Peace – Building in Syria

Norm welcomes guest  Lauren Homer, recorded on site at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Nashville, TN.

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Church Building in East Jerusalem

Steven Khoiri has a great story to tell about building churches in East Jerusalem. Wait, WHERE? Churches are being built in territory disputed by Palestinians and Israelis?

Listen to today's program to hear how the impossible is happening right now at the very heart of historical Christianity...
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The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, Pt. 2

Norm concludes a powerful and moving interview with Dr. Erwin Lutzer of Moody Church, Chicago, IL. What is the draw for so many youth to the 'Cult of Death' known as ISIS? What is the impact on the Church in the Middle East? What do the Christians in the West need to do about it? Norm and Dr. Lutzer cover all that and more in today's broadcast!

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The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, Pt. 1

ISIS is on the move, and like a vacuum, it's drawing in the most impressionable youth around the globe. Thousands upon thousands have bought in to this 'Cult of Death' and made their way to the Middle East's killing fields. What's driving them to such inconceivable violence and mayhem? 

Norm's guest for the next two days has made a serious study of the matter and written compellingly on the subject. As pastor of one of America's most recognized congregations, he is also leading the charge in compassionate engagement. Dr. Erwin Lutzer joins Norm in this remote interview conducted at this year's National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, TN.
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On the Road in Sri Lanka

The 'Gospel Explosion' in South Asia is impossible to miss - if you're looking for it... In 25 years, a village to village movement launched in Tamil Nadu, India has blossomed into a an international phenomenon, with millions ofnew Christian disciples. The transformation in war-ravaged Sri Lanka was the most powerful example. 

And then the Tsunami hit. In a matter of minutes, hundreds of thousands lost their lives and thousands of young churches were decimated. Was it the end of Christianity in Sri Lanka? Not if God and IGL had anything to do with it! Demi Floria brings the remarkable story of steadfast faith and resurrection and a praise report from her own mission field among this year's class of IGL nursing students. She joins Bram by Skype from Salem, Tamil Nadu.
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On the Road in India

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.

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Deep Wells of Grace

Norm's guest today knows some of the deepest pain a man can experience, and he'll share it with uncompromising frankness, today. So why would you want to listen? Because his story is not one of despair or failure. In fact, what he has to say just might be the words you need to hear in your darkest hour.


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Interview with an Intern, Pt. 2

Demi Floria joins Bram, as he hosts this two-part series on the fascinating people at the heart of the India Gospel League. Millions of new believers are radically changing India for the better, and Demi explains how. She shares by Skype from Salem, Tamilnadu, India.

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Interview with an Intern, Pt. 1

If it's happening in the Kingdom of God, it's happening in India. It's why we're so enthusiastic about this month's 'Barefoot Pastors Project.' One of our own is seeing it up close, as a six-month intern with our partner, the India Gospel League. How is the Word of God changing India? From the inside out, and Demi Floria has the story! She joins her dad from Salem, Tamilnadu for this two-part series

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Madness, Pt. 2

Today Norm concludes a disturbing, inspiring discussion on the current sanity of this consumer-oriented spiritually-starving world of ours, with special guest, Jossy Chacko.

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Madness, Pt. 1

The world's going somewhere fast in a handbasket, right? Well, for the next two programs, Norm talks with Jossy Chacko to learn what faith is like in the face of a world being marketed to 'Madness.'

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The Treasure

What do you treasure most? The Word of God describes itself as a treasure beyond compare. It's a gift that's meant to be shared. Many believers in Jesus would love to do that. Many people would love to receive it. But how do you do that, in parts of the world where so many can't even read?

Today, you'll find out! Norm is joined by guest, Greg Kelley, to share how the greatest treasure of all, now comes in a whole new package!

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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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What Christians Really Believe

We all know what it means to be a Christian, right? WRONG... Norm's guest today, Rodney Stark has some compelling insight into the heart and mind of the modern Western church.  And he blows wide open the dissonance between what we SAY we believe, and what we actually hold to be true.  It's going to be a mind-blowing half hour.

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The Rise of Christianity

It's common knowledge that the Christian Church is on the decline. Or is it? Norm's guest, Rodney Stark has some surprising answers. They conclude a powerful interview today.

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Are American Christians Soft?

It seems like Christians get a bad rap on a lot of issues. That doesn't mean we're off the hook, though, when it comes to honest soul-searching. Today, Jim and Norm explore how the current generation of Western believers really stand in the history of God's Kingdom - and what more there might be for us if we're willing to go the extra mile...

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Tea with Hezbollah

Of the interesting, intrepid people we interview on Compassion Radio, Carl Medearis ranks at the top. He keeps pace with some of the most adventurous people we know. His newest book "Tea with Hezbollah" is a good indicator. It's not just a gripping real-life account of his journey through the contested territories of the Middle East, it's a modern guidebook to living the story of the Good Samaritan.

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Syrian Refugees in Antioch

Turkey is on the frontlines of the war in Syria. And that means millions of refugees. If the Christian world is going to have any positive impact - especially on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Christians caught in the crossfire - it's time to get an insider's look at the situation. Dr. Mark Gopin is just the guy, and he joins Norm, today.


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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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Realities Difficult to Hear

What's the difference between 'facts' and 'reality?'  Having to live with it.  Today Norm and Jim explore the current reality for refugees and the Jesus followers who serve them.

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Do Hard Things

What are you most proud of? The things that came to you easily? Or the hard-won accomplishments in life? Beyond the obvious answer, we need to take a look at the cost of doing things right the first time. That's something we have to calculate each and every month around here, as we decide which projects to tackle, and how to present the opportunities to our partners - like you. Our producer, Jim Governale, joins Norm in studio today to discuss what it means to 'Do Hard Things.'

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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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