Special Guests

  • TODAY’S DROOGLE GUEST Peter Hitchens — Author of The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith and Brother of Atheist Christopher Hitchens
    After seven seasons as host of Canada's most listened to spiritual talk show, Drew Marshall announced to his listeners that he is no longer convinced there's a God. As far as we know, this would be the first time a host on a Christian station has openly admitted to a crisis of faith - at least publicly - and kept their job! So we invite you to join Drew on his search for an encounter with God.

  • Valeri Bure — Former NHL All Star, Champion of CBC's Battle of The Blades 2010
    CBC's hit television reality show Battle Of The Blades crowned their 2010 champions just a couple of weeks ago, Olympian Ekaterina Gordeeva & her partner Valeri Bure. They were almost eliminated numerous times despite scoring the highest with the judges week after week. However, Val and Katia came away with the trophy in the end and Val's charity - Compassion Canada - was the recipient of $50,000! During his extensive NHL career, Val played for the Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames, and the Montreal Canadiens. Born in Moscow, he was a member of the Russian National Team which was the only country to medal in Olympic hockey at both Nagano in 1998 and in Salt Lake in 2002. Val retired from hockey in 2004 and dedicated his time to being with his family. He married television actress Candace Cameron in 1996 and they now share a "full house" in California with their three children Natasha, Lev, and Maksim. He and Candace own a boutique winery in Napa Valley called Bure Family Wines.

  • Anne Graham Lotz — Founder of AnGeL Ministries
    Anne Graham Lotz has passionately proclaimed God’s Word to people around the world for over thirty years. Her gripping narratives and heart-touching teaching have inspired listeners in arenas and prison cells, stadiums and Bible studies, sanctuaries and seminaries, the United Nations and Amsterdam 2000. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Billy Graham, Anne launched Just Give Me Jesus in the year 2000. Anne is an award-winning and best-selling author. Her eleven books include her signature book Just Give Me Jesus and her 2009 release The Magnificent Obsession.

  • Dr. Daniel Taylor — Author of The Myth Of Certainty: The Reflective Christian & the Risk of Commitment
    Do you resent the smugness of close-minded skepticism on the one hand but feel equally uncomfortable with the smugness of close-minded Christianity on the other? Dr. Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, complexity and relativism of our age. He affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates clearly how much the world and the church need question askers. From the man who dared suggest that doubt is actually more compatible with faith then certainty, Dr. Taylor has also proposed in a new book that "everyone has (including Christians) an inner atheist because all human explanations of reality leak, because human reasoning leaks."

  • Dr. Peter Rollins — Philosopher, Author, Drinker (A.K.A. Irish)
    Peter Rollins is a widely sought after writer, lecturer, storyteller and public speaker. He is also the founder of ikon, a faith group that has gained an international reputation for blending live music, visual imagery, soundscapes, theatre, ritual and reflection to create what they call 'transformance art'. Peter has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy, Political Theory and Post-Structural thought (PhD). He is currently a research associate with the Irish School of Ecumenics in Trinity College, Dublin and is the author of the much talked about How (Not) to Speak of God. His most recent work is entitled The Orthodox Heretic and Other Impossible Tales. He was born in Belfast but currently resides in Greenwich, CT and is employed by The Olson Foundation.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks! It's time for our semi-regular visit with our favourite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent!

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many!
    Brought to you by family lawyer Dawn Bennett. With a reputation built on Trust, Respect and Integrity, protecting your family's interests is Dawn's primary concern. Visit bennettlaw.ca today.

    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: We'll review various stories from this past year with our in-studio therapist Dr. Merry Lin www.drlinandassociates.com

    "Over this past year we've had numerous people send in some incredibly difficult real life stories. While listening to various Counsel Of Many segments, we've all offered our advice, however it makes even more sense to consult a mental health professional - a therapist trained in the art of listening with the skill to be able to map back to you what you've actually been saying. Joining us today is a member of our TDMS Counselling Network. So if you wrote to us this past year or one of our Counsel Of Many segments resonated with what you've been going through, you'll want to tune in as we hear from someone with experience! ” Is the fact that the father is no longer a Christian enough of a reason to restrict his access to the children? What would you say to this “Christian” mother? Do you have any advice for Craig?

  • 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.