Dr. Jeffrey Burton Russell — World’s Leading Expert on The DevilDr. Russell is currently the Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Besides UCSB, he has taught History and Religious Studies at Berkeley, Riverside, Harvard, New Mexico, and Notre Dame. He has published seventeen books and many articles, most of them in his special field, the history of theology. He is most noted for his five-volume history of the concept of the Devil: The Devil, Satan, Lucifer, Mephistopheles and The Prince of Darkness.
Dr. Sharon Baker — Author of Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught About God’s Wrath and JudgmentDr. Baker returns to clear up a few things up about Hell! Razing Hell explores traditional views of hell and how they have damaged our understanding of a loving God. Using questions her students have raised about hell, Sharon considers the origins of the notion of sinners and non-believers cast into an eternity of unquenchable, punishing flames while undying worms eat their flesh—and candidly outlines the problems and inconsistencies these views present. Sharon is an associate professor of theology and religion and has published numerous articles and speaks frequently throughout the United States on non-violent atonement and Hell.
TODAY’S DROOGLE GUEST Anne Rice-Author of The Vampire ChroniclesDROOGLE: 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.
*DROOGLE Bits – After each DROOGLE interview, Drew will share DROOGLE emails and Facebook comments from our listeners, and give an update on the ongoing TWEET ME OFF dialogue with Bruxy Cavey and Paul Young.
Pam (French) RadunskyIn 1992, Kristen French was abducted, tortured, and murdered by two of Canada’s most notorious serial killers - Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka. Her sister Pam joins us today to help us all understand “evil” a little better and to share her own journey through the hell she and her family had to endure.
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This week on The Counsel of Many: a lady wants to know if what she saw in her apartment was really her mother, who has been dead for a few years, or not.
"My mother died of cancer a few years ago and I miss her a lot, but not enough to make me imagine things. Ever since I moved into my apartment weird things have been happening. Most stuff I can write off or rationalize (because I’m a fairly level headed and rational person) but there is one event which still has me baffled. A few months ago I had an incredibly vivid dream about my mother. I mean it was as if she was really alive. Then, a few weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and when I came back into my bedroom, there sitting on the edge of my bed was my mother. I sort of screamed out then froze and my mother just sat there, not looking at me once. I spoke out loud to her but she never reacted to me or talked back. So I decided to move slowly towards her. The closer I got the more faded she became. Then finally, as I was about 3 feet from her, she pretty much just wasn’t there any more. I don’t believe in ghosts. I tend to think that anything appearing as a ghost is simply an evil or demonic spirit pretending to be something familiar so as to deceive us. However, I really don’t see the point of this so called deceptive appearance of my mother. I had been praying to God that I could have just one more conversation with my mom, and now this happened. Was it just my mind tricking me? Was it Satan tricking me? Or was it God answering my prayer. Would He even allow such a thing to happen or would that go against the Bible? I’m so confused and would like to hear other people’s opinions on my experience.”
Drew Talks To His #droogle Tweeters! (And anyone else who wants to weigh in.)Since we’re talking about scary subjects today, we thought Drew should take calls from all those who have been wanting to confront him about his recent crisis of faith, especially those who have joined the Twitter #droogle dialogue. Finally, a chance for our listeners, Facebook group members, and Twitter followers to ask Drew about DROOGLE!
- Is this just a publicity stunt or a creative way to get more listeners?
- Are you now an atheist? Are you saying you don’t believe in God?
- What brought all this on? Have you had a marital or financial or moral crisis?
- How do you want God to show up? What if He doesn’t?
- Why are you continuing to do a show on Christian radio?
Should former colonel Russell Williams be executed?Even those who typically oppose the death penalty have wavered on this one. Last week, one of Canada’s top military men was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, which in Canada means 25 years. This, after he subjected Jessica Lloyd (27) and Corporal Marie-France Comeau (37) to hours of beatings, bondage, and repeated sexual assaults, all of which was recorded on video and photographed. Both girls were then killed after pleading for their lives. The list of deviant crimes committed by Williams was so horrific and so long that it took a court clerk 34 minutes to read them into the record. So… can a case ever be made for capitol punishment, and is this it?
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.