May 312016
 

timthumb.phpJan Crouch dead…

Bonhoeffer and science…

Drivers ed and the meaning of life…

When God is silent in suffering…

Involuntary sins…

The sins of a Christian university…

The conversion of an atheist…

Finding time…

Driscoll schedules church launch…

Rest in your redemption…

The biblical meaning of sacrifice…

Beauty has a number…

The school of waiting…

Letters with the mosque next door…

Largely ignored forms of oppression…

Why Thomas Beckets elbow matters…

Women leaving the church over culture wars…

The subversive act of friendship…

The issue with inerrancy…

Stop blaming Venus and Mars…

On the leaders you want and the leaders you get…

Paul’s disappointing approach to life…

Jazz vespers…

Refugees and religion…

The bible translated into emojis…

Good word from Sarah…

The kid and the gorilla…

On cyber bullying…

A roadmap for spiritual formation…

Contemplation and activism…

The woman ISIS fears…

Two life changing quotes…

Big thanks to EricL for the assistance…support him at top right.

  14 Responses to “Linkathon!”

  1. I watched TBN back in the 70’s to see Arthur Blessitt and a few others. Over the years it became obvious they weren’t a network I would trust but I continued to tune in when people I liked were guests. That to this day is problematic as many see some who have a program or are guests as promoting a heretical network.

    Jan was an easy target because of her over the top appearance. I pray she was in the faith and is now in the presence of God. I’m sure this will be a very hot topic.

  2. i must agree with Erunner’s conclusion… i pray that she truly is now in the presence of God and i suspect that she is…
    we seem to have lived during an interesting time when Christian oriented endeavors may start out as serving God and proceed to becoming a case of the tail wagging the dog…
    an endeavor that has to have praise a thons (let alone schedule them quarterly or monthly) in order to carry on their “work” for Jesus and their blessings from God, they probably aren’t either one

    rest in peace, pretty Jan – for all i know you did your best

  3. The article on women leaving the church is concerning if accurate, because even though the Bible would teach otherwise, women have become the defacto spiritual leaders in many households.

  4. “Why have women stopped going to church? It isn’t because they’re too busy or too well educated. Maybe they stopped going when conservative politics took over the pulpit.” … the conclusion to the article Jean’s observation referenced and i probably would have skipped…

    i don’t think it is because conservative politics have taken over … well, maybe, but IMV politics just don’t belong in church … that may be a difficult thing to do as in the western world Christianity in one form or another has been woven into leadership for nearly 2,000 years … is God pleased with this? dunno … but it did a lot to make the Faith known throughout the world, so maybe He planned it so

  5. I always felt Jan and Tammy Faye were both wounded little girls who so very much wanted to be right with God and adored by men, but never felt either. I always felt sorry for them.

  6. The video accompanying the Driscoll article just gives me such an odd feeling. Mark just talks and talks and talks as if he’s been wound up like a doll. I sense very little true human feeling from him. It’s just 5 minutes of blah blah blah without a breath. Dude loves the camera.

  7. Michael, you’re a naughty boy for posting @8… funny but naughty.

    Now they won’t invite you to speak at the memorial service.

  8. nice links lost of good info. Thanks

  9. EricL,

    I suspect I was off the list already… 🙂

  10. I had lots of disagreements with Jan Crouch and her late husband on a number of matters. At the same time, I also have to remember that not only was she married for many years, she was also a mother and grandmother. So whether or not I agree with her on various issues, I can still pray for her loved ones as they mourn her passing.

  11. #8-funny or weird? not sure which, the woman was 78 years old… she’d run out of her allotted days…

    and yes, another thank you for the links today

  12. I watched TBN a lot in the 70’s. I enjoyed Arthur Blessitt who was a regular and had his own show. His stories of walking the world with his cross inspired me. I think it was his fall that opened my eyes to the fact that those you admire were capable on any sin just as I am.

    Of course I watched when Hal Lindsey was on as I was big on prophecy in those years. It was especially nice when Pastor Chuck would appear. I recall they aired one of his prophecy films and I would call people to watch.

    Paul and Jan were something I had to get used to as I wasn’t familiar with Pentecostals in any way. Of course it was odd seeing Jan in her wigs.

    I was drawn to Paul and Jan because I sensed they really loved God and wanted more than anything to see souls saved. And the truth is I’m sure there were scores saved through their ministry no matter how we look back on them.

    I have read everything on most every scandal on TBN and the Crouch family through the years. I recall thinking how great it would be if there was a network as large as TBN that was above board in everything. I like hearing stories of what God is doing in the world and I like listening to good teachers and preachers and of course good music.

    I’m sure many think Paul and Jan are now separated from God for eternity for what happened under their watch and the things they participated in.

    I imagine Jan was the real deal as a young person and for part(s) of her life. My hope is she is with Jesus.

    This has to be a terrible time for a family that seems so divided at this time.

    Although there was and probably still is so much scandal within TBN I believe it’s in poor taste to mock or have a laugh at Jan’s passing. It’s a terrible thing to imagine her separated from God eternally.

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