100 Huntley Street: About
Guests
 
Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dr. Merry Lin
Dr. Merry C Lin is a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in counselling individuals, couples and families on a variety of personal issues. She specializes in helping people overcome depression, anxiety and fear, abuse and trauma, stress, grief, marital and relationship struggles, parenting and family issues, and other life stressors. Her passion is to help people of all ages discover their full potential and to realize their purpose and joy in life. She is also passionate about helping clients develop healthy relationships with their spouse, children, family, friends and co-workers. Her new book is entitled, “The Fully Lived Life: Rescuing Our Souls From All That Holds Us Back.” Today she will talk about blended families. DrMerryLin.com

Tara Teng
Tara Teng is a human rights activist and a modern-day slavery abolitionist. Her heartbeat and passion is to see all people, regardless of nationality, culture, gender, lifestyle or belief, thrive in freedom, truth and abundance. Born in Nanaimo, BC and raised on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Tara stands as a voice for the voiceless, promoting justice and equality for all people. She was crowned Miss World Canada in May 2012 and uses her platform to encourage women and empower them to make a difference. www.tarateng.wordpress.com

Dr. Susan Sharpe
Susan and her husband Ken adopted Laura-Valentine from China.

Laura-Valentine Lock
It was on Laura-Valentine’s initial missions trip to Uganda when she encountered the cold reality of child abandonment. There, among the orphans, she saw first hand the cruel existence facing children left without a home, without a family, without a future. Like the lone survivor of a plane crash, the high school freshman wrestled internally with the inevitable questions, Why Me? Why am I so important that I was chosen – and they weren’t? Left by her birth mother in China, Laura-Valentine has always known that she too was once abandoned. But unlike those Ugandan orphans, a loving adoptive family swept her away at just three months old to a new life in America. All she has ever known is a home full of incredible support and opportunities. This trip changed everything. www.laura-valentine.com


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Mark Buchanan
Mark Buchanan is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary and is the author of seven books (Your God is Too Safe, Things Unseen, The Holy Wild, The Rest of God, Hidden in Plain Sight, Spiritual Rhythm, and Your Church is Too Safe). Mark has also written numerous articles for Seven, Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, Discipleship Journal, Conversations and several other magazines as well. Today he will share insights from his book, "Your Church is too Safe." www.markbuchanan.net.

George Foreman
As an impoverished youth, George Foreman often bullied younger children. He later became a mugger and a brawler on the hard streets of Houston's Fifth Ward by age 15. Luckily, he was saved by the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps, a program developed to help disadvantaged kids by teaching them vocational job skills. Foreman traveled to California which is where he met Doc Broaddus, who was a Job Corps counselor and a boxing coach. It was Broaddus who encouraged Foreman to become a boxer. In 1969, Foreman turned professional and within two years, Foreman was ranked the No. 1 challenger by the WBA and WBC. By 1972, Foreman had a perfect 37-0 record which included 35 knockouts. In 1978, he became an ordained a minister and began preaching in his hometown, Houston, Texas. In 1984, he founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center, a non-denominational place for kids who need direction like he once did. Since the early 1990s, Foreman also discovered his talent for salesmanship, and by the end of the decade, he was making millions off of his appearances in infomercials marketing the George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine. To date, more than 100 million of the units have sold worldwide. He has now successfully launched a line of environmentally safe cleaning products, exclusive line of personal care products, a prescription shoe for diabetics to prevent amputations, a restaurant franchise called UFood Grille, 10 books, and the list continues to build. At the same time, Foreman continues to tend to his ministry at The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, which he founded in 1980. GeorgeForeman.com

Shahar Shilo
Mr. Shahar Shilo has spent the last 24 years working in both domestic and overseas tourism, specializing in Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece and Crete. His professional pursuits as a guide, lecturer, and educator are aimed primarily toward the academic population, as he works most profoundly with the Biblical History and Archeology of the Holy Land. Most of the lectures he delivers, and the majority of the guided tours he conducts, feature Jerusalem and highlight the southern region of Israel. www.AllAboutJerusalem.com

Paul Brandt
Paul Brandt is the most awarded Male Country artist in Canadian history. Not only has his songwriting taken him to the top of the American and Canadian charts, his music has caught the ear of some of the biggest names in the business. He's been honoured as the CMA's Global Artist of the Year, collected 14 CCMA's, 6 Junos (Canada's Grammy), and is a multi-platinum selling artist. In a span of a decade, Paul's name has become synonymous with Canada, great Country Music, family values, and Alberta's pride, independence and optimistic enthusiasm. Today we will hear a song from Paul's latest album, "Just as I Am." www.PaulBrandt.com

Larry Crabb
Bestselling author and psychologist, Dr. Larry Crabb, explores godly masculinity and godly femininity, showing how a biblical understanding of gender frees us to fully experience God, ourselves, and each other. In Fully Alive, Larry presents a biblically grounded understanding of gender uniqueness. His illustration of a bridge of connection shows how the two genders can relationally come together in God-revealing harmony as they celebrate their God-designed uniqueness. Readers will discover that God created male and female to relate in gender-specific ways to make a difference in others by displaying God's relational character. Crabb clearly shows men and women what it means to live fully alive as feminine women and masculine men. www.newwayministries.org


Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Derek Schuurman
Derek C. Schuurman (Ph.D., McMaster University) is Professor of computer science and chair of the computer science department at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. In his new book, "Shaping a Digital World: Faith Culture and Computer Technology," he claims that digital technology has become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Our increasingly fast-paced world seems more and more remote from the world narrated in Scripture. But despite its pervasiveness, there remains a dearth of theological reflection about computer technology and what it means to live as a faithful Christian in a digitally-saturated society. cs.redeemer.ca/derek

Jefferson Bethke
In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in Spoken Word that went viral on Youtube. In his new book, Bethke highlights the differences between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he's not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion. JeffBethke.com

Larry Crabb
Bestselling author and psychologist, Dr. Larry Crabb, explores godly masculinity and godly femininity, showing how a biblical understanding of gender frees us to fully experience God, ourselves, and each other. In Fully Alive, Larry presents a biblically grounded understanding of gender uniqueness. His illustration of a bridge of connection shows how the two genders can relationally come together in God-revealing harmony as they celebrate their God-designed uniqueness. Readers will discover that God created male and female to relate in gender-specific ways to make a difference in others by displaying God's relational character. Crabb clearly shows men and women what it means to live fully alive as feminine women and masculine men. www.newwayministries.org

Shelly Calcagno
Shelly is passionate about family and the younger generation with a desire to see them engaged in and living out their faith. She studied at Brock University and Master's College and Seminary. Shelly also loves to create and write and has been involved in projects with Godrocks!, and The Salvation Army of Canada. Shelly is the Director of Family Ministry at Crossroads, influencing and creating content and resources for family and children. Today, she will give us an update on some of our Family Ministry Initiatives, which include Craft Corner, Louis Says and RocKidsTV. www.crossroads.ca


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Gary Thomas
You believe your marriage has an eternal purpose. You long for it to reach beyond your home and encourage others. But what does it look like to have a spiritually intentional relationship in the midst of dirty dishes, work deadlines and car pools? Whatever season of marriage you are in, A Lifelong Love, authored by best-selling author and speaker, Gary Thomas, gives you the practical tools in order to infuse your marriage with a spiritual passion that will not only change you but will change the world around you. GaryThomas.com

Michel Bell
Michel Bell is the author of several books including: "The New Managing God's Money-The Basics", "Managing God's Time: Personal Effectiveness Improvement", and "Managing God's Money". Through seminars, workshops and other media, Michel teaches individuals providing attitudes, tools and techniques to manage God's money for His glory. Michel held many senior finance, strategy, and planning positions in the Alcan Inc. group, including Regional Vice President Finance and Legal for Alcan's Pacific subsidiary, and Chief Financial Officer for Alcan's worldwide bauxite and alumina group. Today he is here to share how to prepare financially for the Holiday Season. www.managinggodsmoney.com

Rocket Johnny
Johnny Rocket is the host of Morning Spin on SHINE FM and is also the host of YesTV's, "Most Requested." www.yestv.com/mostrequested.

Paige Omartian
Paige Omartian author of the book "Wake Up Generation", speaker, and recording artist is passionate about stirring an awakening in young people. At 22 years old, she has dedicated her life to reaching teens and young adults to encourage them to find their purpose and not waste their life. Through her own struggle with cancer, she has come face-to-face with the reality of how precious life is, and how God has an amazing purpose for each person. www.paigeomartian.com


Friday, October 31st, 2014

Gary Thomas
You believe your marriage has an eternal purpose. You long for it to reach beyond your home and encourage others. But what does it look like to have a spiritually intentional relationship in the midst of dirty dishes, work deadlines and car pools? Whatever season of marriage you are in, A Lifelong Love, authored by best-selling author and speaker, Gary Thomas, gives you the practical tools in order to infuse your marriage with a spiritual passion that will not only change you but will change the world around you. GaryThomas.com

Carlos Whittaker
Chances are you’ve heard of musician, thought leader, blogger and communicator Carlos Whittaker and just didn’t realize it. Maybe you know him because of a certain Beyonce “Single Ladies” viral video that received a People’s Choice Award or from his segment on TLC’s "LA Ink" or maybe it was through his popular blog – Ragamuffin Soul. Whatever the outlet, one thing’s for certain – Carlos Whittaker knows how to make big moments in his life. In his latest book, Carlos reminds us that life is best lived when we choose to do it fully and fearlessly. We can spend our lives waiting around for something that may never show up or we can make a conscious effort to make the most of every single opportunity. That’s the amazing thing about being a Moment Maker. Our biggest and best moments are only a second away. All we have to do is say yes.” RagaMuffinSoul.com

Diana Morgan
Diana Morgan will join Ron Mainse to talk about our Crossroads Care Centre, where we join in Faith with so many who contact us for prayer. www.crossroads.ca