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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Thanksgiving

Is Thanksgiving over? Obliterated by the mad rush of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday?" Or is there something more we should consider before leaving it all behind? Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for this thoughtful discussion.

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Update On Haiti

Compassion Radio partners were some of the first in line to help with urgent needs following the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010. What has happened since then? Well, our own Jim Governale got to see for himself, recently, and he shares his story with Norm, today!

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The Two Sides of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Seems appropriate to be cheerful and grateful on a day like this. The believers in Baghdad, Iraq have learned that 'gratefulness' and 'cheerfulness' don't always go hand-in-hand. They've had a tough row to hoe for some time now. But there's no mistaking their passion, faith, and even joy in extraordinary difficulties. Paul says "I've learned to be content in all circumstances - in plenty and in want..." So there are really two sides to Thanksgiving. Cher joins Norm in studio for this truthful, faith-building and even sobering look at how those far from our comfort and ease give thanks today. As a result, perhaps you'll give special thanks for them on this special day.

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Norm Engages Kiev

Norm finishes his review of his recent visit to Iraq and Ukraine. He joins Jim in studio.

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From Kurdistan’s Displaced People’s Camps

Dr. Sarah is our kind of hero: Uncompromising, passionate, risk-taking. She's also compassionate, prayerful, gentle.  Above all, she's willing to lay down her life for others. We'll hear her story of serving  the refugees in Erbil, Iraq, today.

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Serving Iraq’s Displaced People

What are we to do with the problem of hundreds of thousands of new refugees from the war of ISIS? Well, the first - and we'd argue the most IMPORTANT - thing to do is serve those in need. Christians have always done it best, in the name an power of Christ. Today Jim joins Norm in studio to follow up on our latest initiative in Erbil, Iraq.

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What the Chinese Church Can Teach Us

Living the great paradox of real Christian Faith, the Church of China has become powerful in unimaginable ways. We'll try to explain it, even so, as Norm welcomes Cher in studio for an exploration of lessons learned, and what the Chinese Church continues to teach us about real faith and real living.

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The Church That Grows

If you've listened to Compassion Radio for any length of time, you know how impressed we are with the modern day explosion of the Church in East Asia. Hundreds of millions of new believers in only two or three generations. Some have tried to dismiss the phenomenon economically or politically. But the Chinese believers know the real reason - God's Word unleashed.

Norm is joined by 'Brother Josh' today - someone who really knows the power of the Word and the power of the Church that knows how to wield it as a potent spiritual weapon.
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Near Russia, with Love

When you're in the neighborhood, drop by! Norm gets invitations like that alot. And he got a surprising one on the way home from his recent fact-finding, relief-delivering trip to Northern Iraq. This time, Ukraine was calling, and it was too inviting not to stop. Norm reports from Kiev with a final update on Erbil and news on 'the news' in Eastern Europe...

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