Mubin Shaikh — Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover JihadiJoin us today for a special extended segment with terrorism expert Mubin Shaikh as we discuss last week's attacks in Paris. Feel free to call in during the show to speak with Mubin or to send us your comments/questions.
Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Canada but at age 19, became a supporter of the militant jihadi culture. The 9/11 attacks prompted him to travel to Syria and study Arabic and Islamic Studies deepening his knowledge of Islam. Mubin eventually relinquished his violent interpretations of Islam and volunteered with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to fight international and domestic terrorism. Working for CSIS he infiltrated several radical groups and conducted surveillance on suspects as an undercover operative on cases which remain CLASSIFIED, eventually traversing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). He went undercover with and was instrumental in prosecuting Canada’s largest domestic terrorism investigation known as the “Toronto 18” case. He spent four years testifying in five legal hearings as a Fact Witness resulting in eleven admitting their guilt or being found guilty and seven members released due to Mubin’s testimony. Mubin then completed a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT) and is currently doing his Ph.D in Psychological Sciences, Tactical Decision Making Research Group at the University of Liverpool. He is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. Because of this experience, Mubin is considered a primary source for the study of Islamist radicalization and terrorism by academics worldwide and remains an active trainer of military, police and government intelligence on violent Islamist extremists.
Rich Wilkerson Jr. — Author of Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus In A Spiritually Bankrupt WorldKnown around the world as the pastor who performed the wedding ceremony for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Rich Wilkerson Jr. explains why all the material success in the world won't make you happy or fill the void in your heart through his debut book. Sandcastle Kings hit shelves Nov. 10, 2015 and features cover art created by Kanye West and his team at DONDA, which was unveiled exclusively today on People.com. Wilkerson believes the world has figured out the formula for manufacturing material success, but when it comes to finding true, lasting happiness, we are as lost as ever. “We yearn for more, or less, or something that’s just different from what we have right now,” he says. “Deep down, we know there must be satisfaction for our longing. We just don’t know where to find it.”
“Pastor Rich is one of those rare people who always lights up the room and makes everyone feel like a priority. His optimistic advice and his passion for the Word of God are contagious. He has had such a positive and enlightening influence on my family; we are so blessed to call him our Pastor and our friend.” ~ Kim Kardashian West
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Dr. Dominic Erdozain — Author of Soul Of Doubt: The Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to MarxDr. Erdozain joins us to discuss the rise of doubt and religious skepticism today. He sees it as an expression of Christian conscience and sensibility and offers a bold reinterpretation of several Enlightenment thinkers, including Spinoza and Voltaire. It is widely assumed that science is the enemy of religious faith. The idea is so pervasive that entire industries of religious apologetics converge around the challenge of Darwin, evolution, and the "secular worldview". This book challenges such assumptions by proposing a different cause of unbelief in the West: the Christian conscience. Tracing a history of doubt and unbelief from the Reformation to the age of Darwin and Karl Marx, Dominic Erdozain argues that the most powerful solvents of religious orthodoxy have been concepts of moral equity and personal freedom generated by Christianity itself. Revealing links between the radical Reformation and early modern philosophers such as Baruch Spinoza and Pierre Bayle, Erdozain demonstrates that the dynamism of the Enlightenment, including the very concept of "natural reason" espoused by philosophers such as Voltaire, was rooted in Christian ethics and spirituality. The final chapters explore similar themes in the era of Darwin and Marx, showing how moral revolt preceded and transcended the challenges of evolution and "scientific materialism" in the unseating of religious belief. The picture that emerges is not of a secular challenge to religious faith, but a series of theological insurrections against divisive accounts of Christian orthodoxy.
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?
TODAY'S CHARITY: The Gideons International In Canada
Christmas is all about light. Hanging lights on your house, stringing them on your Christmas tree, lighting candles in your living room. This Christmas you can literally share Light with someone who’s exploring their faith. There’s a special Scripture magazine from The Gideons called Light that was designed to share the Light of Jesus with people who don’t know Him. The Gideons have been around almost as long as light bulbs. They’ve been sharing God’s Word with people since 1911, starting with hotel Bibles and moving on to hospitals, prisons, and those little New Testaments you might have received in Grade 5. But in the past couple of years Gideons Canada has been shaking things up and doing some new things:
-They've launched a global outreach app for smartphones called NewLife
-They’ve started creating new kinds of Scriptures that make it easy for someone to understand the gospel
- And they’re taking this innovation and passion literally all over the world.
If you’re up for sharing something with your friends or neighbours this Christmas—something that looks professional and stirs people’s hearts—you’re going to want one of these Light magazines.
Go to www.gideons.ca/lightmagazine and order your Christmas pack today. You can share the Light this Christmas.
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
Recording Artist: Coco Love AlcornCHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her current project, "The Spirit Sessions", to be released in 2016. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her generous nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation of the spirit that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along. Combine that with her “leap and the net will appear” performance style that comes from a lifetime of improvisation, and you have a powerful and passionate new offering. Coco's music has charmed and thrilled audiences for more than twenty years. That powerful energy has guided Coco through numerous festival appearances, award nominations, licensing opportunities on hit TV shows and national headlining tours. But it is safe to say that she has never been more literally driven by that spirit than on The Spirit Sessions. It’s the record she’s been working toward her whole life, and she reveals “I feel more excited and passionate about this project than anything else I’ve ever written.” Coco has appeared on the stages of over twenty-five prominent festivals, headlined many of Canada’s notable music venues, and has opened for respected artists from Burton Cummings to Ani DiFranco to Chantal Kreviazuk. Her music has also been placed on hit shows such as The L Word and Felicity, and her previous solo projects have resulted in ECMA, WCMA, and NSMA nominations. But this latest project really resonates with her musical core – The Spirit Sessions is perhaps the most authentic expression of Coco’s uncanny gift for connecting with her listening audience.
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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:
Imam Shazim Khan - Last Friday night, Paris was attacked by ISIS followers and many were horrifically killed. Then on Saturday night, The Masjid Al-Salaam mosque in Peterborough Ontario was set on fire. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the attack as a hate crime. The mosque's crowd funding project to raise $80,000 for repairs has already been reached.
Rick Love - With a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and having served as an Adjunct Professor in Islamics for Fuller Theological Seminary and Columbia International University, Rick Love is an internationally-recognized expert in Christian-Muslim relations. He is President of Peace Catalyst International and serves as Associate Director of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. www.ricklove.net
To bomb or to “Love Bomb” - that is the question many people of faith are struggling with when it comes to ISIS, especially after last week's deadly attacks in Paris.
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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: Sarah Pulliam Bailey – Religion Reporter for The Washington Post