflect on the ministry that has reached millions and a legacy that is only just beginning. Jim Lutzweiler joins Norm by phone for an inspiring look back, and a powerful look forward.

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