SPECIAL: TRIBUTE TO BILLY
This week, the world lost a great man of integrity. Respected Evangelist (a term not often used these days) Rev. Dr. Billy Graham was a friend to Presidents, world leaders, faith leaders and to the poor and needy as well. He was one of the first “preachers” who insisted on black and white integration, at a time when integration was a bad word. He was one of the last preachers to have lived an entire life void of personal controversy. He refused to do things just because it would make him more money. He refused to refuse to join people of other faiths. He was more concerned with sharing a message of love than a message of separation, segregation, judgement and condemnation. He was simply - BILLY! Today we’ll hear from those who knew Billy well.
Rick Warren - Founding Pastor of Saddleback Church, Best Selling Author of Purpose Driven Life
Larry Ross - Billy’s Long Time Spokesperson
Tony Campolo - Sociologist, Theologian, Author
Rev. Dr. Billy Graham’s Memorial Site
TRIBUTE TO BILLY: Rick Warren - Founding Pastor of Saddleback Church, Best Selling Author of Purpose Driven Life
TRIBUTE TO BILLY: Larry Ross - Billy Graham’s Long Time Spokesperson
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: Tony Campolo - Sociologist, Theologian, Author
Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization which he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians as well as, for the Campolo Center for Ministry, a program which provides support to those the church has called to full-time ministry. He has written more than 35 books and can be found blogging regularly on tonycampolo.org and redletterchristians.org. Tony and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren. In November 2012, Tony Campolo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Worker’s Convention. The wording on the award is: “Award of Lifetime Achievement is proudly presented to Tony Campolo who has defined and courageously pioneered what is means to encourage, care and lead students, possessing the qualities that inspire us and provoke us to continue the journey into the future with boldness and confidence. As a result of Tony’s life of ministry and leadership he has left a legacy of encouragement and hope to youth workers and students everywhere.” When the presentation was given, a great mention of Tony’s work with Compassion International was made and Compassion asked to be able to say thank you to Tony for the lifetime of child sponsorships he has helped to make possible.
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Jordana TalskyJordana Talsky is a vocalist-songwriter who takes risks, sonically and stylistically, encompassing her diverse influences across multiple genres from jazz to pop, to alternative and ambient, to blues and soul and beyond. With training in opera, musical theatre, world music and acapella, Jordana was nominated for best vocal jazz artist by the Toronto Independent Music Awards (2015) and placed in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (finalist, 2014), Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition (semi-finalist, 2014) and Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists (finalist, 2014, CJSF Radio, Simon Fraser University). The release of Jordana’s new album ‘Neither of Either’ (September 2017) marks an evolution from jazz songstress to performer with a distinct sound, combining acapella and full band tracks while seamlessly weaving between intricate support harmonies, vocal percussion and quirky textures to create an innovative and compelling sound. ‘Neither of Either’ pushes the boundaries of her sound with great vibe, ease of vocal transition, convincing lyrics and musicality that harkens to other strong female voices influential on Jordana like Fiona Apple, Dido, Feist and Alanis Morissette. www.jordanatalsky.com
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LOVE GURUSAfter walking 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago during a three month vow of silence, Drew came to the conclusion that he knows very little about something he loves - LOVE! So he’s decided to reach out to various LOVE GURUS for help.
Today’s Love Guru: Dr. Omri Gillath - Attachment Theory Expert, Professor of Psychology, University of Kansas
Dr. Omri Gillath's riveting TEDx talk explores his trailblazing research on the intrinsic benefits of secure relationships. Combining neuroimaging, gene mapping, and advanced cognitive techniques, his extensive research reveals that a healthy attachment with another person not only leads to happiness, but is integral to overall physical health. *Dr. Gillath’s research focuses on close relationships and their underlying mechanisms. In the past few years he has investigated the psychological aspect of behavioral systems, especially the attachment, caregiving, and sexual mating systems. He’s expanding this work by using neuroimaging techniques, physiological measures, and endocrine markers to examine a diverse range of correlates and underpinnings of socially significant behavioral systems. Dr. Gillath’s work explores the associations between a person's attachment style (relationship style) and goals and behaviors in the caregiving and sexual domains (e.g., ability to provide and receive compassionate care; interest in short- vs. long-term mating strategies). He is also exploring the effects of increasing people's sense of attachment security on their tendency to engage in prosocial behavior, their altruistic and sexual attitudes, and their goals, as well as their attentional strategies. In a separate line of research, Dr. Gillath is looking at online and offline social networks, their characteristics, and the way they change over time. He also looks at the links between one's attachment style and his or her social network.
Craig Lewis — Employment LawyerPrior to joining RZCD Craig was a principal partner in his own litigation boutique firm in Toronto for 12 years after starting his legal career on Bay Street. Craig has been a frequent speaker at seminars concerning employment advocacy matters and has litigated successfully at all levels of Court in the province. In 2011, Craig was the recipient of the Traditional Law Practice Award from the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. He is also a trained mediator. Craig promises to fight for you in your time of need, providing you with both a great deal of compassion and trusted skill along the way. His goal is to produce impressive results through better compensation packages. Craig routinely receives referrals from other legal professionals and past clients, further proving his credibility and superior work. He enjoys helping people during tough times, lessening their stress levels and concerns by way of his reputable legal guidance.
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