Enrico Colantoni — Actor, Sgt. Gregory Parker on FLASHPOINTAccording to that ever so trusted source of factual information - Wikipedia, “Enrico Colantoni is a Canadian actor, probably best known for portraying Elliot DiMauro in the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Keith Mars on the television series Veronica Mars, and Sergeant Greg Parker on the television series Flashpoint. He has also had supporting roles in such films as The Wrong Guy, Galaxy Quest, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and Contagion, and guest appearances on Monk, Numb3rs, Stargate SG-1 and Bones. Colantoni currently plays a recurring role on Person of Interest as crime boss Carl Elias.” Today we'll ask Enrico if Wiki is correct and find out what else this versatile actor has been up to.
Danny Gokey — American Idol Star Author Of Hope In Front Of Me: Find Purpose In Your Darkest MomentsNashville recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a top-3 finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. His debut release, My Best Days debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 charts and made history by delivering the best first-week sales by any debut country male in 18 years. Gokey stepped onto the famed American Idol stage just four weeks after his wife’s heart-wrenching death. Though rocked by his loss, Danny never lost hope as he pursued the life-long dream he had shared with his wife, Sophia. “It has been a gratifying process to be able to share the parts of my story that many people may not know. My hope is that people can find a part of their story in mine and that it will inspire hope in others. There are new beginnings. You can recover after devastating loss. Your past does not have to define you or your future. And the greatest part of my story is that helping others brings healing to you and those you help,” says Danny. In Hope in Front of Me, he challenges readers to find purpose in their darkest moments and leave a legacy for others by investing in things that really matter. Filled with personal stories and illustrations, Danny uses his life experiences to motivate and encourage readers.
* Hope in Front of Me releases October 2013 in print and digital formats. Gokey is also slated to release a new single Fall 2013 and a full length album, early 2014.
Anne Graham Lotz — Daughter of Billy & Ruth Graham Author of WOUNDED by God's People: Discovering How God's Love Heals Our HeartsRecent research indicates that the majority of non-church goers actually label themselves Christians. Most often, those same people cite hurtful incidents suffered within the church as their reason for not participating in organized religion. Hypocrisy within the Christian church has clearly left deep, painful wounds on many of its own people. Best-selling author and world-renowned evangelical leader Anne Graham Lotz explores the ways that Christians wound one another and the ways that we can stop the cycle of harmful words and actions in her new book.
*Called "the best preacher in the family" by her father, Billy Graham, Anne speaks around the globe. The New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. She's been profiled on 60 Minutes, and has appeared on TV programs such as Larry King Live, The Today Show, and Hannity Live.
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Donovan Woods — Recording Artist(To start off Season 11 and our new 1 hour LIVE MUSIC showcase, who better than the guy with the best web domain EVER...)
Coming off the heels of a busy Canadian Music Week here in Toronto, Donovan Woods joins us again. With a voice as notable as his lyrics, this piercingly honest recording artist with a dry, self-deprecating humor, has turned into quite the hot commodity. From Toronto to Nashville, Woods has also carved out a niche for himself as a busy songwriter for TV and film. His music has appeared on television shows like “Felicity,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” ABC’s “My Generation,” and the Matthew Perry film “Numb”. He's also co-written songs with the likes of Grammy Award winner Marcus Hummon and One Flew South’s Chris Roberts. Donovan's work has been featured on CBC Radio where he’s in regular rotation across the country and he recently completed a tour of Canada and England.
Dr. John StackhouseJohn G. Stackhouse, Jr. is an award-winning scholar and public communicator who has spent years adventurously mapping our complex cultural terrain, identifying both its worthy achievements and its zones of confusion. He collects research from a wide range of sources, corrects currently popular interpretations, and connects audiences with information and insight they can put immediately into practice. And he does all this with a wit you’ll find surprisingly refreshing in a scholar.
*Drew & Dr. Stackhouse will also be joined by the Producer of the controversial film, www.hellboundthemovie.com - Kevin Miller. Kevin was asked to teach a class on documentary filmmaking this fall at Trinity Western University, a Christian liberal arts college in Langley, BC. However, when the President found out that Kevin's theological view of Hell was different than his “Liberal” arts “college”, his course was cancelled. We thought it might be time to discuss a serious issue within the Christian church – “SMALL GOD SYNDROME!”
The Pub Crawl“Drew & His Mates” crack open a few - topics! Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic! (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? Click here)
This week on The Pub Crawl: Would you consider physician assisted suicide if it was legalized? Has Pope Francis won you over, especially after he said that the Catholic church has been too focused on abortion, homosexuality & birth control? Apparently, a third of Americans – and nearly half of evangelical, fundamentalist, or born-again Christians – believe prayer and Bible study alone can overcome serious mental illness. REALLY?
WTF ...Where's The FaithJoin Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
Today's WTF Guest: Paul Brandeis Raushenbush - Senior Religion Editor for The AOL/Huffington Post Media Group