An Intrepid Life, Pt. 1

Bram and Cher visit with Roger Marsh of "The Bottom Line" on our Southern California flagship station KBRT, for a special hour of remembrance and celebration. 


A Legacy of Learning, Pt. 2…

Jim, Bram and Cher continue a conversation on the incredible legacy left to the Body of Christ by the Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson. It's going to be paying big dividends in the Kingdom for generations to come - and you get to be part of it!


A Legacy of Learning, Pt. 1…

The Rev. Dr. Norm Nelson knew a lot about a lot of things - he had a fistfull of doctorates and advanced degrees to prove it. More importantly is what he did with his knowledge. For over 30 years he used it to motivate people just like you to join with him in transformational Kingdom work. And that legacy continues in earnest. He also left behind another profoundly effective legacy, and we'll discuss that, today...

Jim and Cher join Bram in studio for today's broadcast.


Impossible People, Pt. 2

Secular society seems to be convinced that people of faith are 'impossible to live with.' Ironic, in that it's a society committed to free expression and conscience that provides for a stable secular government.

The question is not religion, but Truth. Are there some things on which people of faith should never yield? If so, what? And does that make society less stable, or more? Bram Floria welcomes back Os Guinness to discuss the roll of civility, kindness, respect and courage in today's world. His new book Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization shows the way!


Impossible People, Pt. 1

Os Guinness has a lot to say. And we'd be wise to listen! This prolific Author, Thought Leader and Apologist for the Gospel does not shy away from the tough questions. Yet his answers are truly wrapped in graciousness. He's a walking, breathing testament to the power of civility to win hearts and minds, especially in places where the Truth has not been so welcome. 

Today and tomorrow, Os discusses with Bram Floria the struggles Believers face in  post-modernist world, and how they've always faced unreasonable demands. How they do it is almost as important as the Gospel itself...


Bibles for the World Update, Pt. 2

John Pudaite of Bibles for the World joins Bram to wrap up a powerful report on how the Word of God is making inroads in some of the most unlikely places...


Bibles for the World Update, Pt. 1

John Pudaite could have been an American success story. The well-educated son of a successful immigrant, the world was his oyster. Yet his family had a higher calling - a heavenly calling. Following in his father's footsteps, he leads one of the world's most effective evangelical ministries and distributes more bibles in more places than almost anyone else. Today he begins an update on how it's going on the frontlines as missionaries close in on completing the Great Commission. He joins Bram by phone from his ministry headquarters in Colorado Springs.


A Legacy of Heroism – Story of Robert Morrison - CR CLASSIC

When it seemed impossible, one praying, faithful man opened up China for the Gospel. It's an extraordinary story you've probably never heard. Today is no textbook lesson. Instead, Norm brings history to life! You'll see how the fruit of this extraordinary man's life is still nourishing the Church 200 hundred years later.


The Pastor - CR CLASSIC

"If you love me, feed my sheep."  Famous words from Jesus to Peter in John chapter 21. It's followed by an arguably more important exhortation that we don't talk about much. Jesus tells the first great pastor that he will suffer for his flock. "Follow Me," says Jesus. In what? The way of suffering. Today, Norm has an important discussion with a great man of letters, a prolific author, but most importantly, a faithful shepherd.  You might have seen his name just past the flyleaf of your Message translation bible.  His name is Eugene Peterson.


On the Road in India, Pt. 2

Bram and Demi Floria continue their discussion on the trials, tribulations and amazing opportunities for the Gospel in South Asia...


On the Road in India, Pt. 1

Our South India correspondent's been a busy lady - documenting the 'Third Wave' of Gospel explosion in the world's most populous country. Today, two very personal stories bring it all into sharp focus. Demi Floria joins Bram by Skype from Salem, Tamil Nadu.


God’s Work in Central Asia, Pt. 2 - CR CLASSIC

Norm continues his conversation today with Wally Kulakoff, the Bible League's intrepid ambassador to the 'Roof of the World.' All across the steppes and mountain ranges of central Asia, amazing things are happening as people turn to the living Christ for salvation and purpose. This two-part series is the ultimate insider's guide to God's life-transforming work that continues in exotic and challenging places. Be prepared to have your faith stretched by what you hear.


God’s Work in Central Asia, Pt. 1 - CR CLASSIC

If you want to understand a man, walk a mile in his shoes... or a few thousand miles if you want to really understand him.

Norm's guest for the next two programs is Wally Kulakoff, an intrepid missionary across the vast epic swath of geography we call 'Central Asia.' Not many people know the cultures and challenges in the beautiful and forbidding landscape of 'the World's Backbone.' Get ready for a guided adventure.  You'll want to lace up your boots for this one.


From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya - CR CLASSIC

What links Jerusalem, the center of the religious world, to Irian Jaya, the 'outermost part' of the world? Norm's guest today, Ruth Tucker! Today you'll discover how God draws slender threads that link His family in the most unlikely ways.


The Toxic Church

Today, Bram and Sandi Floria engage in conversation with new friends to this Compassion Radio ministry, Chris and Faith Creech. Our topic could certainly be categorized as 'touchy' in the church today. Give us a listen, and share with your friends.



The Long Legacy of the Salvation Army - Part 2

Bram Floria is back with Major Sams in part 2 of their discussion on-site at the Salvation Army facility on the outskirts of Austin, Texas..


The Long Legacy of the Salvation Army - Part 1

We would be remiss to forget about the incredible ministry that is occurring right under our noses each and every day, right near where we live. Today, Bram takes a tour of a local Salvation Army facility under the direction of a gentleman named Major Sams. Be ready to hear stories about lives transformed. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.


One Nation Without God - Compassion Radio CLASSIC

The following is a classic presentation from Compassion Radio, that originally aired in February of 2013.
As patriotic citizens in America we often say things like "It's what unites us that makes us strong." But what if what 'unites' us actually 'divides' us... from God?
Norm's guest today, David Aikman, asks a provocative question - "What would an America without God look like?" The quick answer - "Just look around you!" Troubling, indeed! But is it hopeless? Well if you know anything about Compassion Radio by now, you'll already know our response! If you don't enjoy the subject matter today, perhaps you'll at least find it eye-opening, challenging, even motivational...

Radio For the Sake of Others - Compassion Radio CLASSIC

The following is a CLASSIC edition of Compassion Radio, that originally aired in March of 2010..

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.


Catching Up With Bram in Eastern Europe

Today's episode of Compassion Radio is truly unique. First, we managed to connect on the phone with our president and host, Bram Floria. Bram, along with his wife, Sandi, has been on a whirwind trip in eastern Europe with a ministry team from Josiah Venture. They are capturing stories that we are eager to share right here on Compassion Radio. This program is also a treat in that we've been blessed with the presence of Cher Nelson back in the recording studio. Cher returns to the microphone for the first time since Norm's home going. 


Restoration Through Tragedy - Part 2

If you happened to catch Bram' interview with Jason Black on yesterday's edition of Compassion Radio, our apologies. Why, you ask? Well, we had to leave you yesterday in sort of a "cliffhanger" status. Due to the limitations of radio broadcast time, we weren't able to fully hear the rest of Jason's stunning testimony of faith. Today, we bring you the conclusion in part 2 of "Restoration Through Tragedy."


Restoration Through Tragedy - Part 1

Today we're going to hear the testimony of a gentleman named Jason Black. Bram recently had the chance to sit down with Jason at a busy diner on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. The testimony you're about to hear has its share of jaw-dropping moments, twists and turns. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.