Special Encore Presentation: The Mystery and Mission of Jesus

April 7, 2015
Hosted by Terry Canady and Thom Schumacher

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As much as we think we know him, many aspects of Jesus’ life and mission remain a mystery. Did He die for our sins, or did he die to hold the karma of our sins at bay until we could bear it ourselves? Did he come to play a rare and unique role in history, or did he come as an example of what we, too, might achieve by following his example? Not long ago, even raising these questions meant a death sentence. Believers on all sides of these questions are truly passionate. The irony is that all profess a passion for the truth. Jesus came to champion life and freedom, to be an exemplar of personal accountability and self-mastery. In fact, his message of freedom was so potent and liberating that dark forces have worked ceaselessly ever since to undermine it, thus obscuring the true path home to God. Think about it. Can a simple profession of faith really overcome the immutable law of karma? Balancing karma is the pathway to freedom, and Jesus would never take that opportunity from us.

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Terry Canady and Thom Schumacher

Terry Canady and Thom Schumacher

Terry Canady, singer/songwriter, was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and his performing and recording career has spanned nearly five decades. Recording a #1 hit record, “Mama Bear,” in Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1970s was the highlight of his career and eventually led to the creation of his own record and publishing company, Saint Adrian, through which he has produced a number of records and albums, most recently a patriotic CD titled “Give Me Liberty.” He continues to accept narration, commercial and voice-over work from his home in the beautiful Paradise Valley, just a few miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

Thom Schumacher is a copywriter, ex-seminarian, singer, percussionist, talker, plays a mean penny whistle, lyricist, RE broker and, most importantly, a student of the ascended masters. He has been gifted with an exceptional family, survived 3 marathons, navigated some very potent astrology (double Pisces!) and continuously juggles a myriad of creative challenges, not the least of which is hosting The OPEN DOOR. The threads that run through the crazy quilt of his life are love of God, Life, wife, family and gratitude for all the opportunities along the way to learn and grow.

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