Acts of God School

Norm concludes his "Sobering Reality Series" with this look back at the 'Acts of God School' in  Damascus, Syria: Thousands of them are running around on the streets of Damascus - children of all ages at odd hours. You might think they've got terrible parents. But in the overcrowded refugee quarters of Iraqis fleeing violence at home, they didn't have another option... until the 'Acts of God School' became a reality. One very enterprising and compassionate pastor's wife couldn't just sit still while her Christian family suffered. She dreamed the impossible - a safe school for hundreds of these refugee children. With no help from the government she had only faith to see her through.

Turns out faith is all you need. That and a lot of prayer. Norm's guest, Jeff Meyer, tells us the story, today.

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A New School in Alexandria

Fourth in our 'Sobering Reality Series': Great things are happening in the Christian Church of the Middle East. And it's because of the great things taking place in the centers of Christian learning. Some of the strongest, most evangelical leadership is flowing out of the seminaries training this century's pastors and evangelists. It  might surprise you to learn that one of the most influential sits in the heart of Egypt. Emad Mikhail joins Norm today to tell the story.

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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. Part 3 of our 'Sobering Reality' Series.

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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. Part 2 of our 'Sobering Reality' Series.

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Christians of Iraq—Your Family in Baghdad

Once there were more than a million worshipers of Jesus in Iraq. How long ago? Oh, about ten years or so. Today they're almost gone. The 'sobering reality' is that most of Iraq's Christians had to flee the violence of the second Gulf War and the resulting Civil War. Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of your Christian brothers and sisters have lost their lives in the conflict. The small remnant that remains is desperately poor and under constant threat.

To everything there is a season. Compassion Radio has been with the Believers in Baghdad in triumph, and now in tragedy. Today is a sobering look back and a cautious look forward with steely-eyed faith. First in a five-part series.

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Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle

"Harder is it for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God..." Norm guest today, Kent Annan, decided to follow the call of Christ right through the 'eye of the needle' - living a humble and challenging life serving the destitute of Haiti. Never did simple things become so desirable than when he couldn't get them anymore. From air conditioning to cheeseburgers, pleasure after pleasure was stripped from his life. Funny thing, though. On the way he discovered wealth like he'd never known. Kent tells us his story, today.

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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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World Prayer Movement, Pt. 2

Norm concludes a powerful discussion on the real power of prayer in the 21st century. John Robb joins in to describe his work and vision.

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World Prayer Movement, Pt. 1

What happens when God's people pray? Healings? Breakthroughs? Miracles? What happens when millions of faithful Christians pray in concert? Norm's guest for today and tomorrow - John Robb - has dedicated his life to discovering the answer to that question.

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70th anniversary – Almost There!

My how time flies... As you get a little older, you might wonder where the time went. Around here, we wonder 'where's God going?' That's what makes life a true adventure, not matter what your age. And at Compassion Radio, we're in hot pursuit! Jim Governale joins Norm in studio for a look at what is, what might be, and where God's leading right now...

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Ambassadors for Peace, Pt. 2

Peace is built on the foundation of freedom and respect. In many nations of the world, personal freedom and conscience are under constant threat. How will that ever change? Through knowledge and understanding. Today’s guests complete an extraordinary interview with Norm as they discuss how Christians can make a profound and lasting difference in the lives of today and generations of tomorrow.


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Ambassadors for Peace, Pt. 1

Freedom of speech, assembly, and worship. Freedom from unlawful search, confiscation of property or imprisonment. The right to face your accuser, a fair trial and proportionate punishment.  Everyone believes in these things, right?  Well, it’s only possible for those who have heard of the Bill of Rights.  America is only one of a handful of nations on the planet which guarantee such rights to its citizens.

Today’s guests aim to change that.  And they’re making headway, as you’ll hear today. What makes them so passionate about human rights? Their unwavering commitment to the Gospel of Christ. Norm welcomes Gary Ansdell and Emil Haddad for the first of two programs in a series titled “Ambassadors for Peace.”

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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.3

Norm concludes a power three-part series on the Power of Prayer, with his guest John Robb, who wrote the book on the subject.


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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.2

So prayer can change things. How? John Robb continues his conversation with Norm today in part 2 of this important series on prayer.


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Prayer: The Power To Change The World - Pt.1

So you want to change the world. So? Into what? For what purpose? Why? We can't get to the real answers without asking the right questions.  Norm's guest today, John Robb, will get us pointed in the right direction as we start an important series.

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Understanding John Wesley

Together with his brother Charles, John Wesley transformed the spiritual topography of the 18th Century. His unabashed enthusiasm for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ turned the staid religious traditions of the day on its head. But how did he come to experience the 'Power that Transforms?'

Norm's guest, Andrew Atherstone is a resident expert and scholar on the life of John Wesley and shares with us from those hallowed halls of Oxford University where it all began.

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The Confession of Saint Patrick

Roger Nelson joins Norm for a final special 'Compassion Radio Theatre' broadcast. For the past three days, Roger has powerfully brought to life the incomparable ministry of John Wesley. This time he gives voice to one of the most venerated and mysterious missionaries of all time.

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 3

Roger Nelson completes a tour de force on the life of John Wesley today. Oh... and there's something special coming up tomorrow, too!

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 2

If yesterday's program inspired you, get ready to jump even deeper into the life and ministry of John Wesley, the great preacher, revivalist and communicator. Dramatist Roger Nelson joins Norm in studio for a second installment.

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The Man From Aldersgate, Pt. 1

Do you ever wish you could hear a recording of the famous preachers of history? Spurgeon; Chambers; Whitfield; Edwards; Luther; Calvin; Augustine... All great voices of the Faith. Thank God they gave us their hearts and minds through their writings. And there is one Brit whose preaching, writing and music have had an incalculable impact on numerous denominations around the world over the past two and a half centuries - John Wesley. Wouldn't it be amazing to bring the man to life for an hour and hear his passion and power for yourself?

Well, get ready to climb in a time machine with us, friends! Today, and for the next two days, Norm is joined in studio by the talented dramatist, Roger Nelson.

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Spiritual Freedom For Russian Prisoners

What does it mean to be 'free?' What kind of freedom can Russian prisoners hope for? When despair abounds, where is Jesus? Dean Malespina has some surprising and powerful stories to tell!

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From Tough Guy to Jesus Guy

He was packing heat but the little lady offering him a cold drink didn't know that. She also didn't know he was in organized crime using this painting job as a cover. So they sat and talked.  Soon the conversation turned an unexpected direction, and Brian Marcoux's life was never the same.

You'll hear all about it, today.

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