Special Guests

  • Kay Warren — Mom of 3, Grammy of 5, Pastor's Wife, Speaker, Author, Advocate For Those Living With HIV, Mental Illness & For Orphans, Cofounder of Saddleback Church With Husband, Rick “Purpose Driven” Warren
    Studies show one in four adults in America will be affected by a mental illness at some point in their lives. On Friday, October 10, which is World Mental Health Day, Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church will host "24 Hours of Hope," a free global online event designed to encourage individuals living with a mental illness, educate and support their families, and equip church leaders for compassionate and effective mental health ministry. The "24 Hours of Hope" broadcast features messages from the historic Gathering on Mental Health and the Church (including new interviews and messages) highlighting the collaboration between the Warrens, Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, and National Alliance on Mental Illness – Orange County (NAMI-OC). These messages are designed to offer hope as well as practical tools to those living with depression, Bipolar Disorder, eating disorders, addictions, anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Topics include removing stigma, suicide-risk reduction, church counseling, support groups, crisis management and holistic care. The event will feature more than 30 speakers including: Pastor Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church; John Townsend, Ph.D., psychologist and author/co-author of 25 books including Boundaries, and Handling Difficult People; Daniel Amen, M.D., physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, teacher, and Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics; Aaron Kheriaty, M.D., associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine, and author of The Catholic Guide to Depression; Amy Simpson, award-winning author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission. To join "24 Hours of Hope," which is a free event, on Friday, October 10, 2014, visit www.mentalhealthandthechurch.com
    *The Warrens' youngest son, Matthew, struggled with mental illness for most of his life, and the issue became even more deeply personal to them when he took his life in 2013. The Warrens have since dedicated themselves to raising awareness about mental illness, eliminating stigma, and encouraging faith communities to become safe and accepting places for people living with mental illness and their families.

  • Ted Williams — The Man With The Golden Voice!
    Ted Williams was discovered when a video taken of him showing off his Golden Voice for broadcasting went viral. At that time he was homeless. Since then, he has been offered voice-over work with some of the biggest corporations, TV networks and sports franchises on the planet. He also signed a book deal worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, Ted finds himself today, owning nothing. So where did the money go? After 17 years of living on the streets and using crack, has he been able to stay clean and sober since being thrust into the spotlight?

  • Bart Campolo — Humanist Chaplain at University Of Southern California, Son of Evangelist Tony Campolo
    Today, Bart will share with us his spiritual journey - from being a pastor and prodigy to one of the world's most renowned Christian Evangelists, to becoming an atheist chaplain. According to the ever so trusted source Wikipedia, “Bart Campolo sparked some controversy after publishing an article in The Journal of Student Ministries entitled The Limits of God's Grace. This article, which argues that God is not currently in control of the universe and will eventually utterly triumph over evil, was perceived as heretical by many in the evangelical community, most notably by Christianity Today, who drew comparisons between Campolo and Ivan Karamazov.”

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Sherry Gore — Author of Me, Myself And Pie
    Sherry Gore is a renowned Amish food writer and pie expert! She has released a unique and appealing cookbook that offers both traditional Amish pie recipes passed down through generations and modern recipes with surprise twists. Woven through the book are short stories that highlight the beauty and simplicity of modern Amish life, told from Sherry’s down-to-earth and sweet point-of- view. Filled with classic pie recipes such as apple and pecan, yet bolstered with modern pie innovations like pie pops, Thanksgiving Pie, and pies-in-a-jar, this is a collection of simple, straightforward recipes and stories of Amish life that will help bakers bring their families together around the table. Brimming with full-color photography of more than 100 recipes - full of simple, wholesome ingredients and tried-and-true techniques that are sure to please any palate - ME, MYSELF, AND PIE will help you bake the perfect Amish pie, whether you are a pie novice or a filled-pastry aficionado. From sweet and savory fillings, basic crusts, fruit pies, cream pies, meringues, scrumptious toppings, and more, ME, MYSELF, AND PIE has a pie for everyone! Some featured recipes include: Dutch Peaches and Cream Pie, Grasshopper Pie, Apple Skillet Pie, Sour Cherry Crunch Pie, Frozen Pink Lemonade Pie, Shoo-Fly Pie, Peanut Butter Cream Pie, Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Lemon Icebox Pie, Cream Cheese Pecan Pie & Summer Tomato Pie!
    *The National Geographic Channel featured Sherry prominently in the 2012 debut season of their documentary series, Amish: Out of Order. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. She’s a caregiver to her twenty-three- year-old daughter, a Sunday school teacher, a cooking show host, and an official pie contest judge.

    *Co-Hosting this www.faithbooks.ca interview is Cherie Inksetter (Former Pie Shop Owner) from www.stgilesstcatharines.ca

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Pub Crawl

  • Joining Drew Today: Josh Marshall — The newly married son of a... legendary broadcaster!

    “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)

    A Father & Son will discuss:
    1. After an Indiana State Trooper pulled over a woman for a traffic violation, he asked her if she had a home church and if she had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. Then, along with a warning ticket, he handed her a religious pamphlet that asked readers to acknowledge they were sinners. The trooper is now being sued for violating the woman's First & Fourth Amendment rights. Is this lawsuit justified or does the officer have the right to free speech?

    2. An Oregon couple that own a bakery, refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. They are now being sued for $150,000 for violating the couple's civil rights and will probably go bankrupt. The bakery owners claim that is was their civil rights that were infringed upon because they were just trying to live by their religious beliefs. Whose rights are more important?

    3. A Trinity Western graduate is suing a company because during the process of not being hired by them, the owner proceeded to slam her for her Christian beliefs and the fact that she graduated from a place that forbids students to have sex outside of a heterosexual marriage. The owner wrote that not only was she not qualified but that "unlike Trinity Western University, we embrace diversity, and the right of people to sleep with or marry whoever they want." In one of her replies, the student closed the email with “God Bless.” The owner responded to this by saying that, “God Bless is very offensive to me, and yet another sign of your attempts to impose your religious views on me. I do not want to be blessed by some guy who was conceived by a whore, outside of marriage, and whom has been the very reason for the most horrendous abuses and human rights violations in the history of the human race. If I was to meet the guy, I'd actually fuck him.” Should the Christian girl sue?

Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    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: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter For The Chicago Tribune