Safe Place for Refugees

Pastor Fitsom is tackling an impossible problem in his country of Eritrea. Good thing he serves a God who specializes in proving "impossible" doesn't exist. This pastor's faith should be our reaching out to the millions of refugees currently on the run from dozens of tragic conflicts.

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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. Part 3 of our 'Sobering Reality' Series.

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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. Part 2 of our 'Sobering Reality' Series.

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The Time is Short in AFGHANISTAN

In 2001 the doors of opportunity were thrown wide open in the nation of Afghanistan. A place many could not even find on a map was suddenly front page news. The opportunity was great in education, politics and faith.

So, how did we do in the faith department? The review is mixed. Compassion Radio has been part of the largest evangelistic outreach to the country since the time of the Apostles. Thousands of new believers spread out among the newly rebuilt universities. Aid reached more people than ever before.

And yet... persecution against Christians is more intense than ever. The government is fragile at best. Human rights and the rule of law are eroding. The 10 year American-sponsored war against the Taliban is more intense and costly than ever.

So, we ask the big question that needs to be answered - "What now?" We believe there is an answer, and there is hope. Cher joins Norm in studio today to discuss.

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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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Missing the Path and Losing Your Way

Wide is the path that leads to destruction. And across the Middle East, Destruction is paving a very wide path, indeed. How did it get to this point? In the simplest terms, one lie after another. And don't think for a second that we're safe at home from the deadly consequences of deception!

Today, Norm and Cher dig in deep on one of the most important questions of the day: "How do we raise our kids to know the Truth and to fear God?"
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“Hold Fast!” - a Conversation with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

The Christians of Pakistan and the greater Muslim world are in the crosshairs - literally. Preaching the Good News and encouraging the weary - pastors and evangelists have their work cut out for them, to say the least. Norm's guest, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali knows all about it, and he'll give you the tools you need to help pray effectively for your brothers and sisters in Christ in Muslim nations.

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A Lifetime of Wisdom

Some people are just wise - you can see it in their eyes; in the words that spill from their lips. One of the wisest people we know is Joni Eareckson Tada. Her survival after traumatic injury is worthy of a movie. Her amazing accomplishments as an artist, leader, spokesperson and writer are known the world over. But its her deep abiding love of Jesus, His Word and His way of life that will likely have the most profound impact. In this world and the next.

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A Great and Terrible Love

Norm welcomes guest Mark Galli -  a man with a lot to share. Some of it joyful. Some of it painful. But it's all about God. And that means it's holy.

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60 Minutes Covers Syrian Refugee Crisis

The World-class journalism of 60 Minutes finally tackled the issue most dear to our hearts this month - the human tragedy and hope surrounding the exodus of Refugees along the border between Syria and Jordan. Norm and Cher discuss the coverage, today.

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Julianna in Jordan

Our special ministry partner this month, Julianna Taimoorazi, brings a very personal and urgent update from the borderlands refugee camps of Syria and Jordan.

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A Peace Zone in Syria

Is there any peace to be found in the unending war zone known as Syria? Norm went to find out. He brings it all together in this conversation with Lauren Homer.

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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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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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A Plea to Pastors

To Pastor is one of the highest callings of all. The need for godly preachers cannot be overestimated. Norm and Cher have a few things to tell these essential servants.

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What is God Doing for the World’s Refugees?

Enoch Wan, our good friend, is up to his armpits in crises and challenges. And he wouldn't have it any other way! So how do you know what God is up to in a hurting world? You chase down His people doing great work in seemingly impossible situations...

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Transform the World!

Luis Bush doesn't just have a unique view of the world - He's convincing millions to think just like him! He joins Norm for a timely and important discussion on where we should all be looking for God's hand at work, why we should, and a little of what we can expect when we find it!

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What If No Christians Are Left?

Today in the Middle East, the Rule of Unintended Consequences is in full force. Military action intended to liberate and stabilize has resulted in a new truly Dark Age. That is most true for the oldest Christian communities on Earth. The slaughter and displacement could result in not a single Christian left in a number of countries. Does it matter? Should we care? Norm and Cher dig into the unfolding tragedy, today.

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Pray for the Assyrians, Pt. 2

Today concludes a stunning look at the staying power of the oldest Christian fellowships on the Planet - the Assyrian Church. Juliana Taimoorazy knows them very well - she's one of them. She's also a world-savvy survivor of a lifetime of peril and persecution. The current troubles with ISIS aren't about to sway her from bringing the plight of her people to our ears - and our hearts. It's a very personal journey and calling for her, as you'll hear today, in part two of this important interview.

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Pray for the Assyrians, Pt. 1

Juliana Taimoorazy is looking for Jesus in all the wrong places. And she's finding Him - right at the heart of her ancestral homeland. For Western Christians contemplating the Middle East, it is crucial we get past a monolithic view of it as merely some cauldron of Islamic fanaticism. It's time to see this region for what it is - the cradle of our own faith, and the home of millions of other Christians. And these Christians have a very special place in the history of the Faith. Before Paul had finished preaching in Rome, the Assyrian Church had already transformed their society. That Body of Believers worship Christ to this day! But there are no guarantees it will remain tomorrow, unless something miraculous happens.

Today and tomorrow we get an insider's look at this ancient/future Church. And you will never think about the Middle East in quite the same way again...
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God’s Work in Central Asia, Pt. 2

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.

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God’s Work in Central Asia, Pt. 1

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.

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