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Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 29, 2007

Special Guests

  • Ali Matthews (and Rick Francis) — Multi award winning singer-songwriter
    Previously aired November 2006
    Ali Matthews joins us LIVE in studio! Combine the vocal talents of Amy Grant and Karen Carpenter with one of Canada's finest acoustic guitar players...no wonder they keep bringing home the awards!

  • Kerri Pomarolli & Husband Ron McGehee
    Previously aired June 2007
    That's right folks! It's time for our semi regular visit with our favourite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent! Kerri & Ron celebrate their first & last "Almost Father's Day!"

  • Donny Pauling
    Previously aired October 2006
    Also formerly known in the porn industry as "Donovan Phillips", Donny was raised a Pastor's son. In the summer of 1997 he began a career as a photographer in the adult entertainment industry. His company produced more than a million pornographic images and hundreds of videos, and Donny's models appeared in publications owned by Playboy, Hustler, Penthouse, and numerous other adult entertainment companies. Donny's porn career ended on Monday, September 25, 2006... the day he invited God to retake control of his life.

  • Dr. Kevin Leman — Author of 7 Things He'll Never Tell You, But You Need to Know
    Previously aired June 2007
    What's he really thinking? Feeling? What does he really mean, when he says this, does that? Are men really complex, or are they as shallow as some stereotypes would lead us to believe? "Women should think of us as 4-year olds who shave," says Dr. Kevin Leman, a psychologist and renowned birth order expert, about the male psyche.

  • Chuck Swindoll — Pastor, Author & Bible Teacher
    Previously aired March 2007
    Best selling author Chuck Swindoll is one of today's most trusted pastors, authors and Bible teachers. Former President and current Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary and now senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco Texas, his books are always relevant and full of useful insights for daily living. And he's done it again, with his latest two releases, Marriage: From Surviving to Thriving and Parenting: From Surviving to Thriving.

  • Charlie Daniels — Country Recording Artist & Author of GROWING UP COUNTRY: What Makes Country Life Country
    Previously aired March 2007
    Charlie Daniels has rounded up essays from a roster of country greats includes Dolly Parton, former President Jimmy Carter, Kix Brooks, Barbara Mandrell, Clint Black, Brenda Lee, Troy Gentry, Eddie Montgomery, Gary Rossington (of Lynyrd Skynyrd), Sara Evans, Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Ty Murray (7 time rodeo champ), Carrie Underwood and more, to hear deeply personal stories about what growing up country means to them.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 22, 2007

Special Guests

Journey

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 15, 2007

Special Guests

  • Jacob Moon — Canadian Recording Artist
    An amazing singer who writes killer songs and has a black belt in live guitar looping, a consummate entertainer with a rabid cult following. Canada's very own Jacob Moon performs LIVE In-Studio!

  • The Rev. Canon Dr. George Sumner — Principal, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
    We'll chat with Dr. Sumner about a few theological issues, the purpose and future of the church, and life at Wycliffe College.

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  • Current Events With Today's Co-Host — Sherri Ealey
    From the Muslim man who choked his own 16 year old daughter to death because she wasn't conforming to strict cultural parameters (And the son says it's not about a clash of cultures!); to the fatherless black community continuing to kill each other while the Black church leaders fight over government funding; to the politically correct insanity of Christmas.

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This week Mary wants to know: "What advice would you give to help me get through the Christmas blues?""For me, every year around this time, a dark blanket of depression slowly descends and doesn't lift again until January 2nd when all the ornaments are packed away and all the pine needles swept off the carpet. I know this is a difficult time each year for many other people as well, so perhaps the answers will be helpful for all of us battling the Christmas Blues!" (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here)

  • Are Christians too dependant on church?
    In 2003, Willow Creek Pastor, Bill Hybels, commissioned a 3-year survey on spiritual growth for their 20,000 member church and thirty others. The results are now in.

    1. "The church and its myriad of programs have taken on too much of the responsibility for people's spiritual growth."
    2. "The church is most important in the early stages of spiritual growth. Its role then shifts from being the primary influence to a secondary influence."
    3. "The church is extremely important in the early stages of [spiritual development], but its main activities-like weekend services and small groups-decline in importance as people [grow closer to Christ]."
    4. "We have created an unhealthy dependence and inappropriate levels of expectation."
    5. "[Christians] need to look beyond the church to grow.Our people need to learn to feed themselves through personal spiritual practices that allow them to deepen their relationship with Christ."

  • Will YOU sponsor a child with Compassion?
    "Every year, I say no, to many who want to come on our show and use it to ask you for your money. Every year, we do our best to bring you a select few organizations we think are worthy of your support. Every year I challenge you to at least sponsor a child with Compassion. Every year I sit in the studio stunned at how for the most part, it's the people who've already sponsored children that call in and sponsor another child. These are the folks that get it. They get that fact that doing "our part" as followers of Christ means forgoing the materialistic pleasures of most and sacrificially giving - not just stopping at the status quo! So for those of you, who have not yet sponsored a child, remember that the 'abundant life' means being blessed enough to share. It does NOT mean being blessed enough to simply be blessed! For the next five weeks, will you consider being a loving, caring, praying, letter writing, clothing-food-health-education & spiritual provider for a child who has no one like that in their life? Please call us during the show and sponsor a child with Compassion OR CLICK HERE and sponsor a child right now! I don't ask much and never want to turn TDMS into another 'begging radio ministry simply preaching to the choir.' But this Christmas I'm asking." Drew

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 8, 2007

Special Guests

  • TDMS "Poverty Summit"
    • Tim Huff, Youth Unlimited, Toronto & Author of Bent Hope - A Street Journal
      www.lightpatrol.ca

    • Vaden Earle, Hero Holiday, Hamilton & Author of ONE - A Face Behind The Numbers
      www.heroholiday.com

    • Dale Hansen Bourke, Columnist & Author of The Skeptic's Guide To Global Poverty

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  • Jacquie
    Surviving childhood sexual abuse at the hands of your father's friend is tough enough, let alone when your family pretty much ignores the whole thing and pretends nothing happened. "So much of how you think of yourself and how you view your relationships connects to that damage," says Jacquie. "Although I really feel and believe that God has healed me of this brokenness, it still rears it's ugly head sometimes." And then there's the whole "forgiveness" thing!

Talkback, etc.

  • Would you ever consider going to a different church than your spouse?
    Tony Campolo and his wife attend different churches. There's a pastor in Australia whose teenage kids went to a different church than the one he pastored. Do you see anything wrong with this? Do you think this is unhealthy for a family or is it to na

  • Who's your favourite charity to support and why?
    Here's your opportunity to brag about your favourite charity on radio! There's a lot of dodgy ones out there folks, so give us a call and let us know which one you trust and why!

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This Week: "If I take medication for my depression, does that mean that I'm not trusting God enough to heal me?" Adrianna, even though a follower of Christ, is still struggling with many repercussions of a former life, and as a result is battling with depression. She is taking medication for it and also has a lamp for SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Does this reflect poorly on the condition of her faith? "Does taking drugs for things take away my faith that God may one day heal this particular affliction?" (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here) (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here)

  • Will YOU sponsor a child with Compassion?
    "Every year, I say no, to many who want to come on our show and use it to ask you for your money. Every year, we do our best to bring you a select few organizations we think are worthy of your support. Every year I challenge you to at least sponsor a child with Compassion. Every year I sit in the studio stunned at how for the most part, it's the people who've already sponsored children that call in and sponsor another child. These are the folks that get it. They get that fact that doing "our part" as followers of Christ means forgoing the materialistic pleasures of most and sacrificially giving - not just stopping at the status quo! So for those of you, who have not yet sponsored a child, remember that the 'abundant life' means being blessed enough to share. It does NOT mean being blessed enough to simply be blessed! For the next five weeks, will you consider being a loving, caring, praying, letter writing, clothing-food-health-education & spiritual provider for a child who has no one like that in their life? Please call us during the show and sponsor a child with Compassion OR CLICK HERE and sponsor a child right now! I never want to turn TDMS into another 'begging radio ministry simply preaching to the choir.' But this Christmas - I'm begging." Drew

    !! COMPASSION CO-HOST CONTEST !!
    Sponsor a child with Compassion Canada by December 22nd and provide your first payment, then your name will go into a draw to join Drew as our COMPASSION CO-HOST for our first show of 2008 on January 5th! Just send us your contact details through our website and we'll notify the winner during our Christmas Show - Saturday December 22nd. So... sponsor a child with Compassion, make your first payment, then send us your contact details - and you could be our COMPASSION CO-HOST For A Day on The Drew Marshall Show!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show December 1, 2007

Special Guests

Journey

  • Amy & John — Cocaine Addiction Survivors
    Amy's cocaine addiction just about killed her and John's life was almost completely ruined by cocaine as well. Both John & Amy found themselves doing coke even after they surrendered their lives to Christ. Where are they now? Listen as we get below the surface with two cocaine addiction survivors!

Talkback, etc.

  • If following Christ means that God enters into your life, then why are there still so many Christians with mental health issues?
    Apparently, He came to give us life abundantly, and free us from the chains of bondage. Sure, maybe we don't get healing from our physical ailments, but according to 2 Timothy, "God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind!" So why are there still so many Christians with mental health issues? Some will say that these people just don't want to be healed bad enough or maybe they aren't REALLY genuine Christians. Have you struggled with mental illness and ever wondered why your prayers for healing seem to fall on deaf ears?

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This Week: "My 18-year old son is going overseas for a year next week. If this was your child, what words of advice you would offer?" The regular listeners of TDMS will know that this is Drew's actual personal situation and he's asking The Counsel Of Many for advice. His son Josh will be leaving for Australia next Friday. When your firstborn left home and possibly even moved to the other side of the world, what great words of wisdom did you impart? And how did you cope? Maybe you've been through this already and can offer some words of wisdom. (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here)

  • Will YOU sponsor a child with Compassion?
    "Every year, I say no, to many who want to come on our show and use it to ask you for your money. Every year, we do our best to bring you a select few organizations we think are worthy of your support. Every year I challenge you to at least sponsor a child with Compassion. Every year I sit in the studio stunned at how for the most part, it's the people who've already sponsored children that call in and sponsor another child. These are the folks that get it. They get that fact that doing "our part" as followers of Christ means forgoing the materialistic pleasures of most and sacrificially giving - not just stopping at the status quo! So for those of you, who have not yet sponsored a child, remember that the 'abundant life' means being blessed enough to share. It does NOT mean being blessed enough to simply be blessed! For the next five weeks, will you consider being a loving, caring, praying, letter writing, clothing-food-health-education & spiritual provider for a child who has no one like that in their life? Please call us during the show and sponsor a child with Compassion OR CLICK HERE and sponsor a child right now! I don't ask much and never want to turn TDMS into another 'begging radio ministry simply preaching to the choir.' But this Christmas I'm asking." Drew

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 24, 2007

Special Guests

  • Max Lucado — Pastor & Award Winning Author
    With more than 50 million books in print, Max Lucado's 60+ titles are read worldwide in more than 20 languages. Christianity Today magazine dubbed Lucado "America's Pastor," and Publishers Weekly recently proclaimed "there aren't many authors bigger than Lucado." In 2005, Reader's Digest called him "America's Best Preacher." His books are regular fixtures on national bestseller lists including The New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly. Lucado has been featured in a wide range of media, including USA Today, Larry King Live and NBC Nightly News, and has spoken at the National Prayer Breakfast before the President of the United States. And today he joins us to talk about his life and his latest release, 3:16 The Numbers Of Hope.

  • Graham Kerr — The Galloping Gourmet!
    Graham Kerr has been an established television personality since 1959 and has aired over 1,700 programs including broadcasts in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Asia, Africa, United Kingdom, and Europe. Many of his programs are still airing on PBS, allfood.com the Food Channel, and other locations throughout the world through syndication. Most of us simply know him as that British sounding chef with the wine glass - The Galloping Gourmet!

Journey

  • Jim Robinson
    Alcohol and drugs had taken nearly everything from Jim Robinson. He had no job, no car and no home. He was a suicidal drunk and addict, and nearly died. But in 1989, this lost man, in one dark and desperate moment, turned to find that his Creator had been there all along, in the middle of his messy life. Utilizing his gifts as a professional counsellor, speaker, author, and songwriter, Jim founded ProdigalSong Ministries in 2000, which has evolved into a vibrant mission that brings a testimony of hope and healing and provides professional resources that address the issues of addiction and recovery, obsessive/compulsive behaviours, mood disorders, family healing, and related life issues.
    www.prodigalsong.com

Talkback, etc.

  • Do you see anything wrong with an "all-black" school?
    (carried over from last week) We've got Jewish schools, Christian schools, and the Toronto board already has schools for First Nations students and an alternative high school for gay and lesbian teens. But is there something just not right about a school based on the colour of someone's skin, or is this concept long overdue, especially considering how the black community has been treated over the years?

  • If you're not happy with the direction your church is heading, do you stop giving?
    (carried over from last week)Leaving the church might be a step you eventually take down the road, but in the mean time, what if you don't like what the Pastor is preaching? What if you're not on board with the new building campaign? What if the denomination as a whole is making decisions you feel goes directly against God's Word? Would you ever consider not tithing? Is that appropriate? Or should you continue to give, and trust God to do with it as He likes? Have you ever actually protested with your offering for a period of time?

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This Week: "Should I marry a woman in order to rescue her and her children from a life of extreme poverty?" A man wants to know if he should marry a woman and bring her over to North America to escape probable death. Do you think God would see this as a legitimate marriage? Do you need to be "in love" in order to get married? Is this any different than adopting a child from an orphanage in Rwanda or Romania?
    (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here)

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 17, 2007

Special Guests

  • Delilah — Syndicated Radio Host
    With an estimated 7 million listeners, Love Songs with Delilah or Delilah After Dark has become one of the top three radio programs across North America, rivalling the likes of John Tesh. Delilah openly mentions being a "born-again Christian", while admittedly struggling to live like one. This one of a kind woman doles out relationship advice between musical requests and describes herself as "the queen of sappy love songs."

  • Kay Warren — Author of Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes to God
    Kay is a Bible teacher and advocate for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. She and her husband, Pastor Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book Purpose Driven Life, began Saddleback church in their home in 1980 with seven people. The church now has an average weekend attendance of more than 22,000 people, and has sent out over 7,400 of its members into 68 countries around the world to participate in the P.E.A.C.E. Plan. Additionally, this year Saddleback Church will host the third annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church, with speakers representing pastors and church leaders, domestic and foreign governments, business leaders, medical leaders, and an extensive roster of HIV/AIDS and humanitarian aid advocates from around the globe.
    www.kaywarren.com

  • Judy Savoy — One Seriously Talented Woman!
    Judy Savoy has spent half her life working as an actor, director, television/radio broadcaster, writer, singer, producer, drama workshop leader, conference speaker and storyteller. Today, this very talented and funny woman joins us again, to bring a little sunshine into all of our lives. (CAUTION: TDMS is not responsible for feelings of nausea or any bowel discomfort.)

  • Kerri Pomarolli and Ron McGehee - Proud Parents — Announcing the birth of Lucy Madilynn McGehee!!
    Kerri and Ron arrived at the hospital on Monday morning October 22nd at 10:00. Baby Lucy was born around 11:00 PM on Tuesday evening, October 23rd! After almost 2 days of excruciating pain, the doctor decided she would have to perform a C-Section on Kerri. Lucy weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs & 6 oz! Now we know why the C-Section! With Lucy arriving healthy and happy, Kerri is resting well and Ron is resting! Join us for this very intimate, and sure to be chalk full of far too many details, post delivery interview with our Hollywood Correspondent and her famous husband, Ron!

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This Week - A mom wants to know, "When is the right age to talk to my kids about sex and what exactly do I say?" Here's an issue every parent can relate to, so please call in with your advice for this mom and the rest of us! How did you handle this awkward subject with your kids, or have you just been avoiding it like so many? Do boys and girls differ when it comes to sitting down and having a productive dialogue about sex? Should fathers talk to sons and mothers talk to daughters? What about single parents? Have you come across any good books or websites to help a parent out with this? Do you think Christian parents, on average, avoid talking about this subject more than other parents? Do you really want this left up to the school system? (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here)

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 10, 2007

Special Guests

  • Dan Peek — Founding Member of Grammy Winning Super-Group America
    For more than 30-years, Dan Peek has been a prominent musical talent with an output of over 30 albums. His musical resume spans contributions as a founding member of the Grammy winning group America, Grammy nominated CCM solo artist and songwriting contributor to world-shaking artists such as The Endorphins , Jars Of Clay and Garth Brooks. Dan Peek's book An American Band - The America Story has been a popular source of insider information about the rock & roll life in a 1970s Supergroup.

  • Kelita — Christian Recording Artist
    Five-time Juno nominee, Kelita, has been through it all. Having been a victim of childhood sexual abuse, losing her alcoholic father to suicide, her mother to terminal breast cancer and an older brother to a heroin overdose, she has made it her music's mission to inspire, encourage and give hope to people. Kelita has shared stages with Jim Carrey, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis and Michelle Wright, and performed on numerous television programs including Nashville Now & The Tommy Hunter Show.

  • Ole Anthony — Editor of The Door Magazine & Televangelist Watch Dog
    Ole is a crusader against religious fraud and operates the Dallas-based Trinity Foundation, which describes itself as a watchdog monitoring religious media, fraud and abuse. His organization provided the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, "enough information to fill a small Volkswagen" on six prominent televangelists. Anthony said after twenty years of working with media organizations to expose televangelists, he saw little reform. That's why he turned to another tactic, going straight to the Senate. Ole (and Drew) have always been frustrated with the fact that the government is doing what the Church leaders should have done years ago!
    www.wittenburgdoor.com

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  • Michael Stallard — Author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team's Passion, Creativity, and Productivity
    As founder and president of E Pluribus Partners, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders create engaging work environments, Michael provides insight into how to transform a lethargic, disconnected organization or office into an impassioned, innovative and thriving workplace in his new book. This from a man who is a former managing director and chief marketing and strategy officer at U.S. Trust, then owned by Charles Schwab. He also previously served as the principal and chief marketing officer at the global private wealth management business of Morgan Stanley. If anyone can infuse life-motivation it's a father of two girls who has stayed by his wife during her battles with cancer!

Talkback, etc.

  • Does it make any sense for someone to be pro life and pro death penalty?
    Many believe that certain criminals who have committed horrendous crimes should be executed. These same people have a serious problem with abortion. Do you see a problem with this? Is there a difference between the two forms of murder or is killing, killing?

  • Six TV Evangelists under investigation! Christian persecution or overdue justice?
    The Senate Finance Committee in the United States is investigating six prominent televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct; Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn. Do you think this is Christian persecution or that is it about time TV Evangelists like these were taken to task? Should they investigate anyone else or leave them alone?

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This Week - A teenager named "Mike" recently decided to follow Christ, but his parents won't let him go to church. Should Mike disobey his parents and secretly go to church? His parents won't even let him go to the youth group or meet up with any of his Christian friends. Mike is really beginning to feel like his faith is hurting and he desperately needs the encouragement of other Christians. What should he do to survive spiritually? (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here)

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show November 3, 2007

Special Guests

  • Paul Brandt — Country Recording Artist
    The most awarded male Country artist in Canadian history joins us again to chat about his latest release "RISK" and his involvement with the Samaritan's Purse "Turn On The Tap" campaign. Paul is just about to start his Canadian RISK tour so check out his website to see if he's coming to a city near you!

  • Bill Phipps — Former Moderator for The United Church Of Canada and author of Cause For Hope
    Bill is a theological liberal who is no stranger to controversy. Shortly after becoming moderator for the United Church Of Canada, he said "I don't believe Jesus was God", that he didn't consider the resurrection a scientific fact, and that he was agnostic on the question of an afterlife. His latest book challenges the governing story that has shaped and defined Western culture and society - a story that has manifested itself in ecological destruction, war and the obscene military expenditures that go with it, unprecedented consumerism, economic disparity between rich and poor, mistreatment of non-white cultures and races, sexism, and fear. Clearly, it is time for a new story. Cause for Hope is part warning cry, part visionary exploration, part encouragement for the journey.

  • Canadian Evangelicalism — The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    A round table discussion with today's co-hosts, Patricia Paddey & Karen Stiller - freelance writers who have written for a number of faith-based & secular publications. Karen is also a magazine editor and Patricia is an associate television producer. They both work together providing media relations services to a number of Christian, not-for-profit organizations.

  • Mark Cahill — Speaker & Author
    Candace Cameron Bure was talking to Drew recently about an amazing speaker she had just heard. And as we all know, when Candace says, "Jump," Drew says "How high?" "What I love to do most," Mark Cahill says, "is share my faith." "Malls, beaches, concerts, festivals, coffee shops, tailgating at football games, etc. there are numerous places that we can go to reach the lost for our Saviour." Mark is a graduate of Auburn University where he played basketball on the same team with Charles Barkley and was an honourable mention academic all-American his senior year.

Journey

  • Christinna Chauncey — Actress, Acting Coach & Casting Professional
    Christinna's television credits include shows like, Judging Amy, CSI, Boston Public, Girlfriends, Strong Medicine, and Young & the Restless. An over achiever who's gone from Miss America Pageants to Hollywood and now finds herself looking back and thanking God she didn't get to where she wanted to be. Thanking God that He has never quit on her, despite her intense desire to always be in the driver's seat! "Just when I feel like tossing in the towel and doing a Peter Pan off the side of the mountain, suddenly out of nowhere there appears this precipice, so incredibly inviting and so incredibly beautiful. So I stop the climb, take to the precipice, remove my shoes and dump out the gravel. Then I sit down and just - take in the view. When enough time has passed, I put my shoes back on, pick myself up and resume the climb. And you know the funny part? Even if I did jump, my feet would somehow land at the same exact point from which they leapt. The mountain does have a sense of humour and quite an unusual gravity pull." Join us for a conversation with this woman of spiritual profundity.

Talkback, etc.

  • Would you want a woman to be your senior pastor?
    "Women in spiritual leadership" has been a major issue for many churches and yet for others, not so much. Some feel that having women in any role of spiritual leadership would be contrary to God's Word, while others feel that in this day and age, women should have the right to do whatever they want. Especially since men seem to be abdicating their roles as spiritual leaders. Where do you stand on this divisive issue?

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS! Should "Susan" take her friend to an abortion clinic? A college girl has a friend who found out that she is pregnant. After much discussion and thought, Susan's friend has decided to go ahead with an abortion. Even though Susan has tried to convince her friend not to have an abortion, her friend feels that this is her best option and that "Susan" is the only one she wants with her during this painful process. So she has asked Susan to take her to the clinic, wait for her, and then take her home. What should Susan do? (To submit your situation for an upcoming segment of The Counsel Of Many, Click Here)

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 27, 2007

Special Guests

  • Mike Warnke — Evangelist, Comedian, Author
    Mike became one of evangelical Christianity's best-known experts on the subject of Satanism until an investigation concluded his involvement with Satanism was a hoax. Today, Mike is a speaker, teacher, father, grandfather, husband, weird, radical, fun-loving, yet deadly serious minister who still delivers powerful messages to enlighten others to the eternal love of Jesus Christ. He has submitted to the authority of an assembly of ministers "acting as elders", acknowledging his "ungodliness", his "multiple divorces", his "failure as husband, father, and friend", and of "embellishment and exaggeration in his attempt to entertain". However, he continues to stand by his testimony of former Satanic involvement.

  • Dr. James A. Beverley — Satanism VS Satanism
    Jim will help us understand the difference between various kinds of Satanism and sort through the falsities of sensationalistic media reports. Dr Beverley is the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California and a Professor at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Beverley's specialities include studies in World and New Religions, Charismatic Christianity, Roman Catholic Theology, and Christian Ethics.

Talkback, etc.

  • Dr. H — Christian Hypnotist
    Thousands across America have enjoyed the extraordinary performances of Dr. H's comedy hypnosis show and his stage illusion shows. He's appeared on several television news talk shows and has been accredited for the televised death defying stunt "DEATH WISH 3" where he had to escape death while hanging sixteen stories in mid air from a wooden box which hung by a burning rope suspended before a live audience. Dr. H also appeared a forty foot crane in broad day light on a Las Vegas, NV Parking Lot in front of a live crowd. He also has a Doctorate degree in Theology, and is an evangelist & pastor. He is the founder of the Fellowship Of Christian Hypnotists. So is it actually possible to be a Christian and a hypnotist?

Special Guests

  • David Di Sabatino — Author of Frisbee - The Life & Death of A Hippie Preacher
    This Emmy nominated film reveals the tortured journey of an American, closeted gay, hippie, Pentecostal evangelist and self-described "seeing prophet and mystic" in the late 1960s and 1970s. Lonnie was a key figure in the Jesus Movement and became the charismatic spark igniting the rise of two worldwide denominations (Chuck Smith's Calvary Chapel & the Vineyard Movement). Frisbee, who was an evangelical preacher also privately socialized as a gay man, although he never believed homosexuality was anything other than a sin in the eyes of God. Both churches later disowned him because of his active homosexuality, removing him first from leadership positions then, ultimately, firing him. As part of his ostracism from his former churches, his work was maligned, but he forgave those who tried to discredit him before his death from AIDS in 1993.

Talkback, etc.

  • Mike Warnke Interview Feedback
    Many of you will remember Mike's amazing testimony and ministry from back in the day. Therefore, many of you were shocked and felt betrayed by Mike during his public expose. Give us a call with your opinion of our interview with Mike Warnke. Do you believe him? Should he be encouraged to "move on" and continue his ministry or are you still suspicious? How should the Christian community respond to Mike Warnke today?

  • Do you think we pay too much attention to Satan or not enough?
    It's amazing just how many books have been written on the subject, fiction and non-fiction. That's all some people seem to ever talk about. It feels like Satan gets the blame for just about everything. And yet, there are others who never speak of him, as if he doesn't really exist. Or if he does exist, he certainly doesn't interact with us near as much as others would suggest. How do you feel about Satan's involvement in our lives?

  • Do you see anything wrong with Christians going to horror movies?
    It's Saturday night at the local theatre. A bag of popcorn, a drink, a few friends. The lights go down, the movie begins and about 20-minutes later, your palms are sweaty. Your eyes are wide open - until!!! No sex, very little swearing, just a goofy plot and a whole lot of shadows moving in the dimly lit cemetery. You scream, your heart pounds, you laugh at yourself and your friends - and the next morning you head off to church. Is there really anything wrong with going to a good horror movie? Would you let your kids go? At what age?

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    Should Drew interview a Satanist or is that going too far?

    Drew has always felt that it's better to listen to what someone of another faith or belief system believes, as opposed to reading what Christians have to say about that person's belief. So with that in mind, he's interviewed Wiccans, Mormons, etc. But would interviewing a Satanist be unwise? Who else shouldn't he interview? A pedophile? A Holocaust-denier? A money grubbing televangelist?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 20, 2007

Special Guests

  • Tommy Hunter — "Canada's Country Gentleman"
    Tommy Hunter was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th Annual Covenant Awards recently, here in Toronto! The CGMA presented this prestigious award to Tommy for his years on television and the strong Gospel music content of his shows, particularly the great number of times he closed his show with the singing of a hymn or a inspirational reading. His guests over the years included many Gospel music artists including Cristy Lane, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Ricky Skaggs and many others. (Originally Aired Oct. 22/05 - Tommy is in concert all next week at Casino Rama - Monday October 22 & Tuesday October 23 @ 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday October 24 & Thursday October 25 @ 8:00 p.m.)

  • Conner Rayburn — Plays "Kyle" on According To Jim
    Known best for his role as Jim Belushi's son on According To Jim, Conner has also had a guest spot on an episode of Monk, appeared in the movie Big Momma's House 2, has been on an episode of Cold Case "The Offender", and just finished filming in Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story. Conner is currently involved in a project with John Travolta.

  • Tullian Tchividjian — Author of Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important Relationship
    In his new book, the once wayward grandson of Billy Graham shares his spiritual "rags to riches" story from his deeply troubled youth to leading the congregation of the New City Presbyterian Church in Coconut Creek, Florida. Tullian is the son of clinical psychologist, Dr. Stephan Tchividjian, Sr. and Gigi (Virginia) Graham, the eldest daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham. Despite his strong Christian heritage and loving home, he chose to live life in South Florida's fast lane. Dropping out of high school at age 16, he was eventually escorted by police off his parents' property and fell into years of club hopping and serious drug abuse. At 21, after hitting rock bottom he finally turned himself over to the family bedrock: Christianity. (His late grandmother, Ruth Bell Graham, even wrote a book about it, Prodigals and Those That Love Them, in which Tullian contributed a chapter.)

Journey

  • CJ Carleton — Author of What Makes You Unique - Discover The Truth or Believe The Lie
    CJ had a difficult time in her teen years. Things changed when she moved to Toronto for college and was scouted by a modeling agency. They saw something in her that no else had. After several years in the modeling industry and many lessons learned, good and bad, CJ moved into a different place in her life--one of fulfillment and purpose. CJ has designed and taught a self-development course for girls, is the founder of the Beautifully Created Girls Conference, and is also the designer and owner of ID Fashions.

Talkback, etc.

  • Is living together really a sin?
    Paul and Sue are new to the church, and they express an interest to volunteer and help out. They finally get plugged into a serving position, but it's soon discovered that Paul and Sue aren't married. They've been living together for 5 years. Do you ask them to step down? Are not cohabiting couples as good as married? (We didn't quite get to this one a few weeks ago.)

  • Have you ever thought about having someone end your life should you find yourself incapacitated as a senior citizen?
    Twice in the last two months, two different elderly men have taken the lives of an ailing loved one before turning the gun on themselves. Does this anger you or can you sympathize? Have you discussed this with your loved ones? Would you ever seriously consider this as an option? Do you think God would condemn assisted suicide under these circumstances?

  • The Counsel Of Many! Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life? — Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This week's story comes from Drew. His daughter's friend is possibly being put into foster care by her mother. He and his wife were wondering if they should consider "adopting" her and how to wisely weigh the pros and cons. Should they just let the system take care of the situation or should they approach the mother and risk sticking their nose in where it doesn't belong? What would you do and what advice would you give to Drew & his wife? "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety." Proverbs 11:14

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 13, 2007

Special Guests

  • Steve Taylor — Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Film Director, Iconoclast
    Many of you will remember Steve from his "I want to be a clone" days, in his yellow suit and new wave hair cut. Some might remember him for his songs which spoke out against such things as the mindless Christian subculture; Bob Jones University and its anti-interracial dating policy; televangelists like Jimmy Swaggart or Robert Tilton; anyone who claims to be a pro-life activist but then blows up abortion clinics or kills doctors. He's worked with countless artists over the years - Sixpence None the Richer, Newsboys and Michael W. Smith to name a few.

  • Steve Waldman — CEO, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of www.beliefnet.com
    Before starting Beliefnet, Steve was National Editor of US News & World Report, National Correspondent for Newsweek in the Washington bureau and editor of the Washington Monthly. He was named by Time magazine one of the nation's top "spiritual innovators." He is a sought-after expert on religion and spirituality and a regular contributor to Slate, National Review and National Public Radio. Beliefnet.com's mission is to help people find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness. Whether exploring your own faith or other spiritual traditions, they provide you inspiring devotional tools, access to the best spiritual teachers and clergy in the world, thought-provoking commentary, and a supportive community. Beliefnet is the largest spiritual web site. They are independent and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement. Our only agenda is to help you meet your spiritual needs.

  • Dr. Stan Porter — President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, at McMaster Divinity College
    Dr. Gordon Heath — Assistant Professor of Christian History, and Director of the Canadian Baptist Archives, at McMaster Divinity College
    "Porter & Heath are authors of The Lost Gospel of Judas: Separating Fact from Fiction, a book which offers; a survey of Judas' role in the NT, a basic introduction to Gnosticism, an overview of patristic references to the Gospel of Judas, a comparison with other recent discoveries, a summary of the content of the Gospel and an evaluation of the Gospel's character, authenticity and significance. Their primary aim is to counterbalance the hyped media commentary that surrounded the release of the document and they have succeeded in producing a lucid and accessible book that effectively counters the most staggering claims about the Gospel of Judas. "

  • Dr. David Hawkins — Author of Are you Really Ready For Love? 10 Secrets For Finding The One You Want
    Singles who have never been married and those who have suffered a divorce or the loss of their mate through death are faced with a challenge: When love comes their way, will they be ready? What does that readiness look like? Clinical psychologist and counsellor Dr. David Hawkins prescribes a practical and biblical approach for preparing for love. Dr. Hawkins encourages singles to spend less energy looking for the perfect mate and more energy in becoming people who can enter wholeheartedly into an intimate relationship. Dr. David has been working with people professionally for over twenty-eight years and is the author of over twenty-two books, including the best-selling series, Your Pocket Therapist. He is also the advice columnist for .

Journey

  • Kristy Dodd — Director of Children's Ministry, Kerr Street Ministries
    According to the Toronto Star, what hours of the day are the most dangerous for kids Age 6-13? Did you know that 40% of physical assaults toward children happen between 3-7 p.m.? Experts say that 60% of single parent families in Canada live AT or BELOW the poverty line. 80% of these families are headed my mothers. They live at or below the poverty line because the family income is based only on the income of the mother alone. Statistics are helpful, but behind every statistic is a young man or a young woman - a child like Kate whose:
    • parents cannot afford to pay $20 per week to send her to camp who at age 8 is bullied at school to the point that her father discovers her back has been bruised when he helps her get ready for bed
    • whose mother is close to a nervous breakdown
    • who family has had run ins with the law
    Katie who is full of LIFE, and SMILES, and says things like "I want to stay here at Kerr Street my whole life!" as she participates in the After School Program. I was surprised to hear from her parents that when she gets home she often goes to her room and cries, and cries, and cries.

Talkback, etc.

  • Dr. Stan Porter & Dr. Gordon Heath take your calls on The Lost Gospel Of Judas or any other New Testament questions.
    A perfect opportunity to ask the experts those bothersome questions you've always had!

  • Are you a Christian Protestor?
    Have you ever protested abortion by holding up anti-abortion signs on the street or outside an abortion clinic? Do you refuse to shop at stores advertising on the TV show Queer Eye For The Straight Guy? Have you been wondering how to boycott comedian Kathy Griffin for saying during her acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards, "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award, I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now"? Do you really think that protesting is the best way to affect change in our society? If so, what and how would you protest?

  • Do you think most Anglo-Canadians are racist or should immigrants "fit in"?
    The United Nations has ranked Toronto as the most multicultural city in the world, but no one asked Torontonians if they really wanted such ethnic diversity. A Vancouver radio commentator was called a racist for saying immigrants should either fit in or leave. According to National statistics though, most Canadians feel the same. Hindu policemen demand the right to wear their turbans while on the job. Muslim women demand the right to keep their face veiled during driver's license photos and voting. Should immigrants fully adapt into Canadian culture or is that racist?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show October 6, 2007

Special Guests

  • Deborah Norville — Broadcast Journalist
    Deborah Norville is the anchor of Inside Edition, the America's longest running and top-rated syndicated newsmagazine, seen daily by five million viewers. During her career, the two-time Emmy-Award winner has reported and anchored for NBC News; CBS News; and MSNBC as well as hosted a nationwide radio show for ABC Radio. Her provocative and persuasive new book, Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for YOU, brings together for the first time behavioural and psychological studies which prove that giving thanks can make you happier and healthier.

  • Stormie Omartian — Award Winning Author, Speaker & Recording Artist
    More than 11 million copies have been sold worldwide of her Power of Praying

  • Kerri Pomarolli
    Our monthly visit from our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!

  • John Baker — Author, Pastor at Saddleback & founder of Celebrate Recovery
    For 19 years, John struggled to seek perfection in every area of his life, reaching his lifetime career and financial goals by age 30. However, the strive for perfection caught up with him, and Baker turned to alcohol as a way to cope. The habit spiraled out of control and Baker reached a point where he had to choose to get help or lose everything. He has made it his mission to help others break free from the chains of dysfunctional behavior, addiction and compulsion. He founded Celebrate Recovery ministry along with Rick Warren, which offers a faith-based approach to healing, and is now 18-years sober. Life's Healing Choices: Freedom from Your Hurts, Hang-Ups and Habits is Baker's latest book helping those of us with hurts, hang-ups, or habits!

Journey

  • Michelle — Children's Ministry Coordinator, Kerr Street Ministries
    Raised a Jehovah's Witness, Michelle's family were rejected by the JW community when her parents divorced - her mother for smoking as a coping mechanism and her father for adultery. Her life was pulled out from underneath her during her high school years and Michelle began drinking. In University, she returned to the JW community for answers to life. They began to push for Baptism and she began to push for answers to questions they just couldn't answer. Years later, Michelle has finally found unconditional love and even the ability to forgive her brother sexually abusing her.

Talkback, etc.

  • Should people with addictive personalities be Pastors?
    If someone has been addicted to pornography, alcohol, drugs, overeating, smoking, work, etc., should they be in spiritual leadership? Even though the primary addiction may have subsided, the addictive personality usually takes years of intense work to manage, or may never change at all. The addiction might simply change. Is admitting that you are an addict and that you've had a few clean years, enough for someone to get the "all clear" to be a spiritual leader in a church? Or is there a higher calling for Pastors?

  • Useless Television Trivia

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 29, 2007

Special Guests

  • Amy Grant — International Recording Artist
    Probably one of the purest voices in the business, Amy Grant seems to be coming into a season of renewal, feeling like her best song writing is yet to come. With years of chart topping hits, America's "Sunday School Sweetheart" suddenly became the bull's eye of church gossip when she started singing "normal" music, and then again when her marriage to Gary Chapman broke up. We'll find out how Amy Grant's new life is these days with her children and husband, Country Music sensation, Vince Gill. (Amy is back at Casino Rama October 4th! She was unable to join us live again this year, so we thought we'd re-air this interview, originally aired April 29, 2006.)

  • Ian Morgan Cron — Author of Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale
    To the listeners of TDMS, he's better known as Kathie Lee's Pastor! But aside from that... according to the Smithsonian bibliography, few historical figures have been written about more than Saint Francis of Assisi. And for Cron, the 800-year-old saint's life holds the answers to growing concerns over the modern day "McDonaldized" Christian church, as evidenced by the exploding mega-church movement. As founding pastor of non-denominational Trinity Church, Ian Morgan Cron heads up a congregation of 400 adults in one of the country's wealthiest communities, Greenwich, Conn. The congregation, comprised of hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and others among New York City's best and brightest, meets each Sunday in a local middle school auditorium in the spirit of St. Assisi, who prohibited his order from owning buildings in order to give more to the poor. Romanced by Catholic spirituality and inspired by the ministry of St. Francis, Trinity's members have donated more than $2 million in five years to Rwanda, one of the poorest countries in the world.

  • Dr. Stephen Judah — Author of Staying Together When an Affair Pulls You Apart
    Maybe your friend is dealing with infidelity. Maybe you are involved in an affair or you fear or know that you partner is having an affair. Dr. Stephen M. Judah offers answers and direction for friends, counsellors and spouses and examines the primary causes of infidelity. This book details the stages of infidelity stretching from childhood into adulthood, describes the key steps to safely and rapidly overcome infidelity, and offers five essential disciplines for moving relationships toward wholeness.

  • Dr. James A. Beverley — Scientology Follow Up!
    Last week Drew interviewed the leader of Canada's Church of Scientology, Rev. Yvette Shank. As a follow up to that interview, Jim brings his understanding of Scientology as the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California and a Professor at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Beverley's specialities include studies in World and New Religions, Charismatic Christianity, Roman Catholic Theology, and Christian Ethics. He even has Scientologists speak to his Bible College classes.

Journey

  • Randy & Nadine (Caleb's Mom & Dad)
    One day it suddenly crosses your mind that your child doesn't seem to be developing like the other children. But the doctor reassures you that nothing is wrong. Fast forward - you now find yourself the parent of a child entering his teenage years that still wears diapers, hardly communicates at all, unable to break out of his shell, and needs constant supervision. According to Autism Society Canada, there's been a steep rise in the number autistic children - approximately 1 out of 150! So how does a family cope with autism? What happens to your spiritual journey or your marriage, and how does this affect your other children?

Talkback, etc.

  • If your spouse had an affair, would that automatically be the end of your marriage?
    Some couples have been able to work through the hurt and betrayal of an affair, while others have ended the marriage immediately. Some women have blindly "forgiven" their husbands, afraid of being single again and willing to turn a blind eye, while others have seriously considered the Lorena Bobbitt style of resolution! What do you think would be your honest response should your spouse have an affair? Are Christians just too forgiving and possibly na

  • If you weren't a Christian, what other religion could you see yourself buying into?
    Have you ever thought this one through? Do you even know enough about other faiths? Which one do you feel would come second to Christianity? Which one would be dead last?

  • What are you reading these days?
    Join Drew as he shares with his listeners the titles of the top 10 books on his bedside table and share with us yours!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 22, 2007

Special Guests

  • Rev. Yvette Shank — President of Canada's Church of Scientology
    Other than what the media reports about the personal beliefs of Tom Cruise and John Travolta, there seems to be very little known about Scientology today. Much has been written about its founder L. Ron Hubbard, but how much do we really know about this fairly recent phenomenon? Rev. Yvette Shanks takes your calls.

  • Jim Burns — Author of Confident Parenting
    Well known radio host Jim Burns draws from his more than 20 years experience counseling hundreds of families to help parents -develop an effective strategy for raising healthy, whole children. Burns offers practical tips on how to:
    -overcome negative family patterns
    -find replenishment for overcrowded lives
    -communicate affection, warmth and encouragement
    -nurture a child's faith and offer parental blessings
    -balance self-care with family care
    -implement effective discipline strategies

  • William P. Young — Author of The Shack
    In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world filled with unspeakable pain?" This is one of those "sleeper" books which has come out of nowhere and is rocking people's spiritual lives! "This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress did for his. It's that good!" - Eugene Peterson

  • Dr. Stanton L. Jones — Author of Ex-Gays?
    Is change of sexual orientation possible? Is the attempt to change harmful? The commonly expressed views of the mental health establishment are that change of sexual orientation is impossible and that attempts to change are likely to cause depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior in the patient. However, the results of a groundbreaking study appear to contradict those claims. The findings of the study by researchers Stanton L. Jones (Wheaton College) and Mark A. Yarhouse (Regent University) claim that for some, change from a homosexual to a heterosexual orientation is possible, and on average is not harmful.

Talkback, etc.

  • Does knowing that Mother Teresa struggled with her faith for most of her life affect your faith at all?
    Mother Teresa: Come be My Light is a collection of the private writings of Mother Teresa. Some have been devastated by the revelation of her doubts that God even existed, while others are breathing a sigh of relief that someone like Mother Teresa struggled with faith as well. Some feel that her spiritual battle was because she was following the Catholic church more than she was Christ, while atheists like Christopher Hitchens are re-emphasising the point that Mother Teresa's "dark night of the soul" is simply further proof that there really is no God. How does all of this affect you in your spiritual journey?

  • Who won the provincial leaders debate this week?
    Did you watch Mr. Tory, Mr. Hampton & Mr. McGuinty hammer out their party's platforms this week? Were you impressed by any of them? How will you vote on October 10th?

  • Should a Tim Horton's coffee shop have banned teenagers from eating in?
    Last week, a well-known chain of Canadian donut/coffee shops refused to back the decision of one of its stores to ban teens from the coffee shop from 11am to 4pm. Apparently, there had been ongoing issues with inappropriate behaviour, foul language and extended periods of loitering by the students of a Catholic high school nearby. Did the store do the right thing? Or do you side with the kids, especially those who usually behave respectfully in public? Have you ever had an outing at a fast food joint or movie theatre ruined by a bunch of loud mouth, belligerent teens?

  • Do you think that a genuine change of sexual orientation is possible?
    Over the years, we've heard stories of people within the Evangelical Christian scene "pretending" not to be gay, to the point of harmful self-delusion. We've also heard countless stories of Christians doing everything possible to get healed and become heterosexual... without success. So is it really possible, aside from a supernatural miracle? Does it all come down to whether or not homosexuality is genetic or not?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 15, 2007

Special Guests

  • Oak Ridge Boys — Grammy Award Winning Recording Artists
    From Madison Square Garden singing with Elvis to the Grammy Awards as the bass singer on such Oak Ridge Boys hits as "Elvira", Richard Sterban joins us to share his personal journey of Faith.

  • Dick Staub — Author of The Culturally Savvy Christian A Manifesto for Deepening Faith and Enriching Popular Culture in an Age of Christianity-Lite
    For centuries, Christians were known for their transcendent artistic and intellectual contributions: Bach, Mendelssohn, Dante, Dostoevsky, Newton, Pascal and Rembrandt, to name a few. Christians like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, public intellectuals of their day whose literary achievements have long outlived them. They were succeeded by a generation of Christians who were content to withdraw from culture, do combat with it, or build an imitative parallel universe. Today, popular culture - with its often toxic messages - rivals religion as preacher, teacher, storyteller and identity shaper. According to Staub, only those who, like Lewis was, are alive and whole on all levels - spiritual, intellectual, creative, relational and moral - can revive a culture. Dick Staub is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and speaker. He is the host of The Kindlings Muse podcast, an intelligent, imaginative, hospitable exploration of ideas, sparked by shared experience in art, movies, books, and music.

  • Greg Paul — Author of God in The Alley
    You might remember our 5 Churches Experiment where "Taylor the Agnostic" and "Sabrina the Pagan" went to The Sanctuary, The Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, The Meeting house, The Prayer Palace & Orangeville Baptist Church, and it was Sanctuary that had the biggest impact on them. You should read their blogs at www.drewmarshall.ca/blog. Greg joins us to chat about God in the Alley, Sanctuary, and the Canada 2006 Census. The Census showed that there are more common-law families, more childless couples, more people living alone and a greater number of single-parent households & fewer married parents in Canada than ever before.

Journey

  • Rick Osborne
    Between 1978 & 2003, Rick Osborne spent 25 years in Federal Prison for 3 counts of armed robbery, 3 counts of weapons offence, 4 counts of assault on police, escaped custody, and possession of narcotics. Today he is a powerful motivational speaker working alongside law enforcement, in particular 'gang' units and speaking in schools.

  • Drew & Tim's Excellent Tunage!
    Co-host and long time friend, Tim Miller, joins Drew today. Their love of music has been a common bond over the years, especially "secular" songs with "Jesus Friendly" lyrics. Listen as Drew & Tim play you some of their favourite "banned Christian radio" tunes from artists on apparent fascinating spiritual journeys.

Talkback, etc.

  • Forget gay marriage, what would you say to your Pastor performing the funeral of a homosexual?
    A church recently denied hosting the funeral of a gay relative of one of it's members. How do you feel about that? Is this something you'd want banned at your church as well?

  • The Drew Marshall Show Dating Game is back!
    That's right, we're gonna open up the phone lines for all you singles who would like the opportunity to meet a few folks out there in radio land. Just call in and be prepared to describe your favourite movies, books, hobbies and anything else you think folks might find interesting.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 8, 2007

Special Guests

  • Tracy Melchior — Actress & Author of Breaking The Perfect 10
    The real life story of soap opera star Tracy Lindsey Melchior (The Young and the Restless, The Bold & the Beautiful, One Life to Live) is far more interesting than any daytime drama. All but abandoned in childhood, she grew up way too fast; her upbringing an almost unbelievable roller coaster ride of excitement and emptiness. Then, in her quest to become Hollywood's next "perfect 10," Tracy broke all of God's Ten Commandments. Yes, every single one of them. Breaking the Perfect 10 is a beautiful story of forgiveness and love.
    www.tracymelchior.com

  • John Tory — Leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
    An opportunity to get behind the curtain with the next Premier of Ontario, and finally a chance to ask the man himself about his proposed funding for faith-based schools. Join us for this very candid discussion.

  • Reynold & Kathy Mainse
    Yes, Drew is still friends with the co-hosts of 100 Huntley Street! Reyn & Kathy, otherwise known as "Ken & Barbie", join us as we find out a little more about their marriage, family & what makes them get up in the morning. We'll also ask you if you're planning on attending Heaven's Rehearsal on Sept 15 at The ACC. Heaven's Rehearsal is a gathering to unite lovers of Jesus. Perhaps for the first time in history, there will be worshippers from all nations and generations, there will be no preacher or featured singing group - the honour alone will be given to God with the finest musicians, vocalists, and dancers. The idea is that everyone will follow the protocol as in Heaven. Does this sound interesting to you or does it feel like just another Christian event?
    www.heavensrehearsal.com

  • Dr. Tas Walker — Mechanical Engineer & Geologist
    Calvin Smith - Ministry Coordinator
    Creation Ministries International
    Join us as we discuss a variety of Creation related topics with the good folks from CMI. Everything from Anthropology, Apologetics and Archaeology to Geology, Genesis and... Gummie Bears? (Sorry, we couldn't think of another good "G" word.)

Talkback, etc.

  • What TV shows do you NOT allow your children/teens to watch?
    South Park? The Simpsons? The O.C.? Much Music? Friends? Soap Operas? Violent sports? The 6 O'clock News? Teletubbies? The 700 Club? Which shows are forbidden in your home and why?

  • Do you agree with South Korea's decision not to allow missionaries to travel to Afghanistan?
    As part of the deal to release the hostages, the South Korean government promised the Taliban that it would prevent missionaries from traveling to Afghanistan. If missionaries from your country where taken hostage in war torn areas of conflict where hostage taking was the norm, would you want your government to step in and save them? Or would you just consider it the cost of persecution for "going into all the world?"

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show September 1, 2007

Special Guests

Journey

  • Nancy Guthrie
    Author of Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual
    Those who have watched Nancy and David Guthrie walk through the loss of two infant children, and the millions who have read their story worldwide in TIME Magazine and USA Today, have wondered at their ability to emerge from such sorrow with joy for life and passion for God. Her newest book comes out of the study of Hebrews. Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual provides readers and small groups with a 10-week journey through the book of Hebrews and includes study questions for a weekly discussion.

Talkback, etc.

  • Let's help our churches with a bit of feedback to start the Church season off right!
    SATURDAY SURVEY Part 1 - Do you think most pastors talk too long?
    How long is too long? Calling in today might be a subtle way to drive the point home.
    SATURDAY SURVEY Part 2 - What's your most favourite worship song?
    Least favourite? We might even get you to sing us a few lines from your favourite Sunday tune!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show August 25, 2007

Special Guests

  • Todd Nettleton — The Voice of the Martyrs
    VOM founder, pastor Richard Wurmbrand spent 14 years in prison because he refused to stop preaching the gospel to Soviet communist soldiers occupying Romania after World War II. He spent three of those 14 years in total darkness, 30 feet underground in solitary confinement. Wurmbrand and his fellow Christian prisoners were often ridiculed and tortured because of their faith in Christ. Today, us North Americans will get a lesson in what REAL persecution is!

  • Diane Marshall — Clinical Director of the Institute of Family Living
    Diane has been in clinical practice since 1977, and has supervised and trained therapists and counsellors for over 25 years. She is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American and Ontario Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a consultant to L'Arche Toronto, the Lighthouse, Korean Telecare, and Yonge Street Mission, and for many years was a member of the Aboriginal Council of World Vision Canada.

    The Bible makes it clear that divorce is never desirable, sometimes permissible, and always forgivable, but aside from infidelity, are Christians expected to stay in a loveless marriage for the rest of their lives, just for the sake of the kids or their faith? How do couples either "light it back up" or just pack it in? And if they do decide to end the marriage, whether it's "right" before God or not, what's the best way forward to lessen the pain and hurt on everyone involved?

  • Dr. Kip Johnson — Founder of "Thinergetics"
    Doctor Johnson has practiced medicine for more than 30 years. For the past nearly two decades he has focused on Preventative Medicine and has provided seminars locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to obtaining and preserving optimal health. His development of the Thinergetics program derived from his interest in Preventative Medicine and his observation of the worsening obesity problem - now considered epidemic in proportion.

Journey

  • JD Heffern
    Stepson of the founder and owner of National Sports, Canada's largest independently owned sporting goods company, JD grew up a hot head and was kicked out of numerous high schools and Bible College! Through his battles with lying, booze, and the serious chip on his shoulder, JD has faced multiple opportunities to turn his life around, including the night his father was killed in a car accident. JD is now the CEO of Xilarate Sports Power Fluid and in recovery from full time ministry!

Talkback, etc.

  • If you could ask John Tory one question, what would it be?
    Drew will be attending a private function this week with John Tory, Leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. He'll have an opportunity to raise some of your concerns with the next Premier of Ontario. Got something to say to the man?

  • Benny Hinn was in town... AND DREW ACTUALLY WENT TO THE CRUSADE!!
    For Long time listeners of TDMS, you know that Drew has never been shy with regards to expressing his great disdain of the likes of Benny Hinn. Have a read of his encounter with Benny's armed guards in his Blog article, along with observations from Sabrina The Pagan & Taylor The Agnostic, who also witnessed this mayhem of miracles. Do you agree with their opinions? Or are you a staunch defender of Benny & His Jet?

  • Useless Television Trivia
    We've got to start the new season off right folks!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 14, 2007

Special Guests

  • Jane Russell — Hollywood Actress & 50s Pin-Up Girl
    She was the sassy brunette to Marilyn's blonde bombshell, and one of her most enduring roles was opposite Marilyn Monroe, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, in 1953. Of course, she's probably most remembered for her starring role in Howard Hughes' film, The Outlaw, but this Hollywood star was much more than just another sex symbol.

  • Hank Hanegraaff — President of The Christian Research Institute International
    The host of The Bible Answer Man radio program and author of countless apologetic material has come out with two new resources - The Legacy Study Bible & The Apocalypse Code -If you thought the Left Behind series told the real end times story, think again! Hanegraaff believes that millions of evangelicals have unwittingly bought into end-time models popularized by Christian Zionists. Far from offering up another end-time model, The Apocalypse Code is focused on providing the reader with a proper method for reading the Bible for all its worth. "In the final analysis," says Hanegraaff, "my purpose is not to entice you to embrace a particular model of eschatology, but to employ a proper method of biblical interpretation."

  • Daniel Taylor — Author of The Myth of Certainty : The Reflective Christian & the Risk of Commitment
    Do you resent the smugness of close-minded skepticism on the one hand but feel equally uncomfortable with the smugness of close-minded Christianity of the other? Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, complexity and relativism of our age. Taylor affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates clearly how much the world and the church need question askers.

  • Kerri Pomarolli
    We just had to close our season with one last visit with our very own Hollywood Correspondent!

Talkback, etc.

  • What's your response to our interview with Hank Hanegraaff?
    Hank has spoken out against a host of controversial topics. Are you a fan of Hank Hanegraaff? Do you agree with his controversial points of view, especially his thoughts on how the Left Behind series is actually teaching incorrect end-times doctrine?

  • What advice would you give to one of our listeners?
    Drew was contacted recently by one of our listeners who shared her personal story of not being able to break things off with a man she's had an affair with for years. She really is trying to break up with him but he just doesn't want it to happen. They have a child together, but the child lives with the man and his wife. What would you say to this woman who is trying to do the right thing?

  • TDMS Season #4 In Review
    What were your favourite and least favourite highlights of Season 4 of The Drew Marshall Show? What should we do more of and what would you like less of, for our upcoming 5th Season? Some of you have been very upset and "outraged" by certain aspects of our show, while others seem to have really appreciated TDMS. What say you?

  • Useless Television Trivia... our last one for the Season!
    Although audio is not usually available for talkback segments during the summer, this episode was so much fun with Madolyn Smith Osborne & Melinda Estabrooks Williams that we decided make it available to the WORLD!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show July 7, 2007

Special Guests

  • Ruth Graham — Author, Bible Teacher, Daughter of Billy & Ruth Graham
    A favourite guest on our show, we'll talk with Ruth and find out how she and her family are coping after the recent loss of her mother.

  • Antony Tchividsian — Grandchild of Billy & Ruth Graham
    The grandchildren of Billy Graham have created a website for people around the world to submit their tributes to the man who has had such a powerful impact on so many lives. Why do we wait until someone has died before we tell them how we really feel? Antony, the son of Gigi, Billy & Ruth Graham's eldest, joins us to share this magnificent vision of tribute.

  • Rev. Eugene Rivers — President of the National Ten Point Leadership Foundation
    Colin McCartney — Executive Director of Urban Promise
    "The man who saved Boston!" Rev. Rivers has appeared on CNN's Hardball, NBC's Meet the Press, PBS's The Charlie Rose Show, and has been in publications such as Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Herald and The Boston Globe! He has lectured at numerous universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Calvin College. Rev. Rivers recently met with the Mayor & Police Chief of Toronto to discuss a way forward amidst the recent rise in crime and gun violence in one of the most multicultural cities in the world!
    Joined by Rev. Rivers is Colin McCartney, Executive Director of Urban Promise. Can the Church really do anything? What's happening to the city of Toronto? Are we becoming just like another American metropolis of crime like New York or Los Angeles? Depending on which set of statistics you read, Toronto's crime stats don't actually rate all that bad, especially when compared to our American counterparts. However, there's no question that there is a need for greater involvement by the churches of Toronto. But will their involvement actually be practical and helpful, or will the Jesus people just hold crusades and rallies carrying placards that state the obvious? Also joining us will be Jonathon Knight, an inner city youth worker on the frontline!

  • Mark Pinsky — Author of The Gospel According to the Simpsons: Bigger (and Possibly Even) Better! Edition
    Once denounced for its irreverence, after it's 400th episode, The Simpsons still grapple with many of the same religious and moral issues facing the rest of us in non-cartoon society - Gay marriage; a child's conversion to Buddhism; socially awkward and weird Christian neighbours! The Simpsons have paved the way for other envelope pushing animated sitcoms, which also address the theme of religion, like South Park, Family Guy & King of The Hill. However, theologians from across denominations agree that The Simpsons is "the most consistent and intelligent treatment of religion on TV." Mark joins us to chat about the real and surreal aspects of The Gospel According To The Simpsons.

  • Kevin Duguay — Director of Athletic Therapy, York University and the Neumann Health Centre at Scarborough General Hospital
    Kevin teaches Body Systems and Disease States in the Pharmacy Technician program as well as Wellness and Healthy Living in the General Education program at Sheridan College. At Humber College, he instructs a course entitled Recognition and Prevention of Athletic Injuries in the Physiotherapy Assistant Program. Kevin has worked as Head Athletic Therapist for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, Nova Scotia Oilers of the AHL, University of Toronto with the Varsity Football and Hockey programs, Kitchener Rangers of the OHL and the National Soccer Program - Under 17s and World Cup Team!

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Talkback, etc.

  • Your opportunity to call in and chat with Sabrina & Taylor about their 5 Churches Experiment!
    Many of you have been following our 5 Churches Experiment over the last month and have been anxiously waiting for these two to join us live so you can ask them a few questions. Well today's the day!

  • Kevin Duguay takes your calls and questions about rehabilitation, injuries, exercise and any overall health and wellness questions you might have!
    It's summertime people and many of us have already sustained a few injuries! To answer all your questions is one of Canada's most valuable, professional trainers!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 30, 2007

Special Guests

  • Carol Kent — Author of A New Kind of Normal

    Just a few years ago, Carol Kent's only child, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. An Annapolis Naval Academy graduate with an exemplary record, and a source of pride and joy to his parents, life took a dramatic turn when he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. During this painful period, Carol and her husband prayerfully decided to establish a non-profit organization called Speak Up for Hope to positively impact prisoners and their families. Carol shares, "While God would never condone what my son did, His mercy and grace abound. Our eyes are now open to a whole new world - and to others living in the middle of their own new kind of normal."

  • John Fenn — Author of Leaving the Church to Find God: Moving from Spiritual Dissatisfaction to Spiritual Fulfillment
    Motivated by a deep hunger for more of God, millions of Christians are leaving the traditional church to look for more freedom and fulfillment than the routine of five songs, announcements, a plea for money and a forty-five minute sermon allow. John offers scriptural, safe, and balanced answers tempered by real life experiences, on how to move from a traditional church structure into meetings that allow the Lord to set the agenda and where needs are met.

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  • Nicole
    Every once in a while, our listeners give us a peek into their lives. Every once in a while, it's these Journeys that make us shake our head and wonder, what happens to someone's faith as they process the messiness of life? How do some people's faith even survive through adoption, molestation, rape, drugs, abortion, Crohn's Disease, miscarriage... Nicole has one of those stories!

Talkback, etc.

  • Alright... once and for all, what is it about Catholics you don't like?
    It seems like every time Catholicism comes up on our show, many tell us that it wasn't until they left the Catholic Church that they finally became a "real" Christian. A number of callers have sort of hedged around and hinted at the fact that they really don't think the Catholic church is a Biblically sound organization. While others seem to be more proud of identifying themselves as a Catholic, than a follower of Christ. So... let's get it all out on the table here folks and talk about the elephant in the room!

  • Steroids, facelifts, breast enhancements, tummy tucks, hair replacement... Should Christians partake?
    We probably all know someone who has artificially enhanced themselves in one way or another. On the surface, doesn't it seem just a little too selfish? Is there anyway to justify the "make-up of the new millennium"? When you found out that someone you know spent the cash to have better boobs, bigger muscles or maintain their hairline, did something inside you wonder if that stuff should just be off limits for those who have made the decision to "die to self"?

  • What should we do or say to someone who is dying?
    Have you ever been in the situation where you've had a loved one dying but weren't sure how to bring up the subject of God? Did you wonder if this was the right time to do it? What did you do? And if you said something, how did you go about it? Is it ever possible to conclude that this might actually not be the best time to "witness", or do you feel that telling a dying person is indeed, the perfect time?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 23, 2007

Special Guests

  • Mary Francis Bowley — Author of A League of Dangerous Women
    They're all around you - in your neighbourhood, your church, even your own family. They are sisters and daughters and mothers. These young women may look like they have it together, but inside they're hurting and hopeless. They are trapped by prostitution, alcohol, drugs and darkness. Wanting to serve the desperate and broken-hearted, Mary Frances Bowley and 40 of her friends did what many long to do; they began a ministry to reach the rejected and the forgotten. A League of Dangerous Women: True Stories from the Road to Redemption is a moving collection of faith-building, true stories of young women who have been radically transformed through Wellspring Home.

  • Timothy Eldred — CEO of Christian Endeavor International & Founder of "Pray21"
    "There are people who care about the youth and believe in you. They aren't the ones telling you to do whatever you want. If you want to find out how important your life is you should experiment with God. He created you. So if you're going all the way, make the trip with him. That will truly be mind-blowing!"

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  • Rob Young
    "I'm gay, living with AIDS and you're married and a father and you're willing to be with me for an evening every week!" Over the past 4 1/2 years the rest of Rob's clients have responded positively to his gentle, genuine and down-to-earth manner. A few years ago, Rob was also trained to serve as a children's volunteer and he was recently matched with his first child client: the son of a woman dying of cancer. Rob has driven kids and their parents to summer camp, delivered groceries to ill families, and a host of other stuff Jesus would have done!

Talkback, etc.

  • Should Drew go to the Gay Pride Week parade on Sunday?
    It's Pride Week here in Toronto, and the Christians are preparing for their annual boycott and protest! In order to better understand the gay & lesbian scene just a bit more, Drew is planning on heading down to observe some of the Pride Week festivities. Have you ever considered this, or would it be just a huge waste of time, in your opinion?

  • Have the Animal Rights people gone too far? Do you know any "extreme" pet owners?
    Have you ever called the local authorities to help you get a skunk out of your yard, only to have them tell you that skunks have rights too? Do you know anyone who actually buys clothing for their pets or is planning to freeze dry "Sparky" when the poor thing croaks? North Americans spend an estimated 50 Billion dollars every year on pets! Does this make you scratch your head?

  • What's your honest reaction when you come across a group of young people on the street?
    Doesn't it seem like we're surrounded by brash, arrogant, insolent, ignorant, rapper wannabees, or are the youth you come across more like a scene from Leave It To Beaver? Taking into account the law of diminishing returns, do you feel hopeful about the future of our youth culture or have you pretty much written them off? Do you have any positive stories from your encounters with today's youth?

  • Should anyone be asking for money to take a Christian Vacation?
    That's right folks! It's that time of year when your mailbox gets just a little bit fuller. Have any of you received those "Please pray for me" letters from those young people who really just want your money so they can serve Jesus in Hawaii? Is that too harsh? Don't you think it would be better if people who want to go on short term mission trips, just got jobs and raised the money themselves?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 16, 2007

Special Guests

  • John Carter Cash — Author of Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash
    The life of June Carter Cash is finally celebrated in this first ever biography. This intimate story reveals details about her marriage to Johnny Cash, relationships with her children and her own personal struggles. It's an inside, personal look at the accomplished life of June Carter Cash, as seen through the eyes of her only child with Johnny Cash - John Carter Cash.

  • In Memory of Ruth Graham, June 10, 1920 — June 14, 2007
    Please pray for the entire family during this time of grieving.
    "I am so grateful to the Lord that He gave me Ruth, and especially for these last few years we've had in the mountains together. We've rekindled the romance of our youth, and my love for her continued to grow deeper every day. I will miss her terribly, and look forward even more to the day I can join her in Heaven." -Billy Graham
    Long time Graham family representative, Larry Ross, talks to us just prior to the Memorial service near the family home in Montreat, NC.

  • LIVE IN STUDIO... Hewit! — Canadian Recording Artists
    "I am so impressed with the sound of this band. Joel Auge and the rest of the boys have a completely unique sound and the type of energy that will be winning them more fans for years to come. I love them. I love them. I LOVE THEM. I hope you understand, in a totally non-man-loving way. I hum their tunes and when you hear them so will you!" - Humble Howard, former DJ, Mix 99.9, Toronto

  • Kerri Pomarolli & Husband Ron McGehee
    That's right folks! It's time for our semi regular visit with our favourite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent! Kerri & Ron celebrate their first & last "Almost Father's Day!"

  • Sabrina & Taylor — Participants in The Five Churches Experiment
    Sabrina and Taylor will call in and give us an update on their church experiences so far!

Talkback, etc.

  • Dick Hoyt
    PREVIOUSLY AIRED MARCH 23, 2007
    Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who compete regularly in marathons & triathlons. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America. It's a remarkable record of exertion - all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk. For the past twenty-five years or more Dick, who is 65, has pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing. When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When Dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick. This is one story you will not want to miss!
    Click Here to watch one of the most inspirational videos you will ever see!

Other

  • Paris Hilton, Hewit & God
    Everyone else is talking about Paris, so we thought we'd bow to the whims of pop culture... how 'bout it? We chat with Canadian recording artists, HEWIT, and take a few calls about Paris Hilton's newfound faith. Do you doubt her new public quest for God? Are we being too hard on the likes of Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Britney Spears and other celebrities who claim to have a "God connection"? Do you think celebrities & prisoners (Wait a minute... Paris is both!) just use the "God thing" as a pawn in their own world of narcissism?

  • Drew needs help raising his kids! A little Father's Day advice!
    "My son rebelled and I need some advice! My daughter and I need help connecting, any suggestions?"

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 9, 2007

Special Guests

  • Dr. Kevin Leman — Author of 7 Things He'll Never Tell You, But You Need to Know

    What's he really thinking? Feeling? What does he really mean, when he says this, does that? Are men really complex, or are they as shallow as some stereotypes would lead us to believe? "Women should think of us as 4-year olds who shave," says Dr. Kevin Leman, a psychologist and renowned birth order expert, about the male psyche.

Talkback, etc.

  • Marlene MacKenzie — Plan & Prepare Coordinator
    Attention All Single Adults - Anyone who might be thinking about getting married needs to go to the Before & After Your Wedding Day Conference - Saturday, June 23, 2007 at The Crossroads Centre in Burlington. The conference runs from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the cost is $55.00 per person. Guest speakers are Lorne Shepherd, Clive Pick & Marlene MacKenzie. For more details contact plan_prepare@sympatico.ca or 905.454.1128.

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  • Dorene Meyer — Author of the award winning Colin's Choice
    Colin's Choice is set in a fictional First Nations community called Rabbit Lake. The story revolves around Colin Hill, a young man in his 20s who is facing many choices in his life, the most notable being, deciding to report to the authorities the abuse he suffered at the hands of his foster brothers when he was a young child. Dorene also shares with us her own story of sexual abuse and the spiritual journey that goes with it.

Talkback, etc.

  • Is it possible for a genuine follower of Christ to be "open minded" to other religions or even atheism?
    Would you question the spiritual health of someone if they told you that they were genuinely open to claims of other religions? Would you doubt someone's "Christianity" if they told you that they were open to the claims of atheism? Do we really have to KNOW that Jesus is God & KNOW that we're going to Heaven? Isn't it wiser to say that we have a faith, hope & confidence that these things are indeed true?

  • Wedding Mistakes!
    Everyone's made them - From comical one's like the Bride fell over, the Groom passed out or the Pastor forgot the couple's names... to huge ones like, you really didn't take the time to get to know the person you were committing your life to! On behalf of all those couples who are getting married this summer, we desperately need your advice people! What wedding mistakes have you made? May we all learn from each other's mistakes!

  • Do you agree with organ donation? Bigger question is, have you signed your card?
    NEWS FLASH!! The Dutch reality TV show at the centre of a media storm for pitting contestants against each other to win an organ donation has turned out to be a hoax! BUT... while we're on the subject, is there any spiritual reason why we shouldn't donate our organs or accept organ donations from others? Would you accept a body part even though you knew nothing about the person it came from?

  • Have you been sexually abused as a child?
    Kind of a bold move, but maybe you could share with us a bit of your journey, even anonymously? Maybe there's someone listening today who needs to hear your story? How does one recover from this? How does someone not blame God for not protecting them as an innocent child?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show June 2, 2007

Special Guests

  • Patricia Shirley — Gospel Recording Artist
    Have a listen to this voice! Award winning voice influenced by Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin. Patricia gives us a live performance and brings the house down!

  • Richard James — High Priest of The Wiccan Church of Canada
    PREVIOUSLY AIRED OCTOBER 28, 2006
    I've always found it to be more reputable to consider "primary source material." It just seems more authentic to hear what a Wiccan says about being a Wiccan than it does to hear what a Christian has to say about being a Wiccan! Richard joins us to clear up any misunderstandings we may have about witchcraft, Wicca, white witch, dark witch... which witch is which!

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Talkback, etc.

  • Do you think JOY 1250 should pull Insight For Living with Chuck Swindoll?
    A Christian radio network in the States has dropped Swindoll from their stations because apparently, Chuck has been using some very bad words and they've been counting them over the past seven years! The offensive words include "buns, heck, crap & balls." Chuck also encouraged the viewing of The Lion King!! He's being officially accused of being one of those "Emergent" pastors and it looks like his spiritual destination is now in serious question.
    Click Here To Read More .

  • Should children even be in the church service at all?
    Is it hard for you to focus on the Pastor's message when little Billy is crawling all over the place, playing with his metallic Hot Wheels car? Or how about when that new "hip" mom thinks it's cute when her new baby is crying and crying and crying and crying and won't get up and leave? Or what happens to your concentration level when the woman beside you starts breastfeeding?

  • Useless TV Trivia
    It's exactly as it sounds!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 26, 2007

This Week's Co-hosts: Andy Walton, Bruxy Cavey, and Sheila Wray Gregoire

Special Guests

  • Pete Greig — Author of God On Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer
    Pete Greig is one of the founders of 24-7 Prayer, an interdenominational Christian community that began in one room and spread to 63 countries within five years. Yet when his wife, Samie, was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, their prayers were met with resounding silence. Greig sought to understand why God does not always respond to those beseeching him. His new book, God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer, grapples with some of the most difficult questions people face about God's goodness and power in a world where silence and God often have similar qualities.

  • Will Braun — - Editor of Geez Magazine
    "A bustling spot for the over-churched, out-churched, un-churched, and maybe even the un-churchable. For wannabe contemplatives, front-line world-changers and restless cranks."

Talkback, etc.

  • Are you frustrated by unanswered prayer in your life?
    Do you think this is more common than we let on within the Christian community? Have you ever gotten to the point of anger or frustration with God because He didn't answer your passionate pleading? And for you "Prayer Warriors" out there... how do you do it? What advice would you give to those of us who seem to only experience the silent qualities of God?

  • Are you spiritually doomed if you are not part of a Church?
    Or are you spiritually doomed if you are? Can a Christian really call themselves that if they are not an active member of a Church? Or are you just going to church for the pot luck suppers and the rummage sales?

  • The Secret — Good, bad or ugly?
    The Secret - What is it really? Is it something Christians should stay away from or is there something we can get out of it?"

  • Chantal Desloges — Immigration Lawyer
    Do you know of someone who has experienced immigration or residency problems? Maybe through international marriages or ministry/missionary situations, etc.? Immigration lawyer, Chantal Desloges, is back to answer all of your immigration, citizenship and refugee law questions.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 19, 2007

Special Guests

  • George Foreman — Former Heavyweight Champion of The World
    Two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, preacher, entrepreneur, rancher and "King of the Grill"!

  • Richard Fangrad
    Richard has been speaking on the creation/evolution issue since 1994 and involved with a creation-oriented ministry in Canada since 1996. The Canadian office of Creation Ministries International began as a room in his home in late 1998. As a speaker, he is known for his easy-to-understand scientific presentations. He was driven to get involved with creation ministry primarily because of the influence that creation materials and resources had on his own faith and his walk with Christ.
    www.creationontheweb.com

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  • Whitney
    Why is it that some people just seem to have so much crap happen to them? How do you keep your faith when the hits just keep coming? Imagine this life: Whitney began cutting herself at 15 before cutting became popular; while in 7th grade 17 people in her life died; raped in her sophomore year of college and her virginity brutally taken from her forever, she ends up staying with this guy as he continually beat her; began to medicate her life with booze and parties and got sent home from College for cutting but her parents had their heads in the sand and sent her back to college; within three months in 2001 she had an emergency gal bladder surgery, knee surgery then fell and broke her arm in 2 places; had a head on collision which required more surgery then contracted pneumonia; and just recently has been diagnosed with MS, 3 more knee surgeries, and is currently recovering from a hysterectomy! This from a woman who is currently an incredibly successful executive in the public relations industry!

  • Single Mom Of The Year
    We'll chat with the winners of last week's Single Mom Of The Year award and find out a little about their own journeys!

Talkback, etc.

  • What comes to mind when you remember Jerry Falwell?
    Rev. Jerry Falwell, Founder of Liberty University, the historic Thomas Road Baptist Church and the controversial yet powerful Moral Majority, died Tuesday at the age of 73. Rev. Falwell was found unconscious in his office around 11:30 a.m. by members of his staff and received immediate resuscitation efforts. He was officially pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m. How will he be remembered by the world - A great man of faith or a legalistic, political powerhouse of an Evangelical nut?

  • Is it possible to prove that God exists?
    Kirk Cameron - Mike Seaver from Growing Pains & former guest here on TDMS, went on NBC's Nightline and claimed he could prove God existed. Click Here To Watch. So based on what you know and what you've seen, do you think it's possible to actually prove that there is a God?

  • Creation VS Evolution
    Richard Fangrad will take your calls on Creation VS Evolution, etc.

  • Do you see anything wrong with a "Christian Nudist Resort"?
    Near Tampa Bay Florida, there's a place you can go and stand "vulnerable before the Creator." Does this raise any warning bells for you or do you think that a Christian Nudist Resort is the closest we'll get to the Garden of Eden?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day - Our Tribute to Single Moms!

Special Guests

  • Dena DiVito
    Tired of waiting for Mr. Right to come along, Dena finally decided to adopt a child from Russia. Feeling that if she didn't get married, life would go on, but to not share herself with a child of her own... not only would that be too selfish but it would just be too much to take. "If even just one child ends up getting rescued from the loneliness of an orphanage by doing this interview, it will have been well worth it!"

  • Angela Thomas — Author of My Single Mom Life
    "Dear Angela, I must say that this book, absolutely took my breath away! I just finished the book literally, and my eyes are still over filled with tears. I believe that God lead me to this book. I mentally have already taken a shift of thinking in my life, to not beat myself up over a failed marriage, and to live for my children and God's ministry for me. Reading this book only reinforced what I feel God's message was to me , which is, "Live my life to the fullest, and don't worry about raising the kids as a single parent." I know now that completely surrendering myself to God's calling and committing to this will have so many great rewards for me and my children. You are an amazing woman Angela Thomas, and I want you to know that your book reaches all women, all ethnicities, and really and truly touched my heart."

  • The Five Churches Experiment
    Jim Henderson & Matt Casper join us again this week to discuss more about their book, Jim & Casper Go To Church. They also talk with Drew about The Drew Marshall Show's Five Churches Experiment. The response to the ad we placed in the Toronto Star has been overwhelming! We've actually posted the top 25 applications on our NEW BLOG and now need you to help us select the winning applicant. If you have no clue as to what we're talking about, click here to read more.

Journey

  • "Tina"
    This is the story of a Muslim lady, in hiding from her fanatical husband who recently kidnapped their daughter & took her to Iran. However, because the girl was underage, the government intervened and returned her to Canada. "Tina" and her daughter ended up at Kerr Street Ministries, and remain in hiding. The amazing part of this woman's journey is her decision to follow Christ! Never before has she experienced such peace!

Talkback, etc.

  • Should single women adopt? How about gays?
    Many agree that as long as the environment has been checked out and found to be safe and loving, as much as they disagree with the homosexual lifestyle or the fact that there isn't a permanent male role model in the picture, singles or gays should be encouraged to adopt. Others though, have a very hard time with this, fearing that growing up with gays or lesbians or in a home without a dad might lead to the child either becoming another crime statistic or homosexual themselves.

  • Which is worse — being a single mom or being married to someone who doesn't want anything to do with this Jesus stuff?
    Some women say that being married to a husband, who has no interest in God stuff whatsoever, has been a lonely and heartbreaking experience. Other women have battled for years with the guilt of barely being able to provide for their family and hate not being able to spend enough quality time with their kids. Which has been the worse scenario in your experience?

  • Will you stop drinking Starbucks because of the following quote found on their cups?
    "Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure." Some people are "outraged" and have begun their boycott of Starbucks over this. What say you?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 5, 2007

Special Guests

  • John Ratzenberger — Actor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Author
    Known by many for his role on Cheers as the knowledgeable, slightly irritating but loyal postal worker, Cliff Clavin, John's voice has also been a constant in such Pixar animations as Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and his acting and improv skills have landed him a variety of roles in countless television and motion picture productions. John was just eliminated from Dancing With The Stars this week, so we'll find out how he handled being the oldest man on the show.

    John is also the host and executive producer of the Travel Channel show John Ratzenberger's Made in America. John is truly an advocate of American invention and ingenuity, which he discusses in his recently launched book We've Got It Made In America: A Common Man's Salute to an Uncommon Country. He carries that message forward with his new non-profit organization "Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Foundation" whose focus is to revive dignity and esteem to the manual arts and to promote the industry to children across America. He'll celebrate Nuts and Bolts' first "Tinkering Day" at his charity event "John Ratzenberger's Discovery & Invention", being held this November. Please visit www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org for more information.

  • Jim and Casper
    Matt Casper is an atheist unafraid to say what he really thinks. And his friend Jim Henderson pays people to go to church. In fact, he made national news when he "rented" a soul for $504 dollars on EBay after its owner, Hemant Mehta, offered an "open mind" to the highest bidder. Put the two together and you get Jim & Casper Go to Church, the true story of Jim hiring Casper to visit ten leading churches with him and give his perspective as a non-believer. What follows is a startling dialogue between an atheist and a believer about church culture, effective vs. ineffective presentations of the gospel, and the perceived relationship between faith and action in a variety of denominations. Providing a sneak-peek into some of America's most well-known churches, Jim and Casper offer thought-provoking first impressions of mega-churches like Saddleback, Joel Osteen's church, and Willow Creek, as well as "emerging" churches like Imago Dei and Mars Hill.
    www.off-the-map.org

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  • Helen
    Last year we spoke to a lady from Australia who was excommunicated from her church because she reached out to her daughter who had been excommunicated from the same church. Then, acting on the advice of this cult like church, her husband kicked this poor woman out of the house, divorced her and has since remarried. As a result of listening to that interview on our website, another family who had gone through similar spiritual abuse at this church, has since seen the light and made the decision to not only leave this church but restore the broken relationships in their own family! We'll chat with Helen about her experience being deprogrammed from this cult and find out more details about this other family as well.

  • John Reynolds & Rene Meshake
    John, originally from the GTA, recently moved 1300 km's North of Toronto in order to serve Canada's own "third-world" communities - the First Nations. Rene grew up as a First Nations survivor of a residential school where more than 50% died while in school or within 5 years after leaving. He later lived on the streets of Toronto for 7 years before praying and miraculously turning his life around. He now lives in Guelph and is writing and illustrating a series of children's books that tell the history of the Ojibwa Peoples.

Talkback, etc.

  • "We'll pay you to go to church! $500 To Visit 5 Churches!" We need your help with a little experiment! Will you help us?
    Evangelical Christians think they know how church should be done in such a way as to be "seeker friendly" but do we really understand just how much of a culture shock "Church" is for many today? If someone who had never experienced "church culture" in any form whatsoever stepped inside your church, what reaction do you think they'd have? How do you think a Pagan or a New Ager or an Atheist or an Agnostic or a critical thinking skeptic would react to the North American church culture? Would It would seem that even the ordinary housewife or blue collar worker or University student would have a pretty tough time understanding our language, our rituals & tribal nuances? More importantly, how would they be treated? Well, let's find out!

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  • Do you agree with the church member who is suing her former church because she injured herself while she was "slain in the spirit"?
    Yes, this is a true story, and before the courts this week. A church of 4,000 with obviously not enough manpower to handle things when the Holy Spirit "shows up!" Aside from Christians suing or not suing each other, is there a deeper issue here? If God is genuinely knocking you over in a state of spiritual ecstasy, do you think He would allow you to get hurt in the process? Who's more to blame here... a church culture cultivating unwise worship formats or a litigious "who can I blame" society of sucks?

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Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 28, 2007

Special Guests

  • John Rucyahana — Bishop of Rwanda
    More than one million people were killed in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 at a daily death rate five times that of the Nazi death camps. Home to hundreds of thousands of orphans, homeless, widowed, and the invisible "walking wounded" - both victim and perpetrator - author John Rucyahana conversely sees this fractured country & recovering wasteland as a "land blessed by God." An inspiring story of courage and conviction, The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones reveals his lifetime journey of a former Rwandan exile who returned home despite danger and peril to rescue his home country from the chaos stemming from the genocide. Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana survived exile, violence in three African countries where he was a refugee, brutal deaths of family members, and threats to his own life. Called a visionary leader by some, including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and crazy by others for journeying back to a land still in chaos. During the show we surprised Bishop John with a phone call from Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life.

  • Mike Gallagher — Host of The Mike Gallagher Show
    With over 3.75 million weekly listeners in top ten markets like Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Houston, and Philadelphia, Mike has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, and Forbes. He has made frequent appearances on all of the Fox News Channel programs and is the author of a New York Times Bestseller, Surrounded by Idiots - Fighting Liberal Lunacy in America. He recently offered airtime on his show to the good folks of Westboro Baptist Church, (godhatesfags.com) in lieu of them protesting at the funerals of the students killed at Virginia Tech!

Journey

  • Tyler & Shawn
    Two brothers who both have battled for years with their addiction to marijuana. This ain't no Glory story... "I used to do drugs then I became a Christian and ever since, I've never had a desire to do drugs at all." These guys still smoke up. Maybe not as much as they used to, but they've come to an understanding that compared to where their life of addiction was, God is still in relentless pursuit of them. He still loves them and, contrary to what many Christians think, hasn't abandoned them! As a matter of fact, some of their most God connected times have been when they were high. Stick that in your pipe and.... never mind.

Talkback, etc.

  • Do you think that people can genuinely connect with God while they're high?
    If getting high on drugs or booze is considered a sin, then how can God show up while we're in the middle of sinning? Doesn't the Bible say that God will have nothing to do with sin? And yet there are many stories of people actually surrendering their lives to Christ while they're high. Others have said that some of their key spiritual breakthroughs occurred while they were stoned. What the?

  • Do you agree with the head of a Southern Baptist seminary who told male students they should charge an attacker if confronted with a situation like last week's Virginia Tech shootings?
    Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, made the comments at a chapel service April 18, two days after Seung-Hui Cho fatally shot 32 people before killing himself. "All you had to do was have six or eight (students) rush him right at that time and 32 people wouldn't have died," Patterson said. "You don't let things like that happen, guys. We just don't do it." Would you want your son to "step up?"

  • Does the Sabbath really mean anything to you?
    If you celebrate the Sabbath, do you shop that day or go out to eat? What are the do's and don'ts? Do you wish we had "The Lord's Day Act" back as law and all the stores were closed? It was April, 1985, when Prime Minister Trudeau's 3-year old, Charter of Rights and Freedoms was used to strike down the Lord's Day Act (God save the queen.) in Regina vs. Big M Drug Mart. And now here in Canada, we all go to Swiss Chalet after church and then send the kids to the mall so us parents can actually have a day of rest!

  • Will you sponsor a child with Compassion?
    It's one thing to have your heart ripped apart after hearing the plight of the survivors in Rwanda - it's another to be obedient to Jesus and actually do something about "the least of these." Now - is your opportunity to call in and sponsor a child with Compassion Canada.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 21, 2007

Special Guests

  • Charlie Daniels — Country Recording Artist & Author of GROWING UP COUNTRY: What Makes Country Life Country
    Charlie Daniels has rounded up essays from a roster of country greats includes Dolly Parton, former President Jimmy Carter, Kix Brooks, Barbara Mandrell, Clint Black, Brenda Lee, Troy Gentry, Eddie Montgomery, Gary Rossington (of Lynyrd Skynyrd), Sara Evans, Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Ty Murray (7 time rodeo champ), Carrie Underwood and more, to hear deeply personal stories about what growing up country means to them.

  • Tracy Elliott — Author of Unbroken: A Memoir
    Since growing up as an orphan in the projects in a small town in Georgia, Tracy has come a long way. Apparently, the destiny God has for you far outweighs anything that can come against you in life. Having lived as a stripper and an addict who spent a month in a rehab facility, she is living proof that this message is real. Tracy and her husband now own several successful businesses and she is living her destiny.

  • Rick Faw — Education Director for "A Rocha Canada"
    "A Rocha" is a national conservation organization working to show God's love for all of creation. They work out their commitment to environmental action through community-based conservation projects, with a focus on science and research, practical conservation, and environmental education. Rick combines an academic background in science and theology with a love and passion for the outdoors. His desire is for people to integrate their spiritual life with their experience of the created world.

Journey

  • Virginia Tech — Campus Crusade For Christ
    Today we'll speak with a Campus Crusade For Christ team member from Virginia Tech. If anyone needs our prayers this week it's these guys, especially as they minister to the students on campus and their families. May God give them the right words, the right timing, the right sensitivity and the supernatural peace, which blows away all rational understanding!
    www.vtcru.org

Talkback, etc.

  • Why don't Christians care all that much about the environment?
    Is it the fact that so many feel that it's really spiritually counter productive to the eschatological or "end times" view that life on this planet has to get really bad before Christ returns? Or just the fact that we really are, so incredibly selfish, narrow minded and apathetic? Or maybe since the New Agers hijacked this cause Christians are too scared to be identified with them? Do you believe in the impending climate crisis?

  • Does the body of Christ need an amputation?
    Rev. Fred Phelps from The Westboro Baptist Church, (godhatesfags.com), an anti-gay religious group known for protesting at the funerals of American soldiers killed in Iraq, is planning on protesting at services for those killed on Monday at Virginia Tech. Phelps' daughter said the Virginia Tech teachers and students who died on Monday brought their fate upon themselves by not being true Christians. What should the worldwide church do about this group of disturbed whack jobs? Isn't it our responsibility to shut these people up? Hmmm "If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away"

  • Should NBC have aired the killer's video?
    On Wednesday NBC News chose to air portions of the video, photographs and documents sent to Rockefeller Plaza by Cho Seung-Hui. Was this disrespectful to the victims' families or a helpful aid for world's understanding and subsequent process of grief? Does airing this material help idolize the killer and possibly glorify him in the minds of like minded mentally ill or is this just more information to help us accurately discuss the sad state of affairs in North America and the underlying issues? Does the "right to know" supersede the families of the victims' rights?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 14, 2007

Special Guests

  • Naomi Judd (PART 2) — Grammy Award Winning Country Recording Artist
    This woman is indeed a superstar. Naomi has overcome poverty, domestic violence, panic attacks and a life-threatening disease to raise two mega star daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd. Grammy award winning country music singer and New York Times best-selling author, she's the host of "Naomi's New Morning" on the Hallmark Channel and now out with her latest book Naomi's Guide To Aging Gratefully.
    Click here for PART 1

  • Jason Illian — Today's Celebrity Co-host
    Jason came into the spotlight as "The Virgin" on ABC's Bachelorette. He is a sought after speaker on leadership, relationship and abstinence issues and really connects to students, singles and young adults through his faith, education, work experience, leadership skills, TV personality as well as being a college football star and remaining abstinent. Jason was a previous guest on our show, talking about his first book Undressed: The Naked Truth About Love, Sex, and Dating.

  • Blind Boys of Alabama — Grammy Award Winning, Soul-Gospel
    Ricky McKinnie is the drummer for the Grammy Award Winning, Soul-Gospel Group... "The Blind Boys Of Alabama." They've been on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with David Letterman." Their founding member, Clarence Fountain, has been a previous guest on TDMS, and they're back in Toronto performing LIVE at Massey Hall, this Saturday, April 14. See you there!
    www.rickymckinnie.com

  • George Malkmus — Author of The Hallelujah Diet
    George Malkmus eliminated his colon cancer and numerous other serious health problems over twenty-five years ago by following biblical principles for a natural diet and healthy lifestyle. He and his wife Rhonda, who also overcame debilitating health problems by adopting this way of life, founded Hallelujah Acres in 1992 to proclaim to people everywhere, "You Don't Have to be Sick!" Should Christians ever get sick and is taking medicine against the will of God?

Journey

  • Shannan Parker
    Shannan's husband, Warren, was killed when a driver hit him as he stood outside their tour bus in January 2006. Shannan has shared her story with us previously. Today she updates us on the pain and frustration that she continues to face as she longs to see Warren's killer brought to justice.

Talkback, etc.

  • If someone doesn't have a specific date or time of conversion, do you question their salvation?
    Do we need to have a definitive point of reference to be considered a genuine follower of Christ? What if someone can't remember because they were too young or they always knew Christ intimately because they grew up in a Christian home? If we are to be "born again", that sure sounds like a time sensitive directive, doesn't it?

  • Is remarriage acceptable after divorce?
    Does it depend on the conditions of the divorce or does God never condone it? Is re-marriage one of those issues we tend to justify to get what we want?

  • Do you believe that sickness is a result of disobedience or demons?
    Many in the world of "Prosperity Doctrine" and the "Eating Biblically" movement feel that the only reason we get sick is because of either demonic activity or disobedience - sin in our life. Would you agree with this or do we get sick simply because we live in a "fallen" world?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show April 7, 2007

Special Guests

  • Naomi Judd (PART 1) — Grammy Award Winning Country Recording Artist
    This woman is indeed a superstar. Naomi has overcome poverty, domestic violence, panic attacks and a life-threatening disease to raise two mega star daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd. Grammy award winning country music singer and New York Times best-selling author, she's the host of "Naomi's New Morning" on the Hallmark Channel and now out with her latest book Naomi's Guide To Aging Gratefully.
    Click here for PART 2

  • Kay Arthur — Author and Speaker
    Kay Arthur has touched thousands of lives through her writing and teaching ministry. A well-known conference speaker and author of more than 100 books and Bible studies, she has a unique ability to reach people in an exciting, effective way - challenging them to change and equipping them to be used in the furtherance of the kingdom of God. Her compassion stems from a life that has been touched by deep tragedy as well as great triumph; and her practicality springs from an openness of character. To listen to Kay's previous interview on TDMS - CLICK HERE.

  • Mark Buchanan — Author of... Hidden In Plain Sight
    If Canada has a God author we can be proud of, it's Mark Buchanan. Mark lives on Vancouver Island, with his wife and their three children. He's a pastor and the author of four other books, The Rest of God, Your God is Too Safe, Things Unseen, and The Holy Wild.

Journey

  • Today we'll get your Journeys! — Why Jesus?
    Concisely put. of all the Religions in the world today, why are you a Christian? Of all the religious leaders to follow, why not pick some other more politically correct leader? And how many have to be honest and acknowledge that maybe you follow Jesus primarily because you live in Canada or because you grew up going to church? And if you don't actually buy into the fact that Jesus is who he said he was, why not?

Talkback, etc.

  • Chocolate Jesus — is this going too far?
    A Montreal-born sculptor says he has received thousands of offers to display or buy My Sweet Lord, his life-size, chocolate statue of Jesus whose exhibition was cancelled due to Catholic protests. A New York gallery last week decided not to exhibit the chocolate Jesus in a crucifixion pose after boycotts, death threats and objections that it was sacrilegious. The Catholics objected to the nudity, to the casting of the statue in chocolate and to the display of the work during Holy Week, the week before Easter.

  • Do you agree with the Judge allowing a primary school student to hand out Jesus literature at school or should the distribution of all religious material be banned from secular schools?
    Michaela was in 3rd-grade and was told on numerous occasions she couldn't hand out religious pamphlets. School officials say they denied the pamphlets because they didn't want parents to think the district was bias towards any religion. Michaela is currently being home schooled, a decision made by her family.

  • Who has had the greatest spiritual influence on your life?
    An author, speaker, singer, pastor, youth leader, parent, sibling, relative, fortune cookie?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 31, 2007

Special Guests

  • Steve Mason, from Jars of Clay
    More than 5-million records later, the music of this unassuming group of college buddies is now heard around the globe. Earning 3 Grammy Awards and nominated 7 times, has proven to the industry, this bands staying power! They've been on... The Late Show With David Letterman, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The CBS Early Show and Late Night With Conan O'Brien (To name a few!) and they've been in Rolling Stone, USA Today, The LA Times, Entertainment Weekly & People Magazine. (To name a few more!)

  • Bone
    Bone is the only comedian that has been on B.E.T. & CMT, NBC, ABC & TBN, The Word Network & Satellite Cable. He has been featured on radio on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Tavis Smiley Show on NPR, & The Janet Parshall Show. Bone has co-starred on NBC's My Name is Earl as Taylor The Jailor, the jail house guard. He has co-starred on ABC's sitcom Less Than Perfect starring Sherri Shepherd & Andy Dick. Bone co-starred on NBC's Medium and booked a recurring role on the WB pilot Kid Mayor produced by Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison. He has toured the country with the Christian icon Carman and he has performed in Korea with Trinitee 5:7. Bone has also been a featured comedian on the country music channel CMT for the hilarious special The 20 Most Embarrassing Moments in Country Music Videos.

  • David AR White
    At 19, just six months after moving to Hollywood, David landed a recurring role on Evening Shade. For four years he played the best friend of Burt Reynold's son. David then went on to guest appearances on such shows as: Coach, Saved by the Bell, Sisters, Melrose Place, Martial Law and many others. In 2003, he produced and starred in SIX...the Mark Unleashed opposite Stephen Baldwin and Eric Roberts. In 2005 David produced with 20th Century Fox, the Frank Peretti film The Visitation. Also in 2005 David's Company produced the sequel to their first film The Moment After. Early 2006, David became a founding partner in the new distribution/production entity PURE FLIX ENTERTAINMENT. Their first movie Hidden Secrets, David wrote, produced and starred in. This film also stars John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville), Corin Nemec (Parker Louis Can't Lose, Stargate), Tracy Melchoir (The Bold and the Beautiful), Stacy Keanan (My Two Dads, Step by Step), and Reginald Vel Johnson (Family Matters, Die Hard). David just finished production on the Randy Travis movie, also starring Candace Cameron, The Wager.

  • Jeff Allen
    Jeff starred in his own sitcom pilot Happy Wife, Happy Life for PAX TV with Castle Rock Television and received the 2002 Grady Nutt Humour Award (the most prestigious comedy award in the Christian market). Jeff has performed on every US cable comedy show, in Las Vegas and in churches all over the country. He has worked with such celebrities as Jerry Seinfeld, the Smothers Brothers, Barbara Mandrell and James Brown. He is headlining his own national comedy tour Jeff Allen and Friends: Funny People of Faith; had his own one-hour comedy special, Happy Wife, Happy Life, on both the Odyssey Channel and Family Net. He was a two-time featured performer at the National Prayer Breakfast, performed for the troops in Bahrain and on ships in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean as well as on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime, and VH1's Standup Spotlight. Jeff regularly performs at the Grand Ole Opry and has performed at Montreal's Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival. He co-hosted the Gospel Music Associations 2002 Pre-Dove Awards and performed in HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.

  • Robert G. Lee
    Robert G. Lee has been Hollywood's top warm-up comic for almost two decades. He's a veteran of over 1,000 episodes of such shows as Just Shoot Me, Becker, The Drew Carey Show and, most recently, The New Adventures of Old Christine. His job is to keep countless audiences entertained for hours between costume and set changes with rapid-fire ad-libs and humorous interviews. Robert also penned The Ballad of Little Joe, Sheerluck Holmes and the upcoming Gideon and the Horn of Scorn for the popular kids video series, Veggie Tales. Originally trained as a Screenwriter at The American Film Institute, Robert has decided to jump back into the world of feature screenplays.

  • Kerri Pomarolli & Ron McGehee
    Kerri is a comedian.

    (The role of Kerri's husband was played by Ron McGehee, the world's funniest "Half Korean, Half Irish" comedian.)

    Ron has headlined at such venues as the World Famous Improv Comedy Clubs and The Comedy Store. He has appeared on Funny Farm TV and was a premier performer honoured on KNBC Channel 4 News in Los Angeles for Asian-American History Month. McGehee was a finalist in the NBC Laugh Factory Latino/Asian-American Comedy Showcase and in the 2002 "Orange County's Funniest Person Contest" where he went on to win in 2003. McGehee has also appeared on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 2" as a finalist. McGehee has recently appeared on The Joni Lamb Show on DayStar, JCTV, ABC Family Channel (Living the Life), Si TV, Comedy Central, TBN and TLN promoting his brand of innovative Clean Comedy. He recently did warm up comedy at a live taping for Carlos Oscar's one-hour special to be aired on Comedy Central that will be released on DVD by Time Warner Video. McGehee has confirmed an unnamed comedy pilot with CBS producers to write as well as appear on the show.
    www.kerripom.com

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  • Tom Sullivan
    "Any negative can be turned into positive." Born prematurely in 1947, Tom was given too much oxygen while in an incubator. Though it saved his life, it cost him his eyesight. Tom's memoir, If You Could See What I Hear, was turned into a major motion picture. Tom taught Ben Affleck to be blind in the movie Daredevil and over the years he's made a number of guest starring appearances in shows such as Designing Women, Highway To Heaven, Fame, M*A*S*H, Mork & Mindy, and WKRP In Cincinnati. Tom moved audiences singing with Dellas Reese on Touched by an Angel and his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show with wonder child Mattie Stepanek was unforgettable! He gained national reputation over 5 years as a special correspondent for Good Morning America along with 60 Tonight Show appearances starring Johnny Carson. Tom is 1 of only 35 people who sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl and he's written eight books, including his most recent, Adventures in Darkness.

    Tom Sullivan is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, he was honoured with the 2004 Will Rogers Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award. Former honourees include Carol Burnett, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball and Jimmy Stewart. Tom snow skis, shoots mid 80 golf, competes in marathons and triathlons, water skis and occasionally bungee jumps. TRY THAT BLIND! Along with Helen Keller, Tom is the only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Foundation for the Blind.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 24, 2007

Special Guests

  • Paul Robertson — Youth Culture Specialist
    Paul is the Director of Church, School and Family Resources for Toronto Youth for Christ/Youth Unlimited. He has 33 years of working with youth including raising four grown sons of his own and has compiled an incredible number of stories from young people about the meaning of their tattoos in Tattoo: A Skin Deep Reflection of Adolescent Life.

  • Ethel Rowntree — Editor of Beyond Ordinary Living
    The Canadian magazine that warms the heart and stirs the soul.

Journey

  • Dick Hoyt
    Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who compete regularly in marathons & triathlons. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America. It's a remarkable record of exertion - all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk. For the past twenty-five years or more Dick, who is 65, has pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing. When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When Dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick. This is one story you will not want to miss!
    Click Here to watch one of the most inspirational videos you will ever see!

  • Harry Nunn
    Harry is the Pastor of a church in New Brunswick who showed Drew's first and last interview on 100 Huntley Street to his congregation. Find out what happened and why he made the decision to stock some freezers in his church with food and create a roster of people who would be on call 24/7 with an emergency cell phone, just in case someone should decide to reach out to God during a crisis!

Talkback, etc.

  • How do you feel about getting tattoos or extreme body piercings, aside from the fact that most of them are just hideous and shout, "Somebody please look at me?"
    Do you look at people with tattoos or extreme body piercings any differently? Have you had any of these done yourself? Any regrets? Do you think God cares one way or the other?

  • Is there anything wrong with seeing God as a female?
    Jesus was a man and the Bible seems to indicate that Holy Spirit is also male. So is the Trinity completely male? No wonder the Catholics pray to Mary and the Pagans lift high the praises of women. Oh Mother Earth, where art thou?

  • Would it bother you if churches lost their tax-exempt status?
    With some Pastor's living lives of opulence and driving luxury cars, and some churches spending the majority of their budget on building larger and larger fortresses, maybe it's high time the church lost their tax-exempt status? Or at the very least, maybe there should be some limits put on this whole "non profit charitable status" thing? John Pellowe, the CEO of Canadian Council of Christian Charities, joins us to shed some light on the charitable tax laws here in Canada. CCCC can help donors be more aware when it comes to giving, and assist Christian charities with being totally above reproach and more accountable with God's money!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 17, 2007

Special Guests

  • Chuck Swindoll — Pastor, Author & Bible Teacher
    Best selling author Chuck Swindoll is one of today's most trusted pastors, authors and Bible teachers. Former President and current Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary and now senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco Texas, his books are always relevant and full of useful insights for daily living. And he's done it again, with his latest two releases, Marriage: From Surviving to Thriving and Parenting: From Surviving to Thriving.

  • Jerusha Clark — Author of... Inside A Cutter's Mind: Understanding and Helping Those Who Self-Injure
    Jerusha brings light to a very dark condition. Researchers currently estimate that over 8 million North Americans engage in some form of self-injury, a shocking physical expression of emotional and spiritual trauma. Because it's often misunderstood, many people believe that "cutting" is nothing more than a bid for attention or part of an adolescent phase.

Journey

  • John McAuley — President of Muskoka Woods Sports Resort
    John joins us to talk about Northern Ireland, terrorism, Bono, The Ireland Fund, and frosted Lucky Charms - they're all magically delicious!

Talkback, etc.

  • Have you or someone you know ever struggled with cutting or any other form of self harm?
    Just in case there is someone listening who wants to finally open up, this is your chance to share your journey or have your say about this tough subject. How did you get into it? How does one get out of it? Do you know anyone who is haunted by this destructive torment?

  • Will someone who commits suicide go to heaven?
    Is this still a topic people are unsure of? It used to be taught by some churches that this was the unpardonable sin, but is this still the case?

  • Should we give money to street beggars?
    Do you give money to street beggars or do you cross the street to avoid them? "What if they just use that money to feed an addiction?" "They probably make more money than I do." How do we balance responsible giving with compassionate hearts and scriptural obedience?

  • What is it about the black-charismatic community that seems to make them so blindly loyal and generous when it comes to following spiritual leaders?
    Why doesn't the congregation of The Prayer Palace, made up of primarily West Indian - low income families, see the inconsistency of having as their Pastors, a bunch of rich white guys who live out of the city on country estates? Do you think that there's too much "Pastor Worshipping" these days, in this community in particular, or even across all of Christendom?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 10, 2007

Special Guests

  • Clay & Rene Crosse — Authors of...I Surrender All - Rebuilding a Marriage Broken by Pornography
    In 1998, award winning Christian recording artist, Clay Crosse, confessed to his wife that pornography was a problem in his life and that he had arrived at the place where he knew that his life had to change, or else. This confessional was groundbreaking, and in the end, was key to saving their marriage. Was it easy? No, but it began the rededication and recommitment that was necessary for Clay & Rene to thrive as a couple and as a family.

  • Skip Matthews — President of Integrity Online - America's oldest and largest internet filter solution provider
    With 42% of Internet users ages 10-17 having seen online pornography in the previous year and of those, 66% said the exposure was unwanted. Skip Matthews says that this study is welcome and useful, but already out of date and therefore the percentages are even higher. Plus, children and teens often don't respond openly and honestly to researchers, especially discussing something as uncomfortable as pornography. So what can we do to protect our families?

Journey

  • Crissy — Ex Porn Star
    One of the biggest porn stars of this decade just recently left the industry and returned to the faith of her childhood. For the first time on radio, Crissy shares with us her journey out of porn and into the grace, acceptance and forgiveness of her Father's arms.

Talkback, etc.

  • Do you really believe that 47% of Christian families and 40% of pastors struggle with pornography? Does that sound right to you?
    Is porn an issue in your life, in your family or with someone you care about? Has porn been an issue in your marriage? Pastors??? A little vulnerability here people...

  • What was your reaction to the Toronto Star's expose on The Prayer Palace?
    Would you feel uncomfortable if your Pastor lived in a multi-million dollar country estate and drove luxury cars? Can a pastor be paid too much? How much is too much? And shouldn't Pastors at least live in the same neighbourhood as those who attend their church? Guess prosperity doctrine pastors need to be rich huh?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show March 3, 2007

Special Guests

  • Dean Jones — Hollywood Actor
    One of the most recognizable actors of our time, Dean Jones is probably most remembered as race car driver Jim Douglas in the highly successful The Love Bug. He also appeared as the evil vet, Herman Varnick, in the popular family film Beethoven, along with many other Disney favourites such as That Darn Cat, The Ugly Dachshund, Blackbeard's Ghost, and Snowball Express.

  • Dr. Darrell Bock — Author of The Missing Gospels: Unearthing the Truth about Alternative Christianities
    It has become fashionable to revise Christian history, to claim that new discoveries shed new light on Biblical truth. The latest to join the fray is the documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus, brought to us by James Cameron, producer of The Terminator and Titanic. Have they really found the bones of Jesus along with his wife and children? Most of us also recall the recent hype about The Gospel of Judas. What are these other gospel texts? Did they really go "missing?" What is missing is an understanding of what is really going on. Best-selling author and research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Darrell Bock, says Da Vinci-spawned books & movies aren't just harmless stories. They're part of a much larger, less known agenda active in some of our key universities that teach about Christianity. Their goal is to alter radically, traditional views of Jesus and the faith.

  • Stephen Lewis — Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
    Canadians have heard the plight of the African AIDS epidemic from this man more than any other Canadian. Stephen Lewis shares with us his opinion on the role the church has played in eradicating this dreadful disease and gives us an update on what seems to be today's other, trendy global issue.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Actor, Comedian, Author, Nutcase!
    Our monthly visit from our very own Hollywood correspondent!

Journey

  • ???????????
    This is the story of a mother and wife living with HIV. The story of a women who follows Christ but has to remain anonymous and live in the loneliness of secrecy due to the persecution and judgement of not only the world, but the church!

Talkback, etc.

  • If they could actually prove that Jesus was married, had children, and that they've found His bones — what would that do to your faith?
    Would you still believe in Christ as Lord or would it cause a crisis of faith? Would you just never believe the scientific findings, no matter what they found or does this kind of thing make you question and wonder?

  • Is there anybody out there who thinks that HIV/AIDS is God's wrath on the gays?
    Is this your opinion? Can you defend it Biblically? If you don't think that God sent HIV/AIDS to punish the gays, what do you say to someone who still thinks this way? And if it is God's judgement, does that mean we respond any differently to the infected person?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 24, 2007

Special Guests

  • John Eldredge — Author of Wild At Heart and his latest The Way of the Wild Heart
    John Eldredge wants to reframe the way men look at their lives, including their relationships with God, with other men, and with their sons. He's written a guide to the process of initiation into masculinity, describing a series of stages from childhood to old age that every man must progress through: Boyhood, Cowboy, Warrior, Lover, King and Sage. He offers advice on how to raise a boy through each phase. And, for adults, he shows how to recoup the lessons of each stage in their own life, if their passage was stunted in some way.

  • Robert Melnichuk — Crossroads Global Core Group
    Bruce Smith — King-Bay Chaplaincy
    Christians are increasingly impacting their workplaces spiritually. Even the mainstream media has noticed, with articles appearing in the Globe & Mail, New York Times, LA Times and many other media outlets. This first ever, national Canadian conference is designed for leaders looking to have an impact for the Kingdom of God in their business community. Discover practical ways to impact our cities through your workplace calling!

  • Sheila Wray Gregoire — Author of Honey, I Don't Have A Headache Tonight - Help for Women who Want to Feel More in the Mood
    It's 10:00 at night. He wants to start snuggling. You want to start snoring. He feels unloved because you aren't "in the mood", and you feel unloved because he only cares about one thing. NOW WHAT?

Journey

  • Darla Rae — Director and Producer of award winning movie The Goal
    Darla's interest in film began at age five with the desire to act. She made the move from stage to film at 18. She has written, directed, and produced numerous stage, film, video and commercial productions. To date she has played small roles in movies such as Halloween, On the Road to Galveston, Powder, and Independence Day. She is an alumnus of The Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. It was when her friend's son was injured that she thought up the idea for The Goal. She was inspired to tell this story to encourage the family and to uplift others. Darla is currently working on three projects one of which is currently being considered by such names as Bette Midler, Carol Brunette, and Marla Maples.

Talkback, etc.

  • Your chance to speak with one of Canada's leading experts on chronic and palliative pain management!
    Dr. Sol Stern is a noted expert in palliative care as well as chronic & acute pain management. He is Chairman of Palliative Care at the Halton Healthcare Services Corporation, Board Member of the Hospice Association of Ontario and Member of The Canadian Pain Society.

  • Can men be friends with women?
    Most women say, "sure" and most men say, "Heck ya!" But are men just kidding themselves? Are they actually playing with fire? Is it possible for a safe, long term, below the surface friendship to exist without the man wanting more? Some would say it is possible but only if the guy thinks the woman is unattractive.

  • Ted Haggard Follow-up: Which one concerns you the most?
    • After only 3-weeks of counselling, Ted Haggard now knows he's not homosexual?
    • Ted is receiving "secular" counselling?
    • The church gave Ted a financial settlement after he got caught deceiving his church?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 17, 2007

Special Guests

  • Rachel Grady — Co-Producer of Academy Award Nominated Documentary Jesus Camp
    "One of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen," says Drew Marshall. Jesus Camp is about a charismatic Christian summer camp for children who spend their summers learning and practicing their "prophetic gifts" and being taught that they can "take back America for Christ" According to the distributor, it "doesn't come with any pre-packaged point of view", and it tries to be "an honest and impartial depiction of one faction of the evangelical Christian community."

  • Dr. David Householder — Co Author of Jesus in A New Age Dalai Lama World
    An amazing book, which reveals how a clear understanding of Tibetan Buddhist beliefs can help Christians live out the life of Christ in ways that Buddhists will appreciate. Dr. Householder has lived in India, Thailand and Nepal for more than 20 years, where he worked among Tibetan Buddhist peoples defending and sharing Christianity with Tibetan Buddhists and Westerners enamoured with or influenced by the Eastern religion.

Journey

  • LuAnn Burger
    LuAnn's husband, Anthony Burger, died suddenly of a massive heart-attack during a piano performance, on Wednesday evening, February 22, 2006 aboard a Caribbean cruise. He was on board with his wife LuAnn, Bill & Gloria Gaither, many of his Homecoming friends and more than 1500 passengers, doing exactly what he loved best, playing the piano. He was only 44 years old. LuAnn very kindly agreed to share her very personal journey of grief a short time after her tragic loss last year. Today, we catch up with LuAnn to see how her year of grieving has been as we come up on the 1-year anniversary of Anthony's death.

Talkback, etc.

  • What's the way forward?
    Anyone can be negative about the Church, but what can we do to make a difference? Sure, there are many who are unhappy with the way we do church here in North America, but is there hope? Can we make a difference or does what we call "The Church" need to die a slow and painful death before we can begin to re-build the body of Christ?

  • Have you experienced emotional manipulation in Christianity?
    Do you think Christians emotionally manipulate their kids? How are Christians different to the Islamic fundamentalists? Is emotional manipulation more prevalent in one denomination over the others? Do you think Christians actually brainwash their kids?

  • Why is it that MOST people who claim to have the gift of prophecy are weird and pushy?
    Why don't these "prophets" also have the gift of discernment & wisdom? How are we to respond to "God told me to tell you...!" Do you actually believe that there are "Prophets" today? Are you one? Do you have a message from God for all of us?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 10, 2007

Special Guests

  • John Schneider
    Known for his roles as "Mr. Kent" on the TV series Smallville & "Bo Duke" on that 80s TV classic The Dukes of Hazzard. Hollywood actor John Schneider joins us to share his own personal journey of Faith.

  • Tony Orlando — International Recording Artist
    Remember those timeless hits from Tony Orlando & Dawn like, Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree and Knock Three Times? Multi Award winning recording artist, Tony Orlando, has done it all. Success in the studio, success on the television and success in the theatre has earned him a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Not bad for a kid from New York's infamous Hell's Kitchen. Tony has played to packed arenas and for five Presidents and has performed with numerous Hollywood legends including Jackie Gleason, Jerry Lewis... and all the greats! He's back in town at Casino Rama, February 14th for a Valentine's Day Special Concert so we thought we'd replay this fantastic interview originally aired in September 2006.

Journey

  • Sharon Fawcett
    Sharon's journey reveals how God breathed new life into a broken young wife and mother, resigned to death after a brutal nine-year battle with depression and anorexia nervosa.

Talkback, etc.

  • Sure, homosexuals are apparently welcome in the church, but what are they allowed to do?
    We keep hearing that homosexuals are apparently welcome in our churches, right? Does your church have any? How are they serving? But in what ways would they be able to actually serve the church? Is the choir ok? The worship team? A musician or in the drama team? Usher? Greeter! Drew met a gay hairstylist working for Canada Christian College last year. Now that's got to be okay, right?

  • Has God been visibly active in your life lately? How has He blessed you?
    Drew has been getting accused of being a little negative these days, so let's balance things up. Why don't you give us a call and tell everyone how God has been active in your live in a real and tangible way since the beginning of the year. Have you been seriously blessed lately?

  • Useless Television Trivia

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show February 3, 2007

Special Guests

  • Gavin McLeod (Part #2) — Known for his roles as "Captain Merrill Stubing" on The Love Boat & "Murray Slaughter" on Mary Tyler Moore
    Over the years, Gavin has battled with alcoholism and subsequent divorce from second his second wife Patti. However, his spiritual life experienced and major turn around in the mid-80s and he ended up remarrying his wife and wrote a biography called Back on Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce That Ended in Remarriage.

  • The Toronto Mass Choir
    Have you ever had a Gospel choir just absolutely drag you into the presence of God like no other worship music could? Get ready for it...

  • Kerri Pomarroli
    Our monthly visit from our very own Hollywood correspondent!

Talkback, etc.

  • Do you agree with the 100 Huntley Street decision to not re-broadcast their live interview with Drew?
    On Monday this week, after a few years of considering their kind invitation to appear on 100 Huntley Street (Canada's longest running Christian TV program) Drew finally appeared on their show. The result... Drew was Drew, and Huntley was Huntley. However, later that day the host was kind enough to let him know that the interview had received a substantial reaction from viewers across Canada... roughly 60% in favour and about 40% not! Drew was inundated with love mail but Huntley received some heat! We'll play the interview (or watch it here!) then we'll get your opinion!

  • Did the government have the right to seize three of the four remaining sextuplets and give two of them blood transfusions over the objections of their Jehovah's Witness parents?
    What if they forced your children to undergo medical treatment, which went against your spiritual beliefs? What if you wanted to "wait on the Lord" (or Benny Hinn) to heal your child?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 27, 2007

Special Guests

  • Gavin McLeod (Part #1) — Known for his roles as "Captain Merrill Stubing" on The Love Boat & "Murray Slaughter" on Mary Tyler Moore
    Over the years, Gavin has battled with alcoholism and subsequent divorce from second his second wife Patti. However, his spiritual life experienced and major turn around in the mid-80s and he ended up remarrying his wife and wrote a biography called Back on Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce That Ended in Remarriage.

  • Erwin McManus — Writer, futurist, activist, artist, spiritual & cultural leader
    Erwin McManus is an expert on human creativity. His books do not shy away from asking the big questions about life and human nature. His latest, Soul Cravings, explores the essential human longings for intimacy, destiny and meaning, guiding readers on a journey of self-discovery. McManus serves as the lead pastor and Cultural Architect of Mosaic in Los Angeles. The diverse community of followers of Jesus gathers for services in unusual places such as The Mayan Nightclub and Beverly Hills High School.

  • Gary McHale
    Gary is the man from Richmond Hill who feels that the Indians in Caledonia have gotten away with far too much and even though he lives nowhere near Caledonia, he's had it! He believes that there is a two-tier system of justice and that the Indians are committing criminal acts that the general public would never get away with.

Journey

  • Orlando and Skye Bowen
    Allegations of racism and wrongdoing are at the heart of a $14 million lawsuit filed against Peel Regional Police by former CFL linebacker Orlando Bowen. Orlando says that he was cuffed, beaten and then framed by two Peel police officers in a Mar. 26, 2004 incident that left him with a concussion, a gash on his head and blackened eyes. So how does something like this affect your emotions, your marriage and your walk with God?

Talkback, etc.

  • Blasphemy Challenge — Have you ever been ready to quit on Jesus? Why? What kept you going?
    There is a $25,000 campaign, which launched before Christmas on YouTube called "The Blasphemy Challenge" where people videotape their blasphemy, denying the existence of the trinity. The organizers are giving away 1,001 DVDs of the documentary The God Who Wasn't There to participants. Watch some of their videos - what would you say to them?

  • Charismatic Infiltrators — Should someone say something to them? Who - the Pastor?
    What is it with Charismatics who feel they have the right to go into any church with a different culture - a more subdued, private, quiet culture - and shout their "Amens" and "Hallelujahs" and carry on with their own denominationally cultural idiosyncrasies of head nodding, palm tanning and flag waving? What are we to do with the "happy clappies"?

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 20, 2007

Special Guests

  • Kay Arthur — Author and Speaker
    Kay Arthur has touched literally thousands of lives through her writing and teaching ministry. A well-known conference speaker and author of more than 100 books and Bible studies, she has a unique ability to reach people in an exciting, effective way - challenging them to change and equipping them to be used in the furtherance of the kingdom of God. Her compassion stems from a life that has been touched by deep tragedy as well as great triumph; and her practicality springs from an openness of character.

  • Tim LaHaye — Co-author of the best selling LEFT BEHIND series of books
    Drew asks Tim about the origins of this phenomena and how his life has changed as a result of his incredible success.

  • Neil T. Anderson — Author of The Bondage Breaker and Freedom Over Darkness
    Founder of Freedom In Christ Ministries and formerly the chairman of the Practical Theology department at Talbot School of Theology. He holds five degrees from Talbot, Pepperdine University and Arizona State University, and worked as an aerospace engineer before entering the ministry. He has more than twenty years of pastoral experience and has taught for more than ten years at seminary and post-graduate levels. Neil has authored many best-selling books on spiritual freedom including The Bondage Breaker and Victory over Darkness.

  • Brennan Manning — Former Franciscan priest and author of The Ragamuffin Gospel
    Brennan's ministry seems to be for the broken, screwed-up, ordinary people like you and I, who just can't seem to get our spiritual act together!

  • Tom Harpur — Author of The Pagan Christ, and Toronto Star Columnist
    Tom has infuriated many within the evangelical community for his assertions that Jesus of Nazareth wasn't real and that the Bible is not to be taken literally. Join us as we find out just who this former Anglican priest and Professor of New Testament at University of Toronto thinks Jesus really is.

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 13, 2007

Today's Guest-hosts: Andy, Tim, & Gordo

Special Guests

  • Phil Vischer — Creator of Veggie Tales and Author of Me, Myself, and Bob
    In 1989, Phil Vischer, the founder of Big Idea Productions, sat down to create a group of characters that could teach Christian values to kids in a delightfully weird way, and hence were born a tomato named Bob and a cucumber named Larry. Veggie Tales would go on to revolutionize Christian filmmaking, selling more than 50 million videos worldwide. Vischer led the company through 2003, when it was sold to Classic Media. Since leaving Big Idea, Vischer has started a new creative shop called Jellyfish Labs where he and a small team work to produce faith-based media for children and families. This week marks the release of Phil's autobiography Me, Myself and Bob, which gives the reader a behind-the-scenes look at his not-so-funny journey with the loveable veggies. From famed creator to bankrupt dreamer, Vischer shares his story of trial and ultimate triumph as God inspired him with one "big idea" after another.

  • Andrew Block — Creator of The GoBible
    Unless you live in a cave or under a rock somewhere, you know what an iPod is. But have you heard of the GoBible? Those of us looking for something a bit more fulfilling than just tunes and movies on our mobile entertainment devices now have a solution. The Original GoBible is the only hand-held device on the market today that contains the entire audio version of the Christian Bible preloaded with an interactive screen that allows the user to scroll through the Old and New Testaments and search and listen by book, chapter or verse. We will chat with Andrew Block, the President and Co-founder of GoBible LLC, to find out more about his innovative creation.

Journey

  • Andy, Tim, & Gordo — "Guy Talk"
    Join Drew's guest hosts this week as they form a "Round Table" topical discussion around the many gifts and challenges in the lives of three Christian men.

Talkback, etc.

  • Saturday Survey: Favorite Movie — Book - CD of 2006?
    We couldn't get to this one last week, so let's hear from you. A chance to tell us about your favorite flicks, books and tunes from last year. But please... no Tom Cruise or Davinci Code!

  • Have you ever had an encounter with a demon?
    Do you believe that demons exist and interact with us? In what ways? Have you every seen or heard one?

  • Useless Television Trivia
    Let's welcome 2007 with our first trivia segment of the year... one of our most popular talkback topics!

Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show January 6, 2007

Special Guests

  • Shannan Parker — of "The Parker Trio"
    One year ago almost to the day, Shannan's husband Warren, was killed when a driver hit him as he stood outside their tour bus. Shannan shared her journey of grief only weeks after that horrific day, even though her pain was very, very fresh. Today she joins us again, to share what kind of a year it's been - the highs and the lows.
    In Memory of Brian Warren Parker
    July 16, 1971 - January 8, 2006

Journey

  • Steve & Nicole — "The Adult Christian Dating Scene!"
    Steve & Nicole join us from California to talk about one of the most bizarre phenomenon's on the planet.

Talkback, etc.

  • Alright! Once and for all... how many of you still think that Christians shouldn't drink alcohol?
    Happy New Year! Did you drink? Do you drink? It seems like drinking is becoming more socially acceptable for Christians these days. Does this bother you or do you feel that, "It's about Bloody (Mary) time!"

  • Would someone please explain to me what the heck "spirit filled Christian" means?
    Isn't this a redundant phrase or is there really a caste system within Christianity? Is there such a thing as a "non spirit filled" Christian? Or a "3/4 spirit filled" Christian? How about 5/8? 1/3?

  • Resolutions — Did you make any this year?
    Some people love them, some hate them, but I think all of us see the beginning of the year as a good time to "start over." So maybe you just need to call in and make it known what your New Year's Resolutions were... then we'll hold each other accountable!

  • 2006 Highlights from The DREW MARSHALL Show!

  • Advertise Your Business... For Free!
    It's baaaaack! Our way of thanking you for tuning into our show every week. Give us a call and you'll have 30-seconds to advertise your business with our thousands of loyal listeners! You're welcome :)