Teaching the Truth in China, Pt. 2

What do you do when you have a lot to say and you don't speak the language? Well, if you're sharing the love of Christ, you depend on the Spirit of Christ. Today, Bram continues his conversation with Jonathan Leftwich, pastor of the Fellowship at Plum Creek in Kyle, TX. For nine days, Jonathan had the privilege of leading a revival in the most unlikely of places - a government-sponsored church in Eastern China.

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Teaching the Truth in China, Pt. 1

It's your first trip to the Far East, China specifically. What would you do with the limited time you have? Explore the cultural landmarks? Get a picture on top of the Great Wall? Pick up a souvenir or two? Not if you're a young pastor named Jonathan Leftwich. He spent his entire nine day visit building the Kingdom of God. And he did it in an unlikely place - a government-controlled church outside of Hong Kong. We'd never heard of a western pastor invited to conduct a revival in such a place, so we just had to hear the story. Now you will, too! Jonathan joins Bram Floria in studio for part 1 of a 3-part series.

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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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Reaching the Elite Chinese Universities

Christianity is anything but a 'bookish' faith. Yet it's making tremendous inroads among some of the most educated and driven people on Earth - China's millions of college and university students. The universities are preparing them for the profound opportunities and challenging jobs of the 21st century. The Gospel is preparing them for the greatest growth of Christianity in 2000 years. Sharon Seeburger explains how in this interview with Norm Nelson.

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China Comes to George Fox University

The world is coming to America’s universities. And one small yet respected Christian university is taking it to heart. They’ve invited the world in. Now they sending Christ out. And the impact on the nations of the world - especially China - are immeasurable. Robin Baker, President of George Fox University joins Norm today to explain how they’re doing it.

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Seeking… And Finding God, Pt. 2

'David' wrestled with God. No, we're not talking about a mashup of Bible stories, here. The David we're talking about is one of the multitude of new converts to Christ in China. Yesterday, we learned how God led David to a supernatural encounter with TRUTH, starting with a deep investigation of the atheist scripture known to all Chinese as the 'Quotations from Mao Tse Tung.'

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Seeking… And Finding God, Pt. 1

What happens when you ask tough questions? Well, in China, it can mean serious consequences. But there are some questions that left unasked have eternal consequences. Norm's guest today, "David," had the courage to face life's most troubling questions and pursue the answers with a tenacity that you might call 'miraculous.'

Miracles are still happening, and you'll hear in this two 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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God is the Provider

You're trying to reach one of the most remote regions of the world for Christ. It's steeped in mystery and historically demonic religions. What do you do? Well, first you pray. Then you follow the plan that God has for you. And funny thing about God's plan - it can be nothing like what you expected. But it is exactly where you need to be - in your home town, or half a world away.

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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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Peking University - We’ve Arrived!

 Not many are as savvy as Norm and Cher when it comes to international travel. That's not to say there's nothing new to discover! They're off on an entirely new adventure this week - one that will have eternal significance in a whole new community. And we get to share in it...

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From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

What links Jerusalem, the center of the religious world, to Irian Jaya, the 'outermost part' of the world? Norm's guest today, Ruth Tucker! Today you'll discover how God draws slender threads that link His family in the most unlikely ways.

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Global Education @ APU, Pt. 2

We admire good teachers. And we should. Everyone needs a good education to succeed. And the world's leaders need a top-flight education to adequately serve their countries, their companies, their organizations, their world. But does their education necessarily need to be worldly? Not if today's guest has anything to say about it! John Mendendorp joins Norm by phone to discuss one of the most important educational initiatives in the world today.

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Global Education @ APU, Pt. 1

You can learn a lot by traveling. Today's guest did more than that - she turned a life of adventure and learning into a passion for teaching! And now she's primed to equip a generation of world leaders in industry, government and service to lead us through the 21st century.  Sound ambitious to you? Well, she wouldn't look at it that way - she's just following in the footsteps of someone more ambitious than herself... Dr. Frances Wu joins Norm by phone for an sneak peak at a new global education initiative that is destined to transform the world.

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Churches for the Sake of Others

For whom does the church exist? The answer to that question has the potential to steer the course of history. Sadly, for millions, there is no answer because the question is never asked.  It's about time we do.

Norm's guest today, Todd Hunter, takes us into this crucial discussion and its far-reaching ramifications.

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God’s Work in North Africa, Pt. 1

Long the sleepy backyard to the modern world, North Africa is now the frontlines of a worldwide clash of civilizations, economics, religion and politics. Norm's guest today, David Witt, is going to take us into the center of the conflicts and opportunities. What is God up to these days? You're about to find out.

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Showing Up In the Syrian Refugee Camps, Pt. 2

Norm concludes his conversation with John Ditty and Glenn Owen about the heartbreaking realities at the bleeding edge of the Middle East war zones. What they've learned has greatly shaped their life calling.

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Showing Up In the Syrian Refugee Camps, Pt . 1

They came, they saw and they got a whole lot more than the T-Shirt. Glenn Owen and John Ditty are the kind of people that get the real story for themselves, and they do it in the world's toughest places. They do it so that Christ's Kingdom can advance and His compassion can be demonstrated. That makes them our kind of people.

Today and tomorrow, they share what they learned at the edge of war in Lebanon and Jordan.
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Afghanistan: an Open Door Closed? Part 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.

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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.

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Intro to Faith-Based Diplomacy, Pt. 2

Brian Cox visits again to discuss what it means for people of faith and conviction to engage in the biggest questions of our time, In the world of international diplomacy, a surprising number of believers are affecting the progress of nations.

For part 1 of this conversation, Click Here...
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