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.


  • 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!

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?