Greece’s Island of Despair (The Latest on Syrian Refugees in Greece…)

[Note from Bram: This excellent piece expands on my firsthand report from September, 2017.] Text by ILIANA MAGRA MARCH 29, 2018 A Syrian family trying to keep warm at a makeshift camp near Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos. CreditMauricio Lima for The New York Times His brown eyes sunken and flat, Jahangir Baroch had spent another sleepless night in the metal container on the Greek island of Lesbos where he has lived for more than a year. “There was no electricity in the container last night,” Mr. Baroch, 26, said desperately, at a center for refugees, away from the holding camp in Moria, where he is housed. “It was like a… Read More

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What’s So Good About Good Friday? – CR CLASSIC

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It’s a paradox. God willingly sacrifices Himself for the humanity that boastfully, gleefully kills Him. It makes no sense. There was absolutely no beauty in the torture, the pain, the blood, the death. Everything we hope for in a Savior is savagely obliterated in the violent scene played out in Jerusalem. And yet… We can’t not look at the Cross. At the broken and battered offering. What is really going on at Calvary? Norm takes a hard and lingering look at what Christ did and continues to do.

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74th Anniversary Classic Show – Life at its Best

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Looking back into the long history of this broadcast ministry, The Morning Chapel Hour eventually became known as “Life at its Best.” By that time, Norm Nelson had taken over the reigns of the daily broadcast from his father, Wilbur Nelson. The thrust of this new approach was to encourage American Christians to become more involved and active.. to not just HEAR the word, but DO the word. Here from the archives is Norm Nelson with ‘Life at its Best.’

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Wilbur Nelson: 50th Anniversary Interview

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March 25 marked the beginning of our 75th Year of Ministry! In 2003, this ministry’s founder went home to be with the Lord. Wilbur Nelson was 92 years young. And if you asked him that year what his plans were, he probably would have said “To tell the people about the Lord, the Lord’s love and the Lord’s work.” Pretty much what he’d been doing for the better part of a century. As the baton was passing to the next generation, Norm sat his father down for a more intimate look at the roots of this ministry, the things that have changed and most importantly what has not changed. In a season when… Read More

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The World Through Christ’s Eyes

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People often ask Norm, “Is there anywhere you haven’t been?” It’s a fair question! The Lord has led him and this ministry to corners of the globe many fear to tread. With amazing consistency this one thing keeps repeating itself in these far-flung places: God is at work! It’s a thrill for us to bring you these stories of God’s triumph each day through this broadcast. In this ‘Classic from the Archives,’ Bram Floria joins Norm and Jim in studio to review some lessons learned and the challenge that flows from them.

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Standing in For My Father

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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘like father like son,’ and there are certainly both good and bad connotations to that phrase. Well, today’s subject matter would be a vote for the good. For the last couple of days, we’ve featured Bram Floria’s interviews with an Egyptian pastor named Salama Habib. Today, we get to hear the perspective of his musician-evangelist son, Samuel.

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A Pastor’s House of Refuge in Jordan, Part 2

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Welcome to the first day of Spring.. Our president and host, Bram Floria, has been overseas in recent days to places like Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia.. gathering new stories to share with YOU, our listeners. We encourage you to go to our Compassion Radio Facebook page to see the photos and video blog we’ve posted there… In the meantime, we get back to part two of Bram’s visit with an Egyptian pastor, Salama Habib, and an interpreter.. along with the amazing story he has to share. We pick it up today with Bram asking the pastor about his struggles to reunite with his family.

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