Nick Vujicic — Author of Life Without Limits: Inspiration For a Ridiculously Good LifeNick Vujicic entered this world with what some people would call impossible circumstances, a rare condition termed phocomelia where babies are born with malformed or missing limbs. As a young child, Nick's frustrations with his disability left him questioning his reason for being alive even to the contemplation of suicide. Despite some of his darkest and loneliest moments, he put his faith in God and chose to be happy and grateful because of his situation. Nick says, "Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude." Despite Nick's physical disability, he's truly living as though he has no limits. In Life Without Limits he offers readers encouragement and guidance, helping them find their life's purpose so that they, too, can live a fulfilling and ridiculously good life. Nick Vujicic began motivational speaking, and evangelism at the age of 17, and was soon traveling around the world having currently visited more than 32 countries sharing his testimony with millions of people, young and old alike. After founding a motivational speaking company, Attitude is Altitude, Nick began the non-profit ministry Life Without Limbs.
TODAY’S DROOGLE GUEST Kathie Lee Gifford — Co-Host of The Today ShowDROOGLE: 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.
Dr. Marv Penner — Canadian Director of Youth Specialties & YouthWorks!Marv is an internationally known author, professor, speaker, and youth ministry veteran having spent nearly 40 years working with students and families. His biggest buzz still comes from spending time with teenagers, their parents, and the people who work most closely with them. Marv serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Canadian Roundtable on Youth and Young Adult Ministry and oversees the Canadian Centre for Adolescent Research, a think-tank that conducts research on Canadian youth and youth culture. He recently co-directed a major national study, What's Happening: The State of Youth Ministry in Canada. He has taught at more than 20 colleges and seminaries around the globe. He is the author of a half a dozen books on youth ministry including, Help, My Kids Are Hurting, Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut, The Youth Workers Guide to Parent Ministry, and most recently, Building and Mobilizing Teams. In addition to his teaching, speaking, and writing, Marv works regularly with hurting kids and families, specializing in parent/adolescent conflict resolution, sexual abuse recovery, self-injury, eating disorders, and marriage and family issues.
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This week on The Counsel of Many: a father is hurt that his daughter has chosen to marry someone from another faith and isn't sure he wants to pay for the wedding let alone attend.
"My daughter has fallen in love and is engaged to a boy who is not a Christian. He's not only not a Christian, he's a practicing believer in another religion. I don't want to mention which religion because I don't think it matters. What matters is that she has chosen to marry someone who is a devout follower of a religion which is NOT Christianity. She was raised in a Christian home and she has professed to be a Christian her entire life, so needless to say I am hurt and disappointed. I know I'm not supposed to be. I'm supposed to be happy for her no matter who she chooses to marry. I'm supposed to be accepting of all religions. Well the reality is that I'm not. I'm not happy that her future husband is of another faith, and I'm especially not happy with this particular faith. She is blinded by love and can't see that the road ahead for them is going to be very, very difficult if they think that both religions can be followed under the same roof, let alone when it comes to raising children. I've been told that I can't do anything about it, and I understand that, to a point. However, if she wants to flagrantly disregard her parents' feelings and marry someone she knows we don't approve of, then I'm not sure I want to pay for the wedding, let alone go to it. I know it sounds immature but this has hurt her mother and I beyond words. Without a doubt, there will most definitely be a rift in the family dynamics should this wedding happen. The question is, does anyone have advice for me as the father, especially as it pertains to coping with my hurt Of course, if anyone has any good ideas on how to break them up, I'm open for those suggestions as well. "
What are you so sensitive about?Which one of the following stories offends you the most:
- A piggy bank being sold for $4000 made from a real, dead, piglet.
- A Christian group "Bus Stop Bible Studies" has voluntarily removed one of their ads it is currently running on Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses and streetcars because the transit authority received some complaints about it. The ad in question asked "Does God care if I'm gay?" and directs the reader to the Bus Stop Bible Studies website to find the answer.
- Lindsay Lohan posed as a crucified Christ on the cover of a French magazine.
- A couple wanting to “promote health” handed out condoms to the older kids on Halloween. They also handed out toothbrushes and candy bars.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of Britain's largest accountancy firms, has launched an investigation after male staff began circulating an email which ‘rated’ new female employees in a top ten list based on their looks.
- An NPR commentator was fired for saying on The O’Reilly Factor: “When I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
- an NPR commentator wasn’t fired for referring to the evangelical belief of the Rapture, in which Christ's faithful would miraculously ascend from the earth before the Second Coming: "The evaporation of 4 million who believe this crap would leave the world an instantly better place."
- Amazon defended an e-book they carried, then removed it, then reinstated it, and then removed it again. The book? The Pedophile’s Guide To Love & Pleasure – A Child-Lover’s Code Of Conduct. Basically, it's a “How To” book attempting to help make pedophilia situations “less dangerous” and ultimately paving the way for lighter sentences should they ever be caught.”
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.