Special Guests

  • Michael Damian — Soap Opera Star, Screenwriter, Director, Recording Artist
    From 18 years on the hit television show Young & The Restless and a recurring role for two seasons on NBC's The Facts of Life to landing the starring role in the Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Michael's career never seems to slow down. He's also had a number of top 40 hits including his #1 single Rock On, which earned him his first Gold Record. Michael's latest movie, "Flicka: Country Pride" is due for release on Blu Ray & DVD on May 1st and is currently available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart.com. The movie, which was directed by Michael, stars country music superstar Clint Black (Flicka 2), Lisa Hartman Black ("Knots Landing") and Kacey Rohl ("The Killing").

  • Jacob Moon — Recording Artist
    One of our favourite performers is back in studio to perform LIVE. Jacob will also be performing LIVE Saturday, April 21st - 8:30 PM at The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts. 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.

  • Alysha Brillinger — Recording Artist
    Alysha Brillinger is a dynamic singer and songwriter. Her jazz and pop influences create a rich story in her music. This half Tanzanian / half Canadian beauty plays a number of instruments and performs on both guitar and piano. Alysha's music is organic and harkens back to a time when a memorable melody and clever lyric were what made music so rich. When not touring, she can be heard fronting “The Brilltones” at Toronto’s Premiere Jazz/Blues/Boogie Woogie venue, The Reservoir Lounge, every Thursday night. Also a resident on the airwaves of Showcase’s “King” television show, Brillinger is the the featured vocalist and her voice and songs are on every episode. Winner of the 2011 Leading Edge Arts Award, Alysha is releasing her first full length record THIS MONTH on her own record label, Sunny Jam Records. Drew accidentally discovered this unbelievable talent and basically, just wanted her to come on the show and perform LIVE!

  • Dawn Eden — Author of My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints
    Dawn Eden, who also wrote The Thrill of the Chaste, shows how the lives of the saints have given her hope and aided her journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse. One in four American women and one in six American men report having been sexually abused during childhood and My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saintsprovides a much-needed resource for spiritual healing from the isolating effects of these wounds. Dawn uses her own story as a backdrop to introduce numerous holy people— like Laura Vicuña, Thomas Aquinas and Bernard of Clairvaux—who suffered sexual abuse or sexual inappropriateness, as well as saints such as Ignatius of Loyola who suffered other forms of mistreatment and abandonment. Readers seeking wholeness will discover saints with wounds like their own, whose stories bear witness to the transforming power of grace. Eden explores different dimensions of divine love—sheltering, compassionate, purifying, etc.—to help those sexually wounded in childhood understand their identity in the abiding love of Christ.

God Blogger

  • Joining us today: Lisa Whittle
    Lisa is also the author of (W)hole: An honest look at the holes in your life – and how to let God fill them. How to get past whatever’s holding you back—and start living a whole new story. We all have holes in our lives—those things we lament about ourselves. Those things we allow to define us in ways we don’t like. Those things that keep us from living the life God wants for us. But what if you discovered that the holes in your life are really the things that will ultimately make you . . . well, whole? Lisa Whittle knows this all too well. When her world was rocked to the core in a very public way, her faith and whole reason for living were challenged like never before. In that moment, Lisa was confronted by the holes in her spiritual life. In (W)hole, Lisa calls you to take an honest look at your holes, discover how to fill them with God’s presence, and get to a real and vibrant place of wholeness instead. In her trademark bold, compassionate, and relatable voice, Lisa takes you on a transformational journey of understanding who you really are . . . and what you were born to be and do.

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:Actually... last week we discussed the story of a man who has been battling addiction for most of his life and keeps falling back into it. He wanted to know if anyone has any advice he hasn't already heard – like just pray more, read your Bible more, obey God more and just STOP IT! Those haven't worked for him. This week, we think this discussion needs to continue. Mainly because we ran out of time last week but also... if Christians are supposed to be “different” then isn't “overcoming sin/temptation” one of the biggest ways to prove that God exists and that Jesus is who He said He was? And, if someone hasn't been able to overcome an addictive sin pattern in their life, can they really be a Christian?

    Last Week's Counsel Of Many - " I've been a Christian pretty much my entire life. I grew up in a Christian family, went to a Christian camp, went to a Christian school, and have attended church faithfully for decades. Also during most of my life I have struggled with an addiction. I really don't want to be specific about the addiction because I don't want the specifics about the addiction to take away from my question. (Usually people get more hung up on the addiction rather than just helping me with practical advice) Suffice it to say that I have tried every addiction beating method out there – both spiritual and practical – to no avail. Here I am now a middle aged man, still a Christian, still supposedly living a life victorious over sin, and yet still in bondage. I am completely broken by this, again, and find myself, again, reaching out for advice. Has anyone else found victory – 100% pure victory – over an addiction? Not victory over a sin, but victory over a long term addiction? Because I'm at the point now where I don't believe it's possible. I just keep falling back into my addiction time and time and time again. And all I usually get from well meaning but obviously delusional Christians is 'Just keep praying, God will show up.' 'Just bury yourself in The Word and God will break your chains.' 'Just obey and God will honour that.' THOSE DON'T WORK – at least not for me. Any other suggestions?"

  • Should exorcisms be banned in Canada?
    In response to a recent claim of demonic possession in Saskatoon, the Centre for Inquiry (CFI) - a national science advocacy organization - has called for a prohibition on exorcism. Apparently, Saskatoon Catholic Bishop Don Bolen has called for the need of a trained exorcist in their diocese after one of their priests came across a “possessed” man who had carved the word HELL into his chest and was talking in an evil voice. Joining us to discuss this situation is Justin Trottier from the Centre for Inquiry Canada and Matt Baglio, author of THE RITE: The Making Of A Modern Day Exorcist (The book on which the movie of the same name, starring Anthony Hopkins, was based upon)

  • 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: Sarah Pulliam Bailey - Online Editor for