Vikram Ghandi — Filmmaker, Fake GuruA provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, KUMARE follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Instead, he finds himself forging profound connections with people from all walks of life -- and wondering if and when to reveal his true self. Will his followers accept his final teaching? Can this illusion reveal a greater spiritual truth? Winner of South by Southwest's Audience Award, KUMARE is an insightful look at faith and belief.
Mark Osborne — Former Toronto Maple Leaf, Analyst for Leafs TVFor those of us here in the GTA, our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs have finally made the NHL playoffs for the fist time since like the 1800's! One of the guys who played with the Leafs back then was Ozzie! Mark joins us today to give us the truth about the Leafs' chances of beating Boston in the first round. (WARNING: Some of you in the Leafs Nation won't be able to handle THE TRUTH!)
Matt Henderson — Lead Singer & Founder of Old English, Recording ArtistArticle #1: “Recorded over three years in various basements and bedrooms in six cities across two continents - Prose & Kahns is a first born for Toronto band Old English. Blending elements of Brit-rock, shoegaze, folk and even electro-pop, the 11-track album bubbles with delightful variation and exudes emotion and relevance. What began as a solo project for Matt Henderson has evolved into a collaboration-heavy album of audio stories, each showcasing a unique sonic style.”
Article #2: “Prose & Kahns è il nuovo album degli Old English, band canadese. Uscito il 5 febbraio 2013, il lavoro è in streaming ed in vendita su bandcamp.”
Frank Viola — Author of God's Favorite Place On EarthThe 12th book from bestselling author Frank Viola, God’s Favorite Place on Earth, is a unique biblical narrative written to help Christians face the struggles of every generation, namely: doubt, discouragement, fear, division, rejection, consumerism and complacency. It does so by bringing a rarely taught story in the Gospels to life. Frank has written God’s Favorite Place on Earth as a hybrid between devotional prose, historical fiction and biblical scholarship. His blog, Beyond Evangelical (frankviola.org), is rated as one of the most popular in Christian circles today.
Zach Hoag — from THE NUANCE“I'm Zach J. Hoag. Recently, I wrote a book called Nothing but the Blood: The Gospel According to Dexter. I write about goings-on with the book, as well as cultural, missional, and theological musings, on this blog. The main idea is that there is more truth and beauty to be found if we are willing to trail-blaze beyond black and white. If we are willing to get the nuance.”
THE DATING GAME — on TDMS!THIS IS IT! Valerie, our Dating Game contestant, will reveal to us if she will be going on her big date night with Marc (who showed up in studio last week - unlike the other guy, No-Show Joe!) OR if she's found another guy on ChristianMingle to take with her on this exquisite date night in the city!
INTERESTED IN BECOMING OUR NEXT DATING GAME CONTESTANT?
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 (email@example.com)
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.
soulSURVIVOR!5 Religious Tribes Competing For The Soul Of One Person!
OUTWITNESS - OUTPRAY - OUTSAVE
This week we hear from our soulSURVIVOR herself! Catalina has just had the leaders of 5 religious Tribes explain to her what their tribe believes. Now it's time for Catalina to let us know which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – THEN – Catalina will reveal to us if she'll be joining that Tribe! *If you would like to call in and speak with Catalina BEFORE she makes her decision – Tune in at 4:00 PM ET!
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!
The Counsel of ManyThis week on the Counsel Of Many: We thought we'd ask on behalf of our Our Dating Game Contestant: What's the perfect date?
If you were the lucky guy who got to take Valerie out next week, with all costs being covered by ChristianMingle – what would you recommend they do? Or ladies, if someone was to plan the date of a lifetime with you, what would impress you the most? Where should they go for dinner? And what else should they do OTHER than dinner?
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!
Bob Smietana - Religion Writer for The Tennessean