The Get-up & Go Show Podcast
The Get-up & Go Show! Weekday mornings from 5:30-9 am with Todd Gale and Steve Bradley + News with Mike Poirier.
Why is it that so many people oppose action to solve the environmental catastrophes we all face? At this moment when we should be uniting and circling the wagons against a common threat, our society is dividing into Right vs Left, Conservative vs Liberal. Both sides see problems with the other. Many Christians see environmentalists as lacking core moral values. In turn, many environmentalists are baffled why Christians turn away from an issue that seems to touch on so many aspects of justice, compassion, and indeed the sanctity of life. Tri Robinson, rancher and retired Vineyard pastor recognizes that the Bible and the environment are by no means mutually exclusive. He has worked for decades to bring round his flock. He shows how and why Christians need to face the environmental challenges around us, and how in doing so Christians can find purposeful action and be reinvigorated as an active force for good on this issue, building bridges across social divides and presenting Christianity in its best light.
Shawn and Michael Cavallo are MANIC DRIVE! In 2020 they have experienced the loss of their mother and the birth of a son! Their song “Thank God I’m Alive” shares a very personal struggle to make sense of a crazy time by relying on our faith! More from Manic Drive HERE!
What makes a song a hymn? Laura Smith has gone deep into 30 beloved hymns in her new book “How Sweet the Sound”! More from Laura HERE.
Media/Ministry expert, Phil Cooke shares from his new book “Maximize Your Influence” about how churches are doing since the lockdown earlier this year. How is the switch to online ministry affecting church growth and opportunities to share the gospel?
Josh Wilson is back with a new song called “Revolutionary”! Josh shares the reason he bought an RV, his plan to reach out to everyone on his street, and why his home studio is GREY!
Growing partnerships in Canada to spread the Word! Find our from Executive Director, Cheryl Walsh about Converge Canada!
Stryper has been preaching the gospel through heavy metal music since 1983! They have a new album out called “Even the Devil Believes”! We catch up with lead singer, Michael Sweet!
When you add your story to the gospel story, it becomes “A Greater Story”! Sam Collier shares his life journey to show us how God never gives up on any of us!
Have you ever wondered why some things are in the bible? So did Eric J. Bargerhuff! He’s a professor of theology and the bible at Trinity College in Florida. He explores the odd things in the scriptures in his book “Why Is That in the Bible?” Get your copy HERE!
Dr. Leslyn Lewis is a lawyer and Conservative Candidate. Steve Bradley talks with her about faith, culture, and politics.
Paula Faris was living the dream! She was the co-host of The View and Good Morning America Weekend, so why were so many bad things happening? God was trying to show her the difference between a career and a calling. Listen in to the story of how an apple, thrown at her head, finally got her attention!
John Cooper from Skillet took some time to share what he and the band have been up to during the lockdown! He also talked about the new graphic novel EDEN which features everyone from the band!
Jeff Catto is an Owen Sound artist who now likes in Kitchener/Waterloo! His song “Runnin'” really paints a picture of his life! Running from God and running to God!
Mathew West has to balance being a dad of two daughters and being a touring musician with a desire to lead people to Jesus! How does he do that? Click and listen in!
From garage band to Grammy-winning phenomenon, Audio Adrenaline played to packed stadiums, arenas, and festivals as Christian music rose in popularity. The founder and frontman, Mark Stuart, believed he was living out God’s calling. Then his voice began to falter. Diagnosed with an incurable vocal disorder, Mark’s voice would never return to normal. Everything he had worked for and fought for was being taken away. Struggling to understand God’s plan, Mark no longer could sing songs of hope—he could barely speak at all. What did he do then? Listen in and find out!
You trust God’s promise to direct your path, but what about when that path takes a sharp left turn, taking you on an unexpected journey fraught with pain and fear? That’s where Ann Mainse found herself after she received a devastating diagnosis. During her journey, Ann took the time to journal her morning times with God, often with a cup of coffee and her Bible. In this book, she shares her thoughts, fears, and victories. Click and be encouraged! More from Ann HERE.
Life in Canada and around the world has changed rapidly with the outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve had to change routines, cancel appointments, and work from home. We are no longer able to gather with our church family. Life is different and, for many us, more difficult. During this time, it is more important than ever to stand with our persecuted family. Christians in many countries already face difficulties and danger from militias, extremists, or hostile governments. They are often seen as second-class citizens, traitors or infidels. These believers live in countries with significant outbreaks. History tells us they will have less or no rights to advocate for themselves with police or public officials, less access to basic provisions like medical supplies, and that they will experience more discrimination in receiving emergency aid or human services. No matter how difficult or complex this scenario becomes, Gary Stagg from Open Doors Canada says that they is committed to continuing serving persecuted Christians during the coronavirus pandemic while taking appropriate caution to not spread COVID-19.
Peter Furler is currently with Newsboys United! He and his wife have some practical wisdom to share when faced with unusual times like this global pandemic!
Colton Dixon is back with a new EP! His song “Miracles” is about believing God and expecting BIG things! Colton and his wife Annie are also expecting…IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS!
Kevin Makins is the pastor of Eucharist Church in Hamilton. In his new book, he casts a new light on why church matters! More on Kevin HERE.
2020 is a very odd time to graduate! No ceremonies or class trips! Here are some inspiring words from teachers and students to the Class of 2020!
Local children’s author, Janet Surette chats about her book “Scarlett’s Spectacles”! Grab you glad glasses and jump in! Check out more from Janet HERE.
Rob Reinow shares wisdom from his book “Healing Family Relationships”! For more from Rob, click HERE!
Phil Wickham took a break from life in San Diego to share his weapon against fear! He also shares his family’s adventures in quarantine!
Dr. Kevin Leman is back with a new book about an age-old issue! “Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It”
Lead singer for Citizen Way, Ben Calhoun is a bible nerd! Click to hear where he got the inspiration for the song “Love is a Lion”!
You already know the world is becoming an increasingly secular place that will undoubtedly challenge your child’s faith in Jesus. But do you know specifically what those faith challenges are, how to effectively talk with your child about them, and what that means for you as a Christian parent on a day-to-day basis? Natasha Crain hits the BIG topics! More from her HERE.
Dr. Richard Furman has over three decades of experience as a vascular surgeon. He knows what t takes to live healthily both spiritually and physically! He talks about good and bad cholesterol and how you can tip the balance for the best! More from Dr. Furman HERE.
Casting Crowns are at the top of the LIFE charts with “Love Moved First”! How do they go about writing such amazing songs? We chat with lead guitar player, Juan DeVevo!
Author and radio host Brant Hansen has written a book about how we deceive ourselves into thinking we are “good” people! It’s called “The Truth About Us”! More HERE!
Rhett Walker wrote a song called “Believer” that points us back to the basics of what it means to follow Jesus! How did Rhett become a “Believer”? Click to hear his journey from wayward pastors kid to touring performer for Christ!
No question, we have a lot to worry about. Children, jobs, homes, health, finances, and more. The solution isn’t to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety — as if we could. Instead, we need to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence and that we can fight back using the God-given weapons of power, love, and a sound mind. Sharing her own story of emerging from the battle with anxiety as well as the stories of others, Dr. Michelle Bengtson reminds you of your identity as a follower of Christ and of the peace he promises you in spite of everything. For more info about Dr. Bengston and a free e-gift click HERE.
Pastor John Brock caught the Coronavirus after a trip to France to help a Christian radio station. His journey of faith through to his recovery will inspire you!
Joel, Luke, and Jess are the band VERSES! Listen in to why they started the band and what drives everything they do!
Author and Pastor, JP Pokluda shares the importance of authenticity in his new book “Welcoming the Future Church”! Our young adults need to see a genuine example of Christian living and JP helps us understand what that means!
Matthew West talks about his new album called Brand New!
The Get-Up & Go Show got to chat with producer, Kevin Downes just before the special pre-screening of I Still Believe in Barrie!
Micah Tyler shares about the song “Amen” and what he did for his kids last Christmas! It was something that reminded them of how awesome God is!
Alex Kendrick is the director and star of OVERCOMER! He shares the inspiration behind the movie and how it affected him as a dad! Come see OVERCOMER with LIFE! Details HERE.
Where in the world is it most dangerous to be a Christian? Gary Stagg from Open Doors Canada explains what the World Watch list is and how you can invite your MP to a special event to support the persecuted church! More info HERE.
Chris Cleaveland is the band “Stars Go Dim”! Chris talks about the roots of the band and the song “It’s Gonna Get Better”!
With 37 years of marriage and 33 years of pastoring under his belt, Dave Harvey has identified those life-defining moments of a post-newlywed marriage. He wants to help couples recognize them in their own relationships so that they can take a proactive, godly approach to resolve conflicts, holding one another up as change inevitably happens, and ensuring that their marriage survives and thrives. Click and be encouraged! More info on the book and Dave can be found HERE.
What’s the worst you’ve ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won’t take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who’s failing at school and won’t do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you’re dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help. Click and listen to co-author, Karen Buckwalter! <ore info on the book HERE.
Matt Hein from the band I Am They share his story of God helping him overcome and addiction!
for King & Country won two Grammy Awards this year! Why did they start 2020 with a social media fast? What has been the impact of the song “God Only Knows”? What was it like working with Dolly Parton? Click and listen in!
The Bible uses the word, Christian, to describe followers of Jesus a grand total of three times. But there’s another identifier that fills the pages of the New Testament—a word we’ve mistakenly reserved for the halo-wearing elite, losing something profound in the process. Saints. Wrapped in this ancient word is a divine invitation to discover who God created you to be and awaken to the life you were meant to know. Click and hear, Addison chat about his new book “Saints”!
Your Faith Has Made You Well by Dr. Bruce Hartman provides a radical way to use faith as a guidepost when standing at the inevitable crossroads of life, where despair abounds. The book teaches the reader how to turn to God as an alternative to accepting a life of resigned desperation. Using both Biblical and modern heroes, this book gives a clear and practical path to living a life of hope and peace amidst the turmoil of modern times. For over thirty years, Dr. Hartman worked in the business world. Rising up from being an entry level accountant to the highest ranks as a CFO in Fortune 500 companies, such as Footlocker and Yankee Candle. In 2010, Dr. Hartman left the business world to give back to others what he had learned. This involved going back to college and getting both a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Ministry.
Have you ever had to deal with a person who was toxic? Gary Thomas talks about who a toxic person is and how to set boundaries!
Author Ted Dekker and his daughter Rachelle take you on a journey into freedom from fear in his new book “The Girl Behind the Red Rope”!
Jessica Phoenix is an Olympian from Uxbridge who has an amazing story! Her sister, Julie has written it down in a book called “RISE – The Jessica Phoenix Story”. Click and listen to hear her story of faith and courage!
In their new book, When I Wished Upon A Star, Brandon Lane Phillips and Growing Pains star Jeremy Miller share how Phillips’ wish to meet the child actor would change their lives forever. Phillips longed for the seemingly idyllic life Miller’s character enjoyed. But as he would later learn, things are seldom as they appear. Each chapter of this book, which includes an introduction from Kirk Cameron, reveals the real-life story of two complicated lives.
The movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” features Mr. Rogers! Click to listen to our chat with Mrs. Rogers! Joanne talks about her husband Fred and how he considered the show his ministry! See more about the film HERE.
What happens when you decide to Pray Big Things? You get triplets! Julia Jefress Sadler and her husband Ryan were featured on the TLC reality show, “Rattled”! Click to hear about how they expected big things from God and found out He is faithful! Click HERE for more about Julia!
Singer Joel Vaughn wanted to be an engineer! How did he end up as a singer? Click to listen!
Josh Havens from The Afters chats about how fear can control our lives if we let it! Josh shares personal stories from himself and the band! Their new project is called Fear No More! Click HERE for their website!
What are the secrets to lifelong romance? Dr. Greg Smalley from Focus on the Family shares the things he and his wife Erin are asked about most frequently! Greg will be at Cedarview Community Church on November 1st and 2nd! Click HERE for details!
LIFE 100.3 is taking the movie “Breakthrough” across Central Ontario! Listen for an interview with the star, Chrissy Metz! The full list of stops is HERE.
John Schneider played Bo Duke on the 70’s TV show Dukes of Hazzard! He’s a believer who has recorded several gospel albums and now stars in an semi-autobiographical movie called “Christmas Cars! Check out the interview by clicking below! Check out the trailer for Christmas Cars HERE!
Todd and Steve from The Get-Up & Go Show discuss their books! The Adventures of Chase and Bolts and Conexus!
Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice turns even conventional Christian wisdom on its head. While it answers many of the practical questions we have—like does Jesus want me to be rich or poor? Should I give to everybody who asks? Is it wrong to save?—it goes beyond these concerns. It asks bigger questions, gives bolder answers, and offers a more comprehensive view of stewardship. Follow Jesus’ “terrible” (shocking, otherworldly) financial advice, and you’ll have what money can’t buy: purpose. Click and listen in to John chat with Todd Gale!
Sam Jones played the lead in the 1980 movie “Flash Gordon”! He will be at Hamilton Comic Con in October. Click to hear Sam talk about the day he read “The Purpose Driven Life” and re-connected with his faith in Jesus in a whole new way!
Neon Feather is an re-mix artist! His real name is Ben Thompson and he’s re-mixed songs like :The Kind of Man” by The Color! Click and listen to the story of his stage name and the inspiration for the song “The Long Way Home”
Todd Gale speaks to the lead singer of Unspoken Chad Mattson. Chad shares his personal journey of growing up in the church and still falling into addiction with drugs.
OVERCOMER is the new movie from the Kendrick brothers! Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, OVERCOMER has a message for all of us…”What have you allowed to define you?” Click and listen to Alex share the story of the movie and encourage YOU to find your identity in Christ!
Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon. In Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle, Dr. Furman shows you the three essential steps to keep your blood sugar under control, whether you have already been diagnosed with diabetes or are at risk. He carefully explains the latest medical literature, offers proven guidelines on what to eat (and what not to eat), and outlines an effective exercise program for keeping your heart healthy! Click to listen in to Dr. Furman outline the path to great health!
David Crowder will be performing at Kingdom Bound 2019 in Darien Lake, NY! Listen in to his explanation of the album cover for “I Know a Ghost” and also find out what God is speaking to his heart right now!
Kids have a way of saying things adults would never say and revealing profound—even biblical—truths in their unfiltered, unedited commentary on the world. Jon Guager shares important lessons he learned about God by observing kids! Click for our chat with Jon and hear about how his son, Tim, followed his heart!
Click to listen to out chat with Sheri McLaughlin! PTSD is stealing far too much from the lives of trauma survivors. Many suffer in silence. This workbook provides tools for working through: Fear Anxiety Depression Losses Panic attacks Low self-esteem Triggers Destructive patterns Writing down your feelings enables you to analyze your thoughts and behavior, reason them out, and effect change. Scientific research shows that by learning to think differently, we can change the brain. This book will empower you to initiate the necessary changes to restore order in your life. This book includes an easily understood explanation of how trauma is stored in the brain and what trauma does to the brain. Inside this book there is a plan for overcoming the symptoms that hold you captive and a personalized path forward towards peace and freedom.
Is it really possible to have the home life you want with the people you love?
The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal—that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breath-taking, new home. What if you could have that with your home life? That’s what the DIY Guide is all about. In it, you’ll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family’s culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. You can’t hire a contractor for this work, but if you’re willing to put in the sweat equity (hard work), you’ll see results fast. Click and listen for a practical conversation with Dr. Shannon Warden!
Skillet has a brand new album out called “Victorious”! Click to hear interviews with singer, John Cooper and drummer, Jen Ledger!
Performing at Wonderjam 2019 is Zach Williams! Listen to find out why Zach went to prison and the amazing story that came out of his concert there!
Jordan Feliz is coming to Wonderjam, Saturday June 15th! Why does he love coffee so much and what was his most awkward moment on stage? Listen in and find out! https://jordanfeliz.com
The guys from The Color have all grown into family roles! The song “The Kind of Man” reflects the priorities in their life as they look ahead!
Dan Bremnes thought his music career was over after a phone call from his label, but God had other plans! It’s the subject of the song “Thunder”!
Josh Arnett and Aaron Gray are known as “The Singing Contractors”! They grew up singing gospel music and working construction. Now, thanks to a viral video of them singing on the job site, they’ve released their first album with The Bill Gaither label called “Working on a Building”!
As seen in the movie Breakthrough, Pastor Jason Noble stood with Joyce and John Smith after young John went through the ice and was underwater for 15 minutes! John survived and pulled through when doctors said he would be brain dead. Pastor Jason shares a pastor’s journey with a family desperate for God to help their adopted son! See the movie Breakthrough in theaters!
Landry Cantrell is from California and music has been in his family for years! His dad ran a recording studio! He says his approach to music is “not preachy”! Listen to the story behind the song “Gravity”! https://www.landrycantrell.com/
BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. Joyce is portrayed by Chrissy Metz (This is Us) and “Breakthrough” was produced by DeVon Franklin! Listen in as Chrissy shares her reasons for choosing to play Joyce! https://breakthroughmovie.com/
Author and pastor, Paul Bartlett chats about the importance on Monday in his book “Thank God It’s Monday! The #TGIM movement wants to champion everyday people to live out their best God given life. https://tgim-movement.com/
Artist, Ryan Stevenson took time out from his busy schedule on the “Hits Deep” tour to chat with us about his song “Child in Your Arms”! He talks about how being a late-bloomer affected his adult life and how he’s been slowly overcoming feelings of anxiety. www.ryanstevensonmusic.com/
How to know if you need to go to marriage counseling! Here is our chat with Wendy Kittlitz from Focus on the Family Canada!
Anthony Does, pastor of Bethel Church in Lindsay, Ontario blends motivation and a memoir that leads to the intersection between faith and life. Using imagination, curiosity and trust, Anthony has written a very personal book sharing a heartbreakingly honest and insightful portrayal of how to overcome the struggles of make believe religion to reconnect to real and meaningful belief.
Artist, Joel Vaughn talks about the song “More Than Good Enough” and why he stepped away from music for 18 months.
Pastor Rusty George – In his new book “Justice, Mercy, Humility” Pastor Rusty says we’ve made following Jesus far too complex. We don’t know what to do with all the things in the Bible that seem necessary, so we make them into a to-do list: love others, forgive those who hurt you, have joy, be patient, stay faithful, give to the hurting, serve in your church, pray without ceasing, confess your sins, and on and on. These are all great things, but is a checklist really what Jesus intended when he said, “Follow me”?
LOVECOLLIDE – This Juno award winning sister duo talk about the name of their group and the story behind the song “Undeniable”!
Dr. Ron Welch – 10 Choices Successful Couples Make. In this practical and encouraging book, Welch offers a far more positive approach to marriage, outlining 10 specific choices couples can make to minimize or even avoid conflict and increase joy.
Caitie Hurst – She went from being super shy ton performing for hundreds! Hear the story behind “How Could I Be Silent”!
Austin French- Austin French has lived a lot of life in his 24 years. Originally from small-town Georgia, he’s spent time in Los Angeles, competing on reality singing competitions like ABC’s “Rising Star” and NBC’s “The Voice.” He’s been a worship leader at a church where 80 percent of the members were recovering addicts. Hear the story behind “Freedom Hymn”!