Amy Hammond Hagberg is the author of the popular "How Do You Know He's Real" book series, writes for magazines all around the globe and is a sought-after speaker. God Unplugged showcases the profound real-life journeys and dramatic encounters with God by celebrated athletes, authors, recording artists, actors. Being famous doesnt make their lives perfect; these celebrities still struggle with the same issues that most people deal with... insecurity, anger, peer pressure, addiction and self-esteem. We'll also present the stories of Christians from all walks of life...you don't have to be a celebrity to share how God has impacted your life.These life-changing testimonies will inspire and challenge listeners and present the Gospel in a culturally relevant way. www.hesreal.com
Comedienne Susan Isaacs11/06/2009 Duration: 44min
Susan E. Isaacs is a writer and performer with credits in TV, film, stage, and radio. She has appeared in films such as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and Scrooged and on TV shows such as Seinfeld, The Drew Carey Show, My Name is Earl, and many others. Despite all those accomplishments, Susan managed to screw up every lucky break she ever had, and by age forty was jobless, loveless and living over a garage. Her rocky relationship with God needed professional help, so she took Him to couples counseling. She chronicles her “middle class white girl’s dark night of the soul” in Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir. Originally staged as a solo show in New York and Los Angeles, it’s a cheeky account that even at its rawest is a heartfelt affirmation of faith. Join us on GOD UNPLUGGED as she shares her story.
Recording Artist Jontez04/06/2009 Duration: 58min
Though a new face to many, Jontez has spent over a decade in the business. A child prodigy at 12, he received regional acclaim through a ministry-focused Tejano band before finding himself in a worship leadership position at Bishop T.D. Jakes' Potter's House. In addition to his time with God's Property, where he had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Amy Grant, Jaci Velasquez and Point of Grace, Jontez spent time in the hip-hop group Mankynd.Jontez has wide appeal from Black Gospel to pop audiences, thanks to his own personal blend of pop, R&B, hip-hop and Latin influences. Jontez has made numerous television appearances on TBN's Praise the Lord, At Home Live!, The Jim Bakker Show, The Harvest Show, G-TV, Spin180 and others. He has also performed on the same stage with groups like Jump5, ZOEgirl, Skillet, KJ-52, Disciple, Krystal Meyers and others. He has also co-headlined tours with artist such as Rachael Lampa, Bryan Duncan, Martha Munizzi, the Kurt Carr Singers and Heather Powers. Jo
unChristian-How Christians are Failing the Church28/05/2009 Duration: 36min
A generation of young Americans is rejecting a Christianity they perceive to be antihomosexual, too political, and hypocritical, according to a new study from the Barna Group. The findings, presented in a new book, reveal what Christianity looks like to people ages 16-29 outside the church. "unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity...and Why It Matters" is a portrait of a faith and its followers perceived to be anything but Christlike. A huge chunk of a new generation has concluded they want nothing to do with Christianity. The title of the book, "unChristian," reflects their most common reaction to the faith: they think Christians are no longer what Jesus had in mind. Join me as author David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Research Group shares practical ideas on how the church can move from an unChristian faith to an authentic expression of the message of Jesus. Be ready with your questions!
Women Who Changed the World30/04/2009 Duration: 29min
Author Susy Flory's life was a lot like her couch - comfortable, inviting, and safe. Then she discovered the fascinating stories of nine extraordinary women who willingly sacrificed personal comfort and convenience for a cause greater than themselves. Fueled by the desire to shape her life with passion, service, and significance, she ventured into unusual and even dangerous places and found herself working alongside local immigrant farm workers, serving needy children on a secret humanitarian mission to Cuba, feeding the homeless at midnight, and selling her jewelry to fund freshwater wells in Darfur, Sudan. These fascinating accounts will challenge you to examine your own life and inspire you to ask, "What can I do to get God's work done in the world?" http://susyflory.com/
A Time for Worship with Kevin LeVar23/04/2009 Duration: 39min
Gospel music's newest singer/songwriter Kevin LeVar, is truly a man after God's own heart. He brings a new sound of worship to the gospel music industry produced by his commitment to prayer. A man on a mission, Kevin LeVar is determined to reach the world through his debut project entitled, “Let's Come Together.” His musical style crosses all genres with a multicultural appeal embracing past, present, and future generations. Over the years Kevin has written Praise, Worship, Latino, and Caribbean style songs, as well as Calypso, Gospel Love, Big Band, Rock, Ballads, and more.The message and sound of Kevin's music will usher the listener into an unforgettable worship experience that inspires, encourages and uplifts them. 2008 stellar award winning program director Cheryl Jackson states that The ministry of Kevin LeVar is more than music. It is the prophetic voice of God. Kevin has a way to write right from the heart of God and then execute what he hears in worship.
Reggae Redemption - Christafari's Mark Mohr16/04/2009 Duration: 49min
Christafari was founded in 1989 by songwriter, producer, and lead vocalist, Mark Mohr. Raised in a Christian family, Mark strayed from his spiritual upbringing during his teens and turned to drugs, alcohol and even growing marijuana. After having an undeniable encounter with God at a youth camp just before turning 18, Mohr re-committed his life to God and took what he now calls his "Freedom Step out of addiction." He felt God impressing on his heart to start the first gospel reggae band in America. It would be a counter-cult, drug aversion ministry that used the conscious sounds of reggae to bring the lost into the light. Christafari has performed performed at two Olympic Games and even played for the President of the United States. The band often faces profound persecution as they share the message of Christ with mainstream reggae fans. With their unique sound they proclaim a positive message of hope and salvation to a lost generation.
Recession-Proof Your Marriage - Psychologist Dr. Gregg Jantz19/03/2009 Duration: 42min
The economic crisis in this country is affecting more than just our jobs or mortgages; it’s affecting our relationships too. According to mental health counselor, Dr. Gregg Jantz, during times of extreme stress, people often lash out at those closest to them. “Fear is everywhere,” says Jantz “and fear coupled with anxiety is toxic to any relationship.” Join us as Dr. Jantz offers suggestions on how to nurture your relationship during these nerve-racking days. Gregg Jantz is a certified eating disorder specialist, certified chemical dependency counselor, a nationally certified psychologist, and a licensed mental health counselor. He is the author of seventeen books including "Happy for the Rest of Your Life," and brings a message of hope and healing to audiences through seminars, conferences, and the media. He has appeared on shows such as Dr. Phil, the 700 Club and dozens of others.
Freedom from Insomnia12/03/2009 Duration: 39min
With so many drug companies competing to promote their sleep medications, imagine how many people must be relying on them. Billy Wilkins, a founding member of the Grammy award-winning band, Third Day, has developed an amazing new sleep program to help eliminate those medications. The Wesley Sleep Program will help you strip away four distinct hindrances to real rest and replace them with four simple principles found in the Bible. Whether you have trouble sleeping or are just looking for some ways to relax, this show is a must for you!
Becoming Unstoppable - 3-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez26/02/2009 Duration: 44min
At the age of 21, Ruben Gonzalez took up the sport of luge and started training for the Olympics. Four years,and a few broken bones later, Ruben made his Olympic dream come true! But he didn’t stop there… Ruben kept training, and at the age of 39, he was competing against 20-year-olds at the Salt Lake City Olympics! In 2010, Ruben will become the first person ever to compete in four Winter Olympics EACH in a different DECADE!Ruben Gonzalez is fast becoming one of the most popular speakers in America. His best selling book "Becoming Unstoppable" has helped countless people achieve their goals and dreams. Get ready to be inspired…. to go for the Gold!
Modern Day Swiss Family Robinson08/01/2009 Duration: 39min
Singer Avion Blackman had the most unorthodox childhood. Born in the bustling city of San Fernando, Trinidad, Avion lived in luxury as a daughter of world-famous Calypso singer, Lord Shorty. In 1976, Lord Shorty went on a spiritual odyssey. He finally found Christ and went through a completely metamorphosis. Rejecting all of the worldly trappings surrounding him, Lord Shorty got rid of all of his material possessions, donned sackcloth and moved his massive family of 18 children out of their big house in the city to a primitive log cabin in the jungle.From the band Christafari comes Avion Blackman with a sound described as a breezy blend of organic roots reggae with echoes of folk, worship, World, soca, R&B and neo-soul. “Sweet Life.” It's the Wailers meet Sade with an urban flare!