Jesus in Beijing

David Aikman lives on the edge. From the collapse of the Soviet Union, to the the rise of China, he's been a major news bureau chief and the 'reporter's reporter.' He also has an abiding commitment to the Christian church. His knowledge of the rise of Christianity in China is widely read in the West, and by the Communist leaders of China. Norm digs into his conversation with this fascinating journalist with enthusiasm. You will too.

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Smuggling Bibles: A Matter of Obedience

More than half a century ago, a young, idealistic Dutchman set out on an unlikely missionary endeavor, driving his little Volkswagen Beetle full of bibles into the Soviet bloc. He broke the laws of a number of nations as a result. It was the right thing to do, and kicked off a modern mission movement. We know him today as 'Brother Andrew.' His work continues today and is the template for the work we continue through Compassion Radio. Today, Norm shares from the heart about what it means to be 'obedient' to God even when the civil authorities may disagree.

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Power in Persecution

"I find I am strong when I am weak..." So the Apostle Paul lays out one of the foundational paradoxes of the Christian faith.  It's a living reality for the persecuted Church of China. We've seen that paradox close-up, and it changed this ministry for good.

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Prisoner for Christ in China

Norm is joined in studio by his wife Cher today, as they take an intimate look into the life of some of China’s great saints. What is it really like to be a ‘prisoner for Christ?’ We’ll find out today.

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The Case for Christmas

How do we know that the story of Christmas is true? And what do we mean by that? Today all across the world, billions of people are taking time out to acknowledge that something very important happened over two millennia ago. We say it didn't stop way back then - it's still happening. Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for this special, thoughtful, musical look at the meaning of Christmas, and the real person at the center of it all...

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Are You Ready for Christmas?

It's just a day away. If you have children in the house, they're reminding you every five minutes how many hours are left before all the gifts get to be unwrapped. But are you ready for Christmas? How much are you anticipating God's birthday? Today Norm asks some penetrating and important questions as we face this most holy and amazing birthday celebration of the year.

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Persecuted But Powerful, Pt. 2

Norm concludes this two part series with his wife Cher in studio.

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Persecuted But Powerful, Pt. 1

Norm and his guest Peter Xu discuss what life is really like for the underground Christians of China and elsewhere in Asia. Part 1 of a 2 part series.

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China Today, Pt. 2

Fred Messick and Al Deuck join Norm for a second day with the latest on the situation inside China today...


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China Today, Pt. 1

What is it really like inside China today? Has it drastically changed for Christians? Is it an enlightened time in the history of the world's most populous nation? OR is the situation a bit more complicated? We'll find out today and tomorrow as Norm interviews some new friends, Fred Messick and Al Deuck.

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Bibles, Prayers and Money

What does it take to reach a nation for Christ? Well, in China it often comes down to a copy of God's Word, faithful believers committed to prayer and a train ticket to the next town. In other words, faith. Today Norm and Cher discuss some important insights into God's economy, how He's multiplying the faith of believers around the world in almost unimaginable ways, and how we can stay up on the latest developments. The good news is that it's not too late to get in on the action!

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The Word for the World

What can a bible in China do? Save a soul? Encourage a believer? How 'bout "Change the World?" That is precisely what the Word of God is doing through the believers in China. Cher joins Norm in studio for this enlightening and powerful look at the real impact of scripture in the world today.

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Going Is Better!

"Play it safe." "Don't take chances." "Be Careful." "Only do what you know will succeed." All things a cautious parent might say to protect their children.

Fortunately, our God is not a cautious parent. He intends to raise intrepid risk-takers. How else is he going to grow His family in every nook and cranny of the earth He created?
Jim joins Norm in studio for today's discussion on the hows and whys of Compassion Radio.
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House Church Revival in China

How did China become the world's largest Christian nation?  Well it began in a living room, and spread like wildfire.  You'll get the full story today.

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Comments on a Miao Village

For eons, people have fled to the mountains in pursuit of safety; inspiration; solitude; encounter with God. In recent years, Norm and Cher have journeyed to discover what God is up to in the 'highest' regions of the earth. What they found was awe-inspiring. And it had little to do with the scenery!

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Autobiography of a Chinese Bible

So the miracle of a Chinese language bible overcomes tremendous odds and lands in the hands of a believer who wants one. That's enough to celebrate, right there! But it's not even half the story!

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China Fever: Commitment to God’s Work

There's a reason 'fervor' and 'fever' are so close to each other in the dictionary. Norm's guest, 'Brother Michael,' has been infecting people with his passion for evangelism in Asia for years. Why? Because he's seen what God can do... and still does! He shares just a few of those stories today.

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China Fever: Hunger for God’s Word

Today is another fascinating trek into the heart of China's amazing Church, through the eyes of another Westerner who's committed his life to helping China evangelize a new century and a new world.

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Montage of China

How do you compress 30 years of ministry into a half hour? By selecting a few very important stories from China. While it's impossible to tell it all, today you'll get a taste of why we so firmly believe the future of Christianity is to be found in the back alleys, high-rises and factory breakrooms of China. Cher joins Norm in studio.

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My Prison, God’s Garden

In the classic book "Hinds Feet in High Places" little Much Afraid learns her first spiritual lesson from a fragile flower hanging tenaciously to an inhospitable rock. "Acceptance with Joy" is the name of the lesson. Norm's guest today, George Chen, has a lot to say about "blooming where you're planted."

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Journey of the Magi, Pt. 2

O star of wonder, star of light, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.

Across the desert sands Robin Wainwright and a gathering of latter-day wisemen followed in procession, this time discovering Jesus all along the way. Norm and his guest conclude their discussion on this most unusual anniversary celebration of one history's most famous quests.

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Journey of the Magi, Pt. 1

It's said we follow in the steps of others. Sometimes those we follow are giants of history and remarkable men. Norm's guest, Robin Wainwright did that in a very literal way! He followed the path beaten out across the Middle East by the most famous of 'seekers' - the Wise Men of biblical fame. He found much more than mere echoes of a bygone era. Today and tomorrow he shares what he discovered.

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