• Ian & Larissa Murphy — Featured On Oprah's New Series: BELIEF
    What if that thing you really feared happened? Would the joy you hold pop? Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine? They met in college and fell in love. They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring. They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies and laughing with friends and growing old. They did not imagine a car accident. They did not imagine his brain injury. They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him. And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be. Theirs and God's. Ian and Larissa Murphy tell their story of love in their book, Eight Twenty Eight. Except, it's not just their love story. Really, it's yours as well. Read and gain a picture of love that will challenge all you think you know about what is true and what persists.

Special Guests

  • John Townsend — Author of The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way
    If you have people in your life who avoid taking ownership of their responsibilities, who don’t pull their weight or who assume special unearned privileges, you are experiencing an attitude of entitlement. It can range from an adult child who refuses to find work, to a friend who insists that you treat her as a special case, to co-workers who expect a great deal for little effort. Entitlement is all around us in varying degrees, and it is debilitating our culture, attacking marriages, families, businesses and relationships. In The Entitlement Cure, Dr. John Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries, helps readers recognize the problem and hands us clear-cut solutions to prompt change and success. Whether you are living with or working with an entitled person, there is hope in finding a more balanced and productive life for you and for them. According to Dr. Townsend, The Entitlement Cure is taking a path he calls the Hard Way. The term is about how real success comes to those who face difficult realities, instead of avoiding them. Using a practical, biblical and research-supported approach, the book provides direction and hope for individuals who will, in turn, change the whole. The Entitlement Cure does not single out any generation, but deals with the issue as a multi-generational problem that is shaping our culture. Townsend presents the inspiring success stories of those who have applied his principles to the way they think and behave and relate to others in order to provoke positive change. “There aren’t shortcuts to cure entitlement,” says Dr. Townsend. “It is a path of behaviors and attitudes that undo the negative effect of entitlement, whether in ourselves or in others.” The entitled person must learn to diligently make choices that form a “habit of doing what is best, rather than what is comfortable, to achieve a worthwhile outcome.”
    *Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, leadership coach and organizational consultant and has led numbers of individuals and companies to achieve greater goals. He is a New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries and has authored or co-authored 27 books, selling over eight million copies. John founded the Institute of Leadership and Counseling at Huntington University. He also conducts the Townsend Leadership Program
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?

    Jim Wallis - Social Justice Junkie, New York Times Bestselling Author, Spiritual Advisor to President Obama, President & Founder of Sojourners
    Join Jim for the First Annual Henri Nouwen Lecture Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 PM at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto. Jim will be speaking on a topic that was close to Henri’s heart – The Spirituality of Social Justice. It promises to be an enlightening and engaging evening, well worth the trip to downtown Toronto. Ticket are $20, available through Or at the door.
    *Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners in Washington, DC. a non-profit faith-based organization, network, and movement whose mission statement calls for “putting faith into action for social justice.” He is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and web site which has a combined print and electronic media readership of more than a quarter million people with several million unique visitors to their website each year. Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Wallis has written ten books, including The (Un)Common Good and the New York Times bestsellers God’s Politics and The Great Awakening. He is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad, has written for major newspapers, does regular columns for Huffington Post and, and appears frequently on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR; on shows from Jon Stewart’s Daily Show to the O’Reilly Factor and Sunday shows like This Week and Meet the Press. Wallis also teaches at Georgetown University and has taught at Harvard University. He served on President Obama’s first White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and as the chair of the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum.

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

  • This Weeks Recording Artist: Brother Neil
    Brother Neil represents the singer/songwriter side of Neil Parent's fascinating musical split personality. This multi-faceted creative talent has shone as a big band jazz crooner and member of an acapella vocal group, but of late he has been focused upon writing and singing his own original material. The first fruits of those labours have just emerged on his debut solo album, Bonfire Confessions. This lovely record introduces Brother Neil as a triple threat. He's a fluent fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, and this provides the ideal sonic accompaniment for emotionally eloquent folk-rooted songs that are delivered via a warm and welcoming vocal style. "Bonfire Confessions is the first time I've gone public performing my own compositions," Brother Neil explains. "The words and music are all deeply inspired by the life I live and the people and many musical influences I've encountered on my journey." His choice of album title is a fitting one. Sitting in front of a fire often induces the type of soul-searching and philosophical meditation that makes good raw material for a song, and Neil finds this setting helps him free the muse. "I'm always drawn to the fire and my guitar," he says. "Every single song I've really honed, I did in front of a fire."

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!
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    This week on The Pub Crawl:

    Jim Henderson -
    USA TODAY describes Jim this way “Henderson has blazed a new path as an innovator, author, church-evaluator, self-professed subversive, and leader in the creation of new ways to be publicly and persuasively Christian in the 21st century”. Following twenty-five years working as a pastor Jim formed Off The Map, an organization that produced live events designed to help people recover the lost art of being unusually interested in others, especially outsiders. Jim is a speaker, author and producer. His most subversive act to date was buying an Atheist's soul on eBay. On the heels of that project he hired another Atheist (Matt Casper) to attend church services with him and write reviews. They recount their experiences in their best seller Jim and Casper Go To Church. Jim’s company Jim Henderson Presents produces live events and television projects that look at the important and fascinating role religious spirituality plays in our lives. He calls it looking at religious spirituality from the side. Jim holds a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News and on This American Life with Ira Glass. *Jim Henderson has just launched the Once A Month Church! OAM Church gathers one Sunday morning each month, meets face to face in groups and events whenever the church feels like it, has no paid leaders, offers no tax write offs, and develops emotionally mature adults who follow Jesus.

    David Hayward -
    Baptized Anglican as a baby, came to faith in a Baptist church as a teenager, changed to Pentecostal in his late teens, married another Pentecostal named Lisa, was ordained Presbyterian, pastored a Vineyard church, went Independent, and planted others. The Naked Pastor has been around the theological the block! With a Masters in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Diploma in Religious Studies and Ministry from McGill University in Montreal, David left the professional paid clergy after almost 30 years of ministry in 2010. Still passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, David constantly explores how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways. He loves helping people deconstruct without self-destructing. In 2006 he started the blog nakedpastor, which initiated his public undressing of religion, religious community and spirituality through his writings, art and cartoons. “I love helping people undress religion to the core essential of their own unique spirituality. This makes me happy!” In 2012, David launched The Lasting Supper, an online resource site and community for spiritually independent people to help themselves to find companionship and support for their spiritual journeys. Even though there’s over 400 members and growing, it’s like nakedpastor’s small group.
    *David Hayward has just released his latest book Questions Are The Answer: nakedpastor and the search for understanding. This book uses David’s cartoons and accompanying text to tell his own story from being a ‘Closed’ Christian, with a black and white, fundamentalist view of the world to the freedom of becoming an ‘Open’ Christian with the courage to ask questions and wrestle with some of the tougher challenges of faith.

    1/ Spiritual Leaders – why are so many of them bullies?
    2/ Would you go to church if it only met once a month?
    3/ Why does doubt and asking the “wrong” questions not go over so well in religious institutions?

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Talkback, etc.

  •'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: Kimberly Winston - National Correspondent, Religion News Service