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Guests
 
Monday, November 24th, 2014

Jeff Shinabarger
Jeff Shinabarger is a social entrepreneur and author of the book "YES OR NO: How Your Everyday Decisions Will Forever Shape Your Life." Jeff creatively led Catalyst for 8 years, cofounded Q Ideas, and through his nonprofit Plywood People, has consulted with more than 100 start-ups looking to solve today’s biggest problems. In an effort to help people move forward, to take the next step and feel confident about their decision, Jeff has written YES OR NO, sharing his lifetime of decision making wisdom with readers of all walks of life. He helps them identify their personal philosophy of choice, their decision making style, and then walks them through a process he’s found to yield smart, informed and considerate decisions. www.YesorNoBook.com

Jennie Allen
Christian women have just about worn themselves out in pursuit of good things - a sparkling reputation, perfect church attendance, a lovely home, charming children. And yet they may be missing the one pursuit that really matters - chasing after the heart of God. Jennie Allen is a Bible teacher who is passionate about inspiring a new generation of women to encounter the invisible God. Raised in a Christian home, Jennie heard about God her entire life but not until high school did she see her need for Him. Since that time she has been teaching groups of girls and young women about her God. www.JennieAllen.com

Helen Johnson
After spending two years working in Germany, followed by three years in sales for Proctor and Gamble, Helen joined CAP in 2006. Until recently she was the Director of the UK's centre network, where her role was to drive the expansion of the centre network, whilst at the same time manage and increase its effectiveness and performance. Helen has been involved in training and supporting over 200 new Debt Centres and led a team of over 23 Regional Managers. For the last few years she has felt a strong calling from God to pioneer CAP in Canada and is now looking to replicate the success she has driven across UK churches in Canada. Helen says ‘I am so excited by this opportunity to pioneer the life transforming work of CAP in a new country. My heart is that the poor and lost in Canada will get to see the power and love of God at work through the local church and get back in control of their own finances.’ www.CAPCanada.org

Krista D'Aoust
Krista D'Aoust is the Director of Family Services for Neighbour to Neighbour Centre in Hamilton. Today she will join Helen Johnson and Jeff Shinabarger in a discussion surrounding food insecurity and the increasing need for food banks. www.n2ncentre.com

Nathan Betts
Nathan Betts is an apologist based at RZIM Canada, with a particular (although not exclusive) focus on youth, students and young adults. Nathan is a graduate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and has also completed an MA in Bible and Ministry at King’s College London through the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture. www.rzim.ca


Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Edward Young Lee
Edward Lee is the co-founder of a 501c3 nonprofit filmmaking company called Jubilee Project, which produced over 150 short films, documentaries and PSA's that empowers the community to take actions on issues related to youth leadership, political activism, minority empowerment, poverty alleviation, youth-at-risk, global development, education, immigration policy, and more. He led the initiative as the Social Impact Director and generated over 10 million views on YouTube, and 120,000 subscribers/followers. Previously, he was the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Associate Director to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. He also worked as the Youth Outreach Director on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Prior to that, Lee served as the New Media Director at the U.S. Department of Education. He previously worked as a State New Media Director on the Obama Presidential Campaign, where he led the social media strategy and created over 50 digital PSA's for the New Hampshire Primaries and Washington elections. This former Harvard Graduate recently produced a feature-length documentary uncovering prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea. This project will release globally in the Spring of 2015. SaveMySeoul.com

Shirley Roberts
Caring for an aging parent can be one of the most stressful life events as it takes a toll emotionally, physically, and financially. Millions of Canadians are or will soon be facing this heart-wrenching challenge because our population is aging, and medical advances are extending lives but not eliminating chronic debilitating diseases that afflict the elderly. Shirley Roberts, in her new book Doris Inc.: A Business Approach to Caring for Your Elderly Parents, will empower families to handle their caregiving journey with courage and wisdom, by explaining how to keep their life in balance while maximizing the quality of life of an elderly loved one. www.DorisInc.ca

Nathan Betts
Nathan Betts is an apologist based at RZIM Canada, with a particular (although not exclusive) focus on youth, students and young adults. Nathan is a graduate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and has also completed an MA in Bible and Ministry at King’s College London through the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture. www.rzim.ca


Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Deborah Smith Pegues
Learning to control the tongue is a lifelong pursuit. That’s why it’s so important for you as parents to help your children learn to tame their tongues from the moment they begin to talk. Certified behavioral consultant and best-selling author, Deborah Pegues, offers invaluable insights for parents who long to help their children learn not only what to say and how to say it, but also what not to say. With humor and wisdom, Deborah devotes chapters to teaching your kids such important lessons that will make each reading applicable and life changing for you and your family. www.ConfrontingIssues.com

Dr. Tony Costa
Tony Costa has earned a B.A. and an M.A. in the study of religion from the University of Toronto. He has also earned a PhD with Radboud University in the Netherlands. Tony is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. His area of expertise is biblical and systematic theology, cults, the New Age Movement, and comparative world religions. Tony is also an ordained minister. As a Christian apologist, Dr. Costa gives reasons for the valid belief in Christianity, and also advocates the unique claims of Jesus Christ. tonycosta.webs.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.

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

Colonel Mark Tillsley
Colonel Mark Tillsley is Chief Secretary for the Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda. Today he will join Cheryl and Dr. Merry C. Lin, in discussing the issue of loneliness and what the Church can do to help. www.SalvationArmy.ca


Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Lacey Sturm
The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. However, what she found there was the Reason she is alive today. With raw vulnerability, this hard rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and ultimately her Salvation. LaceySturm.com

Michael Clemons
Michael "Pinball" Clemons, is the CFL Legend and Toronto Argonauts Vice-Chairman. Michael, CFL's all-time all purpose yardage leader, uses his superb leadership and communication skills as the Vice-Chairman of the Toronto Argonauts - and the former Coach, President and CEO of the franchise. His exceptional character, in addition to his outstanding athletic ability, has made Pinball one of Canada's most beloved sports personalities. Clemons' presentations are at once captivating and empowering, and clearly demonstrate the capabilities of teamwork. At only 5 foot 6 inches and 170 pounds, he also inspires his audiences by illustrating what is possible and what it means to beat the odds. Pinball communicates his heartfelt stories with a passionate spirit and his patented, contagious smile. www.cflgreycup.ca

Dr. Tony Costa
Tony Costa has earned a B.A. and an M.A. in the study of religion from the University of Toronto. He has also earned a PhD with Radboud University in the Netherlands. Tony is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. His area of expertise is biblical and systematic theology, cults, the New Age Movement, and comparative world religions. Tony is also an ordained minister. As a Christian apologist, Dr. Costa gives reasons for the valid belief in Christianity, and also advocates the unique claims of Jesus Christ. tonycosta.webs.com

Drew Pittman
Drew Pittman is a principal & partner in Domann & Pittman, one of America’s premier sports agencies. More than a hundred players represented by the firm have been drafted into the National Football League, and more than a dozen of Drew’s clients have played in Super Bowls and Pro Bowls. Drew has just released his first book "First Team Dad" in which he shares the principles that can change the game in your family. Straight from a sports insider who has field-tested each and every “game changer plan” Drew shows how he has used each principle with his own home team. With foreword written by NFL Hall of Fame nominee and best-selling author Tony Dungy and heart-pounding stories of unforgettable plays and one-in-a-million players, "First Team Dad" is your ticket to create a legacy of significance in your family. www.profootballcamp.com


Friday, November 28th, 2014

Lacey Sturm
The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. However, what she found there was the Reason she is alive today. With raw vulnerability, this hard rock princess tells her own story of physical abuse, drug use, suicide attempts, and ultimately her Salvation. LaceySturm.com

Nathan Betts
Nathan Betts is an apologist based at RZIM Canada, with a particular (although not exclusive) focus on youth, students and young adults. Nathan is a graduate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and has also completed an MA in Bible and Ministry at King’s College London through the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture. www.rzim.ca

Katarina MacLeod
Katarina MacLeod is a survivor of exploitation, sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, kidnapping, and domestic prostitution and trafficking. In 2008, she finally escaped ‘the game’ and now works to raise awareness regarding the truth behind this industry, as well as walk alongside women who, like her, want to start over and realize they cannot do it on their own. Katarina has obtained a diploma in Addictions and Community Service, a certificate in Sexual Violence, and a Level 1 certificate in Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers. She is a wife, a mother to 4 children, and a child of God. www.RisingAngels.net

Michele Rickett
Michele Rickett is founder and president of She Is Safe, an international ministry mobilizing advocates to equip women and girls to be free of abuse, slavery and spiritual darkness in the world’s hardest places through practical grassroots projects. Michele is also coauthor (with Kay Marshall Strom) of "Forgotten Girls". Moved by their plight, Kay and Michele work across continents to rescue and restore girls in some of the hightest-risk places in the world. www.SheIsSafe.org

Bryan Olesen
Former member of Newsboys, Bryan Olesen is the founder and lead singer of Christian pop/rock band VOTA. Bryan also serves as a worship leader at his home church in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more than a year now, the band has been working to help curb human trafficking between Nepal and India. In partnership with Tiny Hands International and Taylor University, VOTA's "Love Found Me" campaign is seeking to set up monitoring stations on the border of Nepal and India. The stations will help prevent an estimated 3000 girls from being trafficked between the countries. www.LoveFoundMe.org.