Max Lucado — Award Winning AuthorWe have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones. In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In his latest book Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, Max offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter. Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions—parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships—as well as to the profound: Is God really listening? Max on Life includes topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight.
Jamie Wright — The Very Worst MissionaryJamie’s “refreshing” blog has been catching the attention of those of us who aren’t ultra-sensitive-conservative-fundamentalists. I mean, who wouldn’t want to read… “Inappropriate remarks, embarrassing antics, and generally lame observations about living life as a Christian missionary in Costa Rica” from a mother of three and wife of one?
Ian Morgan Cron — Author of Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A memoir of sortsAt the age of sixteen, Ian Morgan Cron (Author of Chasing Francis) was told by his mother that his father, a motion picture executive, also worked for the CIA in Europe. This astonishing revelation, coupled with his father's dark struggles with alcoholism, upended the world of a boy struggling to become a man. Decades later, as he faces his own personal demons, Ian realizes the only way to find peace is to voyage back through a childhood marked by extremes--privilege and hardship, violence and tenderness, truth and deceit--that he's spent years trying to forget. In this surprisingly funny and forgiving memoir, Ian reminds us that no matter how different the pieces may be, in the end we are all cut from the same cloth, stitched by faith into an exquisite quilt of grace.
TDMS RoundtableJoining us to talk about Rob Bell, Charlie Sheen, bin Laden, and other such “heretics”…
Jared Wilson - www.gospeldrivenchurch.blogspot.com
Bill Kinnon - www.kinnon.tv
David Fitch - www.reclaimingthemission.com
The Counsel Of Many!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 young man wants to know why staying a virgin until marriage is such an important thing.
"I’m in my 20’s and I’ve been saving myself for marriage because that’s how I was raised. I guess I’m still “technically’ a virgin although my girlfriend and I have gone further than either of us have ever gone with anyone else we’ve dated. I’m not sure how blunt I can be on this and I have no clue if you will be able to read this or not but – we’ve pretty much done everything EXCEPT intercourse. Oral sex, manual stimulation, etc. And every time I talk with my friends they all say the same thing; That there’s no real reason these days to stay a virgin, as long as you don’t just screw around all the time or as soon as you start dating someone. Anyways, what I really want to know is just how important is staying a virgin until you get married? I understand that according to the Bible that sex before marriage is sin, but why? And I keep hearing from my church that ALL SIN IS EQUAL. So if this is just another sin that I will probably do, and God has already forgiven me, then honestly, how big of a deal is it if I have sex before I’m married? I know most people will automatically start telling me that I might get her pregnant or I might catch a disease or that we will want to do it all the time or that my virginity is the best gift I can give my future wife on our wedding night… but are those really the main reasons? WHY is it so important to stay a virgin until I get married? Straight up! I just don’t see it anymore but I’m open to hearing something solid."
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.