Collin Raye: A Voice (and a Faith) Undefeated

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Collin Raye is a man of immense talent:  a country singer with 24 top ten records and sixteen #1 hits.  He's been nominated ten times for Male Vocalist of the Year (5 CMA and 5 ACM).But it's not Collin's fame or fortune, not his successful music career or his business acumen which have shaped him into the man of God he is today.I knew this the first time I heard him tell his story, when I attended Ave Maria Radio's 15th anniversary concert with Collin Raye.  A few years later, I met u … [Read more...]

Nailing Jello to a Tree: The Wit and Wisdom of Al Kresta

Al Kresta

It was the fall of 1987.  I was heading southward on I-75, driving home from my job in downtown Detroit and listening to “Talk From the Heart” on evangelical radio station WMUZ-FM.  The show was hosted by Al Kresta, then pastor of a small non-denominational church, Shalom Ministries.As I crossed the Rouge River Bridge, I heard Al say, “You know, we’d like to find a producer for the show—someone who can answer the phones, screen callers, line up some interview guests….”“Wow!” I thought. “I … [Read more...]


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