Special Guests

  • Shane Claiborne — Author Of Jesus For President
    "A different kind of campaign. A different kind of party. A different kind of Commander in Chief. Teaching, storytelling, art, music, and liturgy to provoke the political imagination. Turn off the TV, pick up the bible and join the revolution of political misfits and cultural refugees. Politics for ordinary radicals." This is Shane Claiborne - author, passive activist and new monastic.

  • Lorna Dueck — Globe & Mail Columnist, Host of Listen Up TV
    Lorna is the Executive Producer of the current affairs program Listen Up TV and a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada’s largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. Lorna was present in the House of Commons during the recent historic "apology" from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, on behalf of all Canadians, to our First Nations people.

  • Donny Pauling — Former Pornographer
    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. (Originally aired October 21, 2006)


  • Barry Minkow — Former Convict, Co Founder of the Fraud Discovery Institute in San Diego, California
    For the first part of his life, Barry made headlines for being the youngest person in United States business history to take a company public before he was 21 years old. However, his company (which at one time had a $300 million dollar public stock evaluation) was built on fraud and deceit. He amassed over $20 million in loans from 15 different banks, including three investment banks and several private individuals - all for a company whose actual revenues were 86% less than what they reported and who never earned a profit in the five years it was in business. Unlike most white-collar criminals, Barry did not receive a slap on the wrist and an 18-month stay at a golf course prison camp for his crimes. He served almost seven & a half years, mostly served in maximum and medium security facilities and one of his cellmates was serving time for murder. As a result of this long prison stay, no one is better equipped to talk about the consequences of compromise than Barry. Since his release from prison, he has traveled the country speaking to law enforcement agencies like the FBI, public accounting firms, the Institute of Internal Auditors, private business, and the Pentagon. For the last 12 years, Barry has made monthly restitution payments to the final victim of his fraud. In October of 2005 the FBI wrote an official commendation letter acknowledging that Barry had been involved in uncovering some 13 cases totalling millions of dollars which law enforcement had no knowledge of prior to his involvement. As an expert on fraud, he has appeared on national television networks including Fox News, CNN and CNBC. Oh ya - he’s also a pastor.

Talkback, etc.

  • Do you think it’s possible to be 100% sure that you’re going to heaven?
    Eternal security - fun topic! According to the Bible, it sure seems that some people who think that they’re going to Heaven will be surprised to find out that they "missed it by that much." So doesn’t this suggest that none of us can be absolutely certain about our place in Heaven? When exactly do our names get written in the Book Of Life?

  • Paul Bernardo, Canada’s most despised serial killer, claims that he’s ready for parole and that he’s been rehabilitated. How do you feel about this?
    Do you think that serial killers can genuinely be rehabilitated and therefore released? Or are you one that feels rehabilitation is unlikely and that the proverbial key should be thrown away? Does rehabilitation necessarily equate being released earlier anyway? Can someone who has committed such vile acts, genuinely be "fixed"? Is it possible someone could be so evil that they might actually be beyond "saving", even from a spiritual point of view?

  • Should we be caring about the Indians / Native Canadians / Aboriginals / First Nations people more or do you think they’re already receiving special treatment?
    There’s no question that the atrocities carried out by the Canadian government and "the church" against our First Nations people were reprehensible, but some are feeling that enough is enough already. Do you think you should apologize personally or that the Prime Minister of Canada should apologize on your behalf? How much of a difference does an apology actually make, especially from people who had nothing to do with the original crimes committed?

  • 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... what advice would you give to a girl on how to stop being so sexually promiscuous? Is the advice you’d give to a girl any different then advice you would give to a guy? "I have a close friend of mine who was raped/sexually assaulted by her boyfriend a while ago. Since then, she's been quite affected by it and has resorted to sleeping with other men in order to erase the pain, I guess? I've spoken with her about simply taking it as it comes and saying no - and she recently told me that she was able to turn one guy down. Do your listeners have any advice on how she can overcome this terrible thing?"