Building for Christ in Bangladesh, Pt. 1

Mild-mannered doctor Viggo Olsen is an international man of mystery - he's a secret agent, super-hero and national founding father. We're not kidding. You'll learn why, today and tomorrow.


Bangladesh Adventure, Pt. 2

Norm and Cher complete a behind the scenes look at the amazing ways God is at work in Bangladesh, and how you can be part of it, today!


Bangladesh Adventure, Pt. 1

If it involves air-conditioned comfort, photo-ops and sightseeing, it's probably not on the itinerary for Norm Nelson. If it involves meeting people doing incredible things for God waaaaaay off the beaten path, you can't hold him back!

Bangladesh has a lot to offer for just such an adventurer. And the Christians of Bangladesh have lots to offer us, as you'll hear today and tomorrow. Cher joins Norm in studio for this special series.



To effectively share your faith, you've got to really know your bible, right? Well, it certainly doesn't hurt. But is it something that others want to know about? Do they care about your bible? Do they care about you? Careful now. The answers might not be all that comfortable to hear.

Now, turn the tables. Do you care about them? Do you care to get to really know people for who they really are? Jesus does. And you might find out He's been nudging them along for a while now. Leonard Sweet is about to turn everything you thought you knew about witnessing on its head. And you'll thank him for it afterward.


The World Comes to America

For decades, Terry Madison has been on the move, sharing the love of Jesus in dozens of countries. When you hit the usual retirement age, what's person like him supposed to do? Well, sitting on your hands isn't an option. Instead, Terry and his wife followed the Lord's lead to a whole new way of reaching the whole world. And they found it in their backyard...

Terry joins Norm in studio for a fascinating look at face to face missions in the 21st Century.


Baghdad – A Visitor’s Report

When was the last time you saw an in-depth report on Baghdad, Iraq? Yeah, we thought so...

Just  because the U.S. military packed up and left, doesn't mean things are back to 'normal' in Iraq. A decade of turmoil, American occupation and civil war have left the country in shatters. Nowhere is the tragedy felt more keenly than in Baghdad's Christian Community. 90% of Iraq's Christians have left. Those who couldn't afford to leave continue to suffer unimaginable persecution. And you wouldn't know it from the trickle of news that still makes it into Western headlines.

But we do know some of the heartache and tragedy and we're not ashamed to bring it to you. It's family business, after all. And we've got the inside story because we've got people on the inside. It's time we listened closely, again. Cher joins Norm in studio for the latest from Baghdad.


The Treasure

What do you treasure most? The Word of God describes itself as a treasure beyond compare. It's a gift that's meant to be shared. Many believers in Jesus would love to do that. Many people would love to receive it. But how do you do that, in parts of the world where so many can't even read?

Today, you'll find out! Norm is joined by guest, Greg Kelley, to share how the greatest treasure of all, now comes in a whole new package!


Rich Christians, Hungry World

Man cannot live by bread alone, Jesus said. But we can't live without it, either.

We're all hungry for something. If we have enough food to fill our bellies, we have the luxury of pursuing other meaningful spiritual things. So, first things, first. In a generation of unparalleled prosperity and unimaginable poverty, how do we imagine a future beyond the stalemate? Norm's guest, Ron Sider, has some ideas.


“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.


Think About THAT!, Pt. 2

Wonder's an interesting word. It encompasses both awe and doubt. Do you ever wonder?...

How we cope with disappointment; how we celebrate victory - it depends on our perspective, and from where it comes. Is this an age of opportunity for the Gospel of Christ? Or a time of decline and hostility to the things of God?

Do you wonder?

Norm and Cher will help bring some needed perspective, today. And, maybe, help us to act on that perspective!


Think About THAT! , Pt. 1

It's Summertime! It's about play, and celebration and camp! It doesn't get any better than that, right? Well, for some, Summer is also a season of  grand adventure, travel and new experiences. Think 'backpacking through Europe' or 'road trip.'

And for an even more intrepid subset of courageous people, adventure means going to the ends of the earth on a quest to find Jesus. Some will say it's a fool's errand. We beg to differ. Whether young or old, missions is the adventure of a lifetime. Norm and Cher have plenty to share on the subject, today.


Report from Kurdistan, Pt. 2

Norm concludes his fascinating - and at times, hilarious -  discussion on the state of affairs in the Middle East. From the cradle of modern Christianity our good friend and adventurer, Dan Wooding, brings his personal report.


Report from Kurdistan, Pt. 1

When you ask Dan Wooding what he's been up to recently, be prepared to put on the coffee pot (tea in Dan's case) and stay a while! The stories will be too fascinating to wrap up quickly. So we made his last visit to our studios into a two-part adventure. Find out what's going on in the other parts of Iraq from our own personal 'spy for hope' and intrepid journalist.


Iraqi Refugees In Denmark

Your country is being overrun by Muslim refugees. A political backlash ensues. What's the Christian response? First step - the TRUTH. Norm's guest, Birthe, is facing the reality of misconceptions and xenophobia in one of the world's most tolerant countries - Denmark.

First surprise - the river of refugees from Iraq into northern Europe include tens of thousands of believing Christians. Whatever their religion, they need to see the love of Christ in action...


Lost History of Christianity, Pt. 2

Today Norm and his guest, Phillip Jenkins,  conclude an eye-opening and invigorating look into the real history of Christianity.


Lost History of Christianity, Pt. 1

Where do my people come from? For millions of avid genealogy hobbyists, it's a burning question. They find it fascinating to uncover all the unique accomplishments and  discoveries of their ancestors. Learning how we fit into history can have a profound impact on how we live today.

The same thing is true of the Christian family. If we'll take the time to look, we'll find a the truth of our family tree can have a profound influence on how we live and witness in this generation. Norm starts this two part conversation with his guest, Phillip Jenkins.


The Jesus Manifesto

Sometimes the things you see as obvious and true are radical ideas to others.  Norm's guest today, Leonard Sweet, knows that full-well. And sometimes the things that have always been true have to be proclaimed anew to a generation who hasn't discovered it.


Update On St. George’s Church

The Latest on St. George's Church in Baghdad, and our good friend, Canon Andrew White. A difficult and inspiring listen.


St. George’s Church in Baghdad

It's widely recognized as the world's most dangerous parish. It's inner-city, it's poor and it's old. And it's literally located in the navel of historic Christianity.

Yet this church isn't really 'poor' at all - at least not in the measurements that mean the most. St. George's is rich, full of joy and reaching an entire nation with the Gospel of Jesus. It grows daily in numbers and influence. It's the 'bleeding edge' of modern Christianity in more ways than one, as you'll hear today.


God’s Family in South Africa, Pt. 2

Paul Siaki is intrepid, and he's intrepid for Jesus. But he doesn't go alone. His ministry involves his whole family - and that includes school age children. The 'Passionate Pursuit' led them to the heart of modern Africa. Norm concludes a fascinating discussion on the nature of mission work in the 21st Century and how it's not about lonely individuals setting out on solitary quests.


God’s Family in South Africa, Pt. 1

The Family that prays together... stays together. How does that adage hold up when the family in question is on the move for God? Well, you're about to find out as Norm interviews a fabulously interesting and unexpected missionary. Paul Siaki joins us today and tomorrow by phone from Colorado Springs.


Look What God is Doing!

Is God all about pat answers and no arguments? Well, Jim Eastman says God is enthusiastic about our questions.  He wants to answer our "?" with His "!" So where can we see what excites God? Listen today and you'll find out!