Frank Schaeffer — Author of Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism)Frank Schaeffer has a problem with fundamentalist Christians. But he also has a problem with the New Atheists. And despite the obvious differences in their ideology, it’s the same problem: mindsets that leave no room for questions, and even less for tolerance. He’d even argue that Atheism has become a religion in itself. In Patience with God Frank offers a middle ground for those who find right-wing evangelists as distasteful as the uber-liberal lefties who mock them. As Schaeffer explains, there are a whole bunch of people out there—Republican and Democrat—who are disgusted with the polarizing forces that exist in our nations, and who believe (or at least try to believe) in God. Frank Schaeffer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Keeping Faith and, most recently, the memoir Crazy for God. He’s a fiction and non-fiction writer who has written for USA Today, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post website and blog. He has appeared on Oprah, Fox News, CNN, and ABC’s 20/20.
Bruxy Cavey — Author and Teaching Pastor At The Meeting HouseBruxy is back to tell us about a new series he’ll be teaching called, “Get Over Yourself: Rebelling Against the Culture of Narcissism.” We live in the age of self-love, but struggle to feel accepted. We embrace a culture of self-promotion, yet long to feel valuable. Why is our Western diet of self-affirmation leaving us starved for significance? Beginning Sunday, November 8, The Meeting House, one of Canada’s largest and most innovative churches, investigates the alternative to our narcissistic culture. Billed as a church for people who aren’t into church, The Meeting House has been attracting new members to its community at an incredible rate, with over 5,500 people attending nine Meeting House locations throughout Ontario each Sunday.
Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, AuthorThat's right folks! It's time for our semi-regular visit with our favourite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent!
"Mr.X"Today we’ll hear from a man who was once immersed in virtually every aspect of the Christian community but has since gone through two failed marriages, financial ruin, and even a short stint in prison. And now he feels that it’s pointless to keep calling himself a Christian since he’s obviously failed at that as well. When does one stop identifying themselves as “Christian”?
The Counsel Of Many!Brought to you by family lawyer Dawn Bennett. With a reputation built on Trust, Respect and Integrity, protecting your family's interests is Dawn's primary concern. Visit bennettlaw.ca today.
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 college student wants to know if other people doubt as many things about God as he does!.
“Since I’ve been in University, our professors have pretty much taught us to question everything. I’m now starting to wonder if this has impacted my spiritual life because I seem to be doubting stuff about God more and more. I doubt if prayer actually changes God’s mind. I doubt God physically heals. I doubt that Jesus is the ONLY way to God. I doubt that people have any of the ‘miraculous’ spiritual gifts like prophecy, healing, & tongues. I doubt that there is a literal place called Hell where people who are judged by God go to spend an eternity in torment. I doubt that God speaks audibly to people. I doubt that there is a supernatural Satan who is the boss of many supernatural demons. And of course the biggie… I doubt whether or not God really exists. All of that and yet, I still believe. It’s kind of insane when you really think about it. I mean, if anyone had that many doubts about belonging to the Conservative Party, surely they would revoke their membership. Wouldn’t they? So am I the only one who has this many doubts and still believes?”
So You Think God Wants You To Sing – Round 2Every Saturday in November we’ll be highlighting three of our top 12 finalists! This week – Andrea Russell, James Paul & Ivan Magoci!
*** Could you be Canada’s first ever winner of So You Think God Wants You To Sing? You could win free studio time in order to have your song professionally recorded and ready for radio play! Click here for contest details.
Saturday Survey: Will you be getting your H1N1 vaccination or not?(Carried over from last week)
Apparently, more than half of Canadians won’t be getting their H1N1 Flu Shot. Is that you? Why? Are there any spiritual reasons for not getting vaccinated? Are you worried about dying if you don’t get it or are you worried about any adverse reactions if you do get it? God already knows when and how we’ll die so just how worried should we be? Who can we trust? The government? The medical community? The Media? Jim Carrey’s wife?
Would you take your son to Hooters as part of his sex education?A father was thrust into the media spotlight after he published a discussing his recent trip to Hooters with his 11-year old son. His reason for doing this was to discern where his son was at in regards to interest in the opposite sex. Is this something you could see yourself doing as a parent or is that taking things a bit too far? For years, religious folks have been known for their aversion to sex – at least talking about it. Many religious parents over the last decade have also disagreed vehemently with what their schools are teaching their kids about sex. So, if you don’t want other people teaching your kids about sex, then how have you done it? (Talk to your kids about sex, that is.)