Special Guests

  • Vincent Bugliosi — Prosecuted Charles Manson, Author of Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter , the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history. Two of Bugliosi's other books -- And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage -- also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a New York Times bestseller and has been heralded as "epic" and "a book for the ages". HBO, in association with Tom Hanks' PlayTone Productions, will be producing this as an eight-hour miniseries in 2013, the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Mr. Bugliosi also wrote Divinity of Doubt: The God Question, but today we'll only have time to talk about Manson & JFK.

  • Gary Chapman — Grammy Nominated Recording Artist
    Award-winning singer-songwriter Gary Chapman returns with THE TRUTH, due on November 5th. The long-anticipated collection of songs is the first studio album from Chapman in over a decade! THE TRUTH features sixteen new studio recordings, with special vocal appearances from some of Chapman’s friends and family. (Allison Krauss, John Rich, Tanya Tucker, Rebecca Lynn Howard.) For well over three decades, Gary has seamlessly blurred the lines of contemporary Christian pop, country and southern gospel, racking up an impressive list of Dove Awards, Grammy nominations and writing credits for legendary artists such as Kenny Rogers, Alabama and Wynonna. Chapman is also widely remembered as the host of TNN’s popular “Prime Time Country” television series and the “Sam’s Place” concert series and radio program.

  • Paul Henderson — Canadian Icon/ NHL Alumni / Hall of Fame Inductee / Team Canada '72 Hero
    Paul played over 1,000 games in his professional career with the NHL and WHA, during which he scored 376 goals. But it was his goal for Team Canada versus the Soviet Union in the 1972 Summit Series that made him a national hero. Since retiring from hockey, Paul has invested his life mentoring and teaching countless men and women. His latest book, The Goal of My Life: A Memoir, was released in 2012, and he and his wife, Eleanor, have recently recorded a 12-week DVD series entitled Talking Faith with Paul Henderson. Today we'll catch up with Paul about his ongoing battle with Cancer, his ongoing love affair with his wife, and find out some of his secrets to a healthy marriage. *Paul & his wife Eleanor will be speaking at the Family Life Weekend Getaway at the Blue Mountain Resort - Friday, November 1 - Sunday, November 3.
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  • Chuck Ealey — All Star, MVP & Grey Cup Winning CFL Quarterback
    After completing an undefeated record in High School in Portsmouth Ohio, Chuck received a Football scholarship to University of Toledo. While getting his degree in Business Economics, Chuck, as Quarterback, led his UT Rockets to a record breaking 35—0 college record. He was 8th in the 1971 Heismann Trophy standings. Despite this record, Chuck was passed over by the NFL draft as Quarterback. Although offered other positions, Chuck remained committed to becoming a Professional Quarterback and chose to go to the CFL where the only thing that mattered was his ability - not his race! In 1972 he led the Hamilton Tigercats to a Grey Cup Championship, winning MVP as Quarterback. He also played for the Toronto Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and played in the CFL for 7 years. Following his athletic career, Chuck has become a successful and well respected manager within the financial services industry. Currently he is the Regional Director of Investors Group Financial Services in Mississauga Central. *Chuck will talk to us today about philanthropy! More specifically, how to create a charitable giving program which allows your loved ones to contribute to a charity of your choice long after you pass away – a great way to make a lasting impact on your church or favourite charity.

  • Ken Whiteley — Canadian Roots Legend
    Ken kicks off his 11th annual Sunday Gospel Matinee concert series at Hugh's Room this Sunday, October 27th. (Think... Soggy Bottom Boys meets Blind Boys Of Alabama.) Back by popular demand are Grammy & Juno Award winning vocalist Sharon Riley (Faith Chorale), David Wall (The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Group, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) and holding down the bottom end will be the incomparable bassist Dennis Pendrith (Murray McLaughlin, The Bebop Cowboys, Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe Band).  Making their debut appearance on the series are The Laws, an award winning grassy folk duo from Wheatley, Ontario.

God Blogger

  • Brant Hansen
    Brant's post entitled Mr. Spock Goes To Church: How one christian copes with Asperger's Syndrome was recently featured on CNN's Belief Blog and has received quite the response! “I'm a pretty simple guy. I'm a nerd who loves God. I'm also a husband and dad, and a guy with many exciting passions. Toast. And stamps. And Monty Python. And libraries. And croutons, too. But those are probably in the toast family, if you think about it. I am the former president of the Illinois State Student Librarians Association, and I'm proud of it. I play guitar, write songs, surf ('poorly'), can do a spot-on Bono imitation, and love reading C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and Timothy Keller.”

Talkback, etc.

  • 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: Mega-Church Pastors GONE WILD! In this corner, Bully # 1 – Pastor Mark Driscoll! And in this corner, Bully # 2 – Pastor John MacArthur! It was only a matter of time before these two guys got up in each other's grill. It finally happened so LLLLLLET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!! Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church is having a 16,000 square foot house with 7.5 bathrooms built for himself, worth almost $1.4 million. Anyone have a problem with this?

  • W.here's T.he F.aith?
    Join 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: Eric Marrapodi - CNN Sr. Producer & CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor