Special Guests

  • William P. Young — Author of The Shack
    After millions of copies of the runaway phenomenon The Shack were sold, millions of dollars were then made and contracts were signed. As some of you may know, Paul, his publisher, and his partners were all involved in various lawsuits. The news of this saddened many and angered some. After all, a book that had such a warm and positive impact on so many around the world… for it’s author to be embroiled in a lawsuit seemed so “non-Shackish.” Today, Paul Young will clear up exactly what happened and how the lawsuit was finally settled out of court.

  • Sheila Walsh — Christian Recording Artist, Best Selling Author
    Sheila Walsh is a powerful teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith conferences, she has reached more than 3.5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humour with God's Word. Sweet Sanctuary, a follow-up to her last bestselling novel, is no different. A novel unravelling the mystery of unconditional love … what does it look like when the people we love the most hurt us? Shelia is very open about her personal struggles and can offer advice on overcoming depression, recovering from and mending broken family relationships, and battling clinical depression.

  • Zenon Andrusyshyn — Former NFL, CFL & USFL Kicker
    An all round athlete, Zenon represented Canada in the British Empire Games and set a Canadian record in javelin. He received a full Track & Field scholarship to UCLA but as a sophomore, Zenon injured his arm and turned his attention to football, making the team as a walk- on after kicking a 62 yard field goal. He was an All-American punter twice, set over 15 records for the school and was chosen to the All Century team at UCLA. In 1970, the Dallas Cowboys drafted Zenon, but he was released due to injury. He decided to return to Canada, playing in the CFL for 16 seasons as a kicker and punter with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes, scoring 1,080 points in his CFL career. Zenon also played one season in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1978 and 3 seasons in the USFL with the Tampa Bay Bandits. THE BIG Z still holds the record for the longest punt in pro football history with a kick that went 108 yards.

  • Rachael Lampa — Dove Award Winning Recording Artist
    Rachael is currently in Los Angeles taping Season 3 of the hit NBC series The Sing-Off, while simultaneously promoting her highly anticipated album All We Need. (Releasing September 27th, 2011) The first single, “Remedy,” is available at iTunes, and Lampa will hit the road this fall with Group 1 Crew, Shonlock and Rapture Ruckus for the Outta Space Love Tour. In 2000, at just 15 years old, Rachael skyrocketed onto the pop scene amassing an unprecedented nine Top 10 singles (four at #1) while touring heavily (with Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, Nickel Creek, Stacie Orrico, Amy Grant and Vince Gill) and making high profile appearances on The Tonight Show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, E! News and Extra, as well as gracing the pages of Teen People, and CCM Magazine. She explored acting with a supporting role in the 2006 film Hidden Secrets, opposite John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville) and joined American Idol winner Jordin Sparks on tour in 2010 as a background vocalist on her tours with the Jonas Brothers and Britney Spears.

  • Ali Matthews -Canadian Singer/Songwriter
    Gospel Music Awards Canada has just announced the nominees for the 2011 GMA Covenant Awards. Ali has received 10 nominations supporting her latest album, Carry Me Home. The awards show will take place on October 28th in Calgary as part of GMA week. Ali has now been nominated for a total of 34 Covenant Awards - winning 10 in the last 7 years. No wonder we keep having her back on our show!

  • Todd Burpo — Author of Heaven Is For Real
    A #1 New York Times Bestseller - Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us. Told by his father Todd, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

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 man who has a problem with the way Muslims have “taken over” his own neighbourhood is now worried because his 14 year old daughter is dating a Muslim boy and wants to know how to break them up – or if that’s out of line?

    "Let me start off by saying that I know I’m not going to be the most favourite person on your show, when and if you read this on air. I have a problem with Muslims – I think. Basically, with all the stuff on television recently about the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 it’s really got me thinking about how my life has changed as a result of Muslims. Every time I travel I’m the one who feels like a criminal. The neighbourhood where I’ve lived for over 40 years is now pretty much ALL Muslims. I’m the one who has become a minority in the country I grew up in! And all I hear about in the news is how the basic civic laws now have to be changed for them, because of the religious rules they brought over from their land into my land. And now, as if God is playing some sort of cruel joke on me, my 14 year old daughter is dating a Muslim boy. Sure he’s a nice enough guy but seriously? Of all the guys in the world to date?? So… am I just being racist for feeling angry about how much my life, my neighbourhood and my country has changed because of the mass immigration of Muslims? Does anyone else feel this way? Does anyone else have the guts to say so? And am I out of line for not wanting my daughter dating a Muslim? If not, then what do you recommend I do to help break them up?"

  • 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.