Special Guests

  • Anne Graham Lotz — Author of Expecting to See Jesus: A Wake-Up Call for God's People (An Expanded Edition of I Saw the Lord)
    9/11 was a wake-up call, but did we sleep through the alarm? Anne Graham Lotz believes the attack on September 11th was America’s wake-up call & ten years later Anne still calls for God’s people to WAKE-UP. Anne, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, fervently believes the signs of Jesus’ return are being fulfilled, and He will return during this generation. In her book Expecting to See Jesus: A Wake-Up Call for God’s People, Anne details the signs of the return of Jesus Christ and the implications of his returning at any moment. In conjuncture with the book’s release, Anne is hosting a national webcast on September 11th with Joel Rosenberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Twelfth Imam. Meant to act as a wake-up call to the nation, Lotz remembers the victims of 9/11 and calls for spiritual revival ten years after the terrorist attack.

  • Catherine Hicks — Actress, Annie Camden from 7th Heaven
    Debuting in 1996, 7th Heaven received the cold shoulder from some critics, but audiences loved the wholesome program about a minister named Eric Camden (played by Stephen Collins) and his family. Catherine starred as his wife who was a stay-at-home wife and mother who tries to handle the problems and challenges her family faces. Beyond domestic crises, the hit television show addressed many larger issues during its eleven seasons on the air, including homelessness, drunk driving, hate crimes, and drug use. Catherine earned an Emmy nomination and impressed audiences as well as the critics with her performance as Marilyn Monroe in the 1980 telefilm Marilyn: The Untold Story. Her big screen roles included appearing in The Razor’s Edge opposite Bill Murray and in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home opposite William Shatner. She also played best friend to Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married. Before finding success as an actor, she grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and went on to study theology and English literature at Notre Dame University.

  • Blind Boys of Alabama — Grammy Winning Soul-Gospel Recording Artists
    The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment For The Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for two presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing. Their performances have been experienced by millions on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, the Grammy Awards telecast, 60 Minutes, and on their own holiday PBS Special. *The Blind Boys Of Alabama will be performing at the Southside Shuffle in Port Credit Ontario, Friday September 9th at 10:00 P.M.

  • Eric Metaxas — Author of BONHOEFFER: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy - A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
    As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and author known as much for such spiritual classics as The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together as for his 1945 execution in a concentration camp for his part in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. In BONHOEFFER, the first major biography of Bonhoeffer in forty years, New York Times best- selling author Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life, the theologian and the spy, and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer’s life and theology never before seen.

  • Dinesh D'Souza — New York Times Bestselling Author, Christian Apologist
    Dinesh is President of The King’s College, (a Christian college located in the Empire State Building, New York City) and former policy analyst to the Reagan Administration. Mr. D’Souza is also an ac­complished author on the topics of politics and Christianity including New York Times Best Seller, What’s So Great about Christianity? His most recent book The Roots of Obama’s Rage has been described as the most influential political book of the year and has proven to be yet another best seller. Dinesh has participated in highly-publicized debates about Christianity with some of the most famous atheists and skeptics of our time. (Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, Daniel Dennett, and Michael Shermer) He will be debating David Silverman, president of American Atheists, in Philadelphia on October 12th. American Atheists is currently suing to have the cross at the World Trade Center site taken down. Dinesh has been named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by the New York Times Magazine. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation’s 500 leading authorities on international issues, and Newsweek cited him as one of the country’s most prominent Asian Americans. His articles have appeared in virtually every major magazine and newspaper, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, and National Review and he’s appeared on numerous television programs, including the Today Show, Nightline, The News Hour, O’Reilly Factor, Moneyline, and Hannity.

  • Jason Berry — Author of Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church
    Render Unto Rome, a landmark book examining the Catholic church’s financial underpinnings and practices, uncovers an astonishing lack of accountability for the billions of dollars that run through the Catholic Church each year. One example: Safeguards on Sunday collections are so haphazard, that approximately $2 billion have been lost since 1965 to embezzlements from priests and lay workers. One example of many! Jason Berry, a Catholic, praises the church as one of the great engines of charity in American history, yet insists that it must bear scrutiny. With $2 billion in the U.S. having been paid to clergy abuse victims, and for treatment of priests in mental hospitals, bishops are selling off whole pieces of the infrastructure churches, schools, and commercial properties. How are these decisions made? Seldom is anyone beyond the circle of a bishop and his close advisors aware of how assets are liquidated, and the Vatican’s role in such decisions.

  • 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!
    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 mother of six heard about the woman convicted of child abuse after she gave her son hot-sauce as a punishment and wants to know if she's a bad mother herself because she washes her children's mouth out with soap and occasionally spanks them.

    "I'm a mother of six, all under the age of 12. I recently heard about the mother who was charged and convicted of child abuse after giving one of her children hot sauce and cold showers as a punishment. While I'm sure we don't know all the details, I have to admit that I'm almost terrified at the prospect of being labelled a "bad mother" let alone going to prison for some of my discipline techniques. Seriously, am I that out of touch with reality? Am I the only parent that spanks or washes their kid's mouths out with soap if they insist on talking back or using foul language? And since this Counsel Of Many thing is totally anonymous, I actually have to admit that the hot sauce was a rather creative option. I mean as long as it's not the crazy hot stuff. No lasting harm was done, right? I know there will be those that disagree with me and feel that the child will be traumatized for life because of these things, but in my experience, when done in love and with an enormous amount of time spent on communication, explaining the reality of consequences for our actions it just seems to me that a quick whack or an extended "time-out" are both inadequate parenting techniques. Trust me, it takes a lot of time out of the day when you spend as much time "disciplining" each child with love and communication as we do. But after hearing how this mother was actually convicted of child abuse, I'm honestly beginning to wonder if I've somehow been blinded and I'm actually a criminal. Am I?"

  • 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.