Drew will share his TOP 10 moments of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show.
Moment # 8: THIS ONE TIME - ON TDMS… “The only guest to ever hang up on me was Pro Wrestler Chris Jericho. I asked him if he was 5’8 or if he was 5’11” because I had heard him say both heights in different interviews. His reply: ‘I’m 5’11” man. I’d never say I was 5’8”. Hey look - I gotta go. Goodbye.’ Guess Short Man Syndrome really is a thing. LOL”
TRIBUTE to Jean Vanier — (With Sister Sue Mosteller & Dr. Michael W. Higgins)
JEAN VANIERAuthor of some 30 books, member of the Order of Canada, winner of the Templeton Prize, member of France’s Legion of Honour, member of the Order of Quebec, Jean Vanier was a widely recognized humanitarian, He was the founder of two international organizations dedicated to people with intellectual disabilities: L’Arche and Faith and Light. The 154 L’Arche communities in 38 countries and 1450 Faith and Light communities in 86 countries are places rich in human transformation. Those who live with people with intellectual disabilities leave transformed by what they have received and by the richness of the human relationships they have experienced. Having lived himself over 50 years with people with intellectual disabilities, Jean Vanier has been an ardent advocate for the most vulnerable and marginalized people in our societies. Jean Vanier regularly intervened in public forums, sharing about what he has witnessed and inviting us to acknowledge the gifts and valuable teachings that people with an intellectual disability can contribute to society once they are welcomed and loved. The message of Jean Vanier goes beyond religious and cultural barriers because it speaks to the basic and universal needs of each human being. The message of Jean Vanier redirects our attention to the importance of “being with” others, and most specifically with the most vulnerable. Each person is invited to go beyond personal ambitions to work for the wellbeing of others, attentive to their desires and needs. Only in this way will we discover the hidden treasures and beauty of each human being. L’Arche and Faith and Light are built on the conviction that people who have been judged to be useless and considered to be a financial burden are in fact sources of life who help us to fully embrace our humanity.
Sept 10, 1928 - May 7, 2019
Philosopher, writer, religious and moral leader, founder of communities for people with and without intellectual disabilities… and above all, a follower of Jesus, a peacemaker…
Sister Sue Mosteller - Former L’Arche Director, Member of the Sisters of St. Joseph (Toronto), Author, Friend of Jean Vanier
Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D. - Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University, Author of Vanier Biography, Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart
TRIBUTE to Rachel Held Evans — (With Sarah Bessey )Rachel Held Evans
June 8, 1981 - May 4, 2019
Rachel Held Evans was a New York Times best-selling author whose books included Faith Unraveled (2010), A Year of Biblical Womanhood (2012), Searching for Sunday (2015), Inspired (2018). Hailing from Dayton, Tennessee—home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925— she wrote about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. Rachel had been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, The Huffington Post, The CNN Belief Blog, and on NPR, The BBC, The Today Show, and The View. She served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and kept a busy schedule speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges and universities around the country. Rachel was married to Dan, and they recently welcomed their second child.
*According to “health updates” posted on her blog by her husband Dan, Rachel was admitted to the hospital mid-April with the flu, then had a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, then developed sustained seizures. Doctors put her into a medically induced coma and then when they tried to wean her off that medication, her seizures returned. Upon further investigation, they discovered severe swelling of her brain. She died in the early morning of May 4th. www.rachelheldevans.com
Sarah Bessey - Author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith, Speaker, Co-Curator & Host of Evolving Faith Conference, Friend of Rachel Held Evans www.sarahbessey.com
Remi Adeleke — Navy SEAL, Actor (Transformers: The Last Knight), Entrepreneur, Author of TRANSFORMED: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All OddsStatistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man to not only to rise above those statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father? In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes readers back to stories from his childhood as Nigerian royalty, to losing his father early in life and being financially stripped of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx and doesn’t shy away from the illegal activities that threatened to derail his future. How could a person with this past end up where he is now? And to go a step further, how could a person who barely graduated high school, couldn’t swim, act or lead find great success in areas that require such skills? Having gone through times of intense struggle, racism, pressure, and failure, Adeleke answers those questions in his inspiring story of overcoming the odds, even when it didn’t make sense, and ultimately experiencing true personal transformation. *Remi Adeleke was born in Western Africa, but following the death of his father, he, his mother, and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx, New York. After years of making regrettable decisions, Remi joined the Navy in 2002 and later became a Navy SEAL. Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue careers in writing, speaking, modeling and acting, including the 2017 franchise film Transformers: The Last Knight. Remi also served as the lead technical advisor on the upcoming Netflix blockbuster 6 Underground. And you can see him in current Jockey Ads sporting their latest sportswear and undergarments. Remi holds a BS in organizational leadership and a MS in strategic leadership, both from the University of Charleston West Virginia.
Dawn Bennett — Divorce AttorneyNothing says “Happy Mother’s Day” like a divorce lawyer! Becoming a single mom can be unbelievably scary and overwhelming, but the fact is that even people of faith end up divorcing and it’s critical that moms are aware of how to navigate the divorce process. When the painful decision to divorce has been made, it's important to have someone that really knows the law but also understands your personal & spiritual needs. Dawn Bennett is a Family Lawyer who appreciates that divorce is a reality, and there are many in need of legal counsel.
A 9 Week Series With Canadian Talk Show Host Drew Marshall (& his wife) AND Relationship Guru & Psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson — HOLD ME TIGHT Conversation #3 “Revisiting A Rocky Moment”They tried 28 years of doing marriage their way, but eventually it ended. However, after a long separation, Canadian talk show host Drew Marshall and his wife Bev recently renewed their vows on a small deserted island off the coast of Mexico. Now, to make sure he doesn’t screw it up again, Drew has asked renowned psychologist and relationship guru Dr. Sue Johnson to help he and his wife rebuild their love - but this time with new foundational building blocks, using tools they’ve never had before. Dr. Johnson has agreed to personally take Bev and Drew through her Hold Me Tight Program.
THIS WEEK: HOLD ME TIGHT Conversation #3 “Revisiting A Rocky Moment”
*If you've been following these incredibly vulnerable conversations with Bev, Drew & Dr. Sue and are interested in registering for the Hold Me Tight Program - CLICK HERE to begin rebuilding your love.
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
Allegra JordynAllegra Jordyn is an upcoming Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician who released her debut EP “Possibilities” in November 2018. The record showcases Allegra’s songwriting talents, with five tracks, all solo-written about her personal experiences, including first loves & heartbreaks, self-confidence, and determination to pursue what she loves most. At the young age of 17, Allegra has the ability to draw you into her world and let you feel her passion. Whether it’s the beautiful, haunting falsettos of her voice accompanied by just the piano or guitar, or the energy she brings outperforming upbeat arrangements, Allegra’s confidence and versatility is infectious. With strong backgrounds in music theory, composition, and performance, she is equally comfortable in the studio as she is performing in front of audiences of any size. Allegra is inspired by uniqueness and creativity and is always looking to push her own limits and become stronger in all aspects. As a songwriter, she is influenced by some of the greatest storytellers, including John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Stevie Nicks. Allegra works relentlessly on developing her songwriting abilities, as well as vocal and performance skills in hopes to one day earn a place at their side.
CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Allegra Jordyn- Don’t Hold Me Down (Official Music Video)
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