Scott MacIntyre — Recording Artist, American Idol FinalistSince captivating the nation as a finalist on American Idol, Scott MacIntyre has toured in arenas across North America, headlined concerts in Japan, Austria, England, Canada, and the US. He has performed with many noteable acts including Alice Cooper, Jason Mraz, and Queen. In his book “By Faith, Not By Sight” he powerfully demonstrates that no obstacle is too great to overcome. As the first blind finalist on American Idol, MacIntyre was called “an inspiration to the entire world through your commitment, through your talent” by former judge Paula Abdul. Visually impaired since birth, he started playing piano by ear at age three, began classical lessons at six, and subsequently learned to play organ, guitar, bass and drums. MacIntyre has appeared on Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Today Show, Canada AM, Larry King Live, Hour of Power, and Access Hollywood. Scott has been profiled on CNN, Headline News, FOX International, Global TV, Sky News Europe, TV Guide, TBN, CBN, and local news affiliates across the country. In 2010, MacIntyre was honored by Dr. Robert and Arvella Schuller with the annual award for “promoting positive values in the media” at the Crystal Cathedral in California. Past honorees include Dr. Phil McGraw, John Tesh, Kathy Ireland, Twila Paris, and Roger Williams.
John Ortberg — Best Selling Author of Soul Keeping: Caring For The Most Important Part Of YouAccording to a recent poll from Harris Interactive, 84 percent of Americans believe the soul could survive after death. With a widely accepted belief in the afterlife, the concept of caring for your soul is one that best-selling author & clinical psychologist John Ortberg is resurrecting in his latest book. In Soul Keeping, Ortberg helps readers to identify and understand their soul, pinpointing the soul’s nine needs, and as its keeper, our responsibility for its proper care. Through a combination of Scripture, stories and illustrations, Ortberg communicates exactly what’s at stake when we neglect our souls in favor of ourselves, and practical ways to keep from falling into that habit. Ortberg says, “We all have two worlds, an outer world that is visible and public and obvious, and an inner world that may be chaotic and dark or may be gloriously beautiful. In the end, the outer world fades. We are left with the inner world. It is what we will take with us.” John Ortberg draws upon his years of study and mentorship under the late Dallas Willard to provide readers with a guide to their souls, the gateway to a deeper relationship with God.
*John graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in psychology. He holds a Master of Divinity and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary, and has done post-graduate work at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. John has served as teaching pastor at Chicago’s Willow Creek Community Church and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary, where he has also served as an adjunct faculty member. He is on the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and has served on the board of Christianity Today International.
Joe GrahamA lot of people pick Easter weekend to begin again, to start a change in their life, to stop doing stuff they know isn't good for them. And as anyone who has smoked knows, quitting a nicotine habit can be hell! But shaking the hold that both smokes AND booze can have on someone's life can be the hardest thing ever because they are two of the most “socially acceptable” addictions. For Joe, the booze had been the primary source of arguments, bad decisions and not being the father or husband he'd always wanted to be. This went on for 46 years and through 24 careers! Joe took his last drink on a plane in 2011. When he came home and told his wife, they both broke down crying when she told Joe that she had been praying for this to happen – for years! Maybe this weekend, Joe's story is exactly what you need to hear?
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This Weeks Recording Artist: The Tonettes — It's Time To Get Yer EASTER On!For three sizzlin’ nights at the on April 24-26, Beverly Taft and This trio of singers has been blessed with power, sensitivity and vocal energy! Individually, Marlene (www.marleneoneill.com), Amoy (www.amoylevy.ca) and Cathy have decades of experience working with live bands, backing tracs, studio sessions, etc. Collectively, they bring together knowledge of the vocal craft and a powerful presentation of music. Rooted in the vocal stylings of Church Gospel music, the Tonettes put everything they have into each performance whether backing up another artist or head-lining a concert. With all of these attributes and years of experience under their belts this group of women will not disappoint when you hear them in concert or you hire them for your next special event.
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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:
1. This Easter weekend Tim The Tool & Drew will actually share their own spiritual back stories – how the “Jesus stuff” all began - who were their spiritual influencers – how have their beliefs changed over the years.
2. Anyone else have a problem with Good Friday / Easter being a national holiday? Isn't it just for Christians? Why should employers have to “eat it” and give their staff paid time off for a religious belief?
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 W.T.F. Guest: The Serotonin Sisters from Anonymousgood.org “We'll turn your acts of Good into big global change. Join us! Do Good. Feel Good. Change the World!”
So where IS the faith? Well... "Every time you do an act of Good, see an act of Good or receive Good acts (from small, to great to Ghandi) then post it on our site, we jump in and get the acts sponsored. Our Champions 4 Good then fund these acts and our Allies 4 Good feed people, plant trees, dig wells and help slaves to freedom. That means when you find a lost animal and post it – the world is better, not just for the owner of that cat, but for people here and around the world. Yep – it really is that simple. And it gets better!"