Rev. Yvette Shank — President of Canada's Church of ScientologyOther 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 ParentingWell 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 ShackIn 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.
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?