Paul Brandt — Juno Award WinnerThe most awarded male Country artist in Canadian history joins us again to chat about his upcoming trip to Cambodia with The Ratanak Foundation with Brian McConaghy.
Ted DiBiase — Wrestling's "Million Dollar Man"Ted DiBiase has held many wrestling titles over his expansive career of 20+ years including "The World Championship Title." After authoring a book about his life entitled Every Man Has His Price, Ted is speaking to church congregations, youth groups, men's meetings, corporate businesses, and in public schools and universities all over North America. The character of the "Million Dollar Man" was fulfilled by wealth and power and controlled by greed. In contrast, the real Ted DiBiase is fulfilled by his relationship with Jesus Christ, his family, and a controlling desire to do God's will in his life.
Kelita — Shania Twain sang back-up for HER!Five-time Juno nominee, Kelita, has shared stages with Jim Carrey, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis and Michelle Wright, and performed on numerous television programs including Nashville Now and The Tommy Hunter Show.
Nancie Carmichael — Author of Surviving One Bad Year- 7 Spiritual Strategies to Lead You to a New BeginningWhen you experience loss, sometimes it’s then that you finally see what you have: People who care. Family. Faith. Purpose. The privilege to still give to others. When all the props are kicked out from under you, it’s then that you finally see what gets you through. And it's the simple things like trust. Trust that God will see you through. Nancie and her husband Bill were the original founders and publishers of Christian Parenting Today and Virtue Magazines. She was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Western Baptist College in Salem, Oregon. Nancie is a seasoned author and has published several books including Selah, The Comforting Presence of God, & Praying For Rain.
Michael Insulaco — Author of 15 Good Reasons Not to Go to Church And One Great Reason You ShouldIf you’re “not too sure about the whole Christianity thing,” but would appreciate some inside information, Michael invites you to pull up a chair as he shines new light on 15 common reasons people avoid church. Are they legitimate or just man-made barriers to lives of significance we all seek? From the core beliefs of the Christian church to tips on how to window-shop for a local church without feeling like you have to buy anything, this book is a quick, easy read that will leave you better informed & intrigue you to do some treasure hunting for yourself. 15 Good Reasons Not to Go to Church And One Great Reason You Should is written directly to the tentative explorers of the Christian faith.
Dan BalowAfter 14 years with Tyndale House Publishers, one of the largest Christian Book and Bible publishers in the world, Dan came to Oasis Audio. Oasis began in 1999 publishing inspirational and self-help audio titles from a wide variety of sources. Over the years, the product selection expanded to include Bibles, non-fiction, fiction, children's and business audio titles. Today, Oasis Audio publishes more Christian and inspirational titles than any other audio publisher in North America.
Jennifer Paige — So You Think God Wants You To Sing CELEBRITY JUDGE(Jennifer had a family emergency last week but is back this week to give us her votes!)
Jennifer Paige became an overnight success with her self-titled debut album catapulting her into the spotlight after Crush went to #1 in seven countries around the world, including America. One minute she was living a relatively private life in Los Angeles, and the next she was either singing for the Pope at the Vatican, in front of both live and television audiences of millions, or sitting with Prince Albert of Monaco after being nominated as Best New Artist at the World Music Awards. An MTV and pop radio favourite, Jennifer worked tirelessly supporting her records, while continuing to define herself musically on her latest release, the long-awaited Best Kept Secret.
James Linderman — So You Think God Wants You To Sing CELEBRITY JUDGEJames is one of Canada’s most influential songwriters. He writes chord progressions for singers and academic journalism for magazines. He sends demos to recording artists and labels, and tracks his songs to radio. James has helped prepare music students for York University, University of Toronto, Humber College, and The Berklee School of Music. He is part of an academic advisory board known as Berkleemusic Ambassadors which represents Berklee’s extension school at conferences and forums and advises Berkleemusic on internet technology based course development and online learning strategies. He also conducts workshops for songwriters and coaches songwriting and performance, specializing primarily in Contemporary Christian Music.
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This week on the Counsel Of Many: a man doesn’t want to vote for George Smitherman as the next Mayor of Toronto because he married his gay partner and is now attempting to adopt. “Am I out of line for feeling this way?”
“I’ve lived in Toronto my entire life and have seen mayors come and go. I’ve voted for various mayors for various reasons and NOT voted for other mayors for other reasons. I know the mayoral election is still quite a ways off, but I’ve just found out that one of the candidates (and a potentially good one) is not only married to his gay lover but that he’s also attempting to adopt a child with him as well. Never in my life have I been forced to take these sorts of issues into consideration when voting for mayor of this great city. I’m of a generation that just doesn’t agree with these types of “lifestyle choices” or whatever they’re calling it these days. Personally, I’m very uncomfortable voting for someone to be the leader of my city who is personally involved in so many socially divisive issues. In my daily life, I’ve been forced to accept a lifestyle that I just don’t agree with. And now I feel that if I just can’t get past the fact that this man is gay, is married, and is adopting a child into a motherless family, BY CHOICE… well I feel like I’M the bad one here. Could someone please help me understand this a little better. Am I out of line for feeling this way?”
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!
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