Kathie Lee Gifford — Television Host, Actress, Singer, Playwright, Songwriter, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All BeganKathie Lee Gifford has enjoyed a diverse and successful four-decade career. Though best known for her 15 years on Regis and Kathie Lee (11 Emmy nominations), and currently acting as the three time Emmy-winning co-host of the fourth hour of the Today Show with Hoda Kotb, Gifford has always pursued projects which inspire and challenge her. In 2013, Gifford launched her podcast, ”Kathie Lee & Company,” with Podcast One. Each week, Gifford is joined by a friend from the world of TV, film, music, sports and news for a special one-on-one conversation. Gifford made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Putting it Together’ in 2000, then originated the role of Marta Dunhill in Rupert Holmes’ ‘Thumbs’ and played Miss Hannigan in a record-breaking run of “Annie” at Madison Square Garden. In 2005 her first musical ‘Under The Bridge’ (book and lyrics, contributing composer) opened off Broadway. In November of 2012, her musical, ‘Scandalous’ (book/lyrics) opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater and received a Tony nomination. She is the NY Times best-selling author of many books, and as a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires. Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith: The Rock (Jesus Christ): Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul / The Road (Israel): Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God’s covenant / The Rabbi (God’s Word): Go beyond a “Sunday school” approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures. As you journey through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi, you’ll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason’s insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.
Jim Caviezel — Starred In Passion Of The Christ, Hacksaw Ridge, The Thin Red Line, The Count of Monte Cristo, Person Of Interest*Due to technical difficulties, Drew's 25 minute interview with Jim turned into "6 Minutes With Jesus." (Jesus multiplied fish & bread and turned water into wine. Drew does things a little differently.)
In 1992 Jim landed a small role as an Italian ticket agent in Gus Van Sant’s My Private Idaho which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award. To further his career Jim moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980’s and while making his round of auditions, Jim found small roles on popular TV shows Murder She Wrote, The Wonder Years and the popular miniseries on CBS, Children of the Dust. Caviezel geared toward the big screen and accepted a role in Michael Ritchie’s drama Diggstown, followed by Lawrence Kasdan’s action film Wyatt Earp and in the action drama G.I Jane opposite actress Demi Moore, Jim became known as “Slov” Jim’s breakthrough role came in 1998 when he was cast in Terrence Malick’s Oscar nominated film The Thin Red Line, a dramatic adaptation of a popular book about World War II alongside Sean Penn and Adrien Brody. That generated quality and mainstream roles in films such as Ang Lee’s Civil War drama Ride with the Devil, Mimi Leders dramatic romance Pay it Forward & Luis Mandoki’s romantic thriller Angel Eyes. In 2002, Caviezel played the lead in an adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo based on the classic novel by Alexander Dumas. His next two roles included High Crimes opposite Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman and in Robert Harmon’s crime thriller in film Highwaymen. Jim was recognized for his intense preparations for film roles and his role as Jesus in Passion of the Christ earned him a Grace Award from the Movie Guide Awards for the Most Inspired Movie Acting. Next, Jim played the character of Bobby Jones in the biographical drama Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius. In 2006, Jim played opposite Denzel Washington in the sci-fi thriller Déjà vu. Jim’s role on the mini TV-series The Prisoner for six episodes allowed him to prepare for his biggest TV role. In 2012, Jim appeared in the drama thriller Transit, alongside James Frain and Elisabeth Rohm. Premiering in 2011 Jim starred as ex-CIA special operations agent Jon Reese in CBS’s critically lauded drama, Person of Interest for all five seasons. In August 2013, Jim played Ward Allen in Savannah with acclaimed actors Sam Shepard, Hal Holbrook, Bradley Whitford and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Later in the fall, Jim starred as the insidious villain Warden Hobbes in the prison break action film Escape Plan (Summit Entertainment) opposite Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The following year, Jim portrayed the legendary Coach Bob Ladouceur, opposite Laura Dern in the real-life football movie When The Game Stands Tall. In 2017 Jim starred in The Ballad of Lefty Brown opposite Bill Pullman and Kathy Baker. And his upcoming film releases are Jo, the Medicine Runner with Matt Dillon and Paul, Apostle of Christ portraying Luke, which is playing in theatres now.
Bart D. Ehrman — Author of THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the WorldChristianity could have easily become a forgotten sect of Judaism, but instead, it spread at a mind-boggling pace, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. How? Bart Ehrman has turned this question over in his head for thirty years, and THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY is the culmination of his work to answer it. Ehrman’s newest book combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law. *Bart D. Ehrman is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Misquoting Jesus and God’s Problem. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the Bible and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, the History Channel, NPR’s Fresh Air, and more.
CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT EASTER FINALE! — 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: Philip Yancey - Bestselling Author www.philipyancey.com
Growing up in a strict, fundamentalist church in the southern USA, a young Philip Yancey tended to view God as “a scowling Supercop, searching for anyone who might be having a good time—in order to squash them.” Yancey jokes today about being “in recovery” from a toxic church. “Of course, there were good qualities too. If a neighbor’s house burned down, the congregation would rally around and show charity—if, that is, the house belonged to a white person. I grew up confused by the contradictions. We heard about love and grace, but I didn’t experience much. And we were taught that God answers prayers, miraculously, but my father died of polio just after my first birthday, despite many prayers for his healing.” For Yancey, reading offered a window to a different world. So, he devoured books that opened his mind, challenged his upbringing, and went against what he had been taught. A sense of betrayal engulfed him. “I felt I had been lied to. For instance, what I learned from a book like To Kill a Mockingbird or Black Like Me contradicted the racism I encountered in church. I went through a period of reacting against everything I was taught and even discarding my faith. I began my journey back mainly by encountering a world very different than I had been taught, an expansive world of beauty and goodness. Along the way I realized that God had been misrepresented to me. Cautiously, warily, I returned, circling around the faith to see if it might be true.” Ever since, Yancey has explored the most basic questions and deepest mysteries of the Christian faith, taking millions of readers with him. Early on he crafted best-selling books such as Disappointment with God and Where is God When it Hurts?. However, more recently, he has felt the freedom to explore central issues of the Christian faith, penning award-winning titles such as The Jesus I Never Knew, What’s So Amazing About Grace? and Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? He currently has more than 15 million books in print, published in 35 languages worldwide.
CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT (Listener Feedback) — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)(*AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE)
Over the last few months, Drew has spoken to many who have had a profound impact on his spiritual life throughout the years, in order to help guide him as he attempts to “crawl back to the Light.” This Easter weekend marks the end of the series, so at the end of today’s show, Drew will do something he rarely does and open the phone lines to his listeners.
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Jared TkachukRyan Arcand was a homeless, indigenous man that people avoided. He had a developmental disability, trauma and mental illness and was frequently high or drunk. One day, a woman caught Ryan playing a beat up street piano then posted it on YouTube. The video went viral and was seen by millions around the world. The song he wrote was called Beginnings. Ryan died a few weeks ago. His friend and social worker, Jared Tkachuk, joins us during our Easter Special today, to pay tribute to Ryan and to discuss why none of us cared about this man until he entertained us.
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New Genesis Gospel ChoraleStarted in 2016, New Genesis Gospel Chorale is a collection of young people from different denominations of Christianity across the GTA who have come together through one connection: God. Their love and passion for Him and their understanding of His greatness is channeled through their ministry in music. They enjoy singing gospel music but also venturing into other areas of musical genres that expand their repertoire, while broadening their knowledge of music in general. Created by André and Chantelle Williams (brother and sister), their vision was to create a comfortable atmosphere for young people who felt guarded in their respective churches and unable at times to be vulnerable to be able to break down that wall in this space. Find NGGC on Facebook
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