Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
Karen Stollznow — Author Of God Bless America: Strange And Unusual Religious Beliefs & Practices In The United StatesDo Satanists really sacrifice babies, skin cats and vandalize graves? Can a Voodoo priest turn a person into a zombie? What happens during an exorcism? Are the Amish allowed to drive cars and use computers? God Bless America explores the strange and unusual beliefs and practices of the Charismatic and Pentecostal churches, Fundamentalist Mormons, Quakers, and followers of New Age Spirituality, Scientology, and much more.
* Dr. Karen Stollznow is a linguist with a background in history and anthropology. She is a columnist, podcaster, and researcher who has written about a diverse array of topics, including language, culture, religion, science, pseudoscience, and the paranormal. Dr. Karen was a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on a project involving endangered writing systems for the Department of Linguistics and Unicode. She is a member of the Executive Council for Skeptical Inquirer Magazine and has contributed to Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, Australasian Science, and many other publications. She is a Research Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation, and contributes regularly to the Swift blog. Karen also pens the "Bad Language" column for Skeptic magazine.
Dr. Donald Wiebe — Atheist Professor of Divinity, University Of Toronto's Trinity CollegeAn atheist who teaches Philosophy of Religion & Philosophical Theology??! Today, Dr. Wiebe joins us to share his very unique journey OUT of faith! His primary areas of research interest are philosophy of the social sciences, epistemology, philosophy of religion, the history of the academic and scientific study of religion, and method and theory in the study of religion.
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
Jacob MoonJacob Moon is known for his giftedness as a singer, songwriter of award-winning pop and folk songs. He is also a master of the art of ‘live looping’, a performance style where he records what he’s playing in real time and layers sound on sound to make one guitar sound like an orchestra. He has received accolades from Rush, Ron Sexsmith and Queen for his unique and compelling live show. His latest album, entitled FASCINATION is a collection of covers (and 2 new originals) by artists like Marillion, Rush, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Tom Waits and Keane. The record is a labor of love and pays tribute to the music that influenced Jacob growing up and the music that is filling his head today. Infused with a bold rock sound and yet making eclectic forays into folk, funk and pop, this is one album that has something for everyone.
*Jacob Moon will be performing at The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts on Friday March 28 at 8:30pm.
For tickets go to www.oakvillecentre.ca/JacobMoon
Check Out THIS Video!
TDMS Dating Game
The Dating Game on TDMSSponsored By www.christianmingle.com
Last week, Valerie revealed who she chose to join her for an all expenses paid night out in the city! THIS WEEK – we'll talk with Valerie & ESTEBAN to find out how they're feeling about DATE NIGHT next week!
• VALERIE has just won A FREE 1 year subscription to ChristianMingle AND… after Drew & Tim The Tool help her find the best possible match, we’ll pick up the tab for an exquisite date night out on the town with HOPEFULLY that special someone! Valerie and her date will be chauffeur driven in a black escalade to one of the GTA’s most exclusive restaurants and then off to discover one of the best views of the city! To find out more about Valerie and join her on her journey, go to www.drewmarshall.ca/datinggame
Rachel Hernandez — You Can Wear High Heels Drink Wine And Love JesusThe following blog posts, might give you some insight as to why we HAD to have Rachel as a God Blogger:
-Shut your mouth when you're talking to Me: ADD in the brain. Wanting to save the world while getting botox.
-High Anxiety: The time I made an airplane turn around because I thought I was dying. All about anxiety attacks/hypochondria.
-Me and the Gang: Me trying to sell Jesus to gang members.
-The Rusty Nail: The time I partied with an 84yr old from a nursing home and got him drunk. I was a volunteer.
-How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: How Dale Carnegie is full of crap and his "How to Win Friends and Influence people" method doesn't work.
-The drunk man's paper bag: Mom's hate carrying wine out of a liquor store with the dreaded "drunk man's paper bag." It's like the badge of shame.
-Give me today my daily med?: Antidepressants.
-"Are you there God it's me, not Margaret": Feeling like God can't hear me.
-Legally Brunette: I thought God was calling me to go to seminary. He wasn't.
Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!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)
1/ Since 1982 only 14 Oscar winners thanked God, beating out management, children, father, mother, spouse & The Academy, every year. In contrast, it seems like the Grammy Awards are FILLED with thanks to God. Why? What's the difference?
2/ N.A.S.A. has just announced this week that they have discovered 715 new planets outside our solar system. These discoveries came from looking at just 305 stars. Four of these new planets are located in “habitable zones”, meaning they are the right distance from their sun to be able to sustain life. With that in mind, do you think that there are lifeforms outside of Earth? And if so, how does that fit into our planet's historical theology?
3/ It's being reported that 34 year old Stephen Furtick's mega-church, Elevation, has been manipulating their so called “spontaneous” baptism services. The mass baptisms play a major role in this church being one of the top 100 fastest growing churches. However, some are calling the whole thing “spiritual manipulation”. A guide posted on a webpage for Furtick’s book says that, “Fifteen people will sit in the worship experience and be the first ones to move when Pastor gives the call. Move intentionally through the highest visibility areas and the longest walk”. Does this bother you or do you just write it off as mega-church crowd management strategy?