Shane Claiborne — Author, Passive Activist, New MonasticWith tears and laughter, Shane Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. His ministry experience is varied, from a 10-week stint working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to a year spent serving a wealthy mega-congregation at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago. During the recent war in Iraq, Shane spent three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team. Shane is also a founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped to birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. Shane writes and travels extensively speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus. He is the author of several books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers. Shane has given academic seminars at Vanderbilt, Duke, Pepperdine, Wheaton, Princeton, Goshen and Harvard University. Shane’s work has been featured in everything from Fox News and the Wall Street Journal to CNN and National Public Radio.
TODAY’S DROOGLE GUEST Dr.Tony Campolo — Professor, Author & Poverty AdvocateDROOGLE: Drew's Search For God From now until our Christmas show on December 18, 2010 Drew will speak to a variety of prominent people during each show, ask them why they believe in God, and if they've ever had a legitimate personal encounter with Him. We'll even ask a few prominent atheist/agnostic guests why they don't believe there’s a God. Basically, we'll ask each of our DROOGLE guests to attempt to "talk him off the ledge!" Either to jump - or to climb back inside his faith. Our "God Guests" will include celebrities, apologists, theologians, and authors. Bottom line - Drew is asking for an "encounter" with God for Christmas! Click here to read more: www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle.
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Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, AuthorThat's right folks! It's time for our semi-regular visit with our favourite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent! www.kerripom.com
Geri Scazzero — Author of I Quit! Stop Pretending Everything Is Fine and Change Your LifeDo you ever think, “My soul can’t take this anymore?” Geri Scazzero knew there was something desperately wrong with how they were doing their life and ministry. She finally told her husband, “I quit,” and left the thriving church he pastored, beginning a journey that transformed her, her marriage, and her church. Geri quit being afraid of what others think. She quit lying. She quit denying her anger and sadness. She quit living someone else’s life. I Quit provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. I Quit is for every person who thinks, “I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!”
Dion Oxford — Founding Director of the Salvation Army GatewayDion was diagnosed with MS thirteen years ago. Recently though he made a trip to Costa Rica to participate in a controversial new treatment for MS. In the meantime, Dion is committed to journeying alongside people in the margins of society. As the founding director of a shelter for men experiencing homelessness, he’s an advocate on behalf of people experiencing homelessness, and is an accomplished public speaker on the topic of housing and homelessness. Dion is currently the chairperson of Street Level, a national roundtable on poverty and homelessness. He has also just received his MTS from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.
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This week on the Counsel of Many: a newlywed wife is creeped out by her husband’s insistence that they pray both before and after sex and wants to know if there’s something wrong with her spiritually.
"My husband and I have been married for about 4 months. It has been wonderful. We are both in our early 30s, have known one another since our early teens and have been best friends for all that time. To be married to the wonderful man that is my husband is great, but to know I will be sharing my life with someone who is also my best friend, and knows everything about me yet fell in love with me anyway is more than I could have hoped for. We started dating two years ago. Two months before our marriage my husband and I gave our hearts to Jesus and have been trying to follow him, which includes becoming born-again virgins. Since this time my husband has been very pro-active about not just being a Christian internally, but following him externally as well and being very intentional about this. This means praying before meals, church attendance, daily devotionals as a couple etc. All of which I enjoy, both for the spiritual benefit and for the way it brings us closer together as a couple. However one issue that does bother me is my husband’s insistence on praying before and after we have sex. He thinks we should pray for God to bind us together as husband and wife. He asks for the Holy spirit to free us from our insecurities, lusts and inhibitions so that sex will not just be selfish but will be other focused and hence love and marriage building. He also thinks we should offer prayers of gratitude for each other and for the privilege of being able to have sanctified Godly sex. I understand that sex was God’s idea, that he created us male and female, and that He created sex for pro-creation and for enjoyment within marriage. I understand that God sees all and knows all etc. etc. etc. However I must admit that incorporating prayer into my sex life seems creepy. It’s a massive mood killer. It feels as if my parents are in the room. It just feels creepy and very un-erotic. Is something wrong with me spiritually? Is this meshing of spirituality with sexuality healthy? Is my husband right? Is something wrong with my faith walk that sex and God seem to be at odds? Advice and insight would be appreciated.”
In the same way that a man was recently charged with fraud for practicing witchcraft and charging for promises of solving people's problems should prosperity doctrine preachers be charged with fraud as well? Is there a difference?A man is due in court next week on charges of fraud for claiming to have the ability to practice magic/witchcraft and offering promises of solving all your problems in return for money. On any given Sunday, preachers around the world are telling their congregation that they should make a “seed offering” and trust that God will come through for them. Promises are made claiming that the size of the financial “gift” is in direct per potion to the amount of faith one has, which in turn will dictate how much God will “bless you.” Do you see a similarity to the witchcraft and fraud case, or are they totally different situations?
TDMS BanterThe 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.