Special Guests

  • Jon Davis — Recording Artist
    Possessed of a delicate, almost chameleonic voice, you can hear distant similarities in style from James Taylor to Nick Drake, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Royal Wood, to Lindsey Buckingham. His latest release – Open Shore, speaks to a challenging but triumphant journey and Jon colours this disc with a full complement of smart, insightful lyrics across hook-laden melodies, caressing folk and jazz with an indie-seasoned rock edge, leavened with strong elements of fluff-free pop. Throughout are messages of hope, and the search for endless possibility. Through Open Shore, Jon Davis challenges how we view our world and what we can do to make it better. It’s an uplifting wake-up call, offering us the encouragement we need to get past personal trials by showing us how to touch the beauty. Anyone looking to appreciate this for themselves should earmark Jon's CD release on Friday, April 26th at Toronto hotspot, The Rivoli.

  • Earth Day - WTF?
    When it comes to Earth Day, some are still saying – Where's The Faith?

    Kim Wheatley — Member of Anishinaabe Kwe Turtle Clan of Shawanaga First Nations Reserve
    Her spirit name is Shkode Neegan Wawaaskone, which translates to Head or Leader of the Fire Flower. She is the Aboriginal Program Coordinator for Turtle Island Conservation located at the Toronto Zoo. She is also a Traditional hand-drummer & singer and has actively practiced her traditional cultural teachings for the last 19 years incorporating this into her work life. She spends a great deal of time at public speaking engagements sharing the distinct worldviews of Aboriginal People from the Great Lakes region in Ontario. Her passion is to support a public Aboriginal presence that is both contemporary and historically balanced in the minds of all Canadians based on First Nations worldviews and understandings.

    Heather Gingerich — Principal at Ground Truth Environmental Reconciliation Services
    As a PhD student in "Maternal-child health and drinking water chemistry" (E.coli is just the tip of the iceberg), Heather was driven to the brink of insanity by listening to environment and health authorities "mis-speak" on the topic of water chemistry and health. So she decided to take matters into her own hands (Erin Brokovich style) and designed a series of smart-phone apps that bring real-data in real-time into the hands of the key decision-makers in terms they understand so that they can make the best and healthiest consumer choice instead of slowly poisoning the people they love because they didn't know what was really in the water. Her specialties: water chemistry as it pertains to infant nutrition, maternal-child health, childhood cancers, autism, SIDS, Down Syndrome, learning disorders, policy analysis, healthcare economics, legislation (health and environment), and indigenous traditional knowledge.

  • soulSURVIVOR!
    5 Religious Tribes Competing For The Soul Of One Person!

    Five religious Tribes competing for the soul of one person, by explaining to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith - Then reveal to us if they'll be joining that Tribe! Listen in as 5 religious Tribes witness, sell and explain their faith to a genuine & passionate seeker! A soulSURVIVOR, who's been given the opportunity to speak with some of the most respected religious Tribal leaders in the world!  (SoulSURVIVOR – One who has been given the opportunity to speak with some of the most respected religious Tribal leaders in the world then decide if they want to join one of the Tribes. Or – Catalina!)

    *If you'd like to be our NEXT soulSURVIVOR, email us all your contact details and why you think that YOU would make the best soulSURVIVOR!

    TRIBE BUDDHISM — Robert Thurman - First American Ordained Tibetan Monk
    Having been named by Time as one of the “25 Most Influential Americans”, Robert Thurman has cultivated a worldwide awareness of Tibet through his writing, translation of important Buddhist texts, and activism. He is the co-founder and president of Tibet House U.S., along with actor Richard Gere and modern composer Philip Glass (among others) at the behest of the 14th H.H. Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Mr. Thurman is also the Je Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States. Bob has been a personal friend of the Dalai Lama for over 40 years and has been hailed by the New York Times as "the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism”.

    TODAY IS THE DAY! - That's right folks, Valerie has found two guys she's potentially interested in dating and BOTH the gentleman will be joining us in studio to be questioned by Daddy Drew & Uncle Tim The Tool! (Sound like very very white rappers.) More importantly, Valerie will also have the opportunity to throw down a few important questions of her own! So make sure you tune in for a very light-hearted and fun (and possibly a tad awkward) special edition of The Dating Game! Click Here to find out more about Valerie and follow her quest to find love!

    Are you single and looking? (Yes there’s a difference!) If so, then Drew wants to help you find that special someone! If you’re up for a bit of fun – we’ll pick up the tab – while you look for love!
    TO BECOME A CONTESTANT: Send us (mingle@drewmarshall.ca)
    1/Your contact details 2/Your picture 3/As much information about you as possible, including why YOU would make the best choice as a contestant on THE DATING GAME!

    (If chosen, you will win a FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew helps you find the best possible match, ChristianMingle will not only give your special someone a FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle as well, but they'll also pick up the tab for an exquisite night out on the town for both of you, including dinner at one of the GTA’s most exclusive restaurants!!)  **Contestants must be over 21 and live in the Greater Toronto Area.

God Blogger

  • Julie Anne
    In February of 2012, Julie Anne began a blog to share personal stories of her experience at an abusive church that she had left. “I did this because I discovered that the negative reviews I had posted about this church on Google Reviews had been removed. A month after I started my blog, my former pastor and church sued me and four other former members, including my adult daughter, for defamation. Their lawsuit asked for $500,000 in damages. Since we won the lawsuit in July, I have continued to blog about spiritual abuse, how to recover from it, disturbing trends in church, and other topics and agendas that can lead people to question their faith.”

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel of Many
    This week on the Counsel Of Many: Someone wants to know what it is that makes one's life – successful!

    "Ok, this might sound a little weird, but I have been reading about philosophy lately. And to make it a bit more interesting, I've been inspired to do a little experiment of my own. I was listening to a talk to PhD students in which the lecturer said that if his students do not finish their PhD this does not mean that they're NOT a success. I completely agree! However, this got me thinking about what it is then, that makes for a successful life? So what I want to ask is, what do you and your listeners think makes a successful life? That's it. Simple right? Or not?"

  • 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!
    Today's God & Stuff Guest: Michelle Boorstein – Religion Reporter with The Washington Post