Tony Campolo — Professor, Author & Poverty Advocate & LIVE In-StudioTony Campolo Quotes:
- "I have three things I'd like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don't give a shit. Third, what's worse is that you're more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night."
- "Jesus transcends partisan politics. That's what's wrong with the religious right... they have made Jesus into a Republican, and he's not!"
- "There are 2,000 verses of Scripture that tell us we must be committed to protecting the poor and the oppressed... There is no concern of Scripture that is addressed so often and so powerfully as reaching out to the poor."
- "I've always been skeptical of those television healers who are bald. I mean, if I had that gift, that would be the first thing I'd fix."
Teen Challenge — Residential Drug and Rehabilitation ProgramStarted in 1958 by David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge claims a 70-86% cure rate for the drug addicts graduating from their program. This statistic attracted the attention of the U.S. Federal Government in 1973 because most secular drug rehabilitation programs at the time only experienced a cure rate of 1-15% of their graduates. Its documented success rates have played a role, even today, in the establishment of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in 2001. Joining us from Teen Challenge is Rev. Mike Van Slingerland, who is widely known for his extensive work with troubled teens and has run a four bed foster home for teenage boys with severe behavioural problems. He is currently the Regional Director of Teen Challenge GTA.
Amy & John — Cocaine Addiction SurvivorsAmy'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!
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