Dyan Cannon — Hollywood ActressHow does one explain Dyan Cannon? How about, Judge Jennifer "Whipper" Cone on the hit TV show Ally McBeal? The love interest in the Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon movie Out to Sea? What about her Oscar nominated role in the 1969 pop-culture classic Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice or her Oscar nominated role in Heaven Can Wait? Any of those ring a bell? Maybe the best way to explain Dyan is “that gorgeous woman with the crazy laugh who used to be married to Hollywood legend Cary Grant but now she loves Jesus!” It's been a few years since we last spoke with Dyan so since she just celebrated her 75th birthday, we thought this might be a great time to catch up again!
Bruxy Cavey — Teaching Pastor Of The Meeting House“Bruxy To Spong” (Sounds like – actually we don't have a clue what that sounds like. All we know is that it doesn't sound like what it's going to sound like.) Last week, John Shelby Spong, one of the world's most controversial theologians, said some things that really freaked out some folks who listened to that interview. Stuff that made them wonder if they can ever trust the Bible as God's Word” again! This week, we thought it would be wise to provide some clarity as to what the heck Spong was talking about when he said stuff like... “Moses did not write the documents we call the “Books of Moses” or the Torah - The gospels were not written by eyewitnesses – Paul was not a Christian (and he might have been gay) - Miracles do not enter the Jesus story until the eighth decade -The virgin birth is a ninth-decade addition - The book of Revelation does not predict the end of the world or convey any hidden messages about modern day history – David did not write the Psalms”
Jacob Moon — Canadian Recording ArtistOne of our favourite performers is back in studio to perform LIVE. Jacob will also be performing LIVE this Sunday, January 29th at Hugh's Room in Toronto. Get ready for a great Sunday afternoon of Gospel music with Ken Whiteley and friends at one of our premier roots music venues. Making his first visit to the gospel music series is Hamilton singer/songwriter Jacob Moon. Stylistically Jacob’s music fits into the roots category, with some eclectic twists. He has an incredible command of the guitar (often sounding like an entire orchestra), and his skill as a ‘live looper‘ is in a league of his own. His YouTube music videos gained attention on a national level when rock legends Rush asked Jacob to perform at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. Geddy, Neil and Alex insisted that Jacob be there to play Subdivisions, which he performed on a Hamilton rooftop in his 2008 video (now at 200,000 hits). His performance was immediately followed by the biggest response of the evening – a standing ovation.
W. Scott Poole — Author of Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the HauntingHistorian W. Scott Poole channels the terrors that lurk in the dark places of American history in his new book, Monsters in America. From sea serpents to zombies, from witch trials to alien invasions, and from Dracula to Norman Bates, Scott uncovers the real horrors that lie beneath our fascination with monsters. Monsters reflect anxieties about political identities, religion, economic forces, race and gender dynamics, and societal changes. Through the ages, scary folk tales, witch hunts, legends of strange beasts, ghost stories, horror and sci-fi literature and movies, satanic panics, and urban legends reveal disturbing truths about American history. Scott blames repeated viewings of Shock Theatre at an impressionable age for his monster obsession. Associate Professor of History at the College of Charleston, he is also a prolific pop culture critic whose reviews and commentary can be found at www.Popmatters.com & www.ReligionDispatches.com, and other sites. One of his previous books was entitled Satan in America: The Devil We Know.
Jim BremnerJim is a twenty-five year veteran of the Toronto Police Service who has served as a member of the Toronto Emergency Task Force and the Gun Gang Task Force. He was the tactical advisor to CTV/CBS's hit TV series "FLASHPOINT". In 2010, Jim released "Crack In The Armour", his true story of strength and courage as an officer who fought to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and won. "One night, when I was a young officer, I picked up a drunk off the street. He told me he used to be a fighter pilot. I thought, 'Look at you, what a mess.' Then one day I woke up in the gutter and the light went on. Now I understand. This is what happens to people who have been traumatized. But remember, there is life after PTSD. You are never alone. There is help and hope."
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This week on The Counsel Of Many:A man has a problem with his pastor's wife getting plastic surgery and wants to know if he's being unreasonable to think that “preachers' wives” just shouldn't get “new boobs” or a “new face”.
This might be more of an issue down here in the States than it is for you Canadians. It just seems that so many of our pastors' wives are getting “work done” and now the pandemic has hit a little too close to home. My wife came home the other day from a leadership meeting at our church and told me that some of the women have been discussing the fact that our senior pastor's wife's breasts are noticeably bigger. This just added fuel to the fire because everyone thinks she's had work done on her face as well. My first reaction to this was - who cares! I mean in my mind it was just a bunch of women being women and gossiping about women. But then the more I thought about it, the more I was bothered by it. First, is this where our offering money is going, to her boobs? Second, I'm not a spiritual giant or anything but the way I see it, shouldn't pastors be “above” vanity? I mean aren't they the ones who are supposed to look in the mirror the least? I understand that no one is perfect and that we should stay out of people's business, but something inside of me just can't let this one go. I don't think pastors' wives should have cosmetic surgery of any kind. Am I wrong on this? (Funny, as much as my wife and her friends seem to be bugged about this woman getting cosmetic surgery, when I told her my point of view, she told me “If a woman wants to spend a little money to make her feel better about herself - It's a woman's right!” Been married over 20 years and I still can't figure out women!!)
God & StuffJoin Drew & Tim The Tool as they catch up on current events and the week's happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults – Oh My! Religion & Faith & Cults - Oh my! (Feel free to call in and join the discussion.)
Today's God & Stuff guest: Sarah Pulliam Bailey - Online Editor for and Contributor for Christianity Today