Best known for a number of country-pop crossover hits including "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," this blue eyed darling of Country Music with her nearly floor-length hair, was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1983. In the mid 1970s, Crystal hosted her own one-hour prime time special on CBS television, and many have claimed that the younger sister of Country legend Loretta Lynn helped to move country music to an entirely new level amongst mainstream audiences.
Pastor Lucious W. Smith — Spoke At The Michael Jackson Memorial Service
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Just prior to Mariah Carey performing a rendition of The Jackson 5 classic hit, "I'll Be There", Pastor Smith, a friend of the Jackson family, opened the memorial service for Michael Jackson. His opening remarks included this very powerful statement, "The King of Pop must bow his knee to the King of Kings." So what was the personal faith of Michael Jackson? And who was this Pastor who brought such spiritual authenticity to a spectacle the world has never seen before? www.pfbchurch.net
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Les Kotzer — Author & Lawyer
As a Wills and Estates lawyer since 1989, Les focuses his practice on avoiding and resolving inheritance disputes. His books, The Family War - Winning The Inheritance Battle and The Family Fight - Planning To Avoid It provide insight and strategies to help you plan to avoid inheritance disputes using a plain language. Money and death can do strange things to families. Les has been a regular guest on TV and radio across North America including CNN, Fox & Friends and many others.
Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life? Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS! This week on the Counsel Of Many: A man wants to know if his pot-smoking pastor has gone a little too far with grace. “I have been attending a church in my home town. The preaching is inspiring, the programs are excellent, the fellowship meaningful, the worship is powerful and the theology is dead on. However, I and a few others in the congregation have some growing concerns about our head pastor’s views on grace and liberties. Is our pastor taking grace for granted? Just the other day he said from the pulpit "I think we all should have a few pet vices, just to remind ourselves of our need for grace. I think God allows us them for that purpose." Our pastor has admitted on several occasions that he has a fondness for weed, marijuana. He admits to using it on a bi-weekly basis, as he says "delayed gratification and denial of pleasure can often be the precursor to a deeper understanding of the pain of the crucified Christ and developing of a newness of empathy towards him who hung on a tree. I deny myself my special vice in order to feel the joy of a resurrected spirit post denial." When asked about controversial topics such as abortion and gay marriage his favourite response is "to each their own, grace will win out in the end." He has also written off the seriousness of many other social ills. He said to our church youth group recently, "Gambling, porn, smokes and pot may hurt you a bit. However religion and denial of the two wooden beams will get you a mouse like existence, running the wheel until you self improve yourself into thinking you don't need his grace. Skip the pot if you wish, but don't you dare deny a love filled grace." While I think this church is a gem, I am uncomfortable with our pastor’s flaunting of freedom and disrespect for grace. Should we leave? Should we try to have this guy removed? Should we suggest to him that he tone down the grace rhetoric a bit?”
Summer Time Fun
Now that summer is here, Drew just wants to go outside and play. Since his headphones won’t reach he’s decided that for the entire month of July, the last hour of the show is going to be filled with all sorts of silliness. WHO KNOWS what will happen… Random Phone Calls – Useless Television Trivia – Drew’s Ditties – Comedy Clips – Emails… He’ll even accept calls from “outraged” listeners! All we know is that the last hour will be a wild one folks, and a great way to lighten up with a little Summer Time Fun!
The Drew Marshall Show ran for 16 years but came to an end on June 29th 2019.
However, Drew has decided to leave the interview archives online and available for you.
*Should you wish to reach out to Drew directly, please use the contact page. It might take a while for him to respond though, as he now lives on a farm and is no longer addicted to technology. (Which is a good thing as he's trying to write a stupid book and gets distracted easi - SQUIRREL!)
DREW WHO? Since 2003, Drew Marshall has talked to everyone about whatever it is they believe, in a very light-hearted manner and with absolutely zero agenda, aside from a genuine personal curiosity to understand “belief”. Drew was adopted, grew up in a funeral home, survived a teenage suicide attempt, dropped out of school in Grade 9, ran away to California to be a wrangler, played semi-pro football with NFL/CFL tryouts, drove around North America volunteering for charities, tried to be a firefighter & a rodeo cowboy, was a stay at home dad, has worked a little in film and TV, became a Pastor in Australia and studied stand-up comedy & improv at Second City Toronto. These days he’s a hospital chaplain and hosts Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show. He’s interviewed hundreds of celebrities & cultural icons about their beliefs or lack thereof. Struggling with his own faith, Drew sacrificed his eyesight for the last week of Lent, paid non-believers to go to church, drank with witches, celebrated with Wiccans, visited with Satanists, walked 1000 KM’s on the Camino de Santiago, then spent time writing in a monastery on an island off the coast of the Western Sahara during a three month vow of silence. Basically, he’s “Red Letter”, wandering, autodidactic iconoclast with agnostic tendencies and a microphone - a skeptical believer on an irreverent search for the sacred!
CAUTION: DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU ARE 100% CERTAIN ABOUT YOUR BELIEFS