The Thief on the Cross // Pathway to the Soul

Air Date March 31, 2015


Hour 1 - The Thief on the Cross

A man woke up one morning knowing it would be his last day on earth. He was executed just a few feet away from the Son of God. The thief on the cross shows us the mercy and grace of God. Pastor and author Colin Smith tells the story of this unlikely convert to Christianity and what his story says to you and me today.

Hour 2 - Pathway to the Soul

How do you talk with a friend or family member about your faith, particularly around Easter? Don't miss a conversation with Joel Van Hoogen about reaching people through Spirit-led dialogue.


Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin S. Smith is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His preaching ministry is shared through the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible and through his website, He and his wife, Karin, live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have two adult children.

For more information about Colin, please visit Unlocking the Bible's website.

Joel Van Hoogen

Joel Van Hoogen

Joel Van Hoogen founded Church Partnership Evangelism (CPE) with Charles A. Cook in 1990. Joel (M.Div.) is Executive Director of CPE and remains a pastor in the local church.

For more information about Church Partnership Evangelism, please visit its website.


Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz. To find out more, please visit Chris' website.