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Rob TardikRob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist and recording artist performing contemporary jazz/world instrumental music. Many of his releases have charted on Billboard's Top 10 , he has been recognized as the Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the year in 2010. In 2017, he won 1st place in the IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) for “Best Instrumental Composition” for "Voyageur" (CD: Moments) . Rob's music can be heard worldwide on contemporary jazz stations, radio and online as well as on iTunes. Rob regularly performs music from his 5 critically acclaimed CD's to-date as well as other popular tunes at venues all across North America. Rob Tardik’s new album, SYNERGY, is the musical product of his life’s work: A Synergy of Limitless Moments of Balance, Energy, Laughter, and Love . Energized by the Billboard chart success of his albums and singles along with fruitful concert tours and festival dates across North America, multiple award-winning guitarist Rob Tardik returns with his sixth collection, SYNERGY. The title track and debut single “Synergy” features Rob teaming up with long-time friend and Billboard chart-topper Vincent Ingala . In a new role, Vincent shares production duties with Rob, resulting in a true musical “SYNERGY” showcasing their combined artistic strengths. *Rob will be performing (along with previous TDMS guest Mark Masri & upcoming TDMS guests Viva Trio) at The Rose Theatre Brampton, Saturday February 24th at 8:00 PM.
CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: ROB TARDIK on The Drew Marshall Show (2017)
**AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.
**Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD! We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details. (You must be from Canada to win eh!)
Cinco Paul — Hollywood Screenwriter (Despicable Me 1-2-3, The Secret Life Of Pets, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Hop, Santa Clause 2, Bubble Boy)Cinco Paul graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, then got an M.F.A. in screenwriting from USC and became a screenwriter instead. Cinco, along with his writing partner Ken Daurio, has written the screenplays for some of the most recognized and highest earning animated movies. In a recent article If I had the Mormon Prophet's Ear Cinco has come up with three suggestions for his new Mormon president to consider when it comes to making the Mormon Church more relevant in the 21st century:
1/ “Have you done all you can to care for the poor and needy?” would be a much better barometer of temple worthiness (permission to enter a Mormon Temple) than whether or not we drink coffee, for example. And it would help remind us of the importance of this principle.
2/ Every other church youth group that I know of has teens of both genders gather together. Separating our teens seems like a relic of a bygone era and perpetuates the idea that the opposite sex is “the other”; keeping them together would be better for all involved, promoting increased understanding and empathy (and socialization!). And then maybe we can consider not separating the adults third hour either. I can’t think of a single high priests group lesson I’ve attended that wouldn’t have been improved by the presence of the sisters. The gospel should be about bringing people together, not keeping them apart.
3/ Our hymnal and notions of what music is “reverent” are antiquated and tied to 18th- and 19th-century Western European tradition. Both the church and the gospel are a lot bigger than that now (and in truth have always been). We have been conditioned throughout our lives to think that a certain type of music is “appropriate” for worship, and if we hear anything different we immediately feel it’s not conducive to the spirit. But that’s merely a cultural construct, and is not supported in any way by doctrine.
CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew
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*Today’s Guest: Bruxy Cavey - Senior Pastor at The Meeting House, Bestselling Author of The End of Religion www.bruxy.com
Mark Labberton — Editor of Still Evangelical: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning (Contributions by Shane Claiborne, Jim Daly, Mark Galli, Lisa Sharon Harper, Tom Lin, Karen Swallow Prior, Soong-Chan Rah, Robert Chao Romero, Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Allen Yeh)Now that Trump is President, Evangelicalism in America has cracked more than ever. Split on the shoals of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, leaving many wondering if they want to be in or out of the evangelical tribe. The contentiousness brought to the fore surrounds what it means to affirm and demonstrate evangelical Christian faith amidst the messy and polarized realities gripping our country and world. Who or what is defining the evangelical social and political vision? Is it the gospel or is it culture? For a movement that has been about the primacy of Christian faith, this is a crisis. This collection of essays was gathered by Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, who provides an introduction to the volume. What follows is a diverse and provocative set of perspectives and reflections from evangelical insiders who wrestle with their responses to the question of what it means to be evangelical in light of their convictions. Contributors include:
Shane Claiborne, Red Letter Christians
Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
Mark Galli, Christianity Today
Lisa Sharon Harper, FreedomRoad.us
Tom Lin, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Karen Swallow Prior, Liberty University
Soong-Chan Rah, North Park University
Robert Chao Romero, UCLA
Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Grace and Peace Community
Allen Yeh, Biola University
Mark Young, Denver Seminary
Mark Labberton on Twitter
Karen Bliss — Canadian Correspondent for BILLBOARD, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of SAMARITANMAGKaren Bliss has interviewed everyone from Eminem to Jimmy Page, Shania Twain to Eddie Vedder, and since starting her music journalism career in her teens, she has been published in Rolling Stone, Pollstar, MSN, Spinner, Time, NME, Melody Maker and more. As founder/editor-in-chief of music-heavy anti-tabloid SAMARITANMAG, she gets to focus on what really matters - giving back. “Sick of tabloid news? Samaritanmag.com doesn't care who is dating whom, who gained weight in Hollywood, and who might be engaged. Samaritanmag.com is for those people sick of tabloid news and invasive, silly stories. Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine that covers the good deeds and efforts of Samaritans — individuals, charities, small businesses and corporations — anyone trying to make a difference in the world. Good people trying to change bad things is the way we describe it.
Meanwhile, Back On The Farm — With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught Grant Marshall more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.
*Drew’s dad joins us for a special IN-STUDIO visit!