Speaking up, speaking out

When you have a chance to speak up and speak out, what do you say that best represents what --and Whom--you stand for? Today we're giving you a shot at the microphone by talking about things you want to talk about  -- any issue affecting our Christian faith is fair game. We've got several discussion topics on board for today from listeners who've asked us about speaking in tongues, choosing not to have children and our will verses God's will. Before we do that, we've got a special guest joining us who has been blessed with many opportunities to stand for her faith at the microphone. This year's Dove GMA Awards emcee and Christian comedienne Chonda Pierce takes a fresh approach to speaking love in truth.

Chonda has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than a decade. An in-demand stand up comic, television hostess and author, Pierce has parlayed her gift for storytelling into a multi-faceted career.

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Pierce has authored six books with most recent being, Laughing In the Dark (Simon&Schuster/Howard) and has ranked among Pollstar's top-selling live performers. Her ninth comedy DVD, "Did I Say That Out Loud," released April 6, 2010. Pierce's DVDs are consistently strong sellers both on tour and in retail with SIX titles having been certified gold, signifying sales of more than 50,000 units and THREE titles certified platinum, signifying sales of more than 100,000 units. She's a frequent guest on the famed Grand Ole Opry and has served as host of the Inspirational Country Music Awards and Christian Music Hall of Fame Awards. She received THREE Daytime Emmy nominations for her work co-hosting "Aspiring Women," a talk show on the Total Living Network and her first television special, "This Ain't Prettyville!" appeared on CMT (Country Music Television) nationwide. Her comedy is regularly featured on XM and Sirius satellite radio. Check out her website here.