Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Pt. 2

Norm and Cher continue their discussion on the current state of the refugee crisis in eastern Lebanon.


Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Pt. 1

Ripped from the headlines - Norm visits those suffering the most in the tragic, ongoing Syrian civil war. Part 1 of a 3 part series


Persecuted Christians in Algeria

Youth and Moxie - it's all you need to get ahead in life, right? Well, we all grow up eventually and discover that we can't control everything. Lindsay Vessey's a special breed. She's applied herself with youth, energy and wisdom in the pursuit of God's priorities. She's right in the middle of the ultimately important work of rescuing, sustaining and encouraging those persecuted for Christ around the world.


An Algerian Disciple

When you think the Muslim world, what comes to mind? The Middle East? Central Asia? What about Africa? Algeria is at the heart of African Islam. It's also the heart of a growing Christian community. With the world rapidly entering a new era of opportunity and peril, it's important for us to know where the news frontlines are.


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.


Teaching Around the World

Norm's guest today, Darrell McCarthy, is the kind of person you always wanted as a teacher - knowledgeable, compassionate, involved and inspirational. He's also the kind of person that just might change the whole world for the better.


On the Road with Compassion Radio

Nurses do an immense amount of good every single day. So, how does someone who serves as a nurse do even more exceptional things? By stepping out in faith.

Victoria Base Smith is certainly extraordinary. As a nurse, professor, missionary and adventurer, she's been just the kind of person that inspires Compassion Radio and thousands of listeners. Today you'll hear more of her partnership with us and how it's opened up some amazing opportunities.


The Next Child

How do you change the world? One child at a time. Sounds like a great bumper sticker, doesn't it? A more important question might be why change the world, or bother with the children at all? Norm's personal quest for the answers led to some startling, and life-changing consequences.


The Ministry of Reconciliation

From someone who's seen more of 20th Century American race history than most, comes a powerful story of triumph and struggle. John Perkins has seen it all - from abject poverty to the American dream realized. And the journey led straight through the tough streets of southern cities.

What does his experience have to teach us today, in an age of culture wars and religious intolerance? Plenty.


Magnificent Martyrdom, Pt. 2

Yesterday, Norm introduced us to one of his spiritual heroes, Marj Saint Van Der Puys. As one of the surviving widows of the Auca Indian attack on American missionaries, she bore the grief and struggle of rebuilding a life with young children. To raise godly, compassionate children in such circumstances would constitute a triumph. But Marj accomplished much more than that. Today these to old friends reminisce and look forward to a future of even more amazing chapters in the Great Commission.


Magnificent Martyrdom, Pt. 1

It was the great mission drama and tragedy of the 20th Century: Five young, visionary missionary adventurers doing the impossible - bringing the Gospel to the most feared headhunters of the western Amazon Rain Forest. They developed new technologies and methods. They made friendly contact with the tribe. They were unified in prayer and purpose. They worshiped powerfully. They had families absolutely committed to the goal.

Yet they were struck down... and millions of Life Magazine readers were horrified at the images and the seemingly senseless tragedy of it all.

Today and tomorrow, Norm visits with a dear friend who lived through it, Marj Saint Van Der Puys.


Wilbur Nelson: 50th Anniversary Interview

Today marks the beginning of our 8th Decade of Ministry!

In 2003, this ministry's founder went home to be with the Lord. Wilbur Nelson was 94 years young. And if you asked him that year what his plans were, he probably would have said "To tell the people about the Lord, the Lord's love and the Lord's work." Pretty much what he'd been doing for the better part of a century.

As the baton was passing to the next generation, Norm sat his father down for a more intimate look at the roots of this ministry, the things that have changed and most importantly what has not changed.


Radio for the Sake of Others

So, why do we do what we do? Why do we bother? Is anyone listening? Does anyone care? Is anyone being helped and encouraged?

We're not afraid to ask the questions. And we're even brave enough to try answering them. Cher joins Norm in studio today.


Sharing Christ with Muslims, Pt. 2

Last week we reintroduced our Compassion Radio Family to some very good friends, Mike and Samya Johnson from Call of Love Ministries. Today we pick up on the previous conversation about how to really reach out to Muslims in the name of Jesus. It's so much simpler and riskier than we thought!


Thinking ‘Christianly’ About Muslims

If a Muslim walked in your door you'd know it, right? You'd know basically what he believes, where he comes from and what he thinks of you, right?

Let's stop right there. Consider the possibility - however remote - that you might just have some preconceptions about this person. Perhaps even a mistaken impression or two. OK - are we on the same page, now? We'll leave it to Norm and his guest, Warren Larsen to take it from here.

Syrian Refugees, Need and Difficulty

Usually, you begin to define a nation by its boundaries.That's not so easy with Syria these days. the civil war has spread a large percentage of its population into three neighboring countries. Thousands and thousand more have fled even farther. Just because they've left the violence doesn't mean they're no longer a concern. Our good friend, Samya Johnson joins Norm for a searing look at the situation, and all from a Christ-bound perspective.


The Syrian Refugee Challenge

Compassion Radio is always up for a challenge. And Syria certainly fits the bill! Cher joins Norm in studio today to discuss the what, why and how.


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.


Sharing Christ with Muslims Pt. 1

Is it really possible to win Muslims to Christ? Not really. Then again, we don't ever 'win people to Christ.' The Holy Spirit does that. But that doesn't mean we're off the hook. There's also something about a little passage called the 'Great Commission' that contains a few items we probably should consider...

How does it all fit together? Does God really want to save Muslims? What's his plan? Where do we start? Ah, now we're getting somewhere. Today we begin a two-part series on what it's going to take to reach this generation of Muslims from all over the world. Hint, it starts with "Hello..."
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Good News From the Roof of the World Pt.2

Norm concludes his discussion with 'George' as they discuss the future of Christian outreach in some of the world's most inaccessible places. Just because it's difficult to get to doesn't mean God is not interested!


Good News From the Roof of the World Pt.1

Norm welcomes his guest 'George' for a timely discussion on the state of evangelism in parts of Asia we don't hear much about.


A Bible For Century 21

To modern sensibilities, the Bible has always been an 'ancient' book; dry, boring and out-of-touch. The truth is much different, of course. But to get us in touch with the power and immediacy of the most important book of all time, it sometimes requires extraordinary measures!

Hanns Manship joins Norm in studio to discuss one translation that is taking this generation by storm...