Special Guests

  • Martin Himel — Veteran War Corespondent & Award Winning Filmmaker
    On March 14th at 10PM ET/7PM PT, VisionTV will broadcast the world premiere of Persecuted Christians, a provocative new documentary from award-winning filmmaker and veteran war correspondent Martin Himel. Along with Cairo-born Muslim-turned-Christian Rev. Majed El Shafie, Martin traveled to dangerous regions of Iraq and Egypt, typically inaccessible to western media, to expose the inhumanities that Christians currently face. Martin is no stranger to risky situations. As a journalist, he has covered the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the US Marine Beirut battles, the Lebanese Civil War, the 1st and 2nd Palestinian Uprisings, the revolution to overthrow Communist Romanian President Ceaucescau, the Gulf War, the Northern Ireland sectarian attacks, the US NATO invasion of Serbia and Kosovo, the Israeli Invasion of the West Bank, the Lebanese Israel war, the Gaza- Israel war, and an exclusive and rare look at the North Korean military. And Rev. Majed El Shafie, a former TDMS guest, has an incredible story himself. Arrested, tortured and sentenced to die in Egypt because of his Christian faith, Rev. Majed El Shafie escaped and received political asylum in Canada. Today, he is the President and Founder of One Free World International, pressuring governments, and challenging world and spiritual leaders to fight religious persecution.

  • Frank Pastore — Former Major League Pitcher, Talk Show Host, The Drew Marshall of America!
    Drew was a guest on the biggest Christian radio show in the Universe - The Frank Pastore Show on KKLA 99.5 in Los Angeles. Then Frank was a guest on Drew's show. Then Drew went down to LA and was a guest on Frank's show. Now Frank is coming back on Drew's show. This might be the first Christian radio bromance EVER!

  • Dinesh D'Souza — Christian Apologist & Author of God Forsaken: Bad things happen. Is there a God who cares?
    For a lot of people, the biggest question about God is not, surprisingly enough, whether he exists. Instead, it is about whether God is truly good. Dinesh D'Souza, in his debates with leading atheists, quickly realized that many of those debates revolved around the question of evil in this world—how God could create a world that allowed such suffering and evil. In God Forsaken, Dinesh D'Souza takes these questions head on: Does God act like a tyrant? Is God really responsible for the evil in this world? Why is there suffering in the world? For the first time ever, Dinesh D'Souza approaches this topic with historical and scientific proof and presents to the reader why God is truly worthy of our worship and love. Dinesh is the president of The King's College in New York City. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D'Souza also served as the John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and as a Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers and his articles have appeared in major magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, National Review, and Forbes.

  • Stephen Mansfield — Author of Healing Your Church Hurt: What to do when you still love God but have been wounded by his people.
    During his 20 years as a pastor, Stephen learned how much a church can hurt. Healing Your Church Hurt shares his insider information on what he learned during his own “soul surgery” about digging out of the hurt, breaking through the bitterness, stopping the excuses, and getting back to cultivating thriving ministries. Drawing from his knowledge as a current history writer and biographer, Mansfield gives extensive examples of how great leaders of the past like Winston Churchill, John Wesley, Abraham Lincoln and St. Patrick all dealt with their own scandals and imperfections. When asked why an author of books on popes, presidents and prime ministers would write a book about getting over your church hurt, Mansfield replied, “The poisoning of souls through church hurts is killing us. The cause of Christ is hindered because the body of Christ is bruised. Most Christians I know either believe they’ve been wronged by a church or have friends who do, and some of these have been among those presidents and prime ministers I write about.”

God Blogger

  • Joining us today: Father Dwight Longenecker
    Fr. Longenecker is an American who has spent most of his life living and working in England. He was brought up in an Evangelical home in Pennsylvania. After graduating from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, he went to study theology at Oxford University. He was eventually ordained as an Anglican Priest and served as a curate, a school chaplain in Cambridge, and a country parson on the Isle of Wight. Realizing that he and the Anglican Church were on divergent paths, in 1995 Fr. Dwight and his family were received into the Catholic Church. He spent the next ten years working as a freelance Catholic writer, contributing to over twenty-five magazines, papers and journals in Britain, Ireland and the USA. There's a bunch of other stuff that's kinda cool about this guy so check him out...

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 young woman wants to know how to get her “super spiritual” mother to stop being so irritating!

    "My mom is spiritually insane. That's what I think anyway. Ever since we started going to this new church, she's been “super spiritual” and driving everyone nuts. I think that she comes across as super judgemental as well. For example, if somebody does something wrong right after church or after a bible study, she'll be like "didn't you just get out of church?" And every time someone acts in a way that she feels in inappropriate, she goes "you're not going to get the holy ghost acting that way". I'm sick of it. She claims that God tells her to be an exhorter because they need to be aware of how far they've strayed from what God would want, but isn't that God's job – to convict. We don't need her to tell us every time! So what am I supposed to do? How do you tell your own mother that you think she's gone a little too far with the God stuff? To be honest, I'm really bugged at my dad and the church. My dad– for not being the one to stop her from going off the deep end. Sure, my mom is spiritually nuts but my dad is a spiritual wimp. And the church – for breeding this kind of Christian insanity in the first place! Everything she says has to do with God. Everything she reads or listens to or watches has to do with God. It's like I've lost my mom. It's like she's married to Jesus. Am I being too judgemental? Should I just sit back and not say anything? It's at the the point where I don't want to be near her, I don't want to talk with her, I don't want to be seen with her, and I don't want to go to church anymore. Is there such a thing as being too spiritual? How do I get her to STOP!?"

  • God & Stuff
    Join 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!
    Today's God & Stuff guest: Manya Brachear, Religion Reporter at The Chicago Tribune