St. Patrick's Day Special


  • soulSURVIVOR GRAND FINALE — Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    After 5 Tribes have “competed” for the soul of our soulSURVIVOR...

    Robert Millet – Tribe Mormonism
    Arun Gandhi (Gandhi’s Grandson) - Tribe Hinduism
    Sheikh Hamza Yusuf - Tribe Muslim
    Robert Thurman - Tribe Buddhism
    William P. Young – Tribe Christianity

    ... today we'll find out which Tribe our soulSURVIVOR has chosen as the one he is now most interested in either joining or just exploring further.

Special Guests

  • Pádraig Ó Tuama — Irish Poet, Theologian, Leader at The Corrymeela Community
    Corrymeela is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. They began before “The Troubles” and continue on in Northern Ireland’s changing post–conflict society. Pádraig has worked with groups in Ireland, Britain, the US and Australia. With interests in storytelling, group-work, theology and conflict, Pádraig lectures, leads retreats and writes both poetry and prose.

    “Pádraig Ó Tuama is an extraordinary person, whose influence extends quietly and gracefully across the world. His poetry bears these same qualities and brings him close. It is a gift to us all.” Krista Tippet ~ Creator & Host of On Being

    “You’re publishing a book of poetry? That’s nice I suppose. Did you hear the woman down the road died? It was a lovely funeral. Packed out.” ~ Pádraig's Ma, Creator of Pádraig

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    For thousands of years, spiritual teachers from many different traditions have reminded us of the richness of the human spirit and its potentials. But without real self-knowledge, it is not possible to awaken to the deeper truths of the soul or to sustain whatever degree of realization we have attained. One of the most powerful tools for understanding ourselves and others is the Enneagram, an ancient symbol of unity and diversity, change and transformation.

    Type 9 THE PEACEMAKER - The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent.
    Type 1 THE REFORMER - The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

    Type 2 THE HELPER - The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive
    Type 3 THE ACHIEVER - The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

    *Gayle Scott has been teaching Authorized Riso-Hudson Enneagram Workshops, Riso-Hudson Trainings, and Teacher Certification courses in the US and internationally since 2005. She leads the Enneagram Institute’s Teacher Certification Program, supervising and certifying students to teach Authorized Workshops, and facilitating the required Master Class: Practicum on Workshop Teaching. Scott Is a Certified Integral Life Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco. She maintains an Enneagram teaching and consulting practice as well as her Integral Coaching practice in Boulder, Colorado. She facilitates various Enneagram and film-related workshops and seminars across the US and Canada. Gayle is a veteran of the Hollywood and Canadian film and television industries with over 20 years’ experience in production. In the mid ’90’s, her work with actors inspired her to combine her professional expertise with her passion for the Enneagram. She began employing the Enneagram as a tool for psychological character development in scriptwriting and film acting, leading to her pioneering specialty of Enneagram Consultant to Actors and Screenwriters. Her clientele has included many well-known actors, opera singers, writers, and directors.

  • Bart Ehrman — Author of Jesus Before The Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior
    Many believe that the Gospel stories of Jesus are based on eyewitness testimony and are therefore historically reliable. Now, for the first time, a scholar of the New Testament, New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman (Misquoting Jesus; and Jesus, Interrupted), surveys research from the fields of psychology, anthropology, and sociology to explore how oral traditions and group memories really work and questions how reliable the Gospels can be. Focusing on the decades-long gap between when Jesus lived and when these documents about him began to appear, Ehrman looks to these varied disciplines to see what they can tell us about how the New Testament developed. In the book, Ehrman examines:
    - How cultural anthropologists studied the oral traditions of Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Ghana to reveal how stories always change as they are passed along.
    - How psychologists have discovered the routine phenomena of “false memories” and how strongly people contend that these false memories really happened.
    - How modern legal scholars and psychologists have shown how unreliable eyewitness testimonies really are, with people regularly distorting what they experienced.
    - How sociologists have shown that a group’s collective memory is strongly shaped by the issues and concerns of the remembering community just as much by the events themselves
    Jesus Before the Gospels is a compelling narrative that not only demonstrates Ehrman’s deep knowledge and meticulous scholarship, but also challenges the historical accuracy of the Gospels and what they tell us about the historical Jesus, the way we read and think about these sacred texts, and how we view history.

  • John McAuley — Author of Leading From The In Between: Crossing Bridges with Emerging Leaders
    The nurture and care provided to potential leaders during the early years of their development are crucial to ensuring they become healthy and mature leaders of the future. In Leading from the In-Between, John McAuley demonstrates the principle as he draws on his many years working with emerging leaders and shares his poignant insights into successful leadership development. He shares how he systematically built into the lives of these younger leaders the mindset and skills that eventually nurtured them into strong, well-rooted "oaks." The depth of his understanding is evident throughout the book. His invaluable experience with both younger and seasoned leaders is brilliantly captured in his insights, which he compares to a bridge that will help others avoid the pitfalls and celebrate the prizes to be won as we equip future leaders for their maximum impact and success. John's faith story is equally part of the interlacing that underscores the importance of each individual's relationship to leadership and spiritual formation. His concept of "cadence," which invites emerging leaders to "be in step with wisdom," is refreshing. This book in enriched be John's decades of leadership experiences at Muskoka Woods. His passion for developing emerging leaders into their full potential will inspire the rest of us to do the same.

    *Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, John specializes in emerging leader and organizational leadership development. Known for his humour and relevant teaching, he is a sought-after public speaker and consultant. John completed his master's degree in organizational leadership at Cairn University. He recently received an honorary doctorate in divinity from Briercrest College and Seminary. John is an Adler-trained coach and a graduate of the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and the Haden Institute for Spiritual Direction. He is an active mentor, coach and spiritual director.

Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...

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

  • Recording Artists: Rant Maggie Rant
    This energetic Celtic ensemble has performed on Canada’s east and west coasts and central USA, as well as more than 150 shows in almost every corner of Ontario. Their 2015 Canadian concert dates included a sold-out performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. They've performed at the Folk Alliance International Showcases in Kansas City, MO and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Kerhonkson, NY. In 2014, they performed at London's Home County Music Festival, where they shared the stage with Ashley MacIsaac, The Bills and The Beauties; Stratford’s Knox Church with internationally-renowned musician Loreena McKennitt and Trent Severn, as well as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. The band recently won International Artist of the Year at the 2015 Australian Celtic Music Awards and received a 2013 Jack Richardson Music Award in the Traditional Folk/Roots category, which recognizes musical excellence in the City of London, Ontario. They have been nominated eight times for Traditional Folk/Roots, World and Celtic Music awards. Rant Maggie Rant has released three CDs to date: Rant Maggie Rant, (2013) Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration (2011) and World’s Edge (2009). Their fourth recording effort is currently underway.
    *Rant Maggie Rant will be performing on St Patrick's Day March 17th at Hugh's Room, Toronto 8:30 PM

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    (We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's show, then contact them for shipping details. To win you must be from Canada eh!)