John Tesh — Grammy Nominated Recording Artist, BroadcasterJohn Tesh, two-time Grammy nominated, four-time Gold-selling artist and six-time Emmy Award winner has launched a three-fold campaign for the next phase in his musical career - the release of his “John Tesh: Big Band” album, national public television special (and DVD), and 2012 summer U.S. tour. The “John Tesh: Big Band” album will include tunes recorded in-studio of the songs featured on the live public television special. Tesh, whose 25-year career includes nine hit public television specials, a string of #1 radio hits, and his popular nationally syndicated radio show “Intelligence For Your Life” in which he has 14.5 million listeners, will be paying homage with his “Big Band Experience” to jazz, big band and swing music that shaped the world from the early to mid 20th Century. In addition to Tesh’s award-winning daily and weekly syndicated radio show, which airs on more than 350 stations across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., Tesh also has an advertising and marketing company, TeshMedia, which handles clients such as Fortune 500 companies, including General Motors, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Petsmart, Amway and Geico Insurance. Tesh’s book “Intelligence for Your Life: Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth”, has spent time on the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal & Amazon.com best-seller lists. Tesh launched his career in entertainment in 1986 with a 10-year run as anchor on Entertainment Tonight.
Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, AuthorThat's right folks! It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite (and only) Hollywood Correspondent!
Douglas Wilson — Author of Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families19.7 million children in the U.S. are growing up in single-mother homes. Children from fatherless homes are:
- 5 times more likely to commit suicide
- 32 times more likely to run away
- 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
- 9 times more likely to drop out of high school
- 20 times more likely to end up in prison
According to Douglas Wilson, “Fatherhood is a God assignment. It’s not some optional add-on extra, but rather is something central, not just to a well-adjusted suburban family with all the white picket fence trimmings, but to all things in heaven and on earth. Fathers really do matter." Douglas Wilson is a senior fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is the author of numerous books on education, theology, and culture.
Shannan ParkerShannan and her husband were members of a Gospel Trio. Her husband, Warren, was tragically killed when a driver hit him as he stood outside their tour bus in January 2006. Shannan has shared her story of grief and survival with us previously on our show. Today, she visits us in studio to share how life has continued in the midst of pain.
Joining us today: Samuel AdebiyiMy name is Sammy and I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Although I didn’t have lions and giraffes in my backyard like most people assume, I did own a pet monkey in high school. Rather than follow God's early call on my life, I decided I would rather be a superhero [true story], but my life took a big turn when my mom, apparently uninspired by my desire to wear tights and save the world, randomly came home with a plane ticket to the US. Within 48 hours, I went from eating potato chips on my couch in Nigeria to standing in New York city with $2000 in cash, an unlikely dream and an accent strong enough to give anyone a migraine. By fall of 1999, I gave up my quest to become a crime fighting machine, because if God is as great as the Bible says he is, then it changes everything. Everything! My goal is to creatively write posts that reflect glimpses of God's glory in ways that are tangible enough to spill out to your everyday life. If you love awe, wonder and stories mixed with humor, then this blog is for you. I hope to put my arm around you and make you laugh while I seriously challenge your views on God and life.
The Counsel Of Many!Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
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This week on The Counsel Of Many:A young man wants to know if it's really necessary for he and his girlfriend to be brought before the church and forced to step down from leading the high school ministry, because they're pregnant.
My girlfriend and I are both in college and are both volunteer youth leaders at our church. We both come from Christian homes and met at the church we both grew up in. We've been dating for 3 years and planned on getting married right after we graduate. I say planned because, well, we just found out that my girlfriend is expecting. So now we're planning on moving our wedding up to this summer. Obviously our church has found out and because we're youth leaders we've been asked to go in front of the church and confess our sin, apologize, then officially step down from being youth leaders. This is going to be unbelievably embarrassing. I'm not actually sure why they have to do this and I'd like it if someone could explain it to me. We realize that sex before marriage is a sin. We've struggled with staying sexually pure before marriage, but the difference between us and the other single youth leaders is that we got caught. I'm not trying to go against the Bible and say that sex before marriage is right just because everyone does it. I'm just having a hard time with being “punished” by our church. Can someone please explain this to me? Is being brought before our church and shamed really necessary? Is stepping down as youth leaders really necessary?
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!
Today's God & Stuff guest: Manya Brachear, Religion Reporter at The Chicago Tribune