70th anniversary – Almost There!

My how time flies... As you get a little older, you might wonder where the time went. Around here, we wonder 'where's God going?' That's what makes life a true adventure, not matter what your age. And at Compassion Radio, we're in hot pursuit! Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for a look at what is, what might be, and where God's leading right now...

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Ambassadors for Peace, Pt. 2

Peace is built on the foundation of freedom and respect. In many nations of the world, personal freedom and conscience are under constant threat. How will that ever change? Through knowledge and understanding. Today’s guests complete an extraordinary interview with Norm as they discuss how Christians can make a profound and lasting difference in the lives of today and generations of tomorrow.


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Ambassadors for Peace, Pt. 1

Freedom of speech, assembly, and worship. Freedom from unlawful search, confiscation of property or imprisonment. The right to face your accuser, a fair trial and proportionate punishment.  Everyone believes in these things, right?  Well, it’s only possible for those who have heard of the Bill of Rights.  America is only one of a handful of nations on the planet which guarantee such rights to its citizens.

Today’s guests aim to change that.  And they’re making headway, as you’ll hear today. What makes them so passionate about human rights? Their unwavering commitment to the Gospel of Christ. Norm welcomes Gary Ansdell and Emil Haddad for the first of two programs in a series titled “Ambassadors for Peace.”

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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.3

Norm concludes a power three-part series on the Power of Prayer, with his guest John Robb, who wrote the book on the subject.


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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.2

So prayer can change things. How? John Robb continues his conversation with Norm today in part 2 of this important series on prayer.


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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.1

So you want to change the world. So? Into what? For what purpose? Why? We can't get to the real answers without asking the right questions.  Norm's guest today, John Robb, will get us pointed in the right direction as we start an important series.

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Understanding John Wesley

Together with his brother Charles, John Wesley transformed the spiritual topography of the 18th Century. His unabashed enthusiasm for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ turned the staid religious traditions of the day on its head. But how did he come to experience the 'Power that Transforms?'

Norm's guest, Andrew Atherstone is a resident expert and scholar on the life of John Wesley and shares with us from those hallowed halls of Oxford University where it all began.

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The Confession of Saint Patrick

Roger Nelson joins Norm for a final special 'Compassion Radio Theatre' broadcast. For the past three days, Roger has powerfully brought to life the incomparable ministry of John Wesley. This time he gives voice to one of the most venerated and mysterious missionaries of all time.

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 3

Roger Nelson completes a tour de force on the life of John Wesley today. Oh... and there's something special coming up tomorrow, too!

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 2

If yesterday's program inspired you, get ready to jump even deeper into the life and ministry of John Wesley, the great preacher, revivalist and communicator. Dramatist Roger Nelson joins Norm in studio for a second installment.

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 1

Do you ever wish you could hear a recording of the famous preachers of history? Spurgeon; Chambers; Whitfield; Edwards; Luther; Calvin; Augustine... All great voices of the Faith. Thank God they gave us their hearts and minds through their writings. And there is one Brit whose preaching, writing and music have had an incalculable impact on numerous denominations around the world over the past two and a half centuries - John Wesley. Wouldn't it be amazing to bring the man to life for an hour and hear his passion and power for yourself?

Well, get ready to climb in a time machine with us, friends! Today, and for the next two days, Norm is joined in studio by the talented dramatist, Roger Nelson.

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Spiritual Freedom For Russian Prisoners

What does it mean to be 'free?' What kind of freedom can Russian prisoners hope for? When despair abounds, where is Jesus? Dean Malespina has some surprising and powerful stories to tell!

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Divine Appointments

Serendipity - 'an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.' The faithful Christian life can and should be full of unexpected and delightful coincidences. But it's no accident, of course. When God sets the agenda, we find ourselves in the most joyful place we could possibly imagine - the center of HIS will.  And others will discover a loving God through us.

We don't think it's an accident that Norm welcomes author Bob Jacks to discuss Divine Appointments, today...

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Joy Junction

He's living the American dream. An immigrant working his way up from poverty to great riches and success. Except this immigrant story turns the concept of 'success' on its head. Jeremy Reynolds didn't come to America to gain wealth and fame. He came to serve. And the kind of wealth he's building can only be counted in another Kingdom. And wherever Jeremy serves, there is an abundance of joy. Jeremy Reynolds and Joy Junction is a very different kind of success story.

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God’s Pantry

How do you go about stocking your pantry? An organized list? Whim? Leading with your stomach? However you go about it, it's all about filling a void. How would God go about it? He has no needs, but His pantry feeds more than bodies. It nourishes souls.
Tom Sweeny joins Norm for a discussion on what you might find in God's Pantry.

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Stewards of the Kingdom, Pt. 2

Yesterday began a fascinating interview with Scott Rodin, a financial expert with a dream: liberating people to pursue their biggest, God-sized dreams. With a little intentional planning and a little faith it's possible to change the world. Sometimes we need more than just a little know-how. We need that extra encouragement from someone who knows what they're doing.

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Stewards of the Kingdom, Pt. 1

Scott Rodin knows a lot about solid financial planning. But even the best plans don't necessarily lead to a meaningful life. Today Norm and Scott explore some really big ideas about money, opportunity purpose and God's blessing.

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World Mission Initiative, Pt. 2

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of one of America's most famous and important addresses - Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech. The soaring rhetoric, evident truths and appeal to justice galvanized a generation. Have you ever considered that from the beginning of his ministry, Christ himself called his followers to social justice? Norm's guest today, Dr. William Carl, makes the case, and shows how the Gospel is more than just correct theology.

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World Mission Initiative, Pt. 1

What does it mean to 'preach the Gospel?' Seems like a simple thing at first glance. "Just tell them the truth!" might be your first thought. But what if your audience is blind to your message? What if they can't hear through the din of confusion, culture differences and mistrust? What do you do?
Well, if you want to reach them for Jesus, you'll need to find a way that works. Norm's guest today, Hunter Farrell, has some insight on the matter. We need to listen.

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Not Motivated by Benefits

What motivates you? Success? Love? Money? Fame? Power?

Well, for those of you in the 'serving professions' like teaching, counseling, pastoring and such, there are deep an meaningful rewards. But not many of them are understood or admired by the world. Good thing God's Kingdom is based on on altogether different kind of economy! If you're looking to be rich, consider what 'wealth' really is!

Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for a look at the differences between benefits and rewards...

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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.

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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.

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