The Unknowns, Pt. 2

Today, Bram finishes a fascinating discussion with Ethan Morse, Chief Warrant Officer 5 with the California National Guard, and Sentinenl of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Badge #548. His documentary "The Unknowns" is a masterpiece, but it's the life that God has grown in his heart, and the spiritual fruit that God is growing in his life that are the bigger story...

To learn more about Ethan's exceptional documentary "The Unknowns," follow this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sToKMDso_E

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The Unknowns, Pt. 1

As a young boy, Ethan Morse had a dream - to be a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Only one problem - it's not something for which you sign up. Actually, it's an honor that finds you...

Well, sometimes those dreams are planted in our hearts by God himself, as Ethan was eventually to discover. The story, from starry-eyed boy, to angry teen, to the shaken generation of 9/11, to one of the highest honors known to a soldier, was alll in God's plan. Ethan's story now includes a powerful biographic documentary on the making of the most storied soldiers to serve on American soil, the "Old Guard."

To learn more about Ethan's exceptional documentary "The Unknowns," follow this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sToKMDso_E

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Eternal Life in the Fields of Death, Pt. 3

Bram concludes an important series on challenges facing returning Veterans. Guest Chris Plekenpol joins him by phone from his church in Austin, TX.

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Eternal Life in the Fields of Death, Pt. 2

Part 2 of an important series with Chris Plekenpol, former Army Captain and Pastor.

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Eternal Life in the Fields of Death, Pt. 1

Chris Plekenpol joins Bram for a fresh look at the Spiritual warfare that faces Veterans today. Part 1 of a 3 part series

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Faith, Healing and the Worshipful Life, Pt. 2

Bram and Sandi Floria welcome back guest, Marty McCall, for a second day. As a performer, soloist, songwriter, poet and worship leader, he knows how to convey a powerful story. He also possesses a lot of faith.  But even he wasn't prepared for all that God had planned in his battle with cancer.  Bram and Sandi Floria join Marty in Nashville, TN as he finishes his amazing account.

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Faith, Healing and the Worshipful Life, Pt. 1

Does God want us to live forever? Well, of course He does.  But is it only a 'spiritual' life we're talking about or something more? What are we to make of sickness and suffering in the world today? Are eternal things and earthly things supposed to remain separate?

Not on your life!

Our guest for two days is Marty McCall. He jumped deeply into the waters of grace as he faced his own life and death struggle with cancer.  How God led him through is a powerful story, and and even more powerful challenge to the rest of us today. He joins Bram Floria and his wife, Sandi, for an intimate and electrifying look at what real faith looks like under fire.

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Faith in the Fog of War

He's seen things he'd rather forget. Horrors we don't want to even imagine. Where could God possibly be in the war-strewn streets of Iraq during the early days of the Second Gulf War? Norm's guest today, tells us. His personal experience stretched his faith to the limit. His commitment was close to shattering. Yet at the very moment of despair some amazing things happened in the heart of Sergeant Chris Plekenpol. We're please to bring his story to you today.

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Liquor Mama and the Witch Doctor, Pt. 3

So much can happen when you say "YES!" to Jesus. Just ask Mark and Sidney Launder...

Today, Bram finishes up a moving and inspiring interview with two modern day, frontline missionaries to Ethiopia. The stories they've had to share are like headlines ripped from the New Testament - and now God is truly doing something new in the heartland of this ancient nation!

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Liquor Mama and the Witch Doctor, Pt. 2

Yesterday we met Mark and Sidney Launder - unlikely missionaries to the heart of tribal Ethiopia. They were kind enough to introduce us to "Liquor Mama" and the "Witch Doctor." It's a true God-story, and those kind of stories never end where they start. Today the Launders share the 'rest of the story' with Bram as they visit in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

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Liquor Mama and the Witch Doctor, Pt. 1

Mark and Sidney Launder had it all - wonderful kids, meaningful work, a beautiful community and terrific friends. And then, God...

What follows is a marvelous story of God's moving, calling, triumph, tragedy and eventually, God Himself. If you've wondered what it's like at the very edge of modern missions, this unlikely missions couple will open your eyes. Along the way, Jesus might even inspire you to reach for something... more.

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Helping Those Who Hurt

Someone you love is hurting - they're experiencing a heart-rending tragedy. You want to help. You don't know what to say.  Barb Roberts has been there - a number of times. and from that experience comes an important book which you need to read. Cher interviews this unassuming and important new author.

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Stewards in the Kingdom, Pt. 2

Yesterday began a fascinating interview with Scott Rodin, a financial expert with a dream: liberating people to pursue their biggest, God-sized dreams. With a little intentional planning and a little faith it's possible to change the world. Sometimes we need more than just a little know-how. We need that extra encouragement from someone who knows what they're doing.

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When the Going Gets Tough, The Kingdom Gets Growing, Pt. 2

Ed Weaver, CEO of T4Global, returns for another day of exploring where the Gospel is most alive today. As courageous 'Orality Evangelists' move out with the Living Word on their lips, they're reaching a whole new audience - the billions who have never read a page of scripture.

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When the Going Gets Tough, The Kingdom Gets Growing, Pt. 1

Where is the Gospel going in 2017? Everywhere God leads His people, that's where! Thank God there are so many willing to go where the Gospel is needed. Today, Bram welcomes Ed Weaver, CEO of T4Global one of the world's leading orality ministries. They are bringing the Gospel to those least served in countries least open. Call it the 'Last Mile' of the Great Commission. He brings big vision and insight for the future of Christian outreach.

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Remember & Forget - Themes for a New Year

Looking forward to amazing things in 2017? So are we. Sometimes discovering the 'new' means first forgetting the 'old.'

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An Advent for Compassion Radio, Pt. 2

Today, Bram, Cher and Jim continue an expectant, joyful conversation on how Compassion Radio continues to impact the world and our listeners. Then we take a look at where we're going in 2017...

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An Advent for Compassion Radio, Pt. 1

We stand on the shoulders of Giants. It's not long from now when Compassion Radio will celebrate its Diamond Anniversary. Today, Bram, Jim and Cher give tribute to the founders of this ministry and the legacy we've been gifted. We're convinced the work and witness of Compassion Radio has never been more needed. We hope you'll agree... and join the adventure!

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The Peace of God For the Palestinians

War after war after war.  That's the story of the Holy Land, right? Seems like that's the only thing going on over there. But is that the whole story? Don't ask the mainstream media - they're not asking the really interesting questions. Our own Norm Nelson, however, has a knack for getting to the heart of the real story, and it leads to some pretty interesting places. Like the center of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the heart of Jerusalem.

Today's program features an interview with "Steve" from 2002, as the second Intifada was heating up. Think you'll hear a politically polarizing opinion? Think again - it's about how God is in the middle of it all.

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The Anchor of Bethlehem

With the constant pressures, conflict, lack of opportunity and unending sameness of it all, it's no wonder Palestinians are getting out of the Occupied Territories as fast as they can. The same is no less true in one important border town - Bethelehem. Yet one place is holding onto hope - Bethelehem Bible College. In fact, you could say they've become an Anchor of Hope.

One person has been quietly working, learning, teaching and engaging the issue from a multitude of directions. His name is Dr. Paul Rowe, Professor and Coordinator of Political and International Studies at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Today, he joins Bram to share his personal knowledge and hard-won insight. Read more about it in his recent article for Oxford University Press: Preventing the Next Flight from Bethlehem

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Behind the Scenes at Bethlehem Bible College

Today, Cher Nelson digs deep into the history and impact of Bethlehem Bible College with a couple who knows all about it - our old friends Terry and Carol Madison. During some of the most tumultuous years of Israeli/Palestinian Conflict, God raised up one of the most unique and effective training centers for Christian pastors, evangelists and leaders. And He did it right in His own hometown!

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Advent with Compassion Radio

Today, the Compassion Radio team shares in Word and Song what 'Advent' means to them...

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