Special Guests

  • Sir Ken Robinson — Human Hand-Grenade To Standardized Testing & Our Current Educational Systems
    “If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk went up on YouTube. In just 19 minutes his wry but eviscerating presentation gave voice to what so many of us are living through: our schools are failing to recognize creativity; we’re failing to prepare the next generation for the challenges that lie ahead.” ~ VANITY FAIR

    Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers on these topics, with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been viewed more than 25 million times and seen by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. His 2006 talk is the most viewed in TED’s history. In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders. In 2005 he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s Principal Voices. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

  • David Mainse — Founder Of 100 Huntley Street

    Canadians have welcomed 100 Huntley Street into their living rooms daily for nearly four decades, and on October 14th, Canada’s longest running daily talk show will air its 10,000th episode. It is a significant milestone for any broadcast production, let alone a Christian donor funded ministry. Faithfully, viewers have watched and supported 100 Huntley Street’s presentation of life-changing testimonies and teaching, anchored for many years by the organization’s Founder, David Mainse. David and Norma-Jean Mainse are pioneers in the broadcast industry. In 1962 they began the Crossroads TV ministry and the daily 100 Huntley Street in 1977. The ministry expanded beyond a television show to help people around the globe, with an important focus on relief and development. To date more than $36-million has been provided in aid to help people and causes in more than 25 countries. Social and spiritual care has also been provided to millions of people who have called the Crossroads Ministry through its Prayer Lines, equipped with trained volunteers and staff who respond to calls around the clock. As 100 Huntley Street reaches its 10,000th episode, the show will celebrate by honouring its legacy and looking towards the future of the ministry. David Mainse and special guests will return to host the live 9:30am episode on Global Television on Wednesday, October 14th and repeat at 11:00am on YES TV. A second special live broadcast will air at 9:00pm that same day on YES TV, with John Hull and the 100 Huntley Street on-air team, featuring Christian band The City Harmonic.

  • Jen Hatmaker — Author of For The Love: Fighting For Grace in a World of Impossible Standards
    In her anticipated new book FOR THE LOVE, Austin-based bestselling author Jen Hatmaker writes about grace like she lives it: passionately, hilariously, and exceedingly well. Through her 11 books, hugely popular blog, HGTV hit “My Big Family Renovation” and recent pilot “Your Big Family Renovation,” speaking at conferences and more, Jen proclaims counter cultural truths with wit, wisdom, and an irrepressible love for people and God. FOR THE LOVE is hilarious but thoughtful, a nourishing break but unflinchingly real. Jen emerges as a firm but gentle encourager, pushing women to laugh, love, and live. “I think part of my role in my time and place is to help lead our tribe to be healers instead of hurters,” she says. “So much of the message of For the Love is this: Let’s really give this grace thing a try.”
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada


  • Kelly Lepley
    “My transition from male to female cost me my home, marriage, retirement, friends, and acceptance within my church. As painful as it was, I would not have traded it for the life lessons it taught me.”
    Pain can make us selfish, while truly becoming oneself has the potential to make us selfless in ways we never imagined. In her deeply personal TEDtalk, UPS pilot Kelly Lepley considers how the things we choose to hide – or embrace – can ultimately define who we are. With a steadfast commitment to a single path that is rarely seen, Kelly Lepley has grown from pointing at pictures of airplanes in every book she could find to flying one of the largest cargo planes that UPS holds. In stark contrast, her personal life follows a complex and twisting path. Riddled with the shadows of deception and self-doubt, she is familiar with the painful stops, starts, and questions that come with becoming who you are. With immense love for her two daughters who she adopted from China, Kelly Lepley profoundly understands the complexity of chasing the longings that consume us.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Annie Bonsignore
    Annie Bonsignore is a multi-talented singer/songwriter. Annie was born into an incredibly musical family. She could sing before she could talk, was competing in Regional Esteddfodua’s by the age of six years old and composed her first song at age nine. This South African native grew up on the stage, performing and exploring everything from Mozart to musical theatre, folk, country and jazz. Annie has performed in London, New York, South Africa and of course Toronto, which has been her home now for the last twelve years. She has over 18 years of experience as a vocal coach and choir director and continues to teach voice in Toronto where she is quickly making a name for herself in the Toronto Music Scene. Annie Bonsignore’s self produced debut album, Shades of Red is a collection of 11 original songs with her extraordinary voice accompanied only by piano and violin, with minimalist traces of guitar and percussion. Mini operatic excursions take the place of solos, in this air tight production that really breathes. Ranging from early Brill Building era songcraft to modern Disney stylings, Annie has made an exceptionally beautiful, emotive album, all about the darker shades of love.
    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

Pub Crawl

  • 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)

    This week on The Pub Crawl:
    Tripp Fuller - Host Of the Homebrewed Christianity Podcast www.homebrewedchristianity.com
    Scott Paeth - Host Of the Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago www.scottpaeth.com


    1/ Have the Muppets gone too far or has Franklin Graham?
    Before the premiere of ABC’s new remixed version of The Muppets even had a chance to air, evangelist Franklin Graham posted his disgust on Facebook and asked his followers to contact ABC and demand it's removal from the airwaves. “Tonight ABC is premiering a new “mature version” of the Muppets that reports say will cover a range of topics from sex to drugs to “interspecies relationships” with no subject being off limits. It sounds to me like the whole show should be off limits! Hollywood seems to be in a frenzy to see what new moral low they can reach in their programming. Their agenda is to promote sin to a younger and younger audience. I applaud the group One Million Moms for speaking out against this and urging parents to call on ABC to take it off the air. The Bible says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.” That goes for Kermit the Frog as well!”

    2/ Anyone else's head tilt to one side with a Christian music artist being named “One of Nashville's 25 Most Beautiful People”?
    Sure Toby Mac is a good looking guy and I guess that looks unfortunately count when it comes to the entertainment industry, but should Christian recording artists be “different”? Should they maybe decline such acclamation or is it just another smart marketing move to help TobyMac sell more of his new album?

    3/ What happens when you combine 320 million people, guns and God? USA! USA! USA! USA!
    *Another mass shooting on an American campus where Christianity & Satan were part of the story
    *Yet another American Christian ministry falls short on their claim that the world would end this week
    *American Christian preachers (Dr. Robert Jeffress, Dr. David Jeremiah, Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Jentezen Franklin) have aligned themselves with 2016 GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

    Is it possible that the United States Of America deserves to be led by a Christian billionaire with bad hair? (Speaking of Armageddon.)

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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