Special Guests

  • Sara Evans — Country Recording Artist & Author
    Multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans has won ACM's Female Vocalist of the Year, CMA's Video of the Year, named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," and was the first country star to compete in ABC's Dancing with the Stars. And now she’s written her first book called The Sweet By & By, also available as an audio book with Oasis Audio. “All my songs tell a story,” says Sara. “But this one’s special. My first novel. A story about Jade. Her search for real love, her one-eyed mutt, hippie mother, and quirky vintage shop. It’s about looking backward while moving forward. About chasing dreams, endless country roads, and tender faith. A breath of fresh air that’ll take you away and leave your heart humming a song of joy.”

  • Terry Fator — Ventriloquist & Winner of America’s Got Talent
    One of our listeners, Chuck Stenberg from Oregon, emailed us and suggested we interview Terry Fator. So we did!

    Terry not only captured the hearts of Americans with his rousing victory on America’s Got Talent, but he also won the heart of the Godfather of Christian Rock, Larry Norman, and performed at Larry’s last birthday party. Now, Terry’s hilarious live show is playing at The Mirage in Las Vegas where he brings to life his puppet co-stars through comic banter and their hilarious takes on musical superstars such as Cher, Justin Timberlake, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, The Pussycat Dolls and more. You’ve never seen Terry Fator until you’ve seen Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands, only at The Mirage in Vegas.

  • Dr. Thomas Power — Professor at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
    With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching we thought it would be good to hear from a real Irishman! And one who can deliver the goods on St. Patrick and Celtic Christianity! Dr. Tom Power hails from Ireland where he was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He has taught history at the University of New Brunswick and the University of Toronto. As adjunct professor of church history his teaching interests focus on evangelical spirituality in the 18th century, Celtic Christianity, and Irish church history. He is currently working on a new book provisionally entitled Mines and Ministers: Religious Controversy in an Irish Mining Community which deals with the impact of evangelicals on a copper mining community in mid-19th century Ireland. Tom also organizes walking/study tours in Ireland and Britain.


  • Andy Walton
    Andy is Drew’s childhood friend. About 9 years ago Drew asked Andy if he might be interested in talking about Jesus stuff. Andy agreed and soon after made the decision to surrender his life to God and begin following Jesus. Since then, Andy hasn’t really ever gone to church, and yet he seems to still be following Jesus. Can this really be possible?? The fine print in the contract the Church gives you seems to indicate that one will “fall away” and quit the Faith if one doesn’t attend church regularly. One might begin to smoke or drink or swear or recycle!! At least that’s what the Church would have us believe. So with Andy not attending a church regularly, how does he survive spiritually? Have you ever heard of someone following Jesus who’s never attended a church?

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many!
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    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 he should ask his pastor to preach shorter sermons or just leave the church.

    “I’ve been attending our church for many years. We’ve had different pastors come and go. Some have preached 20-minutes, some 30-minutes, and some 40 to 50 minutes. The one we have now is in the last group – 40 to 50 minutes! Honestly I’ve have tried… really I have. But I just can NOT sit through 40-50 minutes of ANYONE talking. I don’t care how interesting they or the topic is. And there’s no way I’m bringing my neighbour out to church! Are you kidding me? Everyone I know has a pulse and a life on Sundays. And while they might politely sit through ONE of those services ONCE, there’s no way they’d darken the doors again. So I’d like to know a few things from your listeners. 1/ How long is too long for a sermon? Maybe the long teaching times should be on Wednesday nights when the keeners already go? 2/ Should I confront the pastor about this? He already knows that 40-50 minutes is way too long for a lot of people but I guess for others, it’s cool. So why should he change for me? 3/ Should I just leave, since it’s probably my issue anyway?”

  • Should Benny Hinn take a break from ministry now that he’s getting a divorce?
    Prosperity Evangelist Benny Hinn announced recently that he and his wife are getting divorced. However, in a statement sent to his followers Benny said, "I want you, as my partner in this ministry, to know that I am going to continue preaching the Gospel and praying for the sick as I have for 36 years. I will not allow anything to slow me down or stop me." Maybe that’s what got him into this mess in the first place. How many people do you know whose families or marriages have suffered at the cost of “ministry”? Wouldn’t it be a good idea for Benny to step down from spiritual leadership, at least for a while? Or should he just keep on keeping on?

  • TDMS Banter
    The beginning and the end of the show is like any good sandwich. The stuff in the middle is what it's all about - The rest is just crust! Sometimes it's worth listening to. Sometimes - not so much.