Building for Christ in Bangladesh, Pt. 1

Mild-mannered doctor Viggo Olsen is an international man of mystery - he's a secret agent, super-hero and national founding father. We're not kidding. You'll learn why, today and tomorrow.

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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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The Summit

What does it mean to 'reach the top?' Norm's guest, Eric Alexander, has an interesting - and powerful - take on the subject.

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Cancer, Comfort & Christ, Pt. 2

Cathie Young and her husband had a choice to make: Live in fear, or live in faith. Sounds like a simple choice. But it became a day-by-day, minute-by-minute battle with forces seemingly beyond their control. Together they discovered how brightly the LIGHT truly shines, by discovering it in a truly dark place. They continue to shine that light for others through a compelling new ministry to others going through similar dark valleys.

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Cancer, Comfort & Christ, Pt. 1

When Cathie Young got the diagnosis, she was immediately ushered into a sorority of sisters millions strong. And she wasn't excited in the least. But a strange thing happened in the Shadowlands - she came truly ALIVE... And that has made all the difference. After years of pastoring others from solid reasoning in the scriptures, Cathie now found herself ministering to an unreached people group to which she rarely gave a thought. It immediately reshaped her ministry and career. You'll find out how, today and tomorrow.

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Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes

"Everything I know about Jesus, I learned through the School Christmas Pageant." That about sums it up for a majority of Americans, and Westerners for that matter. Even those of us around the Faith for much of our lives harbor deep-seated misunderstandings about the life Jesus led on this Earth and the significance of the things mentioned in his story; his relationships; his teachings. And those misunderstandings can lead to serious consequences. They also can short-change our appreciation for the powerful revolution that Jesus ushered in with his life and sacrifice.

So, how are we to get beyond our own limited ideas and myopic cultural lens? Well, if you want to learn about New York, as a New Yorker... Kenneth Bailey was an extraordinary expert and interpreter for all things Middle Eastern. With roots in the West AND East, he devoted his life to understand the life and times and cultures that swirled around Jesus. His scholarship radically transformed the way preachers preach, and you probably didn't even realize it. Before he went to God's living country he sat down with Norm for this precious interview...
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Coptic Solidarity Under Islamic Persecution

The Church in Egypt can't seem to catch a break. After they selflessly minister to their oppressed Muslim neighbors persecuted by their government during the Arab Spring uprising, they're rewarded with a massive crackdown on their rights, their churches are burned, and their leaders attacked - by both Muslim extremists and military alike.

How are they holding up? How are they responding? What is God up to? We'll dig into it with today's guest, Lindsay Vessey of CopticSolidarity.org...
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The Cross and the Butterfly

Some true stories have the power of legend, and move us in profound ways decades later. They happen when Eternity enters into the mess we call 'life.' Today Norm and Cher share a little story that really packs a punch - about a girl named 'Carol,' a boy named 'Jim,' and the letters they wrote...

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A Kingdom Grows in Iran

Is the Kingdom of God a place or a people? The simple answer is the latter, but the places His people go aren't left unchanged! Though we don't hear about it much, Iran is very much alive as a growing outpost of the Kingdom. Our good friend, Shirin Taber, returns for an important look behind the Persian veil.

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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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New Testament Evangelism, Today

When did the New Testament end?

It didn't.

The living testaments to God's love are still transforming the world in our day and age. Norm's guest, Dr. Michael Green writes and speaks with a fluent energy of the amazing transforming power of the Gospel that yearns to be unleashed in every generation of Saints.

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Muslims, Christians, and Jesus

Carl Medearis is one of those rare people who really know both the religion of Islam and the various cultures it calls 'home.' Where many scholars have relationships with ideas, he's gained his understanding by building solid and productive relationships with real people. And what he found about Muslim understanding of Jesus is profound. Even more important is the genuine openness of Muslims to a real relationship with Jesus.

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Refugee Work on a Greek Island

Our good friend, Jim Jennings, is one of those types whose fingerprints will always be found on the till. He's labored in the Lord's vineyards for decades. And those fields are flung all over the globe. This time he's right in the middle of this generation's greatest humanitarian crisis. It's a place you'd expect to find Jesus. And you will - because He keeps sending people like Jim Jennings...

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Christ in the Camps, Pt.1

When there's a need, Compassion Radio Partners act! When the call comes in, we go! Norm's doing that this week, from the shores of the Mediterranean, to the desert valleys of Jordan, to the mountains of Lebanon. He joins Bram by Skype from Beirut, Lebanon for this report.

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Egyptian Physician Turned Missionary

Egypt is a country  that needs many things. Well-trained doctors would be prime among them. But the nation is suffering from a great spiritual sickness, as well. Norm's guest today, Dr. Kamil Shoukraua, knew he had to do something about both.

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Adventurer for Christ

David Eubank joins Norm by phone.
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African Christian Hospitals

Dr. Glen Boyd has a lot going on. Saving and improving the lives of thousands is right at the top of the list! He shares how and why, today...

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Everyone is Called to Ministry

Garrett Reid seems to think we actually have a shot at reaching the whole world for Jesus Christ - in this generation, even. Why would he hang on to such a fanciful notion? Why discuss hare-brained schemes? Well, Norm's about to find out, and so will we...

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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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God at Work in Three World Trouble Spots

Our good friend, Dan Wooding, joins Norm again for an update on how God is at work where it seems impossible. And, of course, that's just where our God loves to show his handiwork!

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The Moral Minority - A New Opportunity!

My, how things change. Or do they? Every generation possesses a certain creativity in repeating the same old sins. This generation is no different. But does the current moral climate mean the Gospel is on the retreat? Far from it. Norm sees real opportunity where others might see hopelessness. As a result, we'll take a risk in saying that this means Norm has learned to see things a little more like Jesus does... Jim Governale joins Norm in studio.

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