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Nationally-known line up on Shaping Families radio


Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia joint release
August 24, 2012

Harrisonburg, Va., and Waterloo, Ont. — Tony Campolo, prolific author and comedic evangelical speaker; John Westerhoff, author of the classic 1976 volume on faith formation, Will Our Children Have Faith; Ted Swartz of Ted & Company videos, live shows and DVDs; and Lynn Hybels, an author and activist from Willow Creek Community Church, will speak various weeks in September on the Shaping Families radio program on behalf of Mennonite churches.

September schedule:
Sept. 1: “Drugs and Family Conflict.” A mother and son, Lyn and Nick, bare their hearts regarding Nick’s continuing drug abuse, thefts, and conflicts.

Sept. 8: “Learning from Mistakes.” John Westerhoff, professor of Theology and Christian nurture at Duke University Divinity School for 20 years and author of 34 books, shares lesser known stories from his personal life related to faith development.

Sept. 15: “Laughter Is Sacred Space.” Ted Swartz, who has performed over the last 20 years on hundreds of stages, talks about acting, laughter, his personal story, and forthcoming book of the same name.

Sept. 22: “Understanding Other Faiths.” Lynne Hybels, an author and activist tells how her worldview changed by getting to know people of other cultures and faiths around the world.

Sept. 29: “Living Your Faith.” Tony Campolo recalls his family and spiritual upbringing in Philadelphia, and how he works today to mentor youth and young adult leaders.

Now airing on 21 stations in the U.S. and Canada, all programs can also be heard online at The program is produced by MennoMedia, a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. A station listing can be found at

MennoMedia, a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA, creates faith-based print, video, radio, and web materials.